We’re live and kicking with this product since May 2019. We have development going on and our company, Lighty Electronics SRL (RO35245011) is legally incorporated and paying taxes in Romania, which is an EU country. Take a look at our Google Play page (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ble.chargie) to see other users’ feedback on our work. We ship and boy do we ship fast via DHL (1-3 days anywhere in the world, with some remote area exceptions, where we ship by regular post).
Chargers are as smart as their manufacturers want them to be. Obviously, when you wake up in the morning the phone is still at 100% which means the charger didn’t do any charge limiting on your battery. If the battery is also a bit warm, they also didn’t do any proper temperature protection either. So short answer is no, chargers are not that smart. They’re only designed to protect batteries from extreme conditions like fires.
For the time being, Chargie only works with Android. We are actively working on an iOS/macOS app and hardware.
No. And water shouldn’t even be near high-voltage power outlets. We strongly discourage the usage of Chargie in an environment with more than 80% humidity.
Chargie does not contain any type of battery. It just forwards data and power lines in a USB cable from the power source to the smartphone. The only moment in which Chargie intervenes on the charging process is when it has to interrupt it, as instructed by the user.
No. It just switches the power connection on and off, as needed.
In the current version, Chargie does not measure currents or voltages. The only way it can know when to stop charging is by using the app on your smartphone.
Also, if for some reason you don’t have the app installed or running, the Chargie stick’s default state is open, so it acts just like a simple cable.
Chargie Founder Edition’s casing is made from PLA, which is a corn-based substitute to petrol-derived plastic. We strive to make our products from materials that are as eco-friendly as possible, since being green is one of our biggest aims with this device. PLA is still not biodegradable under normal conditions, but because it’s made out of renewable resources makes it less harmful for the environment than petrol-based ABS.
The power MOSFET transistor used in Chargie can take up to 30 volts and 4.8 Amperes. Any value beyond that can and will ruin the switch and void your warranty. If you only use Chargie to power up your phone with the original charger, you should be good for an indefinite period of time.
Depending on the delivery address and the carrier used, shipping costs from nothing to a few euros inside the EU.
For remote destinations, pricing changes according to the carrier. Please refer to the Checkout page to find out how much you’ll pay for shipping.
We accept Paypal and all other major credit card providers through our partners’ secure payout gateway.
– DHL: 1-7 days. US/East coast and Europe get it the next working day, rest of the world 3-4 days. Remote area deliveries may take a week. Please consult the actual tracking number you receive for DHL’s official estimated delivery date.
– Regular post: anywhere between 10 days to a month, depending on where you live.
Update June 2020: current Covid-19 restrictions may delay your regular post shipping to a month.
Post transit times are unfortunately and understandably beyond our control. We do our best to ship as quickly as possible.
The Chargie shop uses an industry-standard security system in what regards the connection between our server and your computer. Your card data is processed 3rd party secure payment processors like PayPal or PayLike. No card data is kept on our servers, not do we have access to it.
If you need an invoice for your company, just ask for it at [email protected] We send them by default inside the package for customers who provide a valid VAT number or fill in the “Company” field at checkout.
We are working (as of June 2020) on a 100W USB-C PD Chargie hardware version. It it primarily targeted at MacBooks, but will also be compatible with newer phones and laptops using the standard.