Alpatronix iPhone XS Max Wireless Charging Case Teardown

A battered Alpatronix iPhone XS Max wireless charging case emerged from the ground cover at the end of the driveway:

Alpatronix iPhone XS case - overview
Alpatronix iPhone XS case – overview

The iPhone was nowhere to be found, so harvesting its organs seemed appropriate:

Alpatronix iPhone XS case - opened
Alpatronix iPhone XS case – opened

I assume the four steel disks aligned the coil with the wireless charger.

A few hours of steady tension relieved enough of the sticky tape to release the battery:

Alpatronix iPhone XS case - battery removal
Alpatronix iPhone XS case – battery removal

Although its bag now sports a few wrinkles:

Alpatronix iPhone XS case - battery adhesion
Alpatronix iPhone XS case – battery adhesion

The alert reader will note the outside of case proudly proclaimed “Capacity: 5000 mAh” while the underside of the battery says “4920 mAh”, but that’s surely close enough for consumer electronics these days.

The battery charges through either the Qi coil or a (mercifully standard Micro-B) USB jack and everything seems to work.

Not sure what I’ll do with a bare lithium cell and its charger, but they ought to come in handy for something around here.

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