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[* black] Up next, things get messy. Surrounding the copper coils, a very brittle ring of magnets. Underneath the coils: more brittle magnets! Everything here is permanently glued down.
[* black] Up next, things get messy. Surrounding the copper coils, a very brittle ring of magnets. Underneath the coils: more brittle magnets! Everything here is permanently glued down.
[* icon_note] To be clear, we weren't exactly ''expecting'' iPhone levels of tinker-ability in this MagSafe puck. We're mostly here to see the sights. (But we're always ''hoping'' to be surprised.)
[* black] But lo! Prying up the coils reveals the circuit board! Alas, It's covered by a metal shield.
[* black] With new iPhones on the horizon, there's no time for microsoldering today. We skip straight to the flush cutters to get through. The result isn't beautiful, but it's what we came for.
[* black] The little circuit board houses a chip labeled STWPSPA1. This is likely a close cousin to STMicroelectronics' [https://www.st.com/content/st_com/en/products/power-management/wireless-charger-ics/stwbc-ep.html|STWBC-EP|new_window=true], their 15 W wireless charger IC.