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2021 Wireless Charging Pad - does it fast charge?

dahaz22

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Dec 4, 2019
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Does it do fast wireless charging on Android phones, specifically, Samsungs?

If not, is that whole thing easy to replace to add a 3rd party fast charging wireless - that will either use the USB-C or 12v?
 

indecay

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Mar 27, 2021
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FWIW, it can't keep my iPhone 12 Pro topped off if I keep the screen on and run Waze.
Following this thread to see if anyone else has more info. Also curious on the amps that the USB-C ports provide in the front console, if anyone knows.
 

dahaz22

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Dec 4, 2019
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FWIW, it can't keep my iPhone 12 Pro topped off if I keep the screen on and run Waze.
Following this thread to see if anyone else has more info. Also curious on the amps that the USB-C ports provide in the front console, if anyone knows.

Thats exactly what I need it for. The previous gen you can just put $40 Taptes pad and route some cables to the 12v socket for Fast Wireless Charging. It charges the phone even in that situation: screen on and Waze.
 

bwbrs

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Sep 9, 2020
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I have an S21, my 2021 wireless pad does about 10w...the notification on the bottom says 'fast wireless charging.'

So not super fast, but not terrible I guess. I have a 20 minute commute to work and it's usually good for about a 10% charge.
 

dahaz22

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Dec 4, 2019
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I have an S21, my 2021 wireless pad does about 10w...the notification on the bottom says 'fast wireless charging.'

So not super fast, but not terrible I guess. I have a 20 minute commute to work and it's usually good for about a 10% charge.

That is pretty poop.
Have you tried using the USB-C in the back? Does it say Super Fast Charging?
 

bwbrs

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That is pretty poop.
Have you tried using the USB-C in the back? Does it say Super Fast Charging?
I meant to follow up yesterday, I tried using my Verizon charger from my last phone (Pixel 2XL, no wireless) Verizon USB-C Car Charger with Fast Charge Technology | Verizon and I got over 10% charge in less than 10 minutes. That thing is very fast.

I haven't tried using just the C to C cable yet on my S21 since the wireless pad is fine for me, but when I did use just the cable in the inputs it actually didn't charge my Pixel at all. I got the "fast charging" message but no increase of battery. If anything it just maintained it.

So the 12v fast charger outlet might be your best bet if you're looking for a very fast charge.
 
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Jejunjm

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Mar 26, 2021
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I meant to follow up yesterday, I tried using my Verizon charger from my last phone (Pixel 2XL, no wireless) Verizon USB-C Car Charger with Fast Charge Technology | Verizon and I got over 10% charge in less than 10 minutes. That thing is very fast.

I haven't tried using just the C to C cable yet on my S21 since the wireless pad is fine for me, but when I did use just the cable in the inputs it actually didn't charge my Pixel at all. I got the "fast charging" message but no increase of battery. If anything it just maintained it.

So the 12v fast charger outlet might be your best bet if you're looking for a very fast charge.
Can you show your phone positioning? I have a pixel xl 4 - no fast charging and it gets quite hot. Regardless of case no case
 

bwbrs

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Can you show your phone positioning? I have a pixel xl 4 - no fast charging and it gets quite hot. Regardless of case no case
For the wired charger? I just plug into the outlet in the armrest and coil the cable and phone so it lays on top of each other. The S21 isn't a huge phone so it fits pretty well in the center console there while plugged in.
 

Jejunjm

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Mar 26, 2021
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For the wired charger? I just plug into the outlet in the armrest and coil the cable and phone so it lays on top of each other. The S21 isn't a huge phone so it fits pretty well in the center console there while plugged in.
Sorry total misread was looking for wireless
 

bwbrs

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Sorry total misread was looking for wireless
I just lay it on the pad. I have a cheap Spigen case on my S21 that doesn't interfere with charging speeds at all, other than it takes 2 seconds to start charging vs the immediate charging when it was 'naked' with no case on it.
 

ziiiiiiip

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This is one of the things I am most disappointed about on my '21 M3P. The charging is pretty slow, phone gets hot, and it doesn't take much at all for it to get out of place and stop charging. I've found that keeping it scooted to the center of the pad helps a tiny bit.
 
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Jejunjm

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Mar 26, 2021
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This is one of the things I am most disappointed about on my '21 M3P. The charging is pretty slow, phone gets hot, and it doesn't take much at all for it to get out of place and stop charging. I've found that keeping it scooted to the center of the pad helps a tiny bit.
It's so terrible. Barely charges and undoubtedly the heat ruins your phone. Has anyone taken this apart?! Upgraded? Tesla service says it's normal and fine (went for several other different things)
 

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