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3d printed piece for Model 3 Wireless Charger

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by natetrop, Sep 26, 2019.

  1. natetrop

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    Not sure if anyone else had an issue but when I got the wireless charger for the Model 3, my phone would slide off when ever we hit a bump or accelerated quickly. I designed a quick little shelf/clamp to help keep the phone from sliding off, it is about 4mm tall and flat instead of rounded. If you have a 3d printer, you can find the piece here. Tesla Model 3 Wireless Charger Shelf by nato2k

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  2. 640k

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    some of the wireless charging mats allow your phone to still charge in the horizontal position. what about just a divider that goes down the center?
     
  3. Nogasmn

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    What does it look like with the cover in front of closed? While functional I am pretty sure there are other solutions that look better. However good job.
     
  4. natetrop

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    You can't see it at all with the cover down. My wife never would have let it slide otherwise.

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  5. voip-ninja

    voip-ninja Give me some sugar baby

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    I've had the Nomad charger in my car since it came out about a year ago and I've never had a problem with my phone sliding around that would necessitate something like this.

    Considering my lifetime 260kwh/m energy consumption you can also be assured I don't drive the car like there's an egg between my foot and the accelerator.
     
  6. natetrop

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    I should note this is for the official Tesla charger
     
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    great, now i have a visual of an egg on the floor.
     
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    Have the Tesla one and my phone never budges.
    I do though have a problem with it.

    I switched to a thicker / more protective case as I dropped my phone and developed a little crack in the screen.
    Inside this thicker case the wireless charging does not work unless I remove the bottom shelf attachment.
    Worked perfectly with my previous case.
    Major bummer for me. Only thing I can think of is to file down the lip of the shelf attachment.
     
  9. Nogasmn

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    That is a great solution! What wireless charger do you have and what phone?
     
  10. natetrop

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    Iphone 10 and the official Tesla wireless charger.
    Model 3 Wireless Phone Charger
     
  11. natetrop

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    After some review I figured out that my wife installed it without the proper bar at the bottom which explains why I needed the 3d printer parts in the first place. Disregard...
     
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    I was wondering about that.
    Yes, the official Tesla one comes with a new shelf, one removes the existing car shelf and installs the new one with the charger.

    My problem is the new shelf/bar does not open wide enough at the top for a thicker phone case (sandwich style like LifeProof or OtterBox)
     

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