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Charging an iPhone using front USB

Discussion in 'The UK and Ireland' started by ElectricJoules, Sep 25, 2019.

  1. ElectricJoules

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    Just thought I'd share the necessary to charge your iPhone neatly in the centre console in the M3.
    You'll need a right angle (90 degree) charging cable with sufficient depth on the lightening connector to fit in the plastic channel in the centre console. If the lightening connector is less than about 25mm then it will not stick out far enough to plug into the phone. Slide the shiny cover to the left to release it. The attached photo does most of the explaining. Apple charge cable.JPG
     
  2. Talllbloke

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    Does a cable come with the car or do I have to buy one?
     
  3. ElectricJoules

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    You have to buy your own.
     
  4. Rockster

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    Another solution (if your phone supports inductive charging) is a charging pad, like the Nomad. A little pricey, yes, but it looks great and the convenience can't be beat.
     
  5. VanillaAir_UK

    VanillaAir_UK Moderator UK and Ireland

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    Official cable £14 from Tesla - part 1116142-00-A (M3, USB - A to Lightning) - Made for iPhone and should be correct length too.
     
  6. Talllbloke

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    Can I buy one at the pick-up?
     
  7. Rooster6655

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    Are they available to buy right now?

    Does anyone have a link to one that they have purchased and fits correctly?
     
  8. VanillaAir_UK

    VanillaAir_UK Moderator UK and Ireland

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    Yes. I have mine ready and waiting for a car. I arranged via Heathrow service centre and, my choice, popped along to pick up with some other bits too. I think delivery for something small like that is quite expensive on its own.

    I possibly would have bought an after market cable if it had been less convenient and I could have been sure of cable length. I'm hoping Tesla have made it the correct length (some third part cables are too short, some way too long) as I don't want tons of spare. The cable itself measures approx 31cm between plugs, including strain relief. My son says that Apple cables are £20+ so it makes sense even if its just a stop gap and I reuse it somewhere else. Its potentially a useful little cable in its own right.
     
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    VanillaAir_UK Moderator UK and Ireland

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    #10 VanillaAir_UK, Sep 25, 2019
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    Postage even more expensive from US ;)
     
  11. ElectricJoules

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    £3.25 on UK ebay - see my original picture on the 1st post of this thread.
     
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  12. tess19

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    Glad someone cleared that up. I thought it should come with it and I was going to complain.
     
  13. Rooster6655

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    For anyone wondering the Item number is 162758544125

    Its not an official MFI certified cable so don't know how long it would last, you will also need to choose 1m as 20cm isn't enough
     
  14. Alan J

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    I bought a
    I bought a cheap Wireless Charger off Amazon for £32 and it's great perfect fit and super convenient.
     
  15. Rooster6655

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    Don't have wireless charging capability (old phone) so going to get the official Tesla cable instead £14 collected
     

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