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phone (samsung) charger tesla x

Discussion in 'Model X: Interior & Exterior' started by SCIMITAR, Mar 31, 2017.

  1. SCIMITAR

    SCIMITAR New Member

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    Hi I just recieved my new tesla x in the Netherlands and it is a great experience.
    I was looking for an charger for my samsung phone and you can buy it in the states. does sombody nows where to get it in europe of Holland?
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  2. rush6410

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    My kit came with a micro usb cable. But, the kit is for an i-phone. I have not seen a kit for a samsung.
     
  3. flar

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    The order page has a drop down to choose micro-USB or iPhone. The one that comes with the PUP cars has both, but when you order it separately you have to specify.
     
  4. volkerbradley

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    I am sure that there are many Model X owners with IPhones. That means that they have no use for the Android connector. Perhaps one of these users can send you theirs.
     
  5. rush6410

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    The kit that comes with the PUP has both cables. What it doesn' t have is the plastic phone retainer (not sure what to call them) that hold the phone in place for Samsung (iPhone only).
     
  6. carteriii

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    There is another thread in which someone took some nice pictures of using a different USB cable & connector. I followed that as a basis to put in a USB type-C connector for my phone. I used a Dremel on it to fit it into the plastic part that holds it in place for the phone. My biggest issue was finding a cable which could be held by that part of the mount. Shaving down the end which connects to the phone was easy but the bigger part was finding one where the back of the plug would be held by the screw. I was never able to find a right-angle connector which would perfect fit in lieu of the cables provided by Tesla. After purchasing one or two which didn't work, I finally got one that I was able to use (after using the Dremel to shape it).
     
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    @carteriii, thanks for sharing this information. You should post a link to the USB cable you found that worked. Pictures of your work are also always helpful.
     
  8. carteriii

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    This is ultimately the cable I used, though I bought mine locally at Fry's: Cellet USB 3.1 SuperSpeed to Type-C Cable Charger Cord Sync USB-C :: CellPhoneCases.com

    I tried a few cables from Amazon but none really worked for me. Note that the cable I used does NOT have a right-angle connector but I was able to shave down the back part of this one to fit under the little bracket that gets screwed down onto the plug.

    I didn't take any pictures at the time (after several failed attempts) but I'll see if I can take things apart enough to show something valuable.
     
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    I use a mophie battery case and a mophie charge-force magnetic charging mount instead, attached to the vent near the top left of the touchscreen. I sit down, slap my phone on the mount and it charges right next to the main screen. It makes using Google Maps or Waze as a navigation backup very simple (voice input for the Google Maps via my Android Wear watch). Their charge-force system works for iPhone 6 & 7 and Galaxy S7, but you have to use their battery cases which may be too bulky for some...
     
  10. carteriii

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    OK, I think I got some good pictures here. First a simple one of the adapter from the top, looking on it as you would normally see it. Anyone with the full mount installed will note that I have not used the side guides because I have a silicone case on my phone and the guides do not allow for the slight extra thickness of the phone with the case, even though it's only an extra few millimeters thick.
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    I then closed the "top/lid" to this area (which is the back part of the picture above, that supports the back of the phone) and managed to get my phone down in the big storage area looking back at the adapter and mount. I haven't really seen a picture with this perspective but I think it does a good job showing it in place. Note that the top of this picture is now the horizontal bottom of the "cover". I realize that's a bit confusing but hopefully gives some more context for this perspective.
    tesla-usb-type-c-mount-x800.jpg

    Now I'm just going to crop to the adapter itself to make a few points....
    tesla-usb-type-c-mount-closeup.jpg

    This picture better shows 2 things. First, note how I had to use the Dremel to shave down the plug itself so it would fit through the hole in the mount. I think most anyone would figure out that needed to be done. With some previous attempts with other plugs I was trying to use a knife to whittle down the plug but it was almost impossible to get a precise cut as needed. I then went to a hand file and after several minutes of minimal progress I remembered that I had a Dremel. If you don't have a Dremel, I still recommend a file over a knife so that you can get a nice, tight fit.

    The more important thing to note is the support which is holding up the plug, preventing the phone from pushing it back down through the mount. In this picture you can see the two "wings" which are supporting the lower edges of the plug. This piece is held in place by the screw.

    With the normal Tesla USB plugs with the right-angle connectors, this piece (with the two "wings") is normally oriented at a 45 degree angle compared to what I have here. This piece is normally oriented such that one of the wings completely covers the back of the right-angle plug. In my picture, one of those wings would normally be pointing straight at the camera while the cable would be entirely below it, going straight to the side.

    The way I angled that piece is not ideal, and if you use too much force you can definitely break it. If I really wiggled the plug from the bottom (cable end), it would not remain below the two "wings". However, fortunately the phone cannot wiggle the plug from the top because the side-to-side movement is severely restricted thanks to my Dremel shaving that holds it in the hole of the mount.

    Having said all that, Tesla, if you're listening, please offer some other right-angle plugs that fit the mount. There aren't so many different plugs that you can't get some company to make different variations for all of us. At least give the spec to a third-party and let them sell them. I'd gladly have paid too much for a cable that fit perfectly to avoid going through this process.
     

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