There are many devices that can take advantage of the extra juice… Laptops, cameras, battery packs…Phone fast charge is limited to 20watts, anything more will be disregarded. Advantage is if you have a laptop which can charge at much higher speeds although 36w is not all the great for a laptop.
This is a complicated subject that I am not an expert at. However, I know that there are different voltage / amp combinations and not all devices are capable of receiving all combinations. It could be that Tesla 36watt power is offered in a combo that android phone is not compatible. My apple laptop loves the 36w though!Phone fast charge is limited to 20watts, anything more will be disregarded. Advantage is if you have a laptop which can charge at much higher speeds although 36w is not all the great for a laptop.
It does get complex because Apple based products need to talk in PD format or they cannot properly adjust voltage/charge rate and will then default to standard slow rate. Same goes with Android which uses another protocol that I am not familiar with. Not sure what protocol Tesla has used.
I do not have a proper measuring device just yet. It is in the mail! I can simply see the power avail from my MacBook Pro which only gives me a wattage. So I am not sure what volt / amp combo I was getting that with.Apple and Google are probably the two companies most keen on USB-C and USB PD, there's not really much difference there except iPhones still needing a USB to Lightning adapter cable, and some Android phone makers are less committed to USB PD than Google themselves.
Nice info there @Ataman about the front ports going up to 36W for 2022 cars! Consider me very slightly jealous. My 2021 Model 3 is 27W max on all 4 USB-C ports (2021 Model Y is the same I assume). I'm actually a little surprised that 36W would be the max though, I would think they might as well support 45W if they're supporting 15V and maybe 20V profiles. (Or did they add 12V at 3A for some reason? I believe 12V is outdated now...most new devices and chargers don't support it anymore I believe.)
As for powering and charging a laptop it really varies. 27W is plenty to keep anything ultra portable running and slowly charging. On the other end of the spectrum, 27W or even 36W won't be enough to keep a beefy high powered discrete GPU gaming laptop going, at least not if you're actually putting that power to use.
Which Android phone are you referring? I have several Pixel phones, including a pair of Pixel 6 Pros. They all fast charge just fine on all 4 ports.You realize, my Apple product is getting 37W from the Tesla and another user reporting Android is unable fast charge their phone from the front UBS-C right... hahah
I am the one who posted about the Android phone. Moto G5S PLUS --- March 2021 build. My front charges at a normal speed while the back shows "FAST CHARGING."Which Android phone are you referring? I have several Pixel phones, including a pair of Pixel 6 Pros. They all fast charge just fine on all 4 ports.