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Wireless QI Charging

While I wait for the Tesla Wireless charger to go into production..I came up with this install for my Mophie Charge Force charger..

I removed the rubber mat and cut a piece of felt to fit and used double sided tape to hold it...the center of the counsel has a perfect slit for the vent mount charger..
 

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israndy

Supercharger Hunter
Mar 31, 2016
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5,859
Alameda, CA
Looked into a DIY solution from Ebay

This was shipped(slow boat) from China but it was only $8 total (I already had the micro USB cable)

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LED on circuit board behind shows it's charging. This is about 1/3 slower than direct wired, but that's what you expect from wireless charging. The case makes no difference in charge speed.

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Just used some 3M grey tape to stick the coil to the OEM back cover. Easily removed w/o residue, yet holds perfectly.

Same grey tape to hold the circuit board behind the cover.

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Other side still has the original plug, it's a little faster to charge, or to let the wife charge her phone.

-Randy
 

S3XY

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Looked into a DIY solution from Ebay

This was shipped(slow boat) from China but it was only $8 total (I already had the micro USB cable)

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LED on circuit board behind shows it's charging. This is about 1/3 slower than direct wired, but that's what you expect from wireless charging. The case makes no difference in charge speed.

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Just used some 3M grey tape to stick the coil to the OEM back cover. Easily removed w/o residue, yet holds perfectly.

Same grey tape to hold the circuit board behind the cover.

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Other side still has the original plug, it's a little faster to charge, or to let the wife charge her phone.

-Randy
I bought some similar ones from AliExpress. Just waiting to get my Model 3 back to install them. Are you concerned at all by the heat these generate?
 

israndy

Supercharger Hunter
Mar 31, 2016
5,029
5,859
Alameda, CA
Interesting that they state you need to plug into the back ports to get 2 amps. I read somewhere that after recent OS updates the front and back were now equal, but derned if I can remember where I saw/heard that.

Their install is fine, it's kind of DIY itself, but I like keeping the original look, and saving beaucoup bucks.

-Randy
 
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I had a couple of extra wireless charging pads lying around, that were strong enough to charge, with my phone in a case.
I removed the coils, and used double sided tape to affix it under the rubber mat.

I need a piece if rubber to replace the Tesla one, as the ridge on the Tesla mat raises the look hones too much.
Right now I have a piece of black kydex cut to size, but it's sloppy.
 
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