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yet another wireless charging mod

Discussion in 'Model 3' started by dralusion, May 22, 2018.

  1. dralusion

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    I finally had some time to make a diy wireless charging. Tried a few different coils…raw/parts and just found them to be bulky for my mod. I did end up using what everyone has been using. These are incredibly thin 3.5mm and is corded to boot.

    https://www.amazon.com/Ultra-thin-Wireless-Charger-Charging-Standard/dp/B075Q97P9T/ref=pd_sbs_107_2?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B075Q97P9T&pd_rd_r=TFK9NT9771R68HGYP01A&pd_rd_w=dtIqG&pd_rd_wg=AlngD&psc=1&refRID=TFK9NT9771R68HGYP01A



    Grabbed some 3mm neoprene and veneer that closely matches the m3 wood trim. Fired up the laser cutter and couple hours later, I had my dual wireless charger. Nothing fancy, but I thing it looks decent.

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  2. Big Dog

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    what, no alacantra? :D

    Seriously, looks great.
     
  3. dralusion

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    ...ding, ding...great idea! now im on the hunt for matching alcantara fabric. thanks for option
     
  4. eSpiritIV

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    Looks nice, but the neoprene or rubber is best to keep stuff from sliding around. Fun project though im sure!
     
  5. JDea

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    Nice!

    I think that wood touch looks awesome.
     
  6. Randy Spencer

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    How do you keep the phones from sliding out of charge range when cornering? I left the original rubber and I still get the phone sliding sometimes.

    -Randy
     
  7. ranova

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    looks really good but unfortunately your phones will be sliding around and lose the wireless charge connection unless you have a heavier phone with a rubber case on it; especially if theres only 1 phone on it.

    This was the case when I modded the included rubber pad with a wireless coil on the back

    IF you do use a case on your phone, I suggest sticking 4 small, thin neodymium magnets in the case and on the back of the wood panel. It will let the phone snap into place and not move around.

    This is what I did way back when with the s7 + wireless charging pad for my car:

    I modded a wireless pad with magnets to create a magnetic wireless charging dock - Post #0
     
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  8. dralusion

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    ah...didnt account for the sliding. back to the drawing board
     

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