Integrating Wireless Charging

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  1. Titan

    Titan New Member Public Safety

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    Hey All,

    I am looking for some ideas on integrating wireless charging into my car. I know its slower than a wired charger, but I hate wires going everywhere. Right now I just have the wireless charger sitting in the area under the radio plugged into that cigarette lighter. I was wondering if anyone knows of a product that replaces the mat that sits in that cubby, or knows of a guide where someone else has done it.

    Thanks!
     
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    never seen this done before, not saying it hasnt been though. cool idea btw! im sure you could get a wireless charging pad and rig it up somehow to sit under that mat in the cubby 2 things tho

    1. most wireless charging mats would be set up for 120AC not 12v. so you would have to have some kind of inverter im assuming but all of that is way over my head

    2. i know those things are pretty flat but it would be more then just placing it under that mat you would have to somehow get it to sit at least mostly flush under the mat.

    ive never searched to see if they have a wireless charger for car applications so i guess if i were you id start there.

    GOOD LUCK!
     
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    Here is my current set up. Right now the pad is a bit too narrow and the phone can easily slide off the pad. I'd be fine with getting rid of the mat if I could find a charging pad to sit more flush in that area
     
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    if it were me... i would make a custom recessed area to the right of the shifter just deep enough and steep enough your phone wont move out of it using a spare shifter bezel plate cut out a hole a little bit bigger then the charging pad and use like fiberglass to finish it, get it wrapped or painted however you want. then just mount it on the underside of the recessed area somehow. not sure exactly how wireless charging works, does it have to be in direct contact with the pad to charger or can it have something very thing between it? also not entirely sure how much room is under that area i have had mine off on my 2011 and its just vacant space to the right of the shifter but i dont know how much for sure or how wide that charging pad is. i dunno just my thoughts if you really wanted to do it right.
     
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    This guy did it...

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Android/comments/1w2oyj/my_diy_wireless_qi_car_charger_fully_wireless/

    I like it other than I think you should direct wire it into the cig lighter right next to the cubby.

    So, you toss your phone into the cubby-hole when you get into your car and 'woo-hoo' charging phone. I'll have to check for clearance under the cubby-hole insert in my Charger...and, there has to be a small Qi charger you could just place under there...instead of building your own...
     
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    wireless charging in the car

    I Bought this...

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00EM2CMT4?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00

    I'll wire it out the back of the cubbyhole area and attach to a 12v USB power plug thingy...when I figure out how to get to the back of the power plug next to the cubby...

    I've shimmed it up using non-skid pad...it sits in the cubbyhole area...I toss my phone in and 'tada' it charges...there isn't really much 'wiggle room' for the phone so it seems to sit there pretty reliably. I'm going to fix the puck charger down via Velcro on the bottom to hold it in place.
     
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    wireless charger in cubby

    Below is my setup. The puc is wired out the back of the cubby and tapped into the cigarette lighter wiring.

    Put the phone on it when you get in and it starts charging....the puc has an anti-slip ring around the top and I haven't had any trouble with the phone slipping off of it...
     

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    They are actually set up for 5 volts DC which is the USB standard, not 120 volts AC, The wall adapter that comes with phones/tablets/chargers converts 120AC to 5DC. You would not use an inverter.
     
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    Where did you run the power too?


    Also found this. But they are proud of it.
    https://www.tascaparts.com/oem-part...yZ2VyJnk9MjAxNiZ0PXN4dCZlPTMtNmwtdjYtZmxleA==
     
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    Hello,

    I ran the power from the cigarette lighter right beside the cubbyhole. The console is very easy to take apart. I was concerned to try, but is was a piece of cake. I bought a cigarette lighter adapter, wired it in and just plugged the puc into it. I ran the wire out the back of the cubby.

    *Disclaimer...no actual cake was involved in the install*
     
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    Where does the console separate at? Tools needed? Adapter type?
    I noticed the mat can be removed and wondered if you could glue the puc to the bottom and it be strong enough to go through the plastic and mat?

    Thanks
     

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