Retrofit wireless charger

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Re: Retrofit wireless charger

Post by JK-VWTiguanR » Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:21 am

That's a lot of money, think i will stock with plugging in the USB cable. :o
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Re: Retrofit wireless charger

Post by ExAudiSi » Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:47 pm

I just bought one of these;

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-In-1-Car-Q ... 2749.l2649

Plugs into a USB adapter in the 12v socket. Charges my iPhone 12 Mini with no problems. It's not an OEM looking solution, but for under £15 its fine.
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Re: Retrofit wireless charger

Post by Rusty04 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:03 pm

ExAudiSi wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:47 pm
I just bought one of these;

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-In-1-Car-Q ... 2749.l2649

Plugs into a USB adapter in the 12v socket. Charges my iPhone 12 Mini with no problems. It's not an OEM looking solution, but for under £15 its fine.
Hey that’s a great find, got any pics of how it looks the cable looks really long how have u hidden it?

Thanks
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Re: Retrofit wireless charger

Post by Tubemonster » Tue Feb 23, 2021 5:30 pm

Rusty04 wrote:
Tue Feb 23, 2021 12:03 pm
ExAudiSi wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:47 pm
I just bought one of these;

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-In-1-Car-Q ... 2749.l2649

Plugs into a USB adapter in the 12v socket. Charges my iPhone 12 Mini with no problems. It's not an OEM looking solution, but for under £15 its fine.
Hey that’s a great find, got any pics of how it looks the cable looks really long how have u hidden it?

Thanks
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Re: Retrofit wireless charger

Post by ExAudiSi » Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:53 pm

I've left the cable rolled up and then used double sided tape to fix the part with the electronics into the roof the pocket. It also has a red power light which is useful as it shines down onto the mat and illuminates the pocket.

I am thinking about cutting a hole into the rubber mat so it sits a bit more flush and adding a USB adapter behind the console so that the wiring can be all hidden out of sight. I have bought another mat so that if it doesn't look right I can go back to standard.

I did think about mounting it under the pocket, but it doesn't have the range to reach through the pocket to charge the phone.
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Re: Retrofit wireless charger

Post by thejanners » Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:01 pm

Rusty04 wrote:
Sat Feb 20, 2021 7:47 pm
Hi

Has anyone fitted a retrofit wireless charger that they can recommend?

Ideally one that can be done via a DIY?

Thanks
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Re: Retrofit wireless charger

Post by Rusty04 » Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:52 pm

Hi exaudisi

Sounds good would be nice to see some pics of the setup?
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Re: Retrofit wireless charger

Post by JK-VWTiguanR » Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:04 am

ExAudiSi wrote:
Mon Feb 22, 2021 7:47 pm
I just bought one of these;

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2-In-1-Car-Q ... 2749.l2649

Plugs into a USB adapter in the 12v socket. Charges my iPhone 12 Mini with no problems. It's not an OEM looking solution, but for under £15 its fine.
Looking at reviews for this item some people have had issues with the mat causing car issues on other makes and not working very well and it only has a 60% 5 star rating.

Also its a Chinese manufactured item and not CE rated.

How are you finding it?

With all added extras to car electrics the thing that worries me is if something bad happened and it was pinned down to an extra you used and it was not CE approved could your insurance company walk away from any claim.

Anyone know the answer to this?
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Re: Retrofit wireless charger

Post by ExAudiSi » Wed Feb 24, 2021 5:49 pm

Mine has been fine and doesn't appear to be causing any problems.

I'm not going to lose any sleep over the lack of a CE mark on a 5 volt phone charger.
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Re: Retrofit wireless charger

Post by ExAudiSi » Sat Feb 27, 2021 6:28 pm

JK-VWTiguanR wrote:
Wed Feb 24, 2021 9:04 am


Looking at reviews for this item some people have had issues with the mat causing car issues on other makes and not working very well and it only has a 60% 5 star rating.

Also its a Chinese manufactured item and not CE rated.

How are you finding it?

With all added extras to car electrics the thing that worries me is if something bad happened and it was pinned down to an extra you used and it was not CE approved could your insurance company walk away from any claim.

Anyone know the answer to this?
Just for reference, I had the wireless charger out of my car today and although it is made in China, it is CE marked.
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