Qi Wireless charging in the center console area - Any ideas?

Discussion in 'Honda' started by workbench, Nov 19, 2018.

  1. workbench

    workbench New Member

    The center console seems like such a wasted space. I came across the following and was thinking of turning it into a Qi Wireless charging pad. I would like to get thoughts/opinions about this concept?
     

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  2. dnb

    dnb Active Member

    You can get flat ones like this:

    https://www.amazon.com/Anker-Qi-Certified-PowerPort-Compatible-Fast-Charging/dp/B01KJL4XNY

    or

    https://www.amazon.com/Samsung-Certified-Wireless-Charger-Special/dp/B075V234VL

    or

    https://www.amazon.com/Wireless-Charger-Charging-Station-Compatible/dp/B01FMDQK80

    Which I think could work well. The samsung one looks a bit thick, the round one I have is pretty thin... I do have some extras so might be worth throwing one in the car :D

    I just wish that android auto was wireless / bluetooth :(
     
  3. workbench

    workbench New Member

    I like your suggestions. I was thinking more of a flat cover that lines the entire console. My idea would be something like this... that is also a wireless charger.

    https://www.amazon.com/Honda-08P10-TRV-110-Center-Console-Clarity/dp/B07BVJ1WPC
     
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  4. toomie

    toomie Member

    Android Auto is wireless now.

    Sent from my SM-N950U using Inside EVs mobile app
     
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  5. workbench

    workbench New Member

    How do you connect Android Auto wirelessly?
     
  6. dnb

    dnb Active Member

    Not on the clarity its not
     
  7. Elektra

    Elektra New Member

    This fits perfectly.

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  8. dnb

    dnb Active Member

  9. Electra

    Electra Active Member

    Be careful, I think that's made for home use. It didn't mention USB cable so you will have to have an inverter to use that. If you have a charging pad that has USB and plug it to the car, it will charge painfully slow. You'll need to buy a fast charge USB car charger if you want to charge faster. I would recommend wired fast charging in a car since most people have short trips and wired is probably 2-5x faster depending on phone/car setup.
     
  10. dnb

    dnb Active Member

    Hmm yeah it might not be usb, but I haven't seen any in a long time that are direct wall and not usb cable with a usb wall charger converter thingie.

    Sure direct is faster, but OP was looking for wireless to cover that center console area.
     
  11. Elektra

    Elektra New Member

    It’s USB
     
  12. Hi.Ho.Silver

    Hi.Ho.Silver Active Member

    I bought that one from Amazon. It fits nicely and holds the phone in place. I have it plugged into the 1.0 amp USB port (the one on the passenger side).
     
  13. Viking79

    Viking79 Well-Known Member

    As a general note, I would avoid wireless charging as it generates much more heat in the device than wired charging which will shorten battery life. It is generally much slower than USB charging as well. The slower wireless chargers aren't too bad for heat, but are incredibly slow.

    That aside, if you want wireless charging in the center area, I would take a flat wireless charger like in the first link as a starting point and draw or mock up something that goes around the wireless charger and holds the phone in the correct spot and nicely fills the console area. Maybe that commercial one would already come close, measure it up and see how it would fit.
     
  14. Clarity 4 life

    Clarity 4 life New Member

    This is the one I use.
    The auction cup fit perfectly in the flat space in front of the center vent right above the monitor. Locks your phone in place and allows you to access your phone at anytime without causing an obstruction.
     
  15. LegoZ

    LegoZ Active Member

  16. Hi.Ho.Silver

    Hi.Ho.Silver Active Member

    IMG_0228.jpg IMG_0227.jpg
    This is what I have. Fits perfectly with room for a box of tissues.
     
  17. Clarity 4 life

    Clarity 4 life New Member

    Forgot to add the link:
    800 230 5400
     

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  18. Clarity 4 life

    Clarity 4 life New Member

    Access the phone while driving.
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