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DIY: Wireless Phone Charging

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by thekorymiller, Jan 18, 2017.

  1. Jan 18, 2017 at 9:54 AM
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    thekorymiller

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    I finally did it! I installed wireless charging where it should go and it is amazing, I love it!

    Check it out:

    First thing, remove this black piece, be sure to keep up with all the screws there are quite a bit of them, and something nice to have would be a magnetic screw head, these screws underneath are small
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    Next Mark out your cuts and use a Dremel or similar tool to get rid of the plastic, I used a Dremel with a metal cutting bit and it cut this plastic like butter, be very careful and take your time you could cut through at any point.

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    Make sure you have a nice snug fit, this will be nice when going to tape.
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    Snug fit! Test and make sure you can charge at this point, I have to go back and shave very little pieces to ensure it would fit as snug as possible without poking through.
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    Tape it down, press down and tape it down, you want the charger to be in there very tight and I used electric tape and I did not skimp on the tape, since I really do not want to go back in there.
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    Re-install piece

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    Re-install cover
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    Final product and fully working wireless charging pad! Should have done this sooner!

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    Enjoy!
     
  2. Jan 18, 2017 at 9:57 AM
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    T-Rex266

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    Added to the DIY section (sticky)
     
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  3. Jan 18, 2017 at 10:10 AM
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    Zharris Merica!

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    Sweet mod man.
     
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  4. Jan 18, 2017 at 10:11 AM
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    Qi charger right?

    Nice job!
     
  5. Jan 18, 2017 at 10:13 AM
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    This was just a extra Samsung charger i had around
     
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  6. Jan 18, 2017 at 10:15 AM
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    nice job!
     
  7. Jan 18, 2017 at 10:19 AM
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    Man. Now I dislike my IPhone even more. Miss my Sammy.
     
  8. Jan 18, 2017 at 10:20 AM
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    Good work. Clean install.
     
  9. Jan 18, 2017 at 10:21 AM
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    Yea Samsung really jumped above the rest by competing this first and getting the patent. Once the patent runs out the rest will have it.
     
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  10. Jan 18, 2017 at 10:29 AM
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    The only thing I don't like about my new phone (first in 2 years) is the lack of wireless charging. That was my favorite feature about my older, and cheaper, phone.
     
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  11. Jan 18, 2017 at 11:24 AM
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    Nice job!
     
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    this is something I have been thinking of doing great job @thekorymiller :thumbsup: nice write up I will be doing this in the near future
     
  13. Jan 18, 2017 at 11:37 AM
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    Sweet! Add this to the list of reasons not to get the bench seat up front.
     
  14. Jan 18, 2017 at 12:07 PM
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    Very nice. I've been wanting to do something like this. Was looking for a charger I could double side tape in that tray. But this is way better.
     
  15. Jan 18, 2017 at 12:48 PM
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    It is pretty bad ass to have wireless charging. Really enjoy mine.
     
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    Mophie cover works great with the iPhone. FYI
     
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    Nice job.
     
  18. Jan 18, 2017 at 1:00 PM
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    Samsung has a patent on inductive charging? Im honestly curious and Im not trying to argue, I just don't see how thats possible seeing as it's the same (very old) technology that transformers and relays use.
     
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    I believe in a phone application yes. That is what I heard anyway and reason why the others don't have it.
     
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    @thekorymiller do you have a case on your phone? I have an S7 and the charger works fine through the case but curious to know if it would go through the case and the black plastic tray.
    Also do you have any issues with positioning of the phone? I know sometimes it can be finicky
     
  21. Jan 18, 2017 at 2:37 PM
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    @Pudge, I have a very thin case and it can be somewhat temperamental with the case on, but it non the less works 90% of the time with the case on.

    As for the position of the charger, great question, I basically played with the charger and the phone positioning with nothing else and just had to guess. I gauged where the charger and the phone connected at its strongest or where the "sweet" spot was and luckily I was pretty spot on. Also, once the phone establishes the connection with the charger it does have more of a connection and thus not really having an effect if the phone moves in the tray while driving. This has been my experience and this is also day one!
     
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    Thanks man I'll be doing this soon
     
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    I miss wireless charging on my Nexus 6p..
     
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    Wireless induction charging is not new by any means, but in an android application it sure is. It's just the old saying "there are 10 ways to skin a cat", Samsung just patented the "one way" to do it. I'm sure apple will think of some ingenious way to do it themselves.
     
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    They do make wireless charging cases for the iPhone. There are 2 types of wireless charging, normal (slower) wireless charging, and fast wireless charging, the phone and the power adapter itself also has to support the fast wireless charging or it wont work. I didn't know about the fast wireless charging until I had the Note 7, before the battery burning. It is a great feature though no more cable to plug in.
     
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    Samsung is just one of the big players that has fully endorsed wireless charging. They dont have any kind of patent that is stopping anyone else from using wireless charging.

    LG, Motorola HTC, ASUS, Sony, and BB (yes, blackberry. Remember them?) have phones with wireless charging capabilities. Not even getting into the Chinese brands.

    You might be surprised but Nokia has the same number of phones (actually more if you subtract the Note7) as Samsung that support wireless charging out of the box.

    Samsung didn't even offer it until the S6 Galaxy line. (2015)

    Hope this clears things up.

    I'd expect Apple to probably support wireless charging with the next phone but they play by their own rules dont really follow market trends.
     
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