Wired Phone Fast-Charging Kit

5.00 out of 5
(2 customer reviews)

$30.00

Our wired phone charging kit enables USB-C PD fast charging at up to 27W in Model Y (and Model 3 after June 2020). It comes with two cables and our custom adapter for the phone dock. You can use any combination of wireless and wired charging on either side to meet your phone charging needs. The adapter also works with Tesla’s USB-A cables for more charging options.

Since the car only has one USB-C port in the console, to power everything, you’ll need to swap cables, run additional power from the 12V outlet in the console, or get one of Jeda’s Hubs to add more ports.

Our kit is designed, printed, and packaged in California by Tesla owners and fans. We strive to reduce our environmental impact by using 3D printers to make strong parts with internal structures that minimize our use of plastics and by offsetting our 3D-printer farm’s energy with Tesla Solar and Powerwalls.

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Description

The 15W wireless charging pad included with the Model Y (and Model 3 after June 2020) is great if you have a phone that supports it, but not every phone has wireless charging and many that do only support slower speeds like 7.5W or 5W. We prefer the faster (up to 27W!) speeds that a wired USB-C connection offers, so we’ve assembled a kit with two USB-C to USB-C cables and our own adapter that fits in the dock without interfering with the wireless pad.

You can use one or two cables on either side for any combination of wired and wireless charging that fits your needs. The adapter even works with Tesla’s USB-A cables for more options. Since the center console only has one USB-C and one USB-A port, you’ll need to swap cables around as needed, run power from the 12V outlet in the console, or get one of Jeda’s Hubs to add more ports.

We’ve tested the adapter with various phone and case combinations, but of course, combinations are endless. Thankfully, our capabilities with 3D printing are equally endless. Let us know if you’re having issues with fit and we’ll likely be able to adjust to accommodate.

Installation Instructions

Part 1: Install the adapter and cables without the wireless pad

  1. Slide the factory connector cover to the left to remove
  2. Disconnect and remove the factory wireless charging pad
  3. Loosely run your cable(s) of choice in the channel from the dock to the center
  4. Slide the cable ends through the bottom opening in the adapter
  5. Position the adapter at the bottom of the dock and slide it to the right
  6. Adjust the cables and secure them in the channel
  7. Remove the connectors from the adapter
  8. Slide the adapter to the left and let it loosely hang

Part 2: Reinstall the wireless pad with the adapter

  1. Route the USB-C cable for the wireless pad through the left hole
  2. Place the wireless pad on the dock
  3. Reinstall the adapter
  4. Reinstall the connectors in the adapter
  5. Position the cover over the adapter and slide it to the right to lock it in place

Here’s a video that helps explain it as well:

2 reviews for Wired Phone Fast-Charging Kit

  1. 5 out of 5

    Matt (verified owner)

    This was exactly what we needed for our new Model Y. Our phones do not have wireless charging capability. The initial part didn’t fit with our phone cases by 3mm. The kind folks at LivingTesla went above and beyond to work with me on printing another piece that would work for us. We are very happy with our purchase and can now plug our phones into the cables in the charging area and have them resting on the pad facing up. Perfect! Thank you!

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jason Mitchell (verified owner)

    Works great with my phone and was fairly easy to install. Another great product.

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