Originally Posted by sfierro
I wish they could put the power input in the bottom so no wires show. I'm still going to make an attempt at the qi under the plastic. The part I have is just the coil so it doesn't have a enclosure that adds space. Can you elaborate on how you wired? Just used an add a fuse with a 5v fuse?
Yeah, I bought a mini add-a-fuse at the local auto store, which actually doubles on an existing fuse - so I used the aux fuse, (which is 7.5A) in one slot A, and 5A, for my new run, in slot B of the add-a-fuse, and plugged the add-a-fuse into the aux slot under the steering wheel. Ran a 12g wire under the steering column and around to where the cupholder is.
You have to remove all the center console stuff to get under the sloped area of the cubby, to trim off the ribbing - in doing so, you'll see a couple obvious bolts that are current grounds, I just attached the ground to that.
I wired up the 12v to 5v converter, which has dual usb ouputs, and just plugged in. The nice thing is it's still there, and removing the cup holder is super simple, so if I ever need another usb connection it's already there.
I was planning on dismantling the cup holder thing and hard wiring it or something, instead of plugging it into the top. I still really don't want to eat up a cupholder, so I might buy one of the Qi chargers that have three rings, so as to give me a larger charging surface. (The powerbot did work, it just had to sit perfectly in one location, or it would beep like hell).