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Anyone Retrofit Wireless Charging into their 2nd gen?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Jinseiganai, Apr 16, 2016.

  1. Apr 16, 2016 at 9:10 PM
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    Jinseiganai

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    Like title says, did anyone retrofit mobile wireless charging? Like 3rd gens have it and I wanted to do that to my truck! Is there a write up? I have an idea but wanted to see if others did it first
     
  2. Apr 17, 2016 at 7:22 AM
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  3. Apr 17, 2016 at 7:23 AM
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    Hmmm, an interesting idea. Sub'd
     
  4. Apr 17, 2016 at 7:24 AM
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  6. Apr 17, 2016 at 9:56 AM
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    I actually just ordered a few of these Nokia DT-900 Wireless Qi Charging Plates, for my Nokia 928 on ebay:
    $10.99 http://r.ebay.com/ch3Vy0

    I plan to mount one under the center console next to the single cup holder on my 2013 automatic. Since the input is 12V, should be easy to hardwire into the Taco's power somewhere under there.
     
  7. Apr 26, 2016 at 9:35 PM
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    Here are some pics of my Nokia DT-900 charger fitment test. Just taping it in place, it works like a charm. The phone recognizes the charging pad through the plastic console and a foam/rubber pad I have to prevent the phone from sliding. The other reason I chose this Qi charger is the output from the AC adapter is 12V and .75A, which means I can just cut the cable and wire it into the trucks power and shouldn't have any issues. A bonus which I hadn't counted on is that there is a LED at the back of the charging pad. In the dark you can barely see it shine between the silver of the shifter surrounding and the armrest area.

    The next step is to more permanently mount the pad. I'm thinking epoxy around the edges should hold it pretty well.


    Now, I just need to find the best place under the center console to tap into 12V that is only one, when accessories are on, or the car is running. I do have the 120V inverter, so I'll look around that area. Unless anyone knows of a better spot?
     
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  8. Apr 26, 2016 at 10:16 PM
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    This is fuckin badass! Can't wait to see the end result. Ordering mine right now!
     
  9. Apr 26, 2016 at 10:22 PM
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    I know of a few threads where guys tap into the inverter to install a power outlet in the center console. But instead we would just tap it to the charger?

    https://www.tacomaworld.com/threads/how-to-ac-outlet-in-cab-400-watt-anytime-mod.322320/
     
  10. Apr 26, 2016 at 11:02 PM
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    I can't wait to try this out. Subadub
     
  11. Apr 26, 2016 at 11:12 PM
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    I thought about that option too, since the charger comes with the AC/DC transformer, but then it requires you to hit the Inverter button to power up the charge plate each time you start up the truck. I just want to sit the phone down and go.
    Thanks for adding that link though, since adding an in-cab outlet is on my to-do list also. I'm hoping there is some DC power going to the inverter that is on when the car is on, otherwise I'll tap into the 12V socket.
     
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  12. Apr 27, 2016 at 11:17 AM
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    This is a neat idea but with the way I drive my phone would end up on the floor.
     
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    I was thinking the same thing! Trying to come up with an idea for the pad to raise it up a 1/4" or so around the phone to keep it in place
     
  14. Apr 27, 2016 at 10:01 PM
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    I would have done it when I first got my truck but the S5 active doesn't have wireless charging :/
     
  15. Apr 28, 2016 at 10:38 AM
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    Hey Gary, any update as to which route you are going to wire this up?
     
  16. Apr 28, 2016 at 10:52 AM
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    i am also working on this.. I am ordering a QI pad and a Universal QI battery for my samsung Galaxy Core prime.
     
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    Haven't had a chance to finish up this project and not sure If I'll get to it this weekend either. I haven't put much thought into securing the phone better, as my intention is more for long distance traveling on the highway. Offroad, it definitely wouldn't be the place I put my phone.

    Also, I like your idea of putting a lip around the area the phone will lay. Or even just 4 "L" shaped corners to keep it from sliding.
     
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  18. Apr 30, 2016 at 12:07 PM
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    I made this last year but a short time later purchased a new phone that doesn't support wireless charging. The electronics is completely inside the wood except for the usb cable to connect to power source. I sliced off thin layers (veneer) off the top and bottom of a piece of wood with a band saw. Then removed wood from the center of the middle piece fitting the electronics in place, then glued the top, bottom and middle pieces of wood back together.

    A easy way to do this without a band saw is to use a large drill bit like a forstner bit , the hole it makes has a flat bottom. Then drill though the bottom of a piece of wood being careful to stop a little short of drilling completely through the other side. A piece of tape can be attached to the drill bit as a depth gauge so you know how deep to drill. Then the electronics could be placed into the drilled out area though the bottom and it will look just like what I did. I glued small pieces of wood to the top to keep the phone in place and prevent it from sliding around.
     
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    How much you want for that Jim?
     

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