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      01-09-2018, 02:33 AM   #1
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Wireless charging solutions?

Has anyone come up with some clean wireless charging solutions? I've been looking at small circular pads for the cupholder bin or other solutions in the center armrest console. The terrible snap-in adapter gets in the way of most. Any thoughts or solutions? TIA
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      01-17-2018, 01:48 AM   #2
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Take advantage of the snap in cradle and pick up the OEM inductive charging tray.

Part No. 84102449887

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      01-18-2018, 05:26 PM   #3
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Thanks for the part number. Quick investigation shows that the OEM inductive charging tray is anywhere from $200-300 and looks like the install requires complete removal of the adapter tray and pass through wiring (I could be wrong).

I invested in this cheap solution before I saw your post. Found this $15 wireless charging pad (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1) and this $10 4.8A USB adapter (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1) None are affiliate links.

For install, I removed the "dummy" snap-in adapter, put the charging pad down along with a short 6-inch micro USB cable and here are the results. Overall inexpensive solution that I don't think looks too bad. I'm able to put my phone on (Iphone X) and still close the center arm rest while it's charging. I considered cutting up the "dummy" adapter cover to cover up the OEM plugs but I'm fine with the look right now. Might consider some velcro strips underneath the charging pad but haven't had the pad or phone come loose under standard driving conditions.

Overall, not too shabby for $25.
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      07-13-2018, 01:16 AM   #4
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Take advantage of the snap in cradle and pick up the OEM inductive charging tray.

Part No. 84102449887

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Are you using this tray? Checked that it it not compatible for any of the F10, but some older E90 even E46 can fit, don't know should try to get one or not.
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      08-11-2018, 07:51 AM   #5
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I invested in this.... $10 4.8A USB adapter (https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1)
I bought the pieces you suggested and itís woeked great. The only question I have is why buy the USB adapter? I just plugged my charging mat into the OEM USB port that is there and it seems to work fine.

Just curious if there was some reason to change how I have it now.

Thanks
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      08-12-2018, 11:28 PM   #6
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I bought the pieces you suggested and itís woeked great. The only question I have is why buy the USB adapter? I just plugged my charging mat into the OEM USB port that is there and it seems to work fine.

Just curious if there was some reason to change how I have it now.

Thanks
I don't know what the amperage on the stock integrated USB plug is but I assumed it's lower than the 4.8A on the adapter. Was just looking for a quicker charge. Glad it worked out.
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I don't know what the amperage on the stock integrated USB plug is but I assumed it's lower than the 4.8A on the adapter. Was just looking for a quicker charge. Glad it worked out.
Thanks agin, it works great. The only issue I have is sometimes my phone slides rearward (who knows why ), and stops charging. May have to find something that functions to keep it a little tighter in there.
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