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iPhone 12 Pro Max Charging Solutions

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by VentureTRD, Jun 16, 2021.

  1. Jun 16, 2021 at 5:23 AM
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    VentureTRD

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    I was looking for a quick and simple way to charge my iPhone 12 Pro Max, without having it sitting on the center console or on the dash and came across this simple solution. The also keeps the iPhone 12 Pro Max out of sight while still charging and bluetoothed to your radio.

    This center console tray (made by many other companies) fits the iPhone 12 Pro Max perfectly - only problem, there is no room left over to hook up a charging cable.

    Hardwire Option 1 For Apple CarPlay - Drill a 1/2" hole at the front of the tray and run a 1M USB cable to the dash.

    Wireless Charing Option 2 - Double Sided tape the Apple Mac Safe Charger to the inside of the tray dead center, then cut a hole in the rubber to let the charger ring poke through.

    Apple MagSafe Charger - https://amzn.to/3xqBRXz
    JDMCAR Console Tray - https://amzn.to/3wvYium
    Blaubeck Dual 40W USB-C 12V Charger - https://amzn.to/3xnGL7G
    This 12V 40W Dual USB-C Charger has enough power (20W per port) to run the Apple MagSafe Charger off the 12V Adapter (3.3A).

    There are some older 36W (18W per port) chargers out there, but Apple specifies the Mag Safe Charger needs at least 20W to run in full power mode, else it defaults to a slower charge rate.
     
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  2. Jun 16, 2021 at 7:09 AM
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    Final Solution

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    I’ve considered this but didn’t want to lose my apple CarPlay.
     
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    I wonder if any of these wireless charges have charging rate as good as wired fast chargers?

    Just curious since 5G / LTE cellular is consuming lot of power and on top of that when you use Bluetooth to play music via head-unit will consume even more power.

    Also wonder how efficient wireless chargers are vs wired with all the movement on trails.
     
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    The one I use claims 7.5w wireless
     
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    I’m using wireless CarPlay while I charge wirelessly. I also have CarPlay hardware if needed (data only)
     
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    Which wireless Carplay adapter are you using?
     
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    I’m using carlinkit for android stereo. I have a T9 android.

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    CarQiWireless charger is compatible with iPhone 12 Pro / 12 / 12 Mini. I don't see the iPhone 12 Pro Max Listed???

    Can anyone confirm that this even fits the iPhone 12 Pro Max?
     
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    The dimensions are like 2mm different. I think it will still fit

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    I must be really behind on tech. This blew my mind lol. I can use Apple Carplay wirelessly? Can someone please enlighten me on the Apple version? TIA
    awesome solution! Just got my tray in couple days ago, might have to look into this.
     
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    No, this is only for charging Apple iPhone 12's which use a different charging unit that older iPhones (8-11). To use Apple Car Play, you still need to plug it into the dash socket.
     
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    Do you have ‘21 with CarPlay. You’ll need a dongle like this to make it wireless.

    Carlinkit 2.0 Wireless CarPlay Dongle Adapter for Factory Carplay Cars U2W Wireless carplay, Online Upgrade/iOS 13-14, for Porsche Mercedes Volvo 2016-2021, Convert Wired CarPlay to Wireless CarPlay. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B088PR3QQJ/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_fabc_PZSZMTFA8VJ05RDEA0KF?_encoding=UTF8
     
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    On a side note, have anyone tried using an USB hub on your 4Runner?


    User case?
    May be have USB Media storage + Androidauto / Carplay. When you don't want phone projection use USB media storage to listen to music.
     
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    This is an interesting charging solution. But my phone is almost always propped up on a holder for navigation. And charged with a cord.
    I also need to maximize that center console space for all my junk. ;)
     
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