Tesla Wireless Phone Chargers – Top 5 in 2020

While wireless charging has been around for a few years, the adoption of this technology has increased substantially since Apple’s iPhone X and iPhone 8 were released. Most high-end smartphones that are being released today have support for Qi Wireless Charging.

Now that this technology is mainstream, consumers should prepare for a new era with fewer cables. Wireless charging alleviates some headaches that wired charging has.

In contrast to regular chargers, wireless chargers allow you to just set your phone in the charging area and it will immediately start charging.

This is especially useful when you are in a car as it is not only dangerous but can be illegal to drive while looking for the charging cable for your phone, and then looking for the right way to plug it.

Best Wireless Phone Chargers for Tesla – Top Picks

taptes wireless phone charger for tesla model s x

TapTes Tesla Model S/X Wireless Charger

  • 3-in-1
  • USB-C charging
  • Model S and X only
TapTes Model 3 Wireless Charger Gen 2

TapTes Model 3 Wireless Charger

  • Gen 2
  • Can charge horizontally
  • Model 3 only
TapTes Tesla Model 3 Dual Wireless Charger

TapTes Model 3 Dual Wireless Charger

  • Dual charging
  • Blends in seamlessly
  • Model 3 only

Tesla Wireless Chargers Reviewed

We will take a look at the best wireless phone chargers for Tesla owners. Whether you own a Model S, a Model X or a Model 3, there is an accessory for your vehicle. Let’s dive in.

TapTes Qi Wireless Charging Mat – Best Wireless Charging Pad for Model S and Model X

Pros

  • Integrates seamlessly with the Model S and the Model X interior
  • USB Type-C for additional charging
  • Established manufacturer
  • Easy installation and removal

Cons

  • Cannot be used on the Model 3
  • Only for 2016+ Model S

Related: Integrated Center Console Inserts for the Model S

The TapTes Qi Wireless charger for the Model S and the Model X integrates a wireless charging area, a storage area, and two cupholders to give you a three-in-one center console accessory.

Three Charging Coils in the charging mat lets you place your smartphone in virtually any position, no need to worry about placing it in the perfect position or move it around for it to start charging.

The manufacturer claims that the charging mat is able to fully charge an iPhone XR in around 3 hours and 30 minutes. That is slightly faster than the average charge time of other wireless chargers for this same smartphone, which is around 4 hours.

A minor design flaw we found with this accessory is how close the cup holders are to the smartphone. In case your cups are full and you accelerate quickly, the liquid could end up on your smartphone. Most smartphones nowadays are liquid-resistant to some degree but it’s important to have this in mind.

Overall, the TapTes Qi Wireless Charger for Tesla Model S/X blends in seamlessly with the rest of the interior and adds plenty of functionality to the center console, it’s especially useful if your smartphone can charge wirelessly.

TapTes Tesla Model 3 Wireless Charger (Gen 2)

Pros

  • Dual charging. Charge two smartphones simultaneously
  • Your smartphone can be placed horizontally or vertically
  • Blends in seamlessly with the interior

Cons

  • Only for the Model 3
  • Needs both USB ports for power

Read more: Best Accessories for the Model 3

TapTes released an updated Dual Wireless Charger for the Model 3 with a few improvements over the first iteration.

The Gen-2 Model 3 Wireless Charger supports horizontal wireless charging for users who prefer placing their smartphones in landscape mode while it will charge. This gives you more flexibility when using navigation apps or it can also give a more adequate fit for bigger phones.

The accessory is designed to blend in as much as possible with the rest of the vehicle’s interior. It won’t look out of place as it is made with similar materials and design as any Tesla center console. To unsuspecting eyes, it looks like the car came with it from the factory.

A downside of this charger is that it will take up both USB ports of your car to power the dual wireless charger. You can connect it to a single port if you prefer but then only a single device would be able to be charged wirelessly.

Unfortunately, owners of the Model S or the Model X will have to look elsewhere. This Qi Charger can only be installed on the Model 3 as it is incompatible with the center console of any other vehicle.

TapTes Tesla Model 3 Dual Wireless Charger

Pros

  • Dual charging. Charge two smartphones simultaneously
  • Easy to install
  • Blends in seamlessly with the interior

Cons

  • Cannot be used on the Model S or Model X
  • Uses up both of your USB ports

One of our favorite accessories for the Model 3 is the TapTes Dual Wireless Charger.

It connects to your vehicle’s USB ports to wirelessly provide power up to two smartphones simultaneously.

This wireless charger accommodates in the Center Console and blends in perfectly with the Model 3 interior. It feels like the missing center console accessory that should be in the center console of every Model 3.

To install, simply remove any accessories you might have on the center console, plug both USB cables into the ports and then place the charging mat covering the USB cables. Why even bother with cables if we can completely forget about them with this accessory.

The only downside of this accessory is it only fits the center console of the Model 3. Model S/X owners will have to consider another alternative.

Andobil Wireless Charging Mount

Pros

  • Fast charge compatible
  • Can be placed on a vent or with the suction cup
  • Perfect for plus-sized phones

Cons

  • Does not blend in seamlessly with the interior

The Andobil Wireless Charging Clamping mount takes a more traditional approach as it acts as a traditional smartphone mount with Qi Charging capabilities.

This is extremely useful as you could set use your smartphone as GPS and charge it at the same time without the need to plug any cables in.

It also supports fast wireless charging and has a mechanism that automatically grips your phone according to its size when you place it there.

CHOETECH Wireless Car Charger

Pros

  • One-touch operation
  • Easy installation and removal
  • Works as a phone holder

Cons

  • Can only be placed on an air vent

CHOETECH’s Qi Wireless Charger also takes the form of a mount so you can enjoy a charger that doubles as a phone mount.

To lock your phone tightly, it has a one-touch mechanism that grips your phone when you press it against the back “button”.

It also supports fast charging for when a quick charge is needed.

Tesla Wireless Phone Charger

Pros

  • OEM look and feel
  • Available in two colors
  • Double functionality

Cons

  • Can be slow to ship
  • More expensive than the other offerings

Tesla also offers an official wireless charger for Tesla vehicles. This accessory is a Qi Wireless Charger discreetly dressed in the Tesla style.

It is a very good looking, minimalistic flat piece that can your charge phone wirelessly and also doubles as a standard wired power bank using the USB.

This accessory is available in both Black and White variants. We prefer the Black one as it perfectly matches the interior.

What is Qi Wireless Charging?

Just as the name says, this technology charges your device without plugging and unplugging cables. It is very convenient as it avoids the hassle of having to carry around cords.

Qi Wireless Charging is being adopted by an increasing number of smartphone manufacturers. As a leading manufacturer, Apple adopting the Qi wireless charging standard has been a big boost in terms of the adoption and proof of adoption of the technology. Qi chargers will be built into furniture, vehicles in the coming years.

Benefits of Qi Wireless Chargers

iphone being charged wirelessly

Safer while driving

It is a dangerous practice to get our cable out, plug it into the USB ports of our Tesla and then find our phone to finally find the right way to plug it into the charger

Reduced cable burden

Fewer cables to carry around means fewer things to worry about when leaving our house.

Having a Qi Charger in your vehicle means being able to charge your phone without any adapters, additional accessories or wires. Simply place your phone in the charger and let Qi Charging technology do the rest of the job.

Standard across phones

Qi Wireless charging is an open standard. Being an open standard means that any smartphone manufacturer can adopt it on their phone. Not only that but anyone can also implement Qi Wireless chargers into their product.

This means that no matter the model of the phone, whether it is an iPhone or an Android, it can be charged with the same wireless charging pad. It can be considered a universal charger for smartphones.

Phones supported by Qi Wireless Charging

Flagship smartphones released by major manufacturers over the last couple of years usually include support for Qi Wireless Charging. This technology is becoming more and more common but it doesn’t mean that every smartphone supports it.

Please be aware that this list isn’t comprehensive and only includes some of the most popular and recent smartphones released recently. Please check your smartphone specifications to make sure it supports Qi Wireless charging.

Here are some popular devices that support Qi charging as of now:

  • Apple iPhone: 8, 8+, X, Xs, Xs Max, Xr, 11, 11 Pro
  • Samsung Galaxy: S10, S10+, S10e, S9, S9+, S8, S8+, Note 8
  • Google Pixel: 3, 3 XL, 4, 4 XL

Our final thoughts

Qi Wireless Charging is a revolutionary technology that brings completely wireless charging to our phones. Most smartphones currently support wireless charging. Unfortunately, most people aren’t taking advantage of it.

Having a Wireless Charger on our Model S enables us to conveniently charge our phone in our vehicle without carrying any cables around. Might as well take full advantage of all the features available in modern smartphones.

Know any more options in terms of wireless chargers for the Tesla Model S, or any model in general? Let us know below!

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