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DIY: Wireless smartphone charger in a Maruti Alto K10

I wanted to have a wireless charger in my Alto and was searching for the same but couldn't find anything promising so decided to do it myself and here is how I did it.

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I wanted to have a wireless charger in my Alto and was searching for the same but couldn't find anything promising so decided to do it myself and here is how I did it.

Parts:

  • Wireless charging coil (10 W, 5V 2Amp)
  • Car charger
  • USB Cable
  • Wires
  • Double tape
  • Cutter
  • Free time

Decided to install above the storage space above glove box.

Step 1: Get the wireless charging kit (800, including shipping).

Step 2: Get a car charger and open it to remove the circuit out, attach wires to positive and negative terminals.

Step 3: Remove the Accessory tray (I don't know what is it called, lets call it Accessories Tray)

Make a cut to fit the charging kit in it. I tried fitting it below the tray directly but the charging was not working so decided to get coils in upper part and keep the circuit part hidden.

To make it flush I used cardboards and after fitting the kit I wrapped the whole thing in Carbon fibre wrap which was unused for last 3 years.

Step 4: Stick the charging circuit at a secure place and connect the usb cable.

Step 5: While routing the cable make sure you route it away from the stereo to stop it from creating interference in audio!

Here are the result:

Areas of improvement:

The look and finish of the upper part needs to be upgraded. Will use some old purse and cut the leather to make a good looking part which will keep the mobile from sliding while driving and stopping the charging.

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