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Wireless Charger Changed for 2023?

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Just noticed glancing through the media bin/glove box/cup holder light thread that the 2023 wireless charger seems to have small holes added, possibly for ventilation? The entire piece looks like a different insert. I'm wondering if they changed anything else about the charger (i.e. higher wattage)? Anybody know?

2023 (Image stolen from @Vandi ):

Ford F-150 Wireless Charger Changed for 2023? 1676653291618


2022 (Image stolen from @mattk93 ):

Ford F-150 Wireless Charger Changed for 2023? 1676653531806


Sorry guys...too lazy to go outside and get a pic from my own 2022.
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might be
my samsung gets warm i get pretty warm at times, then other its just warm to touch
my old s6 would get IMO dangerously hot so i stopped using the pad
air holes surely couldnt hurt
 

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If they upped the wattage I'm all in on buying a 2023 unit.

In its current form it's basically worthless.

If I have my phone connected to Android Auto wirelessly (which I always do) and I put my phone on the wireless charger it basically maintains the battery percentage, it doesn't go up or down, but it sure is hot as hell when I take it off.

I have a usb-c cable plugged in the center armrest area and have that right at the (what I can only assume is a cell phone holding location) pen holder thing? It works great since my phone is always there anyway, but just dissapointed to have a cool feature like wireless charging that is almost worthless.
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The wireless charger is my only gripe with this truck. I was happy to see it added to the 2022 502a, but was pretty disappointed with it's functionality. Even if it actually charged my phone, the location is horrible. GMC has it in a great spot based on pictures I've seen. I'm sure it still has the charging issues though. I use the same setup as above with the cable into the center console.
 
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If they upped the wattage I'm all in on buying a 2023 unit.

In its current form it's basically worthless.

If I have my phone connected to Android Auto wirelessly (which I always do) and I put my phone on the wireless charger it basically maintains the battery percentage, it doesn't go up or down, but it sure is hot as hell when I take it off.

I have a usb-c cable plugged in the center armrest area and have that right at the (what I can only assume is a cell phone holding location) pen holder thing? It works great since my phone is always there anyway, but just dissapointed to have a cool feature like wireless charging that is almost worthless.
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My experience with the wireless charger has been exactly this; I'm lucky if it maintains the battery state while Wireless AA is in-use. And I have my cord popping out into the slot exactly like that...use it all the time.
 

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If they upped the wattage I'm all in on buying a 2023 unit.

In its current form it's basically worthless.

If I have my phone connected to Android Auto wirelessly (which I always do) and I put my phone on the wireless charger it basically maintains the battery percentage, it doesn't go up or down, but it sure is hot as hell when I take it off.

I have a usb-c cable plugged in the center armrest area and have that right at the (what I can only assume is a cell phone holding location) pen holder thing? It works great since my phone is always there anyway, but just dissapointed to have a cool feature like wireless charging that is almost worthless.
IMG20230217123453.jpg
thats the same place my phone spends most of its time
i recently added a cord to charge as well if i feel it gets to hot.

i thought that little cubby was for phones ..... 🤗 i showed my wife the phone holder in passenger door and she sort of laughed at me ...as she had a pack of smokes in that spot already
 
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The wireless charger is my only gripe with this truck. I was happy to see it added to the 2022 502a, but was pretty disappointed with it's functionality. Even if it actually charged my phone, the location is horrible. GMC has it in a great spot based on pictures I've seen. I'm sure it still has the charging issues though. I use the same setup as above with the cable into the center console.
I've posted a bunch on this forum about the Ram 1500 interior, but they really do have the best center console of the bunch. It just seems incredibly functional and well thought-out. Their wireless charger is positioned so that the phone remains visible but out-of-the way, and it does not detract from the storage space below.

I've actually been thinking about removing the wireless charger altogether to gain some additional cubby space, but I can't find anybody else who removed theirs, and I hate to be a guinea pig with vehicle mods. But as it is, I really never use the wireless charger.

EDIT: Forgot pic:

Ford F-150 Wireless Charger Changed for 2023? 1676661563278
 

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I've posted a bunch on this forum about the Ram 1500 interior, but they really do have the best center console of the bunch. It just seems incredibly functional and well thought-out. Their wireless charger is positioned so that the phone remains visible but out-of-the way, and it does not detract from the storage space below.

I've actually been thinking about removing the wireless charger altogether to gain some additional cubby space, but I can't find anybody else who removed theirs, and I hate to be a guinea pig with vehicle mods. But as it is, I really never use the wireless charger.

EDIT: Forgot pic:

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I know the dial/knob shifter catches heat, but I'd gladly take that for additional console space/utility.
 

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It seems like a)phone getting hot b)not charging enough
should be a byproduct of the phone more than the charger.

I would think the phone only gets hot it if is taking in plenty of power?
Is this really about the charger or just about the fact that android auto etc requires a lot of power, charger puts out a lot of power, putting out a lot of power heats up phone which eventually causes phone charing to slow down?

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If they upped the wattage I'm all in on buying a 2023 unit.

In its current form it's basically worthless.

If I have my phone connected to Android Auto wirelessly (which I always do) and I put my phone on the wireless charger it basically maintains the battery percentage, it doesn't go up or down, but it sure is hot as hell when I take it off.

I have a usb-c cable plugged in the center armrest area and have that right at the (what I can only assume is a cell phone holding location) pen holder thing? It works great since my phone is always there anyway, but just dissapointed to have a cool feature like wireless charging that is almost worthless.
IMG20230217123453.jpg
I agree!!! Worthless as it takes for ever to charge a phone and I don't like the position it is currently in. I use a cable too.
 

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It seems like a)phone getting hot b)not charging enough
should be a byproduct of the phone more than the charger.

I would think the phone only gets hot it if is taking in plenty of power?
Is this really about the charger or just about the fact that android auto etc requires a lot of power, charger puts out a lot of power, putting out a lot of power heats up phone which eventually causes phone charing to slow down?

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Is part of the problem using AA at the same time? Yes.

Is the charger putting out plenty of power? In my opinion no. I can't for theife of me find the specs on it, but I've tested not being connected to AA and yes it does positevly charge the battery but at a rate where my oneplus 10 pro would take about 3 hours to fully charge.
 

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It seems like a)phone getting hot b)not charging enough
should be a byproduct of the phone more than the charger.

I would think the phone only gets hot it if is taking in plenty of power?
Is this really about the charger or just about the fact that android auto etc requires a lot of power, charger puts out a lot of power, putting out a lot of power heats up phone which eventually causes phone charing to slow down?

v
I was excited to have a wireless charging option but I don't use it. My iphone continually disconnects from charging and I have to nudge it to get it charging again. Wireless carplay zaps the battery too so that the wireless charger barely keeps even with the battery. I also just keep a charging cable in the truck. So far this is my only disappointment with MY22. Minor complaint so I overlook it.
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