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Brandmotion FreedomCharge FDMC-1213

Universal Qi wireless charging armrest kit for vehicles

Item # 212FDM1213

Brandmotion's FreedomCharge charging kits give you the ability to charge your phone wirelessly on the go.

Brandmotion's FreedomCharge charging kits give you the ability to charge your phone wirelessly on the go.

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About the Brandmotion FreedomCharge FDMC-1213

Add wireless phone charging to your ride

Brandmotion's FreedomCharge charging kits give you the ability to charge your phone wirelessly on the go. Brandmotion's FDMC-1213 wireless charger kit allows you to install the charging mat on your vehicle's armrest. Drill a few holes, connect a couple of wires, cut a hole in the armrest to size, and you'll be able to charge your Qi-compatible smartphone without searching for that hard-to-find charging cable while you're driving.

Add wireless phone charging to your ride

Brandmotion's FreedomCharge charging kits give you the ability to charge your phone wirelessly on the go. Brandmotion's FDMC-1213 wireless charger kit allows you to install the charging mat on your vehicle's armrest. Drill a few holes, connect a couple of wires, cut a hole in the armrest to size, and you'll be able to charge your Qi-compatible smartphone without searching for that hard-to-find charging cable while you're driving.

How it works

Once you've installed the charger in your vehicle, simply place your smartphone on the non-skid charging mat, and you're good to go. The inductive charging system's LED shows that the phone is charging — once the battery is topped off, the charger will trickle power to the phone as needed. If you don't have a phone that's Qi-compatible, you can select one of Brandmotion's Qi adhesive coils or Qi-compatible phone sleeves, which work with this charger. Don't worry about the size of your phone — this charger works with them all, even the "plus" sizes.

You'll have to do a little work

To get the charging system in place, you'll first need to make sure that this charger fits by measuring your armrest and compare it to these dimensions: 4.8" wide x 7.95" long x 0.737" deep. Then, you'll have to remove the armrest, cut the hole for the charger platform, and wire the charger into your vehicle's electrical wiring. Brandmotion includes explicit instructions, include a drilling and mat-cutting template to help the system fit. 

You can use Posi-Tap connectors to tie the wires into your system, if you prefer not to cut and solder them. To save you some installation time, Brandmotion also offers a T-harness that works with vehicles that offer a 12-volt accessory or "keyed on" power outlet. The final result is a seamlessly integrated phone-charging system in your car or truck.

This charging system will require permanent modifications to your vehicle's armrest. These modifications aren't visible upon the completion of the installation.

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Product highlights:

  • universal Qi charging kit that mounts on the armrest for cars and trucks
  • works with Qi-equipped phones, devices, and Brandmotion Qi-compatible coils and smartphone sleeves
  • includes non-skid wireless charging mat, drill hole and mat template, support plate, and wiring
  • fits 90% of vehicle armrests
  • LED indicator for charging status
  • requires permanent modifications to your vehicle's armrest
  • dimensions: 4-7/8"W x 8"L x 3/4"D
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # FDMC-1213

What's in the box:

  • Armrest tray w/ attached 5" wiring harness
  • Metal mounting plate
  • Trimmed plastic substrate
  • Trimmed non-slip mat
  • 95" Loomed wire harness (inline 3A ATC fuse)
  • Two 3" strips double-sided adhesive
  • Four 1" counter-sunk screws
  • Four 1/4" counter-sunk screws
  • Installation instructions
  • Instructional sticker

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Features

Overview: The Brandmotion FDMC-1213 lets you add wireless charging functionality to your vehicle. The kit includes a Qi wireless charging tray, mounting bracket, trim-to-fit non-slip mat, power/ground harness, and mounting hardware. Designed to fit 90% of vehicle armrests, it allows you to seamlessly integrate wireless charging of your compatible smartphone (be sure to check armrest dimensions for specific compatibility). The charging kit lets your phone remain visible and accessible (not intended for use while driving) and won't interfere with the vehicle's Bluetooth functionality while using the infotainment system.

Qi Wireless Charging Module: The included Qi wireless charging module works by using inductive charging technology to allow your Qi compatible smartphone to charge without any cables or connecting a charger. It will charge your phone's battery to 100% and then tapers off to avoid overcharging. An LED light lets you know when your phone is charging and when charging is complete.

Note: Do not place magnetic cards or magnetic recorded media too close to the wireless charging module as it may damage your card or erase your recorded media. Do not place metal objects near the Qi wireless charging module while its being used to charge your smartphone. Do not place smart keys within 6" of the charging module, as it may prevent vehicle from starting.

Smartphone Compatibility: The Brandmotion Qi Wireless Charging Installer Kit can provide a charge to any smartphone with integrated Qi functionality, including the iPhone 8, 8+, and X. The Samsung Galaxy Note 5, S6, S6 Edge, S6 Edge +, S7, Note 7, Note 8, S8, and S8+, Google Nexus 4, 5, 6, and 7 tablet, LG G2, G3, G4, and G6 models. Other phones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S5 and older Apple iPhones, can become Qi-enabled if you equip them with a Qi receiving accessory from Brandmotion (sold separately).

Note: Click here for a Phone Compatibility Guide and what Qi-enabled accessory you may need for your device.

Installation: The included Armrest Tray and metal Mounting Plate are designed to sit recessed into the top of the vehicle armrest, so that the rubber Non-Slip Mat is only slightly higher than the top of the armrest (less than 1/8"). A cutout template is provided for installation. The Non-Slip Mat's tactile surface provides a positive hold on the smartphone, keeping it from sliding around.

Note: Permanent modifications to your armrest are necessary for proper installation of the FDMC-1213 Qi charger.

Power Requirements: The Qi wireless charging module must be connected to your vehicle's 12-volt electrical system and requires switched power and ground. An 8' power wire, with in-line 3A fuse, and ground cable are included.

Dimensions:

  • Overall: Width - 4.750", Length - 8.0", Depth - 1.15"
  • Cutout Dimensions: Width - 3.813", Length - 6.938"
  • Mounting Depth: 0.60" (1.0" incl. wiring)
  • Mounting Height: 0.15"

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