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Brandmotion FDMC-1273

Qi wireless charging kit for select 2015-up Chevy and GMC SUV models

Item # 212FDM1273

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

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About the Brandmotion FDMC-1273

Add wireless phone charging to your GM SUV

Brandmotion's FreedomCharge charging kits give you the ability to charge your phone wirelessly on the go. Brandmotion designed the FDMC-1273 wireless charger kit to fit right into the center console of 2015-up Chevy Tahoe, Chevy Suburban, or GMC Yukon models. Drill a few holes, connect a couple of wires, 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 GM SUV

Brandmotion's FreedomCharge charging kits give you the ability to charge your phone wirelessly on the go. Brandmotion designed the FDMC-1273 wireless charger kit to fit right into the center console of 2015-up Chevy Tahoe, Chevy Suburban, or GMC Yukon models. Drill a few holes, connect a couple of wires, 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.

You'll have to do a little work

To get the charging system in place, you'll have to remove some panels, do a little drilling, and wire the charger into your vehicle's electrical wiring. Brandmotion created the explicit instructions and drilling template specifically for your GM vehicle. 

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 vehicle.

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

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Product highlights:

  • installs in center console of select 2015-up Chevy and GMC models
  • works with Qi-equipped phones and Brandmotion Qi-compatible coils and smartphone sleeves
  • includes wireless charger, non-skid mat, console drill template, and wiring
  • warranty: 3 years
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
  • MFR # FDMC-1273
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What's in the box:

  • Qi wireless charging module
  • Plastic bracket
  • Rubber mat
  • 8' Power/ground harness (in-line 2A fuse)
  • Installation Instructions
  • Cutout Template
  • Sticker
  • "Add-A-Circuit Addendum" sheet

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Features

Qi Wirless Charging Kit (for Chevy/GMC SUV): Add Qi wireless charging functionality to your 2015 Chevy or GMC SUV, with Brandmotion's Qi Wireless Charging Kit (FDMC-1273). The kit includes Qi wireless charging module, integrated plastic bracket, rubber mat, power/ground harness, and mounting hardware. Add a new level of convenience to your Chevy or GMC SUV and keep your eyes on the road, instead of fumbling with cables and a 12-volt charging adapter.

Vehicle Compatibility: The Brandmotion Qi Wireless Charging Kit (FDMC-1273) is specifically designed to work with the following 2015 Chevy & GMC SUVs with bucket seats and center console.

  • 2015 Chevy Tahoe
  • 2015 Chevy Suburban
  • 2015 GMC Yukon

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 it is charging 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 Kit can provide a charge to any smartphone with integrated Qi functionality, including the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S7, Google Nexus 6, LG G2, and the Google Nexus 7 tablet. Other phones, such as the Samsung Galaxy S5 and 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.

Mounting Bracket & Rubber Mat: The Qi wireless charging module's integrated bracket allows it to mount in your Chevy or GMC SUV's center console. The included rubber matt provides a soft, non-slip surface to your Qi compatible smartphone to charge.

Power Requirements: The Qi wireless charging module must be connected to your vehicle's 12-volt electrical system and requires switched power and ground. A 8' power & ground cable is included. The power wire has an in-line 2A fuse.

Optional T-Harness: The optional FDMC-1900 T-Harness (220FDM1900, sold separately) is a convenient and seamless solution for connecting the Brandmotion Qi Wireless Charging Kit to your vehicle's 12-volt power supply. The T-Harness allows the Brandmotion Qi Wireless Charging Kit to draw power from your vehicle's 12-volt power socket or cigarette adapter without having to splice wires.

Note: This harness is intended to be used with an "accessory" or "switched" 12-volt power socket in order to avoid draining the battery while the vehicle

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Customer Q&A

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Crutchfield asked: Why did you buy this?
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My Yukon did not come with it as standard equipment but wanted the option that would have most clean factory look. [ Frank  Mar 05, 2019 ]
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Tech support makes the difference [ Marco  Apr 18, 2018 ]
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factory fit [ Kevin  May 01, 2017 ]

6 questions already asked

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Does the width of this charging pad charge the galaxy Note8? It's a wider phone and doesn't sit flat in the stock slot. I doubt it will be wider but second part to the question will it charge the Note8 if it's tilted a tiny bit? I ask because one side would be touching and the other very slightly above. Wondering if it'll charge with that tiny gap
[ James  Feb 23, 2019 ]
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Yes it. Will. It will charge any of the wireless phones. I have a iPhone XS Max so it should charge yours with no issues.
[ cAMERON  Feb 25, 2019 ]
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Sorry all we have tried this with is an iPhone 10x which we use with the charging pad and it works great
[ CHAD  Feb 25, 2019 ]
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will this fit a 2015 Yukon WITHOUT wireless charging option ? can I buy this and add this feature to the truck? or do I have to buy a Factory harness to the armrest as well?
[ Al  Sep 06, 2018 ]
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Yes. It's made specifically for the purpose of providing the aftermarket wireless charging in compatible vehicles. You can hardwire the provided power & ground leads to the factory electrical system or you can add the optional FDMC-1900 T harness to connect to the factory 12 volt power (cigarette lighter) socket. www.crutchfield.com/p_212FDM1900/item.html
[ Ryan  Sep 12, 2018 ]  Staff
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I have a 2014 Sierra that I would like to add this? Why isn't it compatible with the 2014 model? Would it be compatible if I upgraded the console lid to a 2015 model with the wireless charging pad?
[ Rustin  Jul 09, 2018 ]
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I installed this kit into a 2015 GMC Yukon, it looks like the 2014 GMC has a different size console indentation then the size on the 2015. You might check the size of the indentation on a 2015 or later and if it's not too much larger you may be able to trim the charger ad to fit.
[ CHAD  Jul 09, 2018 ]
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I have a 2016 GMC Yukon with the factory wireless charging pad and it does not work with the iPhone X. If this works with the iPhone X can I replace the factory one with this one although not a direct replacement?
[ Al  Jan 11, 2018 ]
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The FDMC-1273 is made for new installation in vehicles that are NOT factory equipped with the wireless charging pad so, no; it is not recommended as a replacement for the factory wireless charging pad.
[ Ryan  Jan 18, 2018 ]  Staff
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iPhone X compatible?
[ Tayler  Nov 22, 2017 ]
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Yes. Works perfectly with iPhone X
[ PETER J  Nov 28, 2017 ]
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