About the Brandmotion FDMC-1280
Add wireless phone charging to your Kia
Add wireless phone charging to your Kia
Brandmotion's FreedomCharge charging kits give you the ability to charge your phone wirelessly on the go. Brandmotion designed the FDMC-1280 wireless charger kit to fit right into the center console of your 2014-up Kia Forte. 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 Forte's electrical wiring. Brandmotion created the explicit instructions and drilling template specifically for your Kia.
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 Kia.
This charging system will require permanent modifications to your vehicle's console. These modifications aren't visible upon the completion of the installation.
- installs in center console of select 2014-up Kia Forte 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-1280
What's in the box:
- Qi wireless charging module
- Rubber mat
- Plastic bracket
- 2' Power/ground harness (in-line 3A fuse)
- Installation Instruction
- Cutout Template
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More details on the Brandmotion FDMC-1280
Qi Wirless Charging Kit (for Kia Forte): Add Qi wireless charging functionality to your 2014-up Kia Forte, with Brandmotion's Qi Wireless Charging Kit (FDMC-1280). The kit includes Qi wireless charging module, mounting bracket rubber mat, & power/ground harness. Add a new level of convenience to your Kia Forte 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-1280) is specifically designed to work with the 2014-up Kia Forte and its center console.
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 2014-up Kia Forte'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 2' power & ground cable is included. The power wire has an in-line 3A 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