02-21-2013, 09:13 AM #9
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Also, how does it work with the 12V from the car? Do you need something special to use it in the car?
- 03-08-2013, 07:06 AM #13
I already got my car rigged with a micro USB cable to the phone's location from my previous device. Is there an easy way to convert the Nokia charging plate to micro USB?
One more question: Is the charge sufficient to use Navigation (Nokia Drive) + Streaming Music (i.e. Spotify) + Bluetooth phone connection (to use handsfree) and still get power to the battery or at least keep the charge at the same level?
Thanks for sharing - inspiringly simple and effective!
- 03-08-2013, 07:32 AM #14
You should be able to connect Nokia wireless charging plate cable to your USB cable. I think you may have to do some cutting and splicing of the wires.
- 03-08-2013, 08:29 AM #15
But I have to admit that electrical engineering is not my forte.
- 03-08-2013, 08:45 AM #16
Search utube and the news feed here. There is video of some guys installing a wireless plate in car. And no, you can't convert to USB. It is a 12v signal to plate. If I remember right, all they did was cut cable and install a fuse. They installed a bunch of magnets in case and charger plate to keep it in place. Looked pretty rough, but it worked.
- 03-08-2013, 09:19 AM #17
how about using a DC-DC step-up converter 5V to 12V?
I'm talking about something like this:
LM2577 Adjustable Power DC DC Boost Converter 3 24V to 4 26 5V Step Up Module | eBay
DC DC Step Up Step Down Voltage Converter Power Supply Module 3 5 28V to 1 25 26 | eBay
- 03-08-2013, 09:41 AM #18
I haven't tried it, but find a fused cigarette lighter adapter and cut and splice to your Nokia cable. Polarity is an issue (the wires have to be hooked up correctly + and -) and I don't remember right now which is which but I'm sure it was in the utube video. It seems like a lot of work for one phone. I have multiple devises for USB and it just wasn't worth the headache. Good luck.
I don't know why Nokia hasn't came out with a cigarette adapter with a more stable charger base already. Unless it isn't reliable enough for them to make it a factory device. There may be an unforeseen issue. Like it may burn up your charger. I don't know.
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