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    power mat in car

    not shur where to post this, but has anyone tried mouting a power mat to charge there phone, i dont mean mout it in the dash, but covered under the leather on the dash or some ware in the car? its just a crazy idea i came up with, i going to try it out soon i hope but if some one has done it any help would be great, thax. ben

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    those use ac induction to send the charge everything.. so they won't work in the car without a inverter. and you might need a true-sine inverter, as the squar-wave ones might not work correctly

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    Quote Originally Posted by soundman98 View Post
    those use ac induction to send the charge everything.. so they won't work in the car without a inverter. and you might need a true-sine inverter, as the squar-wave ones might not work correctly
    While they use AC induction to move the power wirelessly, I think they do AC-DC-AC Induction-DC judging by the wall wart shown here: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ImageG...or%20HTC%20HD2

    So you should be able to just go from 12 volts DC to whatever the mat takes in with the right power supply for car use.
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    i have an inverter and it works fine off of it so im not worried bout it powering on but conducting throu the metrieal

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    I saw one installed in a car at CES a couple of years ago, so I know it can be done easily.

    I don't think it will conduct through metal, but that is easy enough to test - try it!
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    im going to i just have to weight for my new phone to come in from china

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    Cool My PowerMat rig

    All Evo/Power Mat user agree with me, that charging phone outside of your mat could be a pain. I have lost 1 plug already, thanks to removing it often. When that happen, you have to buy whole new charging door.

    My need was charging phone while either in portrait or landscape mode.

    Parts and Material used:
    Single Power Mat
    JB Weld Kwik (5min Epoxy)
    Liquid Tape (Electrical brush-on tape)
    Old 200W Inverter (Always on)
    Free wire from old cleaner hangers (Thanks to local 2.25 Cleaners



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