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I leased a 2020 Bolt Premier a few weeks ago and saw that the wireless charging cradle that it comes equipped with kinda sucks. It doesn't fit my Samsung S10+ nor the other family members iPhones. With a case on, it doesn't charge right and you need a lot of jiggling to get it to work. It seems I'm not the only one here that has this issue.

Since I have a 3D printer, I figured I'll design and print off a new cell phone holder. After many test prints and constantly adjusting the size by fractions of a mm, I was able to get it to (kinda) work. It charges wirelessly the iPhone X with a case on either top in or bottom in. I need to adjust a few mm to get my S10+ with a case on to charge, which is the next test print I'm currently doing.

I designed it to have 2 slots, which "should" allow you to store 2 phones in it. This proved incredibly difficult as phones with cases these days are quite wide and thick, which makes the actual unit to be very thin in the middle (the middle divider is one line thick. The side walls are also quite thin) but it was the only way to make it universal for the family phones (be it the much bigger S10+ or the smaller iPhone X). You can charge one phone wirelessly and use the other slot to hold a phone to use with Apple carplay or Android auto. Or use the other slot (that is away from the wireless charging side) to hold other things.

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The color is white as that was the color of some old filament I had around the house. The top of the case is almost flush with the rest of the console, though one thing I did notice is the hole is a different size at the top than at the bottom (which made it a real pain trying to get it to fit right). It's held in place by itself, as it is a tight fit (I need to wiggle it side to side a lot to be able to pull it out).

Once I can get it to charge my phone correctly, I will modify the file to possibly create a "lip" around the top so it flows nicer with the rest of the car (as in the photos, you can see a tiny gap in between the holder and the rest of the console).
 

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Nice. Would you also be willing to upload on Thingiverse?
Sure! I think once I get it adjusted right, I'll upload it to thingiverse (personal print only) and I can print out a few for others here.

It seems for the Samsung S10+ as it is so big, one slot needs to be without a bottom. Doing that allowed it to charge. Not ideal, as if anything falls in that compartment, it just falls to the bottom, but I can charge my phone at least. The smaller iPhones don't seem to need it (S10+ is a huge phone compared to the standard iPhone sizes).

I'm working on the top, still needs a lot of adjusting, but it is coming along.

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Today's update:
I was able to print it in black filament and test fit it.
It's still about 1mm too tall and about 0.5mm off-center, so I'll do another test print and see how it fits.
I've spent way too much time trying to get this to work, but at this point, I feel that I must finish as I know that I'll be using it for the years to come.

Oh and per OneEV request, I wiped the center console down :)




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I tinkered a bit more, and the final product looks like so:


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It isn't exactly perfect, and one side isn't totally flush (I don't know if it is because it's off some 0.5mm or not) but it does the job and is definitely better than the original cradle.

The slots hold 1 phone each, with the slot dimensions of when printed as: Length 80.4mm x Width 12.3mm x Depth 92.25
It will not charge my phone (S10+) as it isn't deep enough. I uploaded both designs to Thingiverse both designs (and linked them here below) - one with both phone slots with the base closed and one which has one of the phone slots base as a hole (which would allow the taller phones to slide in deeper to charge). Just note since the bottom of one of the phone slots would be open that anything dropped in there would drop into that compartment.

 

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I tinkered a bit more, and the final product looks like so:


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It isn't exactly perfect, and one side isn't totally flush (I don't know if it is because it's off some 0.5mm or not) but it does the job and is definitely better than the original cradle.

The slots hold 1 phone each, with the slot dimensions of when printed as: Length 80.4mm x Width 12.3mm x Depth 92.25
It will not charge my phone (S10+) as it isn't deep enough. I uploaded both designs to Thingiverse both designs (and linked them here below) - one with both phone slots with the base closed and one which has one of the phone slots base as a hole (which would allow the taller phones to slide in deeper to charge). Just note since the bottom of one of the phone slots would be open that anything dropped in there would drop into that compartment.

Thank you for the files.
I was thinking of printing with a flex filament to see how they turn out.
 

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I tinkered a bit more, and the final product looks like so:


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It isn't exactly perfect, and one side isn't totally flush (I don't know if it is because it's off some 0.5mm or not) but it does the job and is definitely better than the original cradle.

The slots hold 1 phone each, with the slot dimensions of when printed as: Length 80.4mm x Width 12.3mm x Depth 92.25
It will not charge my phone (S10+) as it isn't deep enough. I uploaded both designs to Thingiverse both designs (and linked them here below) - one with both phone slots with the base closed and one which has one of the phone slots base as a hole (which would allow the taller phones to slide in deeper to charge). Just note since the bottom of one of the phone slots would be open that anything dropped in there would drop into that compartment.

Will this work in 2018 Chevy Bolt with a iPhone 12 Pro Max ?
 
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