Upgrading Audio in a 2010 Honda Fit – Part 3: Charging Android Tablet While Using CarPlay Adapter

In my last post I went through the steps to get CarPlay to work on an Android tablet. Today, I am happy to report that wireless charging seems to work well.

The key is using a tablet with wireless charging capability. The Kindle Fire HD 8 Plus can do this, and that’s what I’m using. I bought a cheap ($10) charging pad. It’s only 5W. I may upgrade later. If so, I want to get a thinner one. The mount, with the charger and the Kindle, is still holding solid, but a thinner charger may allow for a thin case.

Here are the pieces, minus the iPhone, mini audio cable and car USB charger.

Total cost was under $135. That’s way less than a CarPlay capable Head Unit with professional installation. And the dash of my Honda Fit didn’t have to be ripped out. I’m interested to see how it handles over time. I can see the mount needing adjustment at times. I need to manage the cables. But I like this set up quite a bit.

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  1. Pingback: Update: Android Tablet + CarPlay on a Long Trip. – Scott Link Media

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