7 Best Tesla Model 3 Wireless Chargers to Supercharge On The Road

By Zac Ludicrous •  Updated: 03/20/21 •  8 min read

Want to ensure your phone is topped up during a road trip or commute?

Although the refreshed, 2021 Tesla Model 3 (and the Model Y) include a wireless charger as standard,

I reviewed 18 different aftermarket Tesla Model 3 wireless chargers for models up until 2020.

Below are the ones that emerged as clear winners given their reliability, speed, and remarkably positive ratings.

  1. Best Model 3 Wireless Charger Overall (Taptes)
  2. Tesla Model 3 Wireless Charger on a Budget (EEIEER)
  3. Premium Model 3 Wireless Charger for Big Phones (Nomad)
  4. Fastest Charging Wireless Charger for Model 3 (Jeda)
  5. Cheapest Quality Model 3 Wireless Charger (VXDAS)
  6. Up-and-Coming Model 3 Wireless Charger (Teslover)

Note: As Tesla includes wireless chargers from the factory, aftermarket chargers have been phasing out over time. Phone mounts for Teslas continue to be produced at scale, though.

Let’s dive into the details.

Best Model 3 Wireless Charger Overall: TAPTES 10W

Tesla Model 3 wireless charger by Taptes

This wireless charger was mentioned in the Tesla community as the best value product again and again.

With thousands of positive reviews across their different generations, it’s the Tesla owner’s favorite.

The charger’s ability to charge at up to 10W enables it to add as much as 50% to your phone in 1 hour.

It’s the obvious choice for those looking for a practical, affordable wireless charger that will last for years to come.

The charger does seem to struggle to provide fast charging when there are 2 phones charging at once, though.

And keep in mind that either a portable power bank, a voltage converter, or a direct connection to a 12v output is needed to enable the higher fast-charging capacity.

(This is the case for all products, by the way.)

If you want an even higher speed, there’s a 15W variant available.

Either is a solid choice for those looking to stay charged on the road.

Taptes currently has different variants available for the Model 3 depending on what USB ports you have.

Verify whether you have 2 USB A ports (or 1 USB A & 1 USB C port) to order accordingly.

Overall, with a 12-month guarantee and enough space to fit even the largest of phones in one of its 3 positions (2 vertical, 1 horizontal),

It had to be my first recommendation.

Pros:

Fits: All Model 3 trims produced before October 2020

✅ Dual charging
✅ Charges up to 50% in 1 hour
✅ Most rated charger available
✅ 12-month guarantee
✅ 10W & 15W variants available

Cons:

❌ May slow down while charging 2 phones at once

Tesla Model 3 Wireless Charger on a Budget: Teslaza

Best Model 3 Wireless Charger on a Budget by Teslaza

Despite its cheaper price point, this product offers everything you’d want from a wireless charger — no compromises at all.

It can charge at 7.5 to 10W (e.g. an iPhone X from 0 to 100% in 2 hours), making it a compelling proposition.

Early products seemingly had power supply inconsistencies but recent reviews suggest the problem is solved.

With 2 USB splitters, you’ll need no additional USB hub,

And with an original look — some customers labeling the product as “sexy” — you’ll have nothing to complain about.

The only inconvenience customers mentioned were the big logo printed on the pad (which may bother some) —

And the reliability of the product over constant use after one year.

It does have a 12-month warranty to give comfort to customers in that first year. Beyond that, durability is questionable.

If you can’t justifythe money for a wireless charger, and you’ll be charging your phone occasionally, this is an affordable solution.

Pros:

Fits: All Model 3 trims produced before June 2020 (2 USB A ports)

✅ Up to 10W charging speed
✅ Affordable yet effective
✅ OEM look
✅ Dual port

Cons:

❌ Questionable durability

Premium Tesla Model 3 Wireless Charger for Big Phones: Nomad

Based on a number of Tesla forums threads, this product is the one to beat — although its price tag is in line with its prestige.

Surprisingly, it’s got almost as many reviews as the top Amazon product — an incredible accomplishment for an independent store.

Specifically designed for the Model 3, it can charge two phones at a time at up to 7.5w — and hundreds of customers rave about its perfect fit.

With its anti-slip surface, your phone will stay in place even as you make sharp turns and put your Tesla’s instant torque to the test.

You may find the product out of stock at times — as sales have slowed down once Tesla Model 3 wireless chargers became standard.

Although a bit pricey, the product has been around for years and people have beaten it without having any issues whatsoever.

Pros:

Fits: All Model 3 trims produced before June 2020 (2 USB A ports)

✅ Most durable choice
✅ Anti-slip rubber surface
✅ Dual charging at up to 7.5W
✅ 2-year warranty (the best in the industry)

Cons:

❌ Expensive
❌ No USB splitters included

Notable Mentions

Fastest Charging Wireless Charger for Model 3 (Jeda) »

Fits: All Model 3 trims produced before June 2020 (2 USB A ports)

Directly competing with Nomad at similar price points, this is a premium product for those wanting to guarantee a quality product with long life.

It’s touted as one of the fastest charging products (with options as high as 15W).

If charging speed and reliability are your priority, you may want to check this one out.

As of this writing, the product is currently being upgraded to its Gen 4 / V4. It’d be interesting to see what improvements they’ll make to this new version.

Cheapest Quality Model 3 Wireless Charger (VXDAS) »

best Model 3 wireless charger under $40 by VXDAS

Typically compared to more premium products, VXDAS offers a compelling budget alternative.

With 10W and a dual charger, it stands right in the average range — but its price is 2-3 times lower than some competitors.

Its durability is questionable as some reliability issues have been reported.

But their customer service is excellent and always ready to help — proven by some splitter replacement requests that were immediately fulfilled.

Customers have even bought it for home use.

Oh, and they’ve got some freebies included on their packages — like cupholder inserts. Some find it pointless, others greatly appreciate it.

Up-and-Coming Model 3 Wireless Charger (BBrand) »

Although a newer product in the market, this Tesla Model 3 wireless charger has nothing but compliments so far.

Its unique led lights allow you to see the charging level at a glance (pretty cool, in my opinion).

With two 10w charging outputs, you’ll charge even during a short commute — and its Apple-esque packaging has genuinely surprised me.

Funny enough, the seller raves about its “smart power-off system,” making them the only brand I’ve come across that addresses the battery drainage problem.

Although a phone charger won’t take a toll on your massive battery pack, every bit of energy you can save counts.

For efficiency aficionados and those who appreciate beautiful design, this one is worth a deeper look.

Frequent Buyer Concers

With the exception of Jeda, all the products above come with 2 USB splitters so you can use Sentry Mode as usual.

What many people have found, though, is that this usually isn’t as reliable as connecting the Sentry Mode USB to a factory port directly.

Instead, they connect both charger power supplies to one USB port using the splitters.

This may have an impact on charging speed but it’s the solution the Tesla community recommends for those concerned about Sentry Mode interruptions.

You may also connect the wireless charger to a 12V USB adapter to leave the factory USB ports available.

Learn more about the best USB for Tesla Sentry Mode here.

Some customers have also experienced radio interference.

If you use radio often, you may want to consider an automatic clamping charger — or a USB car charger.

Yes, for the most part.

Even if your phone and case are extremely bulky, many wireless chargers (like the one from Taptes) have a horizontal position with plenty of space.

Bear in mind, though, that in order for the wireless charger to work properly, the case can’t be metalized — and ideally, it shouldn’t be more than 5mm (~1/8″ to 1/4″) thick.

The Best Model 3 Wireless Charger Overall?

When it comes to a wireless charger that gets the job done at a reasonable charging rate and a compelling price, the Taptes charger is the way to go.

I was surprised that they’re comfortable enough to offer 12 months of warranty at such a low price.

The only brand that beats them in quality, reliability, and warranty length is Nomad.

If you want the best of the best (and are willing to pay for the privilege), consider them next.

Zac Ludicrous

Mechanical engineer by profession. TSLA shareholder before the hype. EV enthusiast all day long. Zac enjoys learning about the future of battery technology, autonomy, and EVs. He considers Tesla Model 3 the most important vehicle of the 21st century -- and is in a quest to improve the ownership experience of every Model 3 owner he possibly can.

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