Nowadays, most folks don't go a moment without their cellphones, and that includes their time on the road. Now, we've talked before about how you can use your phone on the go with most new Hyundai models with integrated connectivity features like Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. But what if you just need to charge your phone while you're out running errands? Well, you could plug it in to a USB port, but there's a simpler and more convenient way to do so with many new Hyundai cars: just use the Qi-compatible wireless charging pad.

What is wireless charging on my Hyundai car?

Qi wireless charging isn't a new technology by any stretch of the imagination. In fact, if you've got an electric toothbrush, chances are you've been using Qi wireless charging to power it up for years. However, it's just recently started to appear on new Hyundai cars in the form of wireless charging pads. Using a resonant inductive coupling, the Qi-compatible wireless charging pad transfers power to when it detects a compatible device in range.

Best of all, it does so without the need of cords, adapters, or attachments; just place your phone on the pad and you're good to go. This is great because if you have a iPhone 11 and your passenger has something like a Samsung Galaxy S9, there's no worry about having your charge cords with you to get some juice on the go. In fact, most modern smart phones are Qi-compatible for wireless charging.

Here's how to use your Hyundai car's Qi-compatible wireless charging pad

  1. Get into your Hyundai car, close all the doors, and start it up.
  2. Find your Hyundai car's Qi-compatible wireless charging pad. Most have it located at the base of their center stack or somewhere located on the center console.
  3. Make sure the charging pad is clear of any obstructions, then place your phone face up on the pad. If done correctly, the Qi light will turn orange and your phone will begin to receive a charge.
  4. When the Qi light turns green, the phone is done charging. Feel free to pick it up off the pad or leave it there until you're ready to exit the vehicle.

Want to see which new Hyundai models have wireless charging?

You'll have a myriad of options available to you. In fact, save for the 2019 Hyundai Santa Fe XL and 2020 Hyundai Accent, nearly all new 2020 Hyundai models feature available Qi-compatible wireless charging pads, including the Hyundai Kona, Hyundai Tucson, Hyundai Palisade, and more. So, if you'd like to see this outstanding technology in action, drop on by Rick Case Hyundai of Roswell to chat with our team and see our Qi wireless charging-equipped new Hyundai models today.

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