How to use Honda’s wireless charger

September 20, 2016

Curious about how to use your Honda’s wireless charging feature properly? We’ve got the lowdown on how to operate the wireless charging pocket on the Civic and Accord and how to make the most out of its every use.


First Things First

Check first if your mobile device is Qi enabled and whether it’s Qi integrated or Qi ready. If it’s Qi integrated, you can automatically use it with your car’s charging pocket. But if it’s Qi ready only, you’ll have to buy an accessory like the Latitude case for iPhone that slaps on like an ordinary cell phone case but enables the wireless charging capabilities of your phone.

Done with this step? Now let’s get that wireless charger working.

Steps on Using the Wireless Charger on the Civic or Accord

  1. Hold the power button to turn the system on.
  2. Wait for the green indicator light to come on. That means the system is activated.
  3. Place your mobile device on the charging area.
  4. When you see that the amber indicator light comes on, it means that charging has already started.
  5. See to it that you place your device on top of the center of the charging area with its rechargeable side in contact with the charging surface.
  6. Once charging is complete, the green indicator light will appear. The amber indicator light may or may not stay on even when charging is completed (depending on your device), so don’t let this confuse you.

Caring for Your Car’s Wireless Charging System

To prolong the life of your wireless charging pocket, here are a few things to keep in mind:

Dos

  • Clear the surface of dirt, dust, and other particles before use.
  • Make sure there are no metal objects between the charging pad and your mobile device to avoid overheating and getting burned from your device while it’s charging.
  • See to it that there are no foreign objects also, as this can keep your charging pad from working effectively.

Don’ts

  • Spill drinks or any liquid on the charging surface.
  • Wipe the surface with oil, grease, or alcohol, which can damage the charger’s inductive properties.
  • Use hair spray near the charging area, as the charging pad’s surface may be flammable.
  • Use the charging system for too long. Since it consumes a lot of power from your car’s battery, overusing the charger will lead to car starting problems later on.

Wireless charging is as safe as it gets, but still, you have to do your part in making sure that you and your mobile device won’t be harmed while you’re using the charger. Just follow the guidelines above to ensure maximum charging effectivity and longevity of your Honda wireless charger.