FAQ: Animated Dash StripUpdated 5 hours ago
Is this compatible with Model 3 & Y that do not have USB in the glovebox?
The cables are long enough to reach any part of your center console. The front compartment (where the 2xUSB-A ports are located) is fairly difficult to sneak cables into, so instead we recommend the rear compartment beneath the armrest. You'd need a USB adaptor for the 12V accessory port, but it's quite easy to run the cables under the side trim on the center console, and into the rear section of your center console. We do not currently have a guide for this, but if anyone wants to try, and can provide good photos or a video, we'll gladly refund your purchase of the dash strip :-)
Will this work in my RHD Model 3/Y
Yes, except the CyberUSB hub will not fit, as it's shaped to tuck into the corner of a LHD glovebox perfectly, so you would need to use another USB hub to provide the required USB-A port.
How much power does it use?
At standby (unlit) 0.01A. When partially lit, i.e. chasing lights, sound activated etc), 0.14-0.23A. When fully lit, at maximum brightness, 0.44A. This low draw does mean you could consider using a rechargeable power bank if you do not have a USB port in your glovebox. Using something like this, you should expect to get around 88hrs of use.
How does the occupancy sensor actually work?
It was originally designed for touchless operation of things like lights in rooms that cannot have switches (sterile room, wet rooms etc). They detect heat, movement and sound, through most materials, except metal, so it's ideal for this application. We didn't originally have this included, but after parking outside a movie theater, then coming out 2hrs later to a light show from the Model Y, we figured it would be better to turn off the lights when there's nobody in the car! It will detect movement outside the car if it's sufficiently loud.
I don't need another app on my phone
We hear you! The button on the USB-A controller provides access to the top ~20 effects. If you need more, you'll need to download the app, but don't worry the app gathers zero data (both Apple and Google confirm this in their app stores).