FAQ: USB Hub (1st Generation Center Console)
Is the QI Charging Pad (or the Tesla OEM Charging Pad) compatible with the hub?
Absolutely. The Hub supports PD 3.0 power delivery, so is compatible with both hubs. To ensure the wireless charging pad is fully optimized, ensure you plug in the USB ports as shown below:
Why am I not able to format my microSD Card from my touchscreen?
Your car will only be able to do this if you have one storage device plugged in. Unplug anything else (including the USB stick in the glovebox, if you have a newer model) and try again.
What can I plug into my Hub?
All USB-C, USB-A ports and the microSD reader support USB2.0 data transfer, which means your devices connected to the hub are able to communicate with the vehicle. For example:
- Record and save the Dashcam & Sentry mode footage.
- Play audio files stored on your device, such as playing mp3's
- Multiple game controllers
How Powerful is the Hub?
The Hub is only as powerful as what feeds it :-) If you plug more than one device in, then the Dynamic Power Control will spread the available charge to whatever's plugged into it. The total power outs are:
- USB-C + USB-A version = 27W (USB-C) + 12.5W (USB-A)
- Dual USB-A version = 12.5W (USB-A) + 12.5W (USB-A)