Upon unboxing the Jeda Wireless Charging Pad V4, its sleek design was once again a sight to behold. Having previously reviewed its compatibility with the Pixel 7 Pro, I was keen to see how it would pair with the iPhone 11. For those interested in how it performed with the Pixel 7 Pro, you can check out the original review here.
Let’s delve into my hands-on experience with the Jeda Wireless Charging Pad V4, this time focusing on its efficiency, compatibility, and overall user experience with the iPhone 11.
The Jeda Wireless Pad V4 is the best wireless phone charger designed for your Tesla Model 3 and Model Y and equipped with exclusive features.
- Charging Speeds: Optimal 7.5-15W charging speeds
- MagSafe Compatible: Ideal for MagSafe phones and cases
- Headphone Charging: Charge your AirPods magnetically
- Three-Way Charging: Vertical and horizontal charging
- Small and large phone clearance: All phone models compatible
- OEM wired charging option: Wired charging adapter included
- Enhanced PCB electronics: Reactive 3-way charging
- Alcantara Finish: A durable finish which is scratch-resistant
Jeda Wireless Charging Pad V4 Installed
iPhone 11 on left and Motorola Moto G Stylus 5G (2023) on right.
Back of Jeda Wireless Charging Pad V4
Jeda Wireless Charging Pad V4 Review
Charging Speeds: Unlike the Pixel 7 Pro, the iPhone 11 is limited to 7.5-watt wireless charging. This means that even if you connect the Jeda Wireless Charging Pad V4 to the two 15W USB ports from the 12V cigarette lighter in the 2019 Tesla Model 3, the iPhone 11 will still only charge at a 7.5-watt rate. This limitation is inherent to the iPhone 11 and not the charging pad.
Short Drives: During a 14-minute drive, my iPhone 11’s battery went up by 3%, moving from 93% to 96%. On a longer 28-minute drive, it increased another 3% to 99%. This charging speed is similar to what I observed with the Pixel 7 Pro. It’s worth noting that I used the USB ports under the car’s infotainment center, which only support 7.5-watt wireless charging.
Convenience: The ease of simply placing your iPhone on the pad and witnessing immediate charging remains a highlight. It’s a small luxury that never gets old.
Longer Drives: During a 20-minute drive with Apple Maps running and the iPhone 11 screen always on, the battery increased by just 4%, going from 60% to 64%. Despite the screen being active, the charger still managed to add some charge.
Upcoming Tests: I’m looking forward to testing the charger’s performance when using the iPhone 11’s hotspot feature with the screen on. This will provide more insights into its capabilities.
Niggles: Just as with the Pixel 7 Pro, the iPhone 11’s screen occasionally lights up during drives, especially noticeable at night. This is a concern that needs addressing. Further investigation is required to determine if this is a charger design issue or an external factor.
Testing Wireless Speed with Ampere
The iPhone 11, with its 3110 mAh battery, is considerably smaller than the Pixel 7 Pro’s. The fastest charging speed I observed for the iPhone 11 was around 500 mA. While this might seem significantly lower than the Pixel 7 Pro’s 1700 mA, it’s important to remember the iPhone’s inherent 7.5-watt wireless charging limitation. For those unfamiliar with what these numbers mean, you can refer to the detailed explanation in my Pixel 7 Pro review.
During one of my errand runs, I left my iPhone 11 in the car and was pleasantly surprised upon my return. Without activating any special modes on my Tesla, the phone had charged up to a full 100%. I was genuinely impressed.
This feature can be incredibly handy, especially if you’re looking to charge a friend’s phone while you’re out. However, a word of caution for Tesla owners: if you’re charging a phone that also serves as a digital key, it’s essential to turn off Bluetooth and carry a physical Tesla NFC card with you. This ensures you have a backup access method, keeping your vehicle secure.
The Jeda Wireless Charging Pad V4 continues to offer the convenience of wireless charging. However, the slow charging rate and the screen light-up issue persist. While it’s suitable for maintaining your iPhone’s battery during drives, those seeking rapid charging might want to consider plugging the phone directly into an 18-watt charger, which can provide a 50% charge in just 30 minutes.
For those who’ve followed my reviews, Jeda’s commitment to enhancing the Tesla experience is evident. From the “Jeda USB Hub for Tesla Model 3 Review” to the “Tesla Tray by Jeda” and the “Jeda SSD for Tesla Model 3 & Model Y Review“, each product showcases Jeda’s dedication, even if there’s room for improvement in certain areas.