In addition to storage compartments and cup holders (see Interior Storage), the Model S interior supports various electronics such as USB ports, wireless phone chargers, and a 12V power socket.
Model S has five USB ports:
- Two USB ports are located in the front compartment of the center console. These can be used to charge USB devices and to play audio files from a phone or USB device (see Playing Media from Devices).
- Two USB ports are located below the rear touchscreen that can be used to charge USB devices.
- One USB port is located inside the glovebox. This port is equipped with a USB flash drive. The secure location of this USB port makes it ideal for saving Sentry Mode and Dashcam video footage.
The USB ports can output power up to approximately 27W (which may vary depending on vehicle manufacture date).
See USB Drive Requirements for Recording Videos for information about formatting USB flash drives.
To access the front USB ports, open the front compartment of the center console. The front USB ports are located on the rear wall of the compartment:
Rear USB ports are located below the rear touchscreen:
Glovebox USB port:
Wireless Phone Chargers
Wireless phone chargers are integrated into the front console, providing up to 15W of power to charge Qi-enabled phones. To charge your phone, place it on one of the two charge pads. The phone must be in direct contact with the wireless charger. Do not place objects between the phone and the charger (for example, credit cards, key cards, coins, keys, metal objects, etc.). Your device may feel warm while charging, but this is a normal effect of inductive charging.
When placed on the wireless charger, your phone charges whenever the vehicle is powered on (the touchscreen is on and you are in the vehicle). Your phone does not charge when you leave the vehicle unless a feature, such as Keep Climate On, Dog Mode, Camp Mode, or Sentry Mode is enabled.
Low Voltage Power Socket
Your Model S has a power socket located in the center console's compartment. To access the low voltage socket, open the front compartment of the center console.
The power socket is suitable for accessories requiring up to 12A continuous draw (16A peak).
Active Road Noise Reduction
Model S is equipped with Active Road Noise Reduction which reduces low-frequency road noise while driving on rough surfaces. To accomplish this, the vehicle uses the seat microphones to measure noise in the cabin, then generates anti-noise through the speakers to intelligently create quiet zones around each occupant depending on vehicle and environmental factors.
To turn Active Road Noise Reduction on or off, open the Media Player and touch(the audio settings icon shows an equalizer with three vertical lines). This may require several minutes of driving time to calibrate before enabling.