Where are the USB ports located in Tesla Model 3

Model 3 has two USB ports located in the front compartment of the center console. These ports can be used to:
• Connect and charge USB devices
• Play audio files stored on a phone or USB device
• Save videos when using features such as Sentry Mode or Dashcam

The left port is USB-C compatible whereas the right port is USB-A (on vehicles manufactured before approximately June, 2020, both ports are USB-A)

Open the center console door below the touchscreen and lift the phone dock upward to access the front USB ports.

Two additional USB ports are located in the rear of the center console (on vehicles manufactured since approximately June 2020, these ports are USB-C).
These ports charge USB-connected devices but do not communicate with the vehicle.

NOTE: Power is available whenever the vehicle is considered “awake”. The vehicle may be awake for many reasons. For example, when using features such as Summon, or when features such as Cabin Overheat Protection, Keep Climate On, Dog Mode, Sentry Mode, etc. are enabled. The vehicle is also awake whenever the 12V battery is being charged or is in use, during HV charging, when the vehicle is communicating with the mobile app, etc. Leaving an accessory plugged in does not deplete the 12V battery.

NOTE: Use USB 3.0 compliant cables to connect a device to a USB port. Using non-compliant cables can result in slower charging, potential connection problems or degraded performance.

NOTE: Do not connect multiple devices using a USB hub. This can prevent connected devices from charging or from being recognized by Media Player, Sentry Mode, Dashcam, etc.

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