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

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.