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How to Retrofit Your Desk with an In-Desk Wireless Charger: A Step-By-Step Guide

By Sam Knijff
- 3 minutes read

Upgrading your office furniture with an in-desk wireless charger is an effective way to incorporate modern conveniences into your workspace. In-desk solutions offer a clean, seamless look, closely mimicking the features of high-end desks with built-in wireless charging. Follow this step-by-step guide to retrofit your desk like a pro.

Materials Needed

  • In-Desk Wireless Charging Kit
  • Drill with hole saw attachment (size as specified by the kit)
  • Screwdriver
  • Pencil or chalk for marking
  • Measuring tape
  • Safety goggles
  • Sandpaper (optional)


  1. Read the Instructions: Always start by thoroughly reading the instructions provided with your in-desk wireless charging kit.

  2. Check Compatibility: Make sure that the charger is compatible with your desk's material and thickness, as well as the devices you plan to charge.

  3. Safety First: Before beginning any work, make sure to put on safety goggles to protect your eyes from dust and debris.

  4. Unplug All Electrical Devices: For safety reasons, ensure that all electrical devices on or near the desk are unplugged.

Installation Steps

Mark the Spot

  1. Use a measuring tape to find the ideal location for your wireless charger. Consider the ease of access and where you usually place your devices.

  2. Mark the center of where the hole will go with a pencil or chalk.

Drill the Hole

  1. Attach the hole saw to your drill, ensuring it matches the size specified in your wireless charging kit's instructions.

  2. Drill a hole where you marked, applying steady pressure. Make sure to hold the drill as vertically as possible for a straight hole.

  3. Optional: Use sandpaper to smooth out any rough edges around the hole.

Install the Charger

  1. Insert the wireless charging module into the hole you've just created. It should fit snugly.

  2. If the kit includes screws to secure the module, use a screwdriver to attach it securely to the desk.

  3. Connect the power adapter to the charging module and plug it into a wall outlet.

Test the Charger

  1. Place a compatible device over the new wireless charging spot to make sure it charges as expected.

  2. If the charger is not working, double-check all connections and consult the troubleshooting section in the kit's instruction manual.


Congratulations, you've successfully upgraded your existing office desk with an in-desk wireless charger! Not only have you added a convenient feature to your workspace, but you've also done so in a way that is integrated and aesthetically pleasing. Enjoy your new clutter-free, wire-free charging experience!

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