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RalphP 01-26-2019 05:31 PM

Anyone else adding USB ports?
 
I ran across this on Amazon - five single port boards, just need wires soldered to them and mounted somewhere.

https://smile.amazon.com/HiLetgo-DC-...dp/B01HXU1C6U/

RwP

tbugden 01-26-2019 10:52 PM

Maybe someday. I really only need one though and if I ever replace the head unit it'll have that... **** on that note I just remembered I have a spare head unit in a box! And some good speakers sitting around. Dammit Ralph, you gave me another project.

glenlloyd 01-26-2019 11:36 PM

Since my cig lighter is defunct I'll have to come up with something and probably easier to just do something like this. I would like to see something like that other one you posted Ralph, didn't that one have two USB ports?

Anyway, maybe in the spring I'll do something.

Steve

RalphP 01-27-2019 01:38 AM

Yes, it did, and was a better fit for my plans up high. Those little ones, though ... there's notches at the top of the glove box, you could mount them there (take the trim out with the cupholder to reach in there), wire them to either constant hot or switched hot, and snake the USB cable up into the notch. (I ran some LED pods for a glove box light instead ... that should be finally ready for pics sometime this next week!)

Here's the one I used: https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B01IY4QFXE/

Do notice that it's 3A total; the other one is also 3A, but for just one outlet. And it's cheaper per outlet too! (All five run less than this single 2-outlet unit does.)

OTOH - THIS one works, and works great.

OTGH ... with five, you could stick one or two up in the headliner up front, one in back, and two in the glove box ...

RwP

RalphP 01-27-2019 10:30 AM

A few more possibilities.

5, 2A singles: https://www.newfrog.com/product/5pcs...charger-146344

A double unit: https://www.newfrog.com/product/dual...-module-261981

And for those that want a really, REALLY bright footwell light - mount this one: https://www.newfrog.com/product/1pcs...-new-208985.01 (Or under the hood. Shucks, put a pair and get yourself a suntan while checking the oil!)

(Yes, that last one is a bit silly.)

RwP

RalphP 01-27-2019 05:50 PM

BTW - I've bought from Newfrog before. As long as I understand a) English isn't their first language (and at times, I don't think it even ranks in the top 5!) and b) Ad writers lie worse than politicians, then it's usually OK.

RwP

HeyYou 01-27-2019 06:31 PM


Originally Posted by RalphP (Post 3427130)
BTW - I've bought from Newfrog before. As long as I understand a) English isn't their first language (and at times, I don't think it even ranks in the top 5!) and b) Ad writers lie worse than politicians, then it's usually OK.

RwP

Thank You for that. Gave me a good laugh. (mainly because its true.....) Glad I wasn't drinking anything. :D

RalphP 01-27-2019 08:37 PM


Originally Posted by RalphP (Post 3427130)
BTW - I've bought from Newfrog before. As long as I understand a) English isn't their first language (and at times, I don't think it even ranks in the top 5!) and b) Ad writers lie worse than politicians, then it's usually OK.

RwP


Originally Posted by HeyYou (Post 3427138)
Thank You for that. Gave me a good laugh. (mainly because its true.....) Glad I wasn't drinking anything. :D

Heh.

Let's say I recommend them with reservations. Main reservation is "Use your brain!" :icon_lolsign:

So far nothing from them's been bad; as long as I read between the lines.

(At least they haven't gotten Wish's reputation ... )

RwP

Ruff16965 02-01-2019 08:47 AM

https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/dodgefo...b699958c02.jpg
I had a dead cigarette socket, replaced it with a dual USB port from Amazon. Works great.


glenlloyd 02-01-2019 01:32 PM


Originally Posted by Ruff16965 (Post 3427609)
https://cimg7.ibsrv.net/gimg/dodgefo...b699958c02.jpg
I had a dead cigarette socket, replaced it with a dual USB port from Amazon. Works great.

I like that for replacing the cig ligher but would still need to add one up above mirror and in the rear near the dome light OR back in the bed of the truck for a bed cap mounted camera.

Steve


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