12 volt USB multi charging points

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  1. Gazza333

    Gazza333 Funster

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    hi I'm looking at fitting a group of these to the motorhome to charge up iPads and phones. I need at least two 2.1 amp USB sockets but the more the merrier. I'm looking at connecting them via an inline fuse directly from my battery bank (250ah)

    Any recommendations ? Have seen some Chinese ones on eBay with 4 USB outlets a display and cigar lighter socket. Interested in ones that I can permanently fix. Or even a multi USB adapter type

    Gary
     
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    Dont fit them anywhere near your radio as they interfere with the signal other than that they are great
     
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    All the sockets unscrew from the bezel or mounting plate, just a large ring nut on the back of each one, so can be mounted separately.
    I have a pair in the caravan mounted through suitable sized holes....depends if you want to drill a load of 30mm holes.
    I also used the digital volt meter as a basic battery voltage checker.
    Being digital it only draws a few milliamps so didn't bother about switching it.
    I also fitted a dual outlet (2.1a + 1.0a) one in the car.
     
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    Don't bother with cig lighter to USB adaptors....too unreliable and vibrate out.
     
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    I've always just gone for fitting extra 12v sockets and using adapters like this..
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    Just gives the option of using them for other things ....
    Andy
     
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    I've fitted a couple in the van recently; also mains sockets with usb connectors.
    I'm taking five teenage climbers to France next week and I've been told we need at least half a dozen USB sockets in the car for the journey.

    My suggestion for a few games of I-Spy and communal whistling of the lastest youngsters' pop hits was not well received, for some reason :whistle:
     
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    Take care not to fit them in direct line of sight when sleeping. They have annoyingly bright blue LEDs. Had to sticky tape over ours.
     
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    I have recently fitted some to our van, fused them and put a small rocker on/off switch as they were connected directly to the batteries.
    Cheers
    Ed
     
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    We have one by our dressing table thingy in the motorhome. Right in my line of sight, a tiny blob of blu-tac does the job.
     
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    That's what I used for the dash cam and TomTom in my car.
    Hidden under the dash and a couple of USB leads up the door pillar trim & over the headliner to feed both items.
     
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