12v parallel pin to USB adaptor

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  1. namwaldog

    namwaldog Funster

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    I have a female socket on the MH that one of these fits.
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    Does anyone know if you can buy the male two pin plug on its own with USB port(s) built in? I currently fit a cigar lighter /USB adaptor into the end to charge the phones.
     
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    Google usb 2 pin plug and you will find plenty.
     
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    I am going to stick my neck out and say a 100% NO...

    That 2 pins 12 socket / plug is years old design and the USB so much newer. No one would ever manufacture something for such a small demand....
     
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    I doubt very much you will find the plug you seek.
    not enough demand to be worthwhile the trouble designing and making moulds etc.
     
  6. namwaldog

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    The male socket on its own looks like this....
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    perhaps there is one with the USB sockets in the back. I agree with your point Tonka but someone may have seen one somewhere.
     
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    Sorry didn't realise it was that style of socket. Not seen those for years :)
     
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    It's what the yanks use I believe.
     
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    Thanks NickNic. It looks like the two flat pins are the same size whereas the one I need has a broad pin and a narrow one.
    Thanks for all your fast replies I think that a new female socket such as pappajohn & tonka recommend is probably the way forward.
     
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    That fits the US 120v mains supply, not sure it would be correct for a 12v supply.

    I do have a multi-adaptor which has a USB output but again not sure if it would fit, mine is similar to this one

    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/UNIVERSAL...334?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_3&hash=item3cccaed3e6
     
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    Do like we do and go twin plug to ciggy lighter socket and stick a ciggy plug to USB socket in it. Works great.:D
     
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    Thats what the op is doing now.
     
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    Oops. Didn't read that bit :doh:
     
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    I installed one of these after removing the aux power socket from the centre console, couldn't of been easier and looks factory fitted (y)

    Next job is to remove the antiquated Hella socket and replace with one of these
    http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/400794199762?_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK:MEBIDX:IT

    Some great solutions on Ebay
     
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    We had a socket like that in our Autoquest. I took the cigar plug off a multi-socket adapter and replaced it with a 2 pin plug like the one in your photo, remembering that the positive on a cigar socket is the end terminal and the negative is the side clips. As with any electrical circuit the trick is not to overload its capacity.
    Our Burstner has Hella sockets so I did the same sort of thing with a Hella plug.
     
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    That is a 2pin American plug made by Australian company Clipsal, they were used in UK caravans in the 80's for 12V.

    You could buy one of these and connect it to your plug.

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