External USB Point ?

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    I am looking to fit an external USB point similar to those available for TV and Satellite connectors, any about? :Smile:
     
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    errrr................I was thinking bricks and mortar :Blush:

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    What I want is an external connector to run my wifi antenna cable into the motorhome, sorry if there is any confusion.:Smile:
     
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    I had a look around to do the same with my Ariel but could not find anything suitable
     
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    You want an IP54 rated connector or better. Can't see anything at the moment.

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    I fitted one of this inside my van. I have since found cheaper ones but the advantage of this model is it is designed for boats and comes with a cover which I would describe as at least splash resistant but I am not sure if it is fully waterproof. Which is of course the problem you are going to have if you mount it externally. However, fit it with a separate inline fuse and it shouldn't do any harm if it goes phut.

    Other suppliers are available, I can't remember who I bought mine off but this will give you an idea what to look for.

    http://www.piplers.co.uk/blue-sea-systems-dual-usb-charger-plug-10466
    The advert shows two types, it is the one with the threaded bit and two spade connections you want for mounting in a panel, not the fag lighter version.
     
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    That looks as though it has a nut behind the cap so might be a through panel fitting - ideal if so. An alternative is to buy an outlet box intended for a mains socket or a gas outlet (the mains ones at least are available without a fitted socket) and use the waterproof extension mentioned earlier in this thread coiled inside it.
     
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    We can do waterproof IP67 Ethernet (CAT5) adapters - but the USB ones are pretty expensive so we don't carry them.
     
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    Thanks for all the help folks, I think I will use the above through my existing external mains box, will there be any interference issues if I do?
     
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