Getting a 5v (USB) power supply

Discussion in 'GPS Navigation' started by dna, Jun 27, 2013.

  1. dna

    dna Funster

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    Has anyone installed a converter to step the 12v down to 5v similar to

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Vktech-Charg...d_sim_sbs_ce_2

    as an alternative to using a Cigar Lighter plug?

    Would this give a neater installation on the offside dashboard than running a cable from the lighter socket?

    (i have started a new thread as I got no comments when including this in the Truck Satnav thread - hope you don't mind)
     
  2. andyman

    andyman Read Only Funster

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    I looked at fitting one but decided against it on 2 points.
    One they were about £30 and two without a switch it would be permanently on.
    By the way the link is not working.

    Andy
     
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    TheBig1 Funster Life Member

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    you would need to add an ignition switched relay to prevent it draining the battery when the engine is off. but all the box of tricks really includes is a 5v voltage regulator chip, so a lot of money for what it really is
     
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    17 months late but big apologies I didn't thank you for your replies to this! In the end I used a long lead from the lighter socket and one of these adapters to run a Satnav (5v) and a reversing camera monitor (12v)
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    Next time I promise to thank you sooner
    :oops:
     
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