TyrePal 12v Connector Question

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  1. zac

    zac Funster Life Member

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    The charging connector that comes with the tyreppal (any of them), does anyone know what the dc plug is as i cant seem to find this in USB form anywhere. Now i could just cut up an old usb lead and wire in but that would look messy with tape wrapped around. I would prefer to get a lead already made with the correct adaptor. The bit i mean is the end that plugs into the tyrpal monitor not the hella plug the other end (just incase it wasnt clear:))

    I have called tyrepal this morning and they dont know what the connector is as they get it from overseas. Of course this is not an immediate issue as the unit will last me approx a week before needing to be recharged (i do a lot of driving, this ones for my car, i do have a motorhome version as well but thats ok as plenty of hella sockets in there). Even then i can unplug something else and charge but would like a USB lead just to make things simpler.

    Any info appreciated!

    Thanks
     
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    Our is 12 volt cigarette lighter plug.

    Edit forget it I read the post in full, I would just stay ciggy plug as it only needs a couple of hours every now and again.
     
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    Thanks but its the other end i need as want to get one that is a USB not Cigarette lighter socket
     
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    I don't think you can do that.

    USB power is regulated 5v.

    Tyre pal works on 12v.

    There's no such thing as a USB socket that supplies a higher voltage.

    The only way you might be able to bodge something up is if you could find a transformer that steps 5v up to 12v and put that in line but it wouldn't be ideal even if it did work.
     
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    So doctoring an old USB lead and cutting the hella socket off tyrepal and connecting to old usb lead would not provide a high enough output to charge the tyrepal? If this was tried would it cause damage to the tyrepal as i would assume not if only supplying 5v instead of 12v ?
     
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    I doubt it would do any damage to the Tyrepal but it definitely wouldn't supply a high enough voltage to charge the battery.

    Not sure what it would do to the USB socket it was plugged into.
     
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    I will chop up a lead here as i have plenty just to see what it will do, nothing lost if it doesnt work. The hella socket on the tyrepal can be easily reconnected as it can be taken apart.
     
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    Up to you. As I said I don't think it will hurt the Tyrepal but I'm not promising that.

    I would be more concerned with what it might do to the USB socket on the car. If you really want to try it I would be inclined to buy one of the adapters similar to Robert's link and run it through a cigarette lighter first. At least then the worst you can do is fry a 3 quid adapter and blow a fuse on the car.
     
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    Sure, i already have one of them anyway so will give it a go.
     
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    I just did a quick connect from an old USB lead and the screen on the tyrepal have lit up to indicate it is working but i suspect it will now take a lot longer to charge up. Still it is working on 5v or should i say as far as i can see it is...
     
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    Is it just working from the existing charge in the battery? I guess the test is to see if it shows the battery charging or leave it until you know it's run down and see what happens.
     
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    Battery light looks as though it is charging as going up and down but could be that there is enough voltage to turn it on. will leave it running for a couple of hours to see if it stops charging like the normal lead. Shouldn't take that long as it had nearly a full charge anyway.
     
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    USB is 5v There is every chance the data the unit receives will be corrupted or meaningless

    I would be extremely careful and check everything is working correctly and the display is not just showing the last readings
     
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    It is not showing anything as it is not moving, it is just showing the same screen when you first turn it on. I will monitor it of course.
     
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    How about using one of these or similar
     
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