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Submitted: Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 09:59
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Does anyone have the same problem as me with recharging leads ? I have dozens of leads to recharge things and almost none of them interchangeable. Cord for the iPad, two cords for different mobile phones (hers and mine) cord for the hand held UHF radio charger, cord for my hearing aid charger, cord for a small inverter, cord for the Tom Tom navigator, cord for the DashCam, cord for rechargeable LED torches, I think that's all. I don't have a shortage of 12v outlets just all these cords sigh...

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Reply By: The Explorer - Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 10:05

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 10:05
No idea what you're talking about :)



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Reply By: Freshstart - Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 10:46

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 10:46
Absolutely no idea what you are on about Rob.

We label them either with a white inked marker pen or cable ties on the leads. Then tie them up with rubber bands etc.

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Follow Up By: Ross M - Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 15:43

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 15:43
Most modern cords repeatedly wound up like that WILL cause a fracture of the wire inside the insulation and the break will be positioned just outside the plug pack case.
The repeated bending causes the fatigue. Add some split rubber tube to the flex tail/grommet and tape it in position.
That will provide a slower curve and less immediate stress to the cable cores.

Winding up laptop power supplies like that causes them to fail also.
New power supply?
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Follow Up By: Freshstart - Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 19:22

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 19:22
Fair point but it isn't a problem if done gently and carefully.

Maybe I should say more.

We haven't had any wires break in many years. They are only used when bush and not when on the move so no flapping around. Only the 12V input ones go bush, and only when the grandkids come along. Usually just on weekend drives.

We have very little use for all this stuff as we don't even take a mobile phone nor laptop and don't own any "games", tablets or iphones. Not even one of those things that show the books (ereader ?)

The two fridge supplies, satellight phone and the dash cam 12V cables are permanently installed in the car and not stored in the box. They are the only ones that we use and as luck has it the dash cam and phone cables are the same.

Yes I do agree that you should take care doing this. These things are made from cheap materials and wire to keep the cost down.
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Reply By: Member - Granty55 - Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 11:03

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 11:03
Racinrob, we found the best way to keep them under control is to bag 'em. We use snap lock bags, get the ones you can write on, label them and place them all in a container with a tight lid so they can't escape!
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Follow Up By: rocco2010 - Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 11:50

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 11:50
Separate bags is a good idea. Also stops them breeding.

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Reply By: Member - Rosco from way back - Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 11:09

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 11:09
Mongrel bloody things !!!!!!!!!!!!!
Why they can't adopt a standard across the board e.g. mini USB escapes me. Apart from the fact they can obviously only see $ signs.
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Follow Up By: Neil & Pauline - Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 11:21

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 11:21
They have been standardised, just there is 50 million standards.


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Follow Up By: tim_c - Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 14:57

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 14:57
It's up to the consumers to demand it... if enough consumers turned around and said "We're not buying devices that can't be charged by a standard micro-USB" it would change overnight.
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Reply By: pop2jocem - Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 11:23

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 11:23
Yep, hear what you're saying guys. We have little white sticky thingeesse that the wife rounded up from somewhere, with their name, rank and serial number recorded on.

What gets me is that the one for the Hema looks very very similar to the one for the wireless modem which looks very very similar to the one for the Ipad.
But not quite similar enough...Grrrrrrrrrr.

Oh yeah, the charging cord for the I phone and the other bloody phone are different.
The adaptors to go into the 240v and the related cord occasionaly have the Ipad bringing up a message about how the charging "may" not be compatible. Note the word "may", because then it will go on to charge.

Mustn't forget the laptop I'm typing on at the moment. That's different again.

Ya reckon Bill Gates has a few bob to spare. The bloke that comes up with a way to charge all this crap with just one adaptor will out do good ol' Billy. That is unless the cord makers get to him first...

(:=E)

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Reply By: get outmore - Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 11:57

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 11:57
only step forward was the standardising of smart phone chargers

- (except apple of course as said its about the $$)
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Reply By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 14:38

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 14:38
Cop this lot!



Actually, I deceive. They are no longer in use, just in my workshop junk box. lol
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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 15:56

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 15:56
Alan can I borrow that one second from the left in the bottom R/H corner?

I don't have a particular use for it, just don't have one in my current collection.
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 18:40

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 18:40
Sorry Alby, can't break up the collection.
Besides, I can't disentangle them!
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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 19:02

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 19:02
Yeah fair enough , they are worth more as a box set.
I will see if I can get one at a garage sale or on eBay
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Reply By: Nargun51 - Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 15:47

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 15:47
I'm glad that I'm not the only one with a box full of leads!

Spent all of $5.99 at Woolworths one day and bought myself an USB octopos with 8 different plugs on the end; it's always plugged into the PC at work.

Goes missing at regular intervals to charge the office's tablets, ebooks and phones
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Reply By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 17:00

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 17:00
They are great for wiring up LED night lights.
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Reply By: kennchris - Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 20:18

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 20:18
As soon as we get anything now that comes with a cord or charger I engrave on them what they are for. Saves a lot of time trying to work out what goes with what.
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Reply By: Member - johnat - Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 21:10

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 21:10
It's not so much the leads - we have several items that charge with a mini USB - but the plug packs that proliferate in my place.

We have a USB output plugpack, and a set of USB to "whatever" cables. Means that we can charge any item from the same plug-pack with just a change of cable. Carry a couple of such plug-packs and leave the "official" plug-packs at home in a big plastic box!
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Reply By: bgreeni - Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 23:13

Friday, Aug 15, 2014 at 23:13
We added to the problem recently when travelling overseas. Needed adapters for UK and Europe. Ended up taking an Oz power board and only one adapter that I plugged it into and then pluged that into the foreign power point. Meant we could charge 4 items at once
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