in car 12 volt multi-port USB charger

Submitted: Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 at 15:36
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I am looking for a multi port USB charger that I can plug into a 12 volt cig outlet or hard wire. I have a number of devices that can be charged via USB. I can only find 2 outlet devices supplied from Dick Smith, Jaycar etc.. I have 2 mini cams (gopro) 2 phones, iPad & e-reader that I would like to set-up & charge overnight but I'm reluctant to use my inverter & a power board for this. Has anyone got any suggestions please.
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Reply By: Outbackogre - Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 at 15:55

Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 at 15:55
Hi Rodger, I have one of these

http://www.centrecom.com.au/orico-5-port-usb-car-charger-total-39w-5v

Seems to work ok. Rob.
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Follow Up By: Allan B (Member, SunCoast) - Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 at 21:22

Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 at 21:22
That looks a pretty good gadget. Pity the specs will not reveal on that link.

Another link with specs is Here
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Reply By: wombat100 - Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 at 16:39

Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 at 16:39
If you put a post like this up not many years ago- readers would not have a clue what you mean !!! Ah progress- getting out there and roughing it
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Follow Up By: Bigfish - Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 at 16:48

Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 at 16:48
Haha...I was at the doctors this morning. About 10 people all waiting. Two older folks reading magazines. All the rest, under 30, playing with their mobiles/pads. Sad world indeed..
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Reply By: Frank P (NSW) - Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 at 16:55

Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 at 16:55
I bought a charger that sits in a cupholder. It has 2 ciggy outlets and 2 USB. We put a USB "acorn" in each of the ciggy sockets. Each acorn has 2 USB, one 2 amp, one 1 amp, which gives us 6 USB outlets if we need them, including 2 with decent output for devices that call for it. In the photo below we are using only one acorn. They're handy, available from ABR Sidewinder. (Scroll down a bit.)

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Reply By: Bob Y. - Qld - Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 at 17:29

Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 at 17:29
Rodger,

Think Derek from ABR-Sidewinder has a new USB charger, 4 x USB @ 4.8 amps. Also has a voltage display included.

He has a 2nd model too, but forget the details of it.

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Follow Up By: ABR - SIDEWINDER - Monday, Feb 23, 2015 at 11:21

Monday, Feb 23, 2015 at 11:21
Yes they are here: New Products

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Derek
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Reply By: Sigmund - Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 at 20:51

Sunday, Feb 22, 2015 at 20:51
Just keep track of the current needed. Tablets and phones can take up to 2.1 w each. The adapter will specify the max watts it can deliver. Old ones won't cut it.

If you have 2 cig sockets look at 2 outlets each.
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Reply By: vk1dx - Monday, Feb 23, 2015 at 08:38

Monday, Feb 23, 2015 at 08:38
We have a bunch of unused switch panels in the dash. What I would like is to modify one of the blank covers and mount a couple of USB charging ports in it. That would veave the cigarette holder free. And maybe cut out some loose messy cables hanging around the cabin. I already have the two cables in the lining and behind the dash leaving just a few inches hanging out near the console. I do have a Narva twin port in mind but it is a little large. The blank panels are quite small.

Anyone know where I can get just a couple of ports including the 12 to 5 V circuitry?

Any more ideas than this one where the centre white section and the small black ring immediately around it, comes out. I need it about the size of the white section only.



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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Monday, Feb 23, 2015 at 09:07

Monday, Feb 23, 2015 at 09:07
Just a follow up. I just took a blank panel out of the car and it looks like the largest hole that I can cut in it is just 20 mm. Small hey! That's why I am asking around. I want it to be neat and professional looking as the car isn't a cheap runaround. It's a Maxima.

Sure I could get one of these and just stick it on the console, but it's a bit tacky and messy. Okay for the 4x4. But I wouldn't do it for my beloved.

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Follow Up By: TomH - Monday, Feb 23, 2015 at 09:32

Monday, Feb 23, 2015 at 09:32
Ive got one of those but dont use it because the ciggy plug kept popping loose no matter how i tried to stop it.
Tried in several cars and just gave up. I now have one with 4 ciggy sockets and just stick the car charger cords into them
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Monday, Feb 23, 2015 at 10:39

Monday, Feb 23, 2015 at 10:39
Thanks Tom. There seems to be a few good cigarette sockets and a lot of rubbish ones. We don't have problems with the ones for the fridges and 12V outlets in the rear of the Toyota. But for the "bosses" "limosine" I am after less cables and simple USB sockets. The one below was sent to me and I am considering it. With all of the cables to the dash cam, phone and kids "toys" behind the car trim and lining, it will mean only about six inches of cables in view. I would like to hard wire them all but she prefers them to be removable.

This is one example of the thing that I am after. I found it after my initial post after a phone call to a friend. I am looking for more options. It's about 2 mm too big on the thin side for my liking.

Thanks mate.



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Follow Up By: AlbyNSW - Monday, Feb 23, 2015 at 11:58

Monday, Feb 23, 2015 at 11:58
VK1DX I have seen those in dash ones on ebay to suit Toyota blank plates if that is what you are after?
I have the one like you first posted and it worked great with my Ipad
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Follow Up By: vk1dx - Monday, Feb 23, 2015 at 15:12

Monday, Feb 23, 2015 at 15:12
Thanks Alby After your post I ordered two. My wife needs three outlets, dash cam, bluetooth interface and one for the camera itself.

Thanks mate and tnx to the others.
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Reply By: ABR - SIDEWINDER - Monday, Feb 23, 2015 at 11:18

Monday, Feb 23, 2015 at 11:18




Besides our existing usb chargers we have these 2 new ones.

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Derek from ABR
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Reply By: Member - Rodger - Monday, Feb 23, 2015 at 11:20

Monday, Feb 23, 2015 at 11:20
Thanks folks this is better than I thought, lots of different ideas to think about.
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Reply By: Bruce B11 - Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 at 12:06

Thursday, Feb 26, 2015 at 12:06
I have a Navara D40 and air_on_board (in Melbourne) have just released a unit to suit the Navara cutouts. They also have units for other models
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