USB Plug

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 21:41
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I've just come back from two weeks on the Eyre Peninsula, and driving back I was thinking of how handy it would be to have a USB plug to recharge the Ipod, phone, etc in my Prado. Has anyone installed such a thing? Thanks in advance! Mark
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Reply By: Member - Nick (TAS) - Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 21:51

Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 21:51
You can get 12v cigarette plug USB adaptors to charge things like these-copy and paste link

http://www.maplin.co.uk/module.aspx?TabID=1&criteria=usb&ModuleNo=223212&doy=search&C=SO&U=Strat15
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Reply By: Geoff (Newcastle, NSW) - Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 21:52

Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 21:52
I've got a gizmo that fits into my ciggy outlet and has a USB socket on the back end, works a treat for charging my iPod.

Can't remember for the life of my were I got it from but it's very handy!

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Follow Up By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 22:33

Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 22:33
Repco sell one with two cig lighter sockets and a USB socket between them

Mine was 19.95 on special
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Follow Up By: Member - Roachie (SA) - Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 22:41

Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 22:41
Yep, I've got the cigi plug with USB plug at back as well.

It's also suitable for charging the ZTE mobile phone, which uses a mini USB on the phone end and a "proper" USB on the input end.

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Reply By: margro - Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 23:40

Saturday, Jan 17, 2009 at 23:40
Thanks all...i was hoping to put something in wire free, but i might go have a look tomorrow for the ones you've mentioned....
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Follow Up By: Axel [ the real one ] - Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 09:57

Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 09:57
"wire free" ???????? if you ever find a wire free solution for the transfer of electrical power the world will beat a path to your door offering you unmeasurable riches and fame, ROFLMA.
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Reply By: DIO - Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 09:56

Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 09:56
Jaycar Link
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Reply By: Rangiephil - Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 11:02

Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 11:02
All electric toothbrushes are charged by induction.ie wire free.
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Follow Up By: Axel [ the real one ] - Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 11:13

Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 11:13
Induction is still a physical contact ,, ergo not the transfer of electrical power "wire free".
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Follow Up By: Sir Kev & Darkie - Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 18:10

Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 18:10
My electric tooth brush uses AA batteries :))



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Follow Up By: Ozboc - Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 15:57

Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 15:57
that's not a tooth brush - that's your wife's... erm massager ....... it may rattle your teeth loose :)

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Reply By: Gone Bush (WA) - Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 11:05

Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 11:05
Margro, there are a whole lot of these things available thru Jaycar, Dickies, Repco, Supercheap etc.

Even ones that sit in your cup holder, I think one I saw was an inverter as well.

As far as hard wiring goes bear in mind that your vehicle is 12v and a USB socket will be 5V. Much easier to buy something already made up.

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Reply By: Rangiephil - Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 12:37

Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 12:37
Sorry mate cannot let you get away with that one.
Wiki definition.
"Inductive charging charges electrical batteries using electromagnetic induction. A charging station sends energy through inductive coupling to an electrical device, which stores the energy in the batteries. Because there is a small gap between the two coils, inductive charging is one kind of short-distance wireless energy transfer."
The whole principle of inductive charging of a toothbrush is to have electrical sources shielded by insulation. There is no contact.
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Follow Up By: Axel [ the real one ] - Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 12:48

Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 12:48
So your toothbrush charges up while in your mouth does it ??? because that my friend would be truly "wireless free" ,,, It still has to be in CONTACT physicaly with the charging station, for all intents and practical purposes there still does not exist "wireless free"electrical power transfer, if there was we would all be driving electric vehicles that did not need to be plugged in to be recharged.
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Follow Up By: Member - Glenn D (NSW) - Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 17:33

Sunday, Jan 18, 2009 at 17:33
But its not plugged in is it , thats what you were going at .

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Reply By: Mark Taylor - Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 09:45

Monday, Jan 19, 2009 at 09:45
Yes.. the gadget Repco sell is a little ripper.

Fits into your cup holder, plugs into the cig lighter and has 2 x cig lighter out plus 2 x USB out.

Recharges both our Jesus Phones via the usb and powers the GPS and the laptop through the cig lighter type outputs in our Disco 3

Cannot remember the brand... but great thing!

Cheers

Mark T
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