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Adding 12V outlets for powering and charging phones
« on: October 20, 2017, 09:25:03 pm »
The wife and I use our phones a lot and wanted more convenient places to power and charge our phones. As I was converting my fluorescent light over to LED I added 12v sockets above the sofa and above the wife's bed. https://www.amazon.com/Electop-Cigarette-Lighter-Charger-Splitter/dp/B01HEV8LHG/ref=sr_1_29?ie=UTF8&qid=1508552918&sr=8-29&keywords=12volt+auto+splitter  I cut cords from this type of splitter.

 Works great and hardly noticeable when not in use.  I just notched out the plastic on the light fixture to allow the cord to not be pinched when screwed in back in place.


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Re: Adding 12V outlets for powering and charging phones
« Reply #1 on: November 25, 2017, 10:07:00 pm »
This won't be of much value to you who have the current-day dash board with glove box, but it may be interesting to those with the previous dash board made through 2008.

I installed two 12V outlets in the center cup holder.  One is a standard 12V, the other is two USBs  They are wired to the high-power cigarette lighter via a 2-wire harness with an in-line connector to make it easy to remove the cup holder to service the engine.

This allowed our cell phone & GPS power cables to be connected away from the gear shift lever, and it also cleaned off the cup holder nicely.

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