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Unread 08-12-2013, 07:48 AM   #1
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Hardwire multiple adapters?

Hello,

I am interested in simultaneously hardwiring multiple power adapters in my TJ. Specifically, I would like to wire a garmin, mini usb, both apple connectors if possible.

What would be the best way to do this?


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Unread 08-12-2013, 07:54 AM   #2
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Buy one from an auto parts store or eBay. And hard wire it in.
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Unread 08-12-2013, 08:23 AM   #3
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This is probably a dumb question but can I just take any random USB adapter and strip the cord near the USB end and attach it to the same place I have my sirius hardwired? Will that actually work?
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Unread 08-12-2013, 02:46 PM   #4
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Are you asking if you can take a USB device and hardwire it to 12v?

No not without an adapter. USB runs at 5V DC.

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Unread 08-12-2013, 07:53 PM   #5
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Could just install an extra single/double cigarette lighter style power outlet and then stick one of those tiny two port cigarette lighter usb things in it. Some of them look pretty flush-mounted when plugged in.
I only suggest such a redundant sounding thing because there seems to be a lack of proper hardwired 12v to usb aftermarket options.
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Unread 08-12-2013, 08:44 PM   #6
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Just get a multi port 12v adaptor and hide it behind the dash. Place the cord into it and run the cord. Then when you need to change the cord for a new device it is just a simple plug swap. Maybe zip tie the adaptor into the plug.
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