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tahiti16

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Posted: 02/26/14 05:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

sch911 wrote:

I installed a couple of these in the coach:

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Blue Sea Dual USB Charger Socket


This is the way to go especially if you want to boondock a lot, no los converting to 120 vac from 12 and then again when you convert back to 5vdc which is what a usb port runs at.


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http://store.apple.com/us/product/HA703L........ging?afid=p219%7CGOUS&cid=AOS-US-KWG-PLA


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rvten...I finished wiring the new outlet and am using the 6 outlet / 2 usb Belkins you linked. I found one for less than 20.00 at Home Depot of all places.

Now I need to find or build a shelf to hold the phones / tablets etc. [emoticon]

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I have seen that some of the new Thor coaches have dedicated "charging stations" for phones and tablets. I believe they had 4 ports and looked like a regular wall outlet. I was thinking of getting one of those.when I get my.class c


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I got this

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B009DCNP9O/ref=oh_details_o03_s02_i01?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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I just recently found this device called Multiple device Charging Station and was doing some research when found this 7-Port Multi device charging station(AC). So basically inverter would be required. I am planning to install this in van now. Just curious to know if you guys are using alternate currents converters or is it harmful in anyway in the long runs.
***Link Removed***Interesting list of Multi device charging Stations I found while researching.

Also, Very interesting thing about this 7-port charging sation is I am actually using all 7 ports to charge my devices and every device is charging as normal as it would on wall chargers. I was expecting slow charging with so many devices at a time.

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https://www.powerbanktalk.com/best-usb-multi-phone-charging-station-docking/
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sch911 wrote:

I installed a couple of these in the coach:

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Blue Sea Dual USB Charger Socket
This is also the route I went. I installed a couple of them in out of the way places (but still near the dinette and bed, where they get used), then mounted netting next to them where the phone, tablet, etc. could be stored out of the way. The cable tucks in right next to the phone.


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smita wrote:

https://www.powerbanktalk.com/best-usb-multi-phone-charging-station-docking/
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Clickable links are removed for posters with less than some number of postings--I think the magic threshold is ten posts. This is a spam prevention measure (as often spammers are trying to game Google page ranks by creating lots of diverse links to their site as anything).

There is nothing inherently "wrong" or "dangerous" with using an inverter to power a charger or charging station, it's just rather inefficient electrically, and electrical efficiency is a matter of no small concern for people who are camping without utility hookups. A 12V charger is more efficient overall and they are not at all hard to come by nor expensive.

I put a little direct-from-Asia one in my motorhome dash; it has two charge ports under a flip-top cover that houses a tiny (watch-sized) analog clock. Since I had no other dash clock that solved two problems at once.





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I have USB ports on each side of the bed, under the TV, and on the couch. so far it's been sufficient [emoticon]

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