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Old 09-26-2016, 01:16 PM   #1
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adding a plug w USB

Is switching out 1 wall plug in a trailer w the newer plug/USB combos possible/do-able or am I asking for trouble electrically?

I know many things, but I cant even BS my way through an electric conversation
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Old 09-26-2016, 01:23 PM   #2
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Arrgh im trying to include picture but site wont let me

Its looks like typical 2 recepticle plugs w 2 usb holes in the middle
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Old 09-26-2016, 01:28 PM   #3
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I can't see any issue or reason why it wouldn't work. Should be a straight forward swap of an outlet...
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Old 09-26-2016, 01:29 PM   #4
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I would not be concerned about any electrical problems. Normally these devices have a small power supply inside them that converts 120VAC to 5VDC for the USB. I guess it is possible these could trip a GFCI, so you might want to try one first.
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Old 09-26-2016, 01:30 PM   #5
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I have a few in my house, and love them. They are expensive, but they never grow legs and wonder off.

I think they would be hard to install, as the electrical boxes are smaller than a typical house box.

I added a few 12V auxiliary power ports and use a car charger. This way I can charge when boondocking too.
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Old 09-26-2016, 01:43 PM   #6
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I have a bunch in my house, and my 2016 Greyhawk has one factory installed under the dining table. The only issue I can see is the size of the box used where you want to install it. The USB/120 plug outlets are bigger because of the USB power supply.

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Old 09-26-2016, 01:53 PM   #7
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https://www.maxximastyle.com/outlets...FQVqfgodOqcMgQ

Something like this is 15 bucks but i want to put it in wall so box size might be an issue
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Old 09-26-2016, 02:18 PM   #8
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Powerwerx has 12 volt powered USB chargers that can be installed in a panel or wall:


https://powerwerx.com/panel-mount-du...device-charger


This would let you charge up devices when not connected to shore power or generator.
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The depth of the box is probably the limiting factor, but if it is in an area where a deeper box can be installed (side of a cabinet) then you could change out the box too. I took the easy route and added 4 outlet AC tap near my entertainment centre with an additional 3 USB taps. I have another 2 USB taps in the 12V outlet just to the left so we can charge all our electronic devices wherever we are.


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Old 09-26-2016, 02:49 PM   #10
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I just bought a power strip for home with USB charging ports. What ever you do make sure at least one of the ports is capable of 2.1 amps. Not all have a port capable of 2.1 amps. Tablets, even older ones, will not charge at all on 1 amp ports. Newer phones will but will charge slower.
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