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Wiring a USB cable behind the dash

Discussion in 'Audio & Video' started by bookname305, Aug 19, 2021.

  1. Aug 19, 2021 at 10:03 AM
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    bookname305

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    Currently, I am running a cable from the cigarette outlet to my phone on my ram mount above the entertainment center. Trying I am thinking of wiring a permanent USB cable behind my entertainment center to both free up the outlet and have some better cable management. Is there a way to tap into the power behind the entertainment center using the extra cables that are sitting there already?
     
  2. Aug 19, 2021 at 10:15 AM
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    Ah, USB voltage is 5 volts.
     
  3. Aug 20, 2021 at 6:20 AM
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    So I will just need to find a USB receptacle, and splice it into a 5 V wire correct?
     
  4. Aug 20, 2021 at 7:01 AM
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    No, that will be super tedious and difficult

    grab something like this and split it in to the two wires on the back of the cig lighter socket. Easy access, no risk of damaging data wires, and enough power available

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  5. Aug 20, 2021 at 7:38 AM
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  7. Aug 20, 2021 at 2:06 PM
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    Yes that will work just fine they do make USB jacks with pig tails that work with any 12 volt input so you don't have to take up a lighter socket
     
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