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Old 06-15-2015, 03:27 PM   #1
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Default Anyone install Cigarette/USB outlets? How and Where?

This is probably something I would install under the gas tank with double sided sticky tape. Or is there a better place?
I also want to install an auxiliary fuse box too.
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Old 06-15-2015, 03:34 PM   #2
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Default Re: Anyone install Cigarette/USB outlets? How and Where?

Mine is installed under the Roadster seat riser lip along with the Power Inverter
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Old 06-15-2015, 04:00 PM   #3
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Default Re: Anyone install Cigarette/USB outlets? How and Where?

I installed it parallel up under the dash rail by the right door.. It is completely out of sight.
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Old 06-15-2015, 04:07 PM   #4
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Default Re: Anyone install Cigarette/USB outlets? How and Where?

I installed this unit up under the gas tank on the right side next to the kick panel with Velcro. It's hardwired into the fuse box on the firewall (which is also attached with Velcro)
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Old 06-15-2015, 04:14 PM   #5
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Default Re: Anyone install Cigarette/USB outlets? How and Where?

I put mine on with a bracket on one of the dash bolts and put used Velcro for the converter which I installed on the steering support bracket. Remember if you don't have 12 V and you need it, you will have to also put in a converter. Also remember if you do put in a converter, that you are going from a positive ground to a negative ground (don't ask me how I know-two burned out GPS plugs)
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Old 06-15-2015, 04:27 PM   #6
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Default Re: Anyone install Cigarette/USB outlets? How and Where?

Anyone have pictures of there installed going from a 6v to make it a 12volt to use these?
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Power Inverter:

http://www.snydersantiqueauto.com/Co...0CHD-10489.pdf
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Old 06-15-2015, 05:33 PM   #8
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Anyone have pictures of there installed going from a 6v to make it a 12volt to use these?
Like I mentioned above, this is what I did. Sorry do not have pictures at this time. But if you do it, remember you are going from a positive ground to a negative ground.
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Old 06-15-2015, 07:24 PM   #9
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Default Re: Anyone install Cigarette/USB outlets? How and Where?

I got a power outlet in the seat riser of my roadster. its 12 volts
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Old 06-15-2015, 11:28 PM   #10
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On our fordor, we used velcro and strapped a unit to a carpet insert that is placed under the front seat on top of the front seat pan. The unit that we used has two outlets, and one of those we went ahead and placed a power cord to, and then routed it between the bottom and seat-back cushions; the second we fished a power cord under the seat riser and until it is needed, the cord is hidden under the front carpet. On our phaeton, we mounted an outlet on the bottom lip of the front seat riser. Hope this helps.

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Old 06-16-2015, 04:40 PM   #11
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Default Re: Anyone install Cigarette/USB outlets? How and Where?

yup i have 2 installed at each end of the dash rail, bought a power inverter from mikes for 99.99, installed in the left cowl, with 1 wire up and to the junction box and the other to the cig lighter, splitting off to the other at the opposite end, Works great, uses it for everything.
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Old 06-16-2015, 09:31 PM   #12
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Here is the way I installed my 12 V plug and the converter. Please don't laugh to much at the crude wiring job. It is a "farmers" way of getting the job done and it does work. But---REMBER, hook positive to positive and negative to negative. And also don't ask me how I know about the last statement.
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Old 06-17-2015, 12:42 AM   #13
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I have installed several WITHOUT a 12V converter. The USB voltage is 5V so a 6V system should be OK. Just make sure you connect the + and - correctly.

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Old 06-17-2015, 12:11 PM   #14
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I got a power outlet in the seat riser of my roadster. its 12 volts
same for my cabriolet
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Old 06-17-2015, 02:21 PM   #15
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Default Re: Anyone install Cigarette/USB outlets? How and Where?

I'm just too lazy. You can buy a portable charger at Amazon for $15.99.
The are very small. A lipstick charger is $12.99
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Old 06-17-2015, 07:42 PM   #16
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Default Re: Anyone install Cigarette/USB outlets? How and Where?

I have the 3 hole type in my deluxe delivery installed behind the passenger seat so my wife can use it for her phone, We're also going to use it for our GPS on this summer's tours. The delivery is 12 Volt.
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Old 06-21-2015, 10:44 AM   #17
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Default Re: Anyone install Cigarette/USB outlets? How and Where?

I have outlets on the steering column secured with plastic cable ties, and under the gas tank held with Velcro. I use these to operate a Garmin GPS and to charge my cell phone.
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Old 06-21-2015, 04:47 PM   #18
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I was looking at using something like this as a USB port solution. It puts out 3 amps which is more than enough for any cell phone.

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Car-C...837239928.html
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Old 06-21-2015, 10:35 PM   #19
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Default Re: Anyone install Cigarette/USB outlets? How and Where?

I installed a converter on my A zip tied it to the steering column under the gas tank, out of sight. Those who choose to run the stock 6 volts to a usb charger, good luck My pbone is too expensive to feed that noisy power to. I purchazed my 6 volt positive ground to 12 volt negative ground converter off from ebay and it works great.
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Jon,
Do you remember who you purchased the converter from on ebay?
How and where did you wire it?
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