5v hardwire, help needed

Discussion in 'Fiesta ST Interior Upgrades' started by wash, Apr 27, 2014.

  1. wash

    wash Active Member

    I'm getting a really cool Airdock charger that I'm going to mount in my car.

    Now I want to find the right hard wired 12v to 5v converter.

    I need 2 amps of current and the connector is Micro USB but I can splice in to that.

    It seems like a simple thing but looking on the internet, reviews are mixed on all the Chinese stuff, nothing is name brand and most don't list their current.

    What I want is something that will last for a couple years at least and if/when it fails, it shouldn't burn down my car.

    Let me know what works or better yet, what doesn't work.
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  3. spangenb

    spangenb Active Member

    Monoprice.com has a 2 amp usb charger that plugs into the lighter socket. It's inexpensive. I have like 10 of them. I think that would be a great place to start even if you want to take it apart and hardwire it in.
  4. Sil3nt611

    Sil3nt611 Active Member

    I'm not sure exactly what you're trying to do, but from what I'm gathering the way I'd do it is to wire in a hidden 12V socket somewhere and then plug in something like this. http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias=aps&field-keywords=car usb Then plug the USB cable into that and to the Airdock. I wouldn't hardwire something directly in myself, I'd do connectors so it's removable if needed. If I'm completely off, explain what you want to do a bit better. I'm assuming an Airdock is a docking station for your iPhone in your car?
  5. wash

    wash Active Member

    Well plug in devices are kind of crummy, they don't last a long time and the designers are often tempted to push the current limit so it can be advertised as 2.1 amp or something.

    The Airdock is a Qi type inductive charger with a micro suction cup foam pad and magnets in it to grab the back of smooth phones or attract metal plates found in some phones.

    I'll be able to hop in my car stick my phone on the dock and then drive off charging my phone with no cords to fuss with.

    I will also be able to stick my access port to the dock when I'm not charging my phone.

    Any way, inductive chargers are not the most efficient so I need a high current 5v supply that will last and as I said, not burn down my car because I'm using a product far outside of the original design intent.

    I want something better but I'm having a little trouble finding it.

    A funny thing happened and I might have the solution in the form of a demo board but I'm not sure yet.
  6. WestcoastST

    WestcoastST Active Member

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