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BaldwinJeep 04-01-2013 12:37 AM

USB port
 
Has anyone installed a USB port for charging phones, etc in their Jeep? I'd like to install one in the back of the center console so my kids can charge their phones and tablets.

MRT2 04-01-2013 12:57 AM

Search the posts for USB. Found one in whichntheynimstalled a port over the rear seat cup holders. Here's mine with a less OEM install on the seatbelt locks.
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f33/wha...45035-466.html

rfortune 04-01-2013 08:01 AM

Do you not have one inside the console? If you do there is a nifty little cutout to run cables out the passenger side of the console that you could use as an extension to a little 4 port usb hub then attach it wherever you want.

R4D4R 04-01-2013 08:06 AM

Isnt there a 12v in the back? If you just want it for charging get a 12v to USB 5v adapter.

SilverSport 04-01-2013 08:55 AM

I believe the Rubicon already has one inside the center console.

woansleftpeg 04-01-2013 08:57 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rfortune (Post 3578623)
Do you not have one inside the console? If you do there is a nifty little cutout to run cables out the passenger side of the console that you could use as an extension to a little 4 port usb hub then attach it wherever you want.

Won't that cause issues with UConnect every time someone plugs in a device?

BaldwinJeep 04-01-2013 09:39 AM

It would have been nice of Jeep to install a power point in the back of the center console. I may just end of doing that and buying a USB charger for it.

I'm not sure what would happen if I plug in a USB hub to UConnect system. I'm thinking it would cause issues. I keep my iPod plugged in to the center console and just need the additional for charging.

SilverSport 04-01-2013 11:01 AM

Unless Jeep changed something for 2013, you should also have a 12V outlet inside the center console.

jdyowa 04-01-2013 11:11 AM

Mine is a 2010 JKU sport. It's got some upgrades but not that. I would really like to install some usb ports but I have't found any yet. They need to be thin I suppose. looking for ideas

Bosman 04-01-2013 11:14 AM

It will not bother your U-connect. Your I pod will work better run through the USB in the center council than Blue tooth. Any other devices you plug in will only affect U-connect if you want it too.

jdyowa 04-01-2013 11:14 AM

That's insane that we both asked the question at nearly the same time.
Great minds and all that....

Bosman 04-01-2013 11:21 AM

It is hard to find the USB plug. It's beside the power port/cigarette lighter. Stick your hand in and feel around for it. It's on the INSIDE of the console FRONT wall.

BaldwinJeep 04-01-2013 01:02 PM

I guess I should have been clearer...I have the power point in the center console, but I want something that my 3 kids sitting in the back seat can use without me having to interact with them. LOL. They say "Dad" way too much.

jdyowa 04-01-2013 01:04 PM

I found this online 12v USB Built in Sockets | Dun-Bri Group Blog


And this http://www.amazon.com/Blue-Sea-Dual-...olt+usb+socket

http://www.westmarine.com/webapp/wcs...1#.UVnOOxy38k0

jdyowa 04-01-2013 05:45 PM

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Originally Posted by Bosman (Post 3579436)
It is hard to find the USB plug. It's beside the power port/cigarette lighter. Stick your hand in and feel around for it. It's on the INSIDE of the console FRONT wall.

I don't have it

Flipper 04-01-2013 08:17 PM

Check out Burnsmoto- I have a USB port I installed on my Motorcycle- easy to install. May be one of many solutions.

thomslife 04-01-2013 09:57 PM

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I have a 2011 JKU Sport and did not have a plug in the back, so I added this. You get one of those cigarette USB plugs and fit in it and your set.:dance:

jdyowa 04-02-2013 02:48 PM

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Originally Posted by thomslife (Post 3582170)
I have a 2011 JKU Sport and did not have a plug in the back, so I added this. You get one of those cigarette USB plugs and fit in it and your set.:dance:

Yeah, that's a perfect place.

n3tfury 06-18-2013 09:35 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by thomslife (Post 3582170)
I have a 2011 JKU Sport and did not have a plug in the back, so I added this. You get one of those cigarette USB plugs and fit in it and your set.:dance:

Pretty cool. I'm wanting to get a couple of USB ports in the back and permanently replace the cig lighter up front with USB too. I hate the damn dongles sticking out.

Mafhplayer7715 03-16-2014 12:04 PM

I've been thinking about doing the same. What is involved in swapping out a USB socket for the 12v socket?

fdisker 03-16-2014 12:15 PM

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Originally Posted by Mafhplayer7715 (Post 9085426)
I've been thinking about doing the same. What is involved in swapping out a USB socket for the 12v socket?

Just plug one in:
http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_ss...b+%2Caps%2C322
low profile if you don't want something sticking out.


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