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Old 01-25-2020, 11:47 AM
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check my wiring for this usb socket, please?

So I want to replace my cig lighter with a usb socket, but also want to leave the cig socket in place hidden behind the glove box for when I want to use my power inverter or other hidden usb connections.

I have the socket already, but also want it to be powered only when theres a key in the ignition. I know how to find a fuse that has power-on-when-keyed, but just double checking myself here, since I usually just run other stuff off the battery to a switch (always on).

Does the below picture look right? I have to splice my connector after my inline fuse, right? Do I take out that inline fuse altogether?

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If you're going directly to the battery, the socket will be 'hot' all the time.

Can't see exactly how you've connected it, but it doesn't appear that the wire going to the fuse block will do anything..

Don't bother going to the battery. Just ground the black wire from the socket to some nearby point on the body.. Run the red wire with the 'piggy back' fuse connector to a fuse in the fuse box that's hot when the key is on..

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Old 01-26-2020, 07:03 PM
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If you're going directly to the battery, the socket will be 'hot' all the time.

Can't see exactly how you've connected it, but it doesn't appear that the wire going to the fuse block will do anything..

Don't bother going to the battery. Just ground the black wire from the socket to some nearby point on the body.. Run the red wire with the 'piggy back' fuse connector to a fuse in the fuse box that's hot when the key is on..
ah ok, thats what I was confused about. Realized that it was wrong anyhow when I looked at my lighting earlier today.

So I can just go red to piggy back to fuse, and black to ground. Cool, thanks much!
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Here is an alternative idea, this is on my truck, I unfortunately cannot find the picture of the one I didn’t in my jeep, but my build thread should have that picture

The Jeep I just tapped into the wires for the power outlet
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I managed to find the picture I was refering to, this is what I did with the one I installed in my Jeep, works key on and shuts off with the accessory after I turn off the jeep.





Here is it installed, I have since removed the "dust cap" thing as I always Keep my dash cam plugged into the port along with my mobile phone charger cable

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