Introduction: USB Charger, Inside a Wall Outlet

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Hi everyone!

The idea from this instructable, begin with a cheap USB Charger, wich Broke apart, and when I see the size of the electronichs, I decide it will fit, inside a Wall Outlet.

I allways consider the USb Charger, a waste of space, so i hope this projet help you to hide them.

Step 1: The Materials and Tools

This instructable, was made with hand tools, wich I hope, everyone have arounf-

Materials:

A USB Charger, the smaller, the better. I recommend a .500 - 1 amp for most common cellphones.

A plastic wall outlet

Epoxy Clay

4-5 inches of cable with 4 stripes.

Tools

Soldering Iron

Utility Knife

Drill

ScrewDriver

File tool

Step 2: The USB Charger

Picture of The USB Charger

This is a cheap one, that I had lying around.

To get an idea about the size, it was like the first photo, or like an iPhone Charger.
So, I get the electronics, and the first step, is separate the circuits 1 and 2, desoldering the cable between them.

Sadly, I forgot to take a picture of the original charger, but i get one on the web, so please use it as reference.

When you have the 2 parts, use a pize of cable, around 3 inches, to extend the conection, and keep enough room to fit the USB part between the outlets.

Step 3: Preparing the Wall Outlet.

Picture of Preparing the Wall Outlet.

First, I mark the USB Shape, inside the Wall Outlet, and make a pair of holes using a drill.

Using a Utility Knife, and a File Tool, y make the shape to fit the USB as Tight as possible.

Then, use some epoxy clay, to secure the USB between the Outlets

Step 4: The Electrical Part

Picture of The Electrical Part

So, in the first picture, y strip about 4-5 inches of cable, and insert them inside heach terminal,.
Add some thermofit for insolation between the terminals on each side.

Then using the Input cables from the USB Charger, insert them on the Outlet terminals, to get a parallel circuit.

Finally, tight all the screws to secure the cables.

Step 5: Finished!

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Put the Outlet on the electrical box, and admire your work!

Lastly, I add a photo from the USB Charger, working with and iPhone 4 (Yes, this project was made that long ago,,,)

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