Introduction: USB Extender

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Have you ever sat in the back of a car on a long road trip and did not want to put your phone all the way up front to charge it? If so you will like this project. We will make a USB extender so you can charge your phone all the way from the back seat.

Step 1: Tools and Parts

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The tools and parts you will need are:

  • Soldering Iron
  • Wire Stripers
  • Pliers
  • USB cable from a mouse or other thing with a long USB cable
  • USB port I got from a USB wall charger

Step 2: Desolder and Strip the Wires

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Open the USB charger and desolder the USB port. Strip the wires on the USB cable.

Step 3: Polarities and Soldering

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I found the polarities by using a voltmeter and marked them with a marker. Then I soldered the wires to the connections on the USB port. WARNING:The USB connections are very fragile. I broke two USB ports when I was making this USB extender.

  • Blue=negative or black wire
  • Green= data green wire
  • No color=white data wire
  • Red=positive or red wire

Step 4: Hot Glue

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Hot glue time. Cover all the connections with hot glue.

Step 5: Test

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Now just test the USB extender.If it doesn't work then check the connections and make sure there are no sorts and the USB connections are not broken.

Step 6: Liquid Electric Tape

This step is optional but makes the USB connection to fit in with the wire. Just put the liquid electric tape around the hot glue and USB port and let it dry. This was my first Instructable and tell me what to improve in the next one. PLEASE VOTE FOR ME!

Comments

jde graaf (author)2016-07-28

nice1!
USB (Universal Stress Boost) cables and connectors: They're just ALWAYS (of the) WRONG (kind)!!!

PavelT1 (author)2014-09-21

thanks, I will try the heat gun idea next time.

MsSweetSatisfaction (author)2014-09-21

Nice job! USB's are of terrible short length far to often in my opinion! Thanks for sharing!

nqtronix (author)2014-09-21

If you have a heatgun you try melting the hotglue again. You'll be left with a clear, sturdy and realy smooth plug. Just be careful to not melt the plug ;)

Jaxon0077 (author)2014-09-20

nice instructable, especially for your first i have mounds of these cords lying around ill definatly have to try this!

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