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Given the bulky nature of 12volt adapters for vehicles, I decided to integrate a USB power outlet in my 2010 Prius III. Although this mod is specific ...
In the 2010 Prius III there is an unused outlet next to the 12volt aux power in the front center console. I disassembled the center console and remove...
I disassembled a Dynex USB power adapter and removed the circuit board from the plastic housing, then removed the 12 volt supply wires. The supply wir...
Once the blank cover (plug) is removed, I found it to be filled with a dense lattice of plastic. To fit the USB power circuit in it, a lot of the plas...
I used a Dremel tool with a grinding attachment to slim down the USB's circuit board until it slid into the hollowed out cover. Once the fit was right...
I approximated the center of the USB plug and drilled a tiny hole through the face of the blank accessory plug.
Once I trimmed the opening, It was time to wire the 12 volt power to the USB adapter. Since the 12 volt accessory was right next to it, I soldered the...
The USB board has a 2 color LED to indicate power and charging. I wanted the light to shine behind the USB plug, so I de-soldered the LED and repositi...
After making sure the 12 volt accessory and USB power were working, the package needed to be glued into place to prevent it falling back into the cent...
I let the glue cure overnight. After testing the power out one more time, I slipped the plastic housing back into place. Nice!
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