Introduction: USB Power Port

A USB port close at hand to take advantage of some of the cheap and useful USB devices that are out there. I thought of this when i needed a reading light for my bed. This is my first attempt for my sons room. I am working on a 2 port system for me and the wife.

Step 1: Supplies

You will need the items shown, plus the other traditional things, cutting tools, drill, wire, epoxy, tape.

Step 2: Layout

Measuring and marking the hole.

Step 3: Cutting the Hole

I started with a drill to remove most of the material.

Step 4: Finished Hole

It could be cut smoother but i didn't take my time. It has to be oversized on the height to get the port in at a angle.

Step 5: Gluing

I used epoxy to glue both the port and the terminal strip in place.

Step 6: Wiring

Drill a hole and insert the wire coming from the adapter. Secure the wires to the terminal strip.

Step 7: Wire the USB Port

Solder the wires on the USB port. Since I only want the port for its power, I only needed to hook up those two wires. Here is a site that explains the pinouts on USB.

Step 8: Port to Strip

Connect the wires from the USB to the terminal strip, double checking the polarity.

Step 9: Done

Close up the box, plug it in and let er' rip.