USB device charger

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Project by hairy posted 05-24-2018 05:45 PM 1178 views 1 time favorited 5 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I wanted to do something different from what I’ve seen. I might have to make more of these.

The smart charger can charge 5 devices at once. I had considered securing the charger to the box bottom, and decided against it.

Here’s a link to the charger.!45230!US!-1

I’d like an opinion from any electrical engineers out there. I know that coiling a conductor carrying DC voltage can be a problem, but I think the current and voltage are too low to be a concern.

Oak and mahogany 11 & 1/2” wide x 6 & 1/2” deep x 5 & 1/2” tall. Lacquer.

-- Genghis Khan and his brother Don, couldn't keep on keeping on...

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#1 posted 05-24-2018 06:27 PM

Nice elegant option for storing and charging all of those phones and such. Got me thinking that I need something like that for all of the phones piled up on the cabinet top by the door. Looks like I found another project.

-- Earl "I'm a pessamist - generally that increases the chance that things will turn out better than expected"

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#2 posted 05-24-2018 07:11 PM

We have six mobile phones at home – definately something to make urgently.

-- Ivan, Croatia, Wooddicted

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Dave Polaschek

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#3 posted 05-24-2018 11:27 PM

If you coil the unplugged cords, no problem at all. If you coil a cord that’s actually carrying current, it’s a little bad, but nothing to worry about unless you’re recharging your Tesla.

That’s a nice looking little box, too!

-- Dave - Santa Fe

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#4 posted 05-24-2018 11:38 PM

Thanks! I remember when I had a small handheld spotlight that was made to plug in a car cigarette lighter. I cut the plug off and used alligator clips. One time I wrapped the excess power cord around something, and watched it immediately burn up when I connected power.It’s been so long I don’t remember exactly what I wrapped it around,but it was iron, and chassis grounded.

-- Genghis Khan and his brother Don, couldn't keep on keeping on...

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#5 posted 05-25-2018 03:03 PM

this is very nice work, Hairy. Congratulations.

-- helluvawreck aka Charles,

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