Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-20-2024, 06:33 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
 
2022 Interstate 24X
San Marcos , California
Join Date: Jun 2024
Posts: 10
USB plugs in 2022 Interstate 24x

I have made myself a nice mobile office in my 24X but all my devices are modern USB C devices that could use a lot more than the dinky outputs on the older USB plugs.

Can these be modified? I dont mean just making them USBC but rather can i get a new XWY (inverter)? Which would allow me to fee more power to these USB plugs and then upgrad them to USBC? I need to power a USB monitor, which will then power my iPad Pro and all my phone charging/watch charging devices.

I dont mind spending money - I got a good deal, this will be a mobile office and i want to be neat, not wire mess and self-sufficient interms of battery.

Yes, i have a generator but i work odd hours (late and early) and would like to NOT rely on the generator if I am in noise restricted areas.
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1289.jpg
Views:	7
Size:	329.2 KB
ID:	444505  
Jackyl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-20-2024, 09:22 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
Boxster1971's Avatar

 
2024 Interstate 19
Fulton , Maryland
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 3,945
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jackyl View Post
I have made myself a nice mobile office in my 24X but all my devices are modern USB C devices that could use a lot more than the dinky outputs on the older USB plugs.

Can these be modified? I dont mean just making them USBC but rather can i get a new XWY (inverter)? Which would allow me to fee more power to these USB plugs and then upgrad them to USBC? I need to power a USB monitor, which will then power my iPad Pro and all my phone charging/watch charging devices.

I dont mind spending money - I got a good deal, this will be a mobile office and i want to be neat, not wire mess and self-sufficient interms of battery.

Yes, i have a generator but i work odd hours (late and early) and would like to NOT rely on the generator if I am in noise restricted areas.
You don't need a new inverter. Just install some additional 12VDC USB C Socket Outlets, like those linked below from Amazon. Just wire them into a spare fuse on the 12VDC Power Distribution panel.

https://www.amazon.com/Newest-Pack-5...dp/B09PDBWWDR/

https://www.amazon.com/Gibbab-Automo...CTJRHG2B/?th=1
__________________
- - Mike
--------------------------
2024 Airstream Interstate 19e AWD
Previous: 2013 Airstream Interstate 3500 Ext Lounge
Boxster1971 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2024, 11:06 AM   #3
1 Rivet Member
 
2022 Interstate 24X
San Marcos , California
Join Date: Jun 2024
Posts: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Boxster1971 View Post
You don't need a new inverter. Just install some additional 12VDC USB C Socket Outlets, like those linked below from Amazon. Just wire them into a spare fuse on the 12VDC Power Distribution panel.

https://www.amazon.com/Newest-Pack-5...dp/B09PDBWWDR/

https://www.amazon.com/Gibbab-Automo...CTJRHG2B/?th=1
How stupid of me, of course it is that simple. Now i am off to figure out where i can fish wires in this thing and finding commercial quality USB C plugs.

Thank you so much.
Jackyl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2024, 01:49 PM   #4
Living Riveted since 2013
 
Rocinante's Avatar

 
2016 Interstate Lounge Ext
Winter Garden , Florida
Join Date: Dec 2013
Posts: 8,224
Blog Entries: 1
I used the existing USB wires in our 2016 unit. cut the old USB outlets off the existing wire, and since I don't need more than 5 amps DC, which is how those wires were already fused, I simply connected them to a USB C outlet device that fits into the same hole. Only thing I don't like is that the new USB C outlet device has a blue LED to let me know it's powered on. Super-annoying at night when I'm charging phones, etc., so I just drape something over it and go to sleep anyway. Otherwise, it works great! If you need more DC amperage than that, I'd definitely suggest wiring your USB C outlets separately and fuse them as has been suggested above to handle the additional current demand.
__________________
Rocinante Piccolo is our 2016 Interstate Lounge 3500 EXT
(Named for John Steinbeck's camper from "Travels With Charley")


Rocinante is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2024, 10:06 PM   #5
1 Rivet Member
 
2022 Interstate 24X
San Marcos , California
Join Date: Jun 2024
Posts: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by Rocinante View Post
I used the existing USB wires in our 2016 unit. cut the old USB outlets off the existing wire, and since I don't need more than 5 amps DC, which is how those wires were already fused, I simply connected them to a USB C outlet device that fits into the same hole. Only thing I don't like is that the new USB C outlet device has a blue LED to let me know it's powered on. Super-annoying at night when I'm charging phones, etc., so I just drape something over it and go to sleep anyway. Otherwise, it works great! If you need more DC amperage than that, I'd definitely suggest wiring your USB C outlets separately and fuse them as has been suggested above to handle the additional current demand.
I am not sure how much amperage QC ĺ uses or how much a laptop takes. I suspect I will be running a new wire.

Do you have a name or brand of usb plugs? I was hoping to find a direct replacement for the 4 usb plugs that sit in a standard wall plate.

Thanks so much.
Jackyl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-21-2024, 10:27 PM   #6
3 Rivet Member
 
2016 22' Sport
WALNUT CREEK , California
Join Date: Oct 2018
Posts: 110
You are going to need something like this to take a 12V input and transform it to something that has the power to run a laptop. This incorporates a real buck-boost transformer, not some tiny pc board thing that generates 5w of power. I used the 75w version and that works fine for a single laptop, which came with a 61w power brick as I recall.

https://www.coolgear.com/chargeit-minis

I used to have a charger with a usb c cord that plugged into a cigarette lighter socket that put out enough power to charge my MacBook pro, but that was janky and would slip out of the socket and stop charging. I needed something more reliable and so just added this unit wired directly to the 12V source with a robust wire. I tucked it inside the dinette cabinet and then installed a panel mount charging outlet in the face of the bench for a clean installation.

https://www.coolgear.com/product/usb...tallations-3ft

Now I can work at the table with the charging cord plugged in and the laptop or iPad charging.
jmickow is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-22-2024, 11:03 PM   #7
1 Rivet Member
 
2022 Interstate 24X
San Marcos , California
Join Date: Jun 2024
Posts: 10
Quote:
Originally Posted by jmickow View Post
You are going to need something like this to take a 12V input and transform it to something that has the power to run a laptop. This incorporates a real buck-boost transformer, not some tiny pc board thing that generates 5w of power. I used the 75w version and that works fine for a single laptop, which came with a 61w power brick as I recall.

https://www.coolgear.com/chargeit-minis

I used to have a charger with a usb c cord that plugged into a cigarette lighter socket that put out enough power to charge my MacBook pro, but that was janky and would slip out of the socket and stop charging. I needed something more reliable and so just added this unit wired directly to the 12V source with a robust wire. I tucked it inside the dinette cabinet and then installed a panel mount charging outlet in the face of the bench for a clean installation.

https://www.coolgear.com/product/usb...tallations-3ft

Now I can work at the table with the charging cord plugged in and the laptop or iPad charging.
This may be a dumb question - can I disconnect the wire running to my 4 usb a ports and wire it to something like this?

I am assuming the 4 port usb a receptacle has been wired to its own fuse in the main panel. If not, I can replace with a higher amperage breaker.

[Upgraded Version] 12V USB Outlet Qidoe 78W 3 Port USB C 12V Outlet Dual PD 30W & 18W USB A Port with Voltmeter Lengthened Aluminum Body Switch Waterproof USB Car Charger Socket for Car Boat Marine RV

https://a.co/d/02k0ENLD

I realize this might not be up to the official standard of QC3 and fast charging protocols but they seem to work.
Jackyl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-23-2024, 09:16 AM   #8
3 Rivet Member
 
2023 Interstate 19
Browns Valley , California
Join Date: Jan 2023
Posts: 104
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jackyl View Post
This may be a dumb question - can I disconnect the wire running to my 4 usb a ports and wire it to something like this?

I am assuming the 4 port usb a receptacle has been wired to its own fuse in the main panel. If not, I can replace with a higher amperage breaker.

[Upgraded Version] 12V USB Outlet Qidoe 78W 3 Port USB C 12V Outlet Dual PD 30W & 18W USB A Port with Voltmeter Lengthened Aluminum Body Switch Waterproof USB Car Charger Socket for Car Boat Marine RV

https://a.co/d/02k0ENLD

I realize this might not be up to the official standard of QC3 and fast charging protocols but they seem to work.

The USB outlet you linked to is rated at 10amps. If the circuit you are going to utilize is 10amps are more, then you should be fine. If it's less than 10amps, you not only need to upgrade the fuse or breaker, you'll need to check the gauge of the wires and make sure they are rated for the amperage you need.
JimMartin is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
2022 Interstate 24X Jackyl Sprinter and B-van Forum 4 06-27-2024 08:42 PM
USB type charging plugs in 2021 Airstreams RVDreamer Electronics & Connectivity 19 05-15-2021 08:08 AM
USB plugs near DVD player question Plasma800 Audio, Video & TV 5 09-21-2019 11:06 PM
How Can it Be? 2 Plugs work, 2 Plugs dont Aluminumb Electrical - Systems, Generators, Batteries & Solar 10 07-27-2009 07:44 PM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:17 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2024, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.