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    Default Reasonably Priced USB-C Outlet

    I bought a new iPad and it requires a USB-C outlet for inflight recharging. Garmin makes a nice unit but it is expensive. Since I will soon be redoing my panel I started hunting for a less expensive alternative.

    Here is what I found:

    Molex 79540-5067 USB/USB-C Combo $40.95
    https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail...qZOJWahGj20%3D

    Rear Power Plug 34791-0040 $.78
    https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail...ep5RLvbrNpk%3D

    Pins 560023-0421LP $.10 each (Need 2)
    https://www.mouser.com/ProductDetail...maNrDXXg%3D%3D

    I am 3D printing a bracket that will mount this on the side tray behind my panel and can send a .stl file if needed.

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    Default Re: Reasonably Priced USB-C Outlet

    Thanks! Been looking for the same thing and hadn't found an option I was happy with.

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    Default Re: Reasonably Priced USB-C Outlet

    I've read a number of things about the cheap usb chargers causing noise in the radios. Will you please let us know how this works out for you?

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    Default Re: Reasonably Priced USB-C Outlet

    I know this is about USB-C but in response to the poster asking about a cheap noise USB charger that isnt noisy - this worked for me

    https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

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    Default Re: Reasonably Priced USB-C Outlet

    One caution with those: They are not switched, so the led will eventually drain your battery if not externally switched. I used these that have an internal switch for the LED:

    https://www.amazon.com/2-Pack-Charge...0891WJDW5?th=1

    They have singles too, and you can always get a usb to usb-c adapter for a few bucks.

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    Default Re: Reasonably Priced USB-C Outlet

    Quote Originally Posted by Danzer1 View Post
    One caution with those: They are not switched, so the led will eventually drain your battery if not externally switched. I used these that have an internal switch for the LED:

    https://www.amazon.com/2-Pack-Charge...0891WJDW5?th=1

    They have singles too, and you can always get a usb to usb-c adapter for a few bucks.
    The USB to USB-C adaptors won't power an iPad. Also, if it is hooked up to a switched power source (which you want on an airplane) it isn't going to drain anything. Everything electrical on my airplane is unpowered unless the master switch is on.
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    Default Re: Reasonably Priced USB-C Outlet

    Quote Originally Posted by desertdave View Post
    The USB to USB-C adaptors won't power an iPad. Also, if it is hooked up to a switched power source (which you want on an airplane) it isn't going to drain anything. Everything electrical on my airplane is unpowered unless the master switch is on.
    Suit yourself, just trying to provide some alternatives. You're not the only one that reads your thread. There are plenty of adapters/cords that will provide the required amps/watts to charge IPads. If the adapter/cord was designed on the older USB 2.0 std. they definitely won't cut it. The port I recommend will support up to an Ipad Pro which needs up to 18 watts which requires the highest charge rate of any Ipad I know of.

    Have fun!

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    Default Re: Reasonably Priced USB-C Outlet

    Quote Originally Posted by Danzer1 View Post
    Suit yourself, just trying to provide some alternatives. You're not the only one that reads your thread. There are plenty of adapters/cords that will provide the required amps/watts to charge IPads. If the adapter/cord was designed on the older USB 2.0 std. they definitely won't cut it. The port I recommend will support up to an Ipad Pro which needs up to 18 watts which requires the highest charge rate of any Ipad I know of.

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    Default Re: Reasonably Priced USB-C Outlet

    That looks like a great alternative. My experience with Molex has been good in the past.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    Default Re: Reasonably Priced USB-C Outlet

    Looking at the datasheet for the charger it says it needs a 16v input. My guess is that 12v will work
    OK but you can give it a try.

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