I purchased a panel from an online vendor and had holes fabricated to fit generic USB extensions. The cables fit the hole just fine, but the problem is they don't stay in place. There is nothing to keep them from falling back through the hole after a the slightest pressure.
Therefore, has anyone found a product that allows a USB cable to be mounted to a surface such as what I have purchased and seen in the picture below?
Thanks a million!
Last edited by Archy88; 09-15-2011 at 06:50 AM.
The extension I have now actually protrudes through the switch panel.
With something like this, the item that I am plugging in would have to be the one which protrudes through to the underside of the switch panel where the head of this extension would be. It would work, but I'm going for a more custom/"finished" look...
If only the head of the extension sat ABOVE the mounting tabs...then it would be perfect.
Thanks for the reply!!! I appreciate the idea.
can't you mount the headers flush to your trim panel?
Why not use the USB cable in post #3, and glue it to the underside of your panel? You can gently sand/cut some of the plastic from the mounting hardware so that your USB port sticks up a little bit through the hole, and you can use a plastic epoxy to glue it to the panel. After 24 hours, those babies won't be moving at all.
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[QUOTE=Archy88;1456937No kidding, but $60 bux for USB ports?? [/QUOTE]
How many do you need? They look to be $10 each. I would only need one or two for charging devices, or plugging in a thumbdrive for easy file transfers.
Most likely I'd use WiFi to transfer files anyway, and the I-Pad won't charge well off of a normal power port anyway, so one port for misc. uses and one wired to a high power USB charger, and I'd be good.
The downside to doing a bunch of work to custom fit a cable plug in to a bulkhead is that if you wear it out, you've got to go though that all again.