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    Flush mount usb extensions

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    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!
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    Maybe something like this?
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    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.
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    http://www.l-com.com/item.aspx?id=28964

    Expensive, but REALLY nice. Doesn't quite fit what you bought, but tbh, research before purchase, always :P
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    can't you mount the headers flush to your trim panel?

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    Now that looks nice...

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    Quote Originally Posted by tft_lcd_org View Post
    can't you mount the headers flush to your trim panel?
    So that the plastic tabs on either side of the female port would sit on top of the trim panel? The holes created by the vendor barely fit a usb plug through them. I would have to have a new part ordered or hack up mine

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    Now that looks nice...
    No kidding, but $60 bux for USB ports?? haha. Maybe I will order one and see if it even fits in my slot. But yes, they are sexy!
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    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.

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