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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 02-10-2014, 15:56 Thread Starter
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Electronic Device Charging Station?

The only 12 and 240v sockets we have are above the kitchen worktops. If I am charging up my smartphone and my tab then the other half gets a bit shirty; she seems to think that the worktops should be reserved for food prep.
So I have in mind creating a wall-mounted phone + tab holder that is semi-open at the bottom for the charger cables.
A bathroom-type slim wire basket or similar?
Has anyone else come up with a design?
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Sounds like you could do with some 12v and 240v sockets elsewhere in the van?
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Sounds like you could do with some 12v and 240v sockets elsewhere in the van?
Well that might just move the clutter problem to somewhere else.
I fancied a nice mini 'magazine rack' style solution to store the gadgets. Even when not charging I tend to leave them lying around whereas a rack would be nice
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I've fitted something similair to one of these -

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1x-Mini-US...item4d1bcefba2

And my new DAB radio has another USB point.

So thats our 12v appliances taken care of while using the batteries.

I like the look of these -

http://www.screwfix.com/p/lap-13a-2-...-chrome/26228#

I might change the horrible creamy plastic 240v socket over for one of these. I'd prefer a single outlet and presume they exist.

...Why do motorhome sockets look so ugly and dated!!
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I solved a similar problem by hanging a small bag on a hook which was sited near a 240v socket. My iPhone just drops neatly into the bag when it's charging, saving it from being knocked off the bench seat which is the only available flat surface near that socket.

For me this solution accords neatly with the principle of trying only to take in the motorhome items which have multiple uses. When not used to hold a charging phone it's a small shoulder bag / bum bag which can hold keys, tissues, small purse, etc.

It's just occurred to me that I also have an iPad shaped bag which I can now justify taking in the van as 'an iPad support'.


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I fitted two 12 volt sockets to the plastic louvre panel on the front of the passenger seat. Power comes from the leisure battery under the seat via a fuse and a switch so is always live. It would not be difficult to also fit some kind of pocket to keep things tidy if you require...

They're also useful for plugging in the tyre compressor and those wee solar trickle chargers when parked up.

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