Originally Posted by Mike OReilly
That's a nice looking unit belizesailor. Do you like the quality of the product? I'd be tempted to pull the connecting plug off and wire it directly into the panel.
Yes, I have used it for a season now just plugged in to a 12V outlet and am happy with it. So plan to wire it in. In fact, I plan to get a second one to install at the nav station. The housing is designed to accomodate fixed mounting.
I have found that with the ubiquity of USB charged devices now that we don't use the automotive style 12V sockets much, but need more USB ports
(esp when we have guests aboard). So, I've ordered a couple of compact automotive to USB adaptors with dual USB ports
And, as per spec, it does have one high output USB port. Have not tested specifically w an iPad
, but it charges my Samsung tablet just fine, and spec says will charge an iPad. The underlying 12V circuit must of course be wired and fused to support the potential load of this adaptor. Mine was already so no problem.