Vimar phone jack conversion to usb

Discussion in 'Modifications/Customizations' started by Blueone, Jan 12, 2022.

  1. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    I want to convert this phone jack to a double usb to charge phones. I have searched the internet and can only find a single. Does a double exist?

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  2. tc410

    tc410 Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 9, 2006
    Charlevoix, MI/Jupiter, FL
    2005 550DB
    MAN CRM-900
    @Blueone You need to remove the phone jack and the 2 half spacers on each side of the phone jack. Then you should have room for 2 Vimar USB’s side-by-side.
     
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  3. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Are you sure?…. I think this is what I have, the frame pic below and didn’t think there was a place to clip two in the frame…. I think I need to take apart and see.

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  4. Irie308

    Irie308 Well-Known Member GOLD Sponsor

    May 28, 2013
    CT
    2004 420 DB, GHS Hydraulic Lift
    Garmin 8600/Garmin 1222 plus
    AB Mares 10 VSX with 30 hp Tohatsu
    Cummins 450C 8.3 L Turbocharged
    I did this but I could not reuse the same brush metal plate. Doesn't look like they make a double that fits what you have there. I had to get a different, darker looking plate. Both were tucked away so I didn't mind. Fixture was a double with a high voltage usb outlet. I believe this one below.
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  5. firecadet613

    firecadet613 Well-Known Member

    May 10, 2007
    Indiana
    2007 Four Winns V358
    Twin VP 5.7GXi V-Drive / ZF63s
  6. bajturner

    bajturner Well-Known Member

    Aug 17, 2010
    Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
    2008 44 Sedan Bridge
    2017 Avon 380DL RIB w/ Yamaha 40
    2019 Sea-Doo GTX
    2020 Sea-Doo RXT-X
    Twin QSC-500 HO
    I did this conversion using this guy: www.vimar.com/en/int/catalog/product/index/liv/L1040?page=9

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    Only a single but a drop-in Vimar Idea series with the same look and feel.

    This outlet is near the entertainment equipment so I wired the the USB jack to the Fusion head unit USB input. Charges and also can be used to serve MP3s.

    I put a simple dual-USB charger where the original 3.5mm stereo jack audio input was.

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  7. tc410

    tc410 Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 9, 2006
    Charlevoix, MI/Jupiter, FL
    2005 550DB
    MAN CRM-900
    Yeah, that’s not gonna work. Sorry about that. What I did on my boat is remove the center blank from a 2 electrical-outlet and put the USB in between the 2 outlets. You need 120v anyway, so the splicing is easy. You can essentially put USB ports wherever you have an electrical outlet. I have one in the MSR, GSR and galley.
     
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  8. techmitch

    techmitch Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    May 1, 2008
    Chesapeake Bay, Middle River/Frog Mortar Creek MD.
    1999 270 DA
    Twin 4.3s W/Alpa I Gen II's
  9. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
    Well that might work too. Single in the phone plate and a single in between the receptacle next door
    This is the area I am trying to cleanup
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  10. tc410

    tc410 Well-Known Member PLATINUM Sponsor

    Oct 9, 2006
    Charlevoix, MI/Jupiter, FL
    2005 550DB
    MAN CRM-900
    I don’t think that will work. It is the Eikon series, and Sea Ray uses the Idea series. I suppose you could by an Eikon base plate and cover plate, but it wouldn’t match. I’m under the impression Blue wants to use the basic setup that he has.
     
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  11. Blueone

    Blueone Well-Known Member SILVER Sponsor

    Jan 24, 2007
    Lake Erie, Ohio
    2004 420 Sundancer
    Cummins 6CTA 450's
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