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Old 09-11-2022, 07:18 PM   #1
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Has anyone been able to replace the AC outlets with ones that are AC and USB? The outlets are a bit non-standard so not sure if such exists. Thx
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Yes, it's been done. There may be some bleed over to ground in the outlets which may cause some of the most sensitive power pedestal breakers to trip.

I'm still researching whether I will do this on my boat. If I do, it will likely be only 2 or 3 as the bleed over is cumulative. Would also suggest buying 1st quality outlets like Leviton.

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I'd make sure to get one that has only USB-C. Those old school USB Type A ports are likely looking more dated by the day with everything that has gone or is going to USB-C.
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You can get outlets with one of each type or USB.

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You can get outlets with one of each type or USB.

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Yup. I'd just like to suggest all Type C. You can use a mixed type cable for any old Type A devices. And in a couple years, there will be no use for the Type A at all. The outlets will date themselves like screws on a wall plate for dipole TV antennas.
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Has anyone been able to replace the AC outlets with ones that are AC and USB? The outlets are a bit non-standard so not sure if such exists. Thx
Pop one of the face plates off and look for a brand name. Likely Vimar. They may a whole slew of module types. Including AC-to-USB

https://www.vimar.com/en/int/catalog.../code/09292.CM
https://www.vimar.com/en/int/catalog...ode/09292.C.CM

But unless you want a SINGLE outlet I'd still go with a plug-in module, especially one that supported more than one device. Charging standards have changed a lot in the past decade and will no doubt continue to change. But meanwhile AC outlets are the same as they ever were. You can swap out a plug-in module for a lot less time and money than swapping hard-wired modules.
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