USB Hack: Upgrade Your Prius With USB PortIn most cases, the cigarette lighter inside a car is used for nothing more than a charger outlet. This is why Rosenberger31 updated his outlet with a USB connector. It’s a nice USB hack. There is no data connection here, just a regulated port to provide a nice stream of 5v to your USB Powered Gadgets.
He removed the access door on the console where the 12v lighter was located. A Dynex 12-volt to USB adapter was piggy-backed onto the power lines and the USB connector was then fit into the blank accessory plate next to it. What he didn’t mention was a much needed switch to insure juice wasn’t flowing to your USB device while the power is off. I think Rosenberger31 did a nice job on the dashboard mod. What do you think? Source: Hack-a-day via Instructables.
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