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Old 06-15-2018, 11:39 AM   #1
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No cigarette lighter charger?!!!

Hello,

I was parked next to someone with a new 2018 Legacy (39'). I provided him with many helpful tips and suggestions, but when he bought his TPMS it has a cigarette lighter power source, however, he only has 2 USB connections where it appears a cigarette lighter used to be! Are there any hidden cigarette lighter connections he can use?

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Old 06-15-2018, 11:45 AM   #2
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TST TPMS uses USB power...

does his cig lighter plug disconnect from the TPMS display? Does it have the standard small USB connector to the monitor? Just get the proper adapter for USB if it does...
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Old 06-15-2018, 11:50 AM   #3
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It does not. I did locate a converter cable on Amazon, but cannot imagine there would be NO cig lighter available; my 2017 Berkshire has 3!

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Old 06-15-2018, 01:19 PM   #4
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the 'ol' cigarette type 12v power source is quickly becoming obsolete, so few use them now that USB is becoming the standard since that's what most folks demand now.. Most of us would hardly even know what 'cigarette' lighter you're referring to! : )
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Old 06-15-2018, 07:57 PM   #5
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It's easy to add power ports or USB outlets, there are many combo's you can pick.
https://www.ebay.com/bhp/12v-usb-outlet
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Old 06-16-2018, 03:02 PM   #6
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TST TPMS uses USB power...

does his cig lighter plug disconnect from the TPMS display? Does it have the standard small USB connector to the monitor? Just get the proper adapter for USB if it does...
My TST 507 came with a cig lighter for power with another cord for hard wiring.

Are you ssying that I could be using a USB with the small USB connector on one end? The difference in voltage doesn't matter?

I will be happy if that is true.
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Old 06-16-2018, 05:18 PM   #7
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Yes if the lighter plug for the TPS has a regular usb that the cord plugs into then it's fine, the other end is a micro usb. The step down from 12v to 5v is done in the plug.
It would look something like this
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Old 06-16-2018, 05:43 PM   #8
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TireTraker can be charged with USB cable but I only need to charge the monitor once every few days. I think the Monitor is good for 24+ hours on a full charge.
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Old 06-18-2018, 01:17 PM   #9
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My new 2019 Rockwood 2606 WDS has a cigarette lighter type charger and two USB's on one of the nightstands plus there are two more USB's on the stereo system. Whoever designed it, I'd like to thank them!
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Old 06-18-2018, 02:05 PM   #10
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My TST does not have any sort of USB connection..
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