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Old 07-16-2015, 12:29 PM   #1
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Columbus cell phone charging station problem

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Any ideas as to where we can get a replacement dual USB charging adapter for a 12V supply for our cell phone charging station. Can Forest River ship us a replacement as our unit is still under warranty till Feb 2016. Our USB charging ports are not working, but the cigarette adapter is working just fine. SInce the USB charging ports draw power from the same source as the cigarette lighter adapter, I have concluded it is the USB adapter itself.

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Old 07-16-2015, 12:45 PM   #2
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Hello,
My USB did the same thing. Have you removed power entirely to rest it? The battery cut off switch?

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Old 07-23-2015, 10:00 PM   #3
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They replaced the charging station on my 320 for the same reason
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Old 07-23-2015, 10:22 PM   #4
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The chip used in most USB chargers has a protective mode built in. If it is shorted or draws too much current, it will shut down. To reset it, simply remove power from it. ( in your case unhook from RV ) wait 10 seconds and reconnect you should be ok.
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Old 07-24-2015, 12:36 AM   #5
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Cell Phone Charging Station

Thanks folks. I tried the battery disconnect. Did not wait for 10 secs, so will try that again. If that does not work, let me see if there is a way to disconnect it without having to replace the connectors. The ones that are used in my RV are the clamp on types, and I typically use the twist one type. If I have to disconnect the wires, it means cutting, stripping and reconnecting.

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Old 07-24-2015, 03:03 PM   #6
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You can get them on Amazon for $12. I replaced mine in 5 minutes and it works great now. I replaced the 12 volt charger with another USB charger so now we have four ports. Works great!


Amazon.com: XYZ Boat Supplies Dual USB Charger Socket for Boat / Rv / Car / Motor-home (Black): Sports & Outdoors
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Old 10-02-2015, 11:19 PM   #7
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ID:	90507just changed mine this week. I got it from Amazon. Upon inspection I found that it is a slide in and out unit which pulls out, no need to get into the wiring. The wiring on the back of the unit just has appliance lugs and would be easy to remove if you decide to replace the entire unit. Lots of luck.
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