Rich. Not OC. So at this rich guy' s house.. Rich? you can buy thous in radio shack. iPhone Ipod outlet charger
What do you think? Give us your opinion. Anonymous comments allowed.
User avatar #3 - breaken (06/25/2013) [-]
Rich? you can buy thous in radio shack.
#73 to #3 - anon (06/26/2013) [-]
What you can't buy at Radio Shack is good spelling.
#66 to #3 - anon (06/26/2013) [-]
you shop at radio shack?
dude, you must be rich. they wanted lime $25 for that
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#58 to #38 - foaly (06/26/2013) [-]
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User avatar #39 to #38 - KINGOFTHESTARS (06/26/2013) [-]
I couldn't think of the proper word! +1
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#41 - rmoran (06/26/2013) [-]
So I'm at this rich guy with elementary DIY skills house.
User avatar #42 to #41 - ScottP (06/26/2013) [-]
Why though?
#43 to #42 - rmoran (06/26/2013) [-]

They aren't hard to install.
#59 to #43 - technoplasm **User deleted account** (06/26/2013) [-]
As an engineer main I approve of these reaction pictures.
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#65 to #57 - anon (06/26/2013) [-]
post timestamp you lying faget
User avatar #64 to #57 - andrewjla (06/26/2013) [-]
someone went to
#76 to #64 - anon (06/26/2013) [-]

quit being a faggot
#68 to #57 - satnaam (06/26/2013) [-]
Oh ya?
your whole familys is gamers?
#70 to #68 - daedrakiller (06/26/2013) [-]
I don't know why you got red thumbed, I laughed
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#6 - lolfire (06/25/2013) [-]
Because at £1 these are just too expensive.

Better hire an electrician and pay a **** lot more for effectively the same thing.
#7 to #6 - sreggin (06/25/2013) [-]
or have it put in ur house while its being built
User avatar #15 to #7 - timbittwo (06/25/2013) [-]
Or y'know... Don't be a useless twat and google search how to replace an outlet.
#16 to #15 - sreggin (06/25/2013) [-]
i see uve never done electrical work, i encourage u to try
User avatar #17 to #16 - timbittwo (06/25/2013) [-]
I rewired my whole garage with 220V power and added five outlets, a new breaker panel and a couple lights. I also had to replace a non-existing conduit that went from my house to the detached garage which involved cutting through concrete and re tiling the back patio. The knowledge came in the form of a 20 dollar book.

I can explain the procedure for swapping an outlet for you.
#37 to #17 - sreggin (06/26/2013) [-]
then u know its not as easy as replacing an outlet
User avatar #62 to #37 - timbittwo (06/26/2013) [-]
My whole point is it's incredibly easy to replace an outlet...

Please chop off your dick, I don't want you reproducing.
#60 to #37 - anon (06/26/2013) [-]
User avatar #8 to #7 - lolfire (06/25/2013) [-]
Well unfortunately most people cannot afford the luxury of having a house built specifically for them and have to make do with buying other peoples houses.
#10 to #8 - sreggin (06/25/2013) [-]
im just pointing out that ur comment is not the only option as u seemed to think
User avatar #11 to #10 - lolfire (06/25/2013) [-] I was just providing a second option. I thought I made that pretty clear...
#9 to #6 - anon (06/25/2013) [-]
Yeah, if by a " **** lot more" you mean pennies more.
#27 to #6 - exorbis (06/25/2013) [-]
Dunno, those 'cheap' socket chargers are apparently a hazard, even deadly.
Judging from the '£' sign you're using, you might be from Britain, so here's a link which might interest you :
User avatar #40 to #27 - yuvesh (06/26/2013) [-]
the official ones are apparently well above the minimum safety standards
User avatar #14 to #6 - babbylicious (06/25/2013) [-]
Shouldn't be that expensive to modify an outlet. All you need is a converter to USB, proper wiring, and of course a new frame.
#48 to #6 - Bforbacon ONLINE (06/26/2013) [-]
Get your fancy, shmancy made up currency out of here!
#55 - anon (06/26/2013) [-]
i have those, theyre not that expensive we only got em cause we were remodeling, like theyre the same price as a normal outlet
User avatar #20 - thatotaku (06/25/2013) [-]
My friend has this at her house, saved my life when I forgot to bring my usb adapter. But yes, she is rich.
On an unrelated note, her family is so rich they paid for us to go to disney for three days.
User avatar #45 to #20 - hellmodd (06/26/2013) [-]
eh they are really cheap to install, I don't see why people think you have to be rich to have those?
User avatar #46 to #45 - thatotaku (06/26/2013) [-]
It's usually built into expensive houses, that's why.
User avatar #47 to #46 - hellmodd (06/26/2013) [-]
fukken amazing.
User avatar #54 - jalthelas (06/26/2013) [-]
Pretty cheap to do.

Not what I'd consider 'rich'.
User avatar #44 - jtwagner (06/26/2013) [-]
That's really not expensive. I put two of those in on either side of my bed. This is what I used
#49 to #44 - newborn (06/26/2013) [-]
Its not prohibitive, but for an outlet that is really expensive. They're typically like $3.
User avatar #50 to #49 - jtwagner (06/26/2013) [-]
That's the model I got. I purchased them on sale at Lowes for $10 for the pair.
#51 to #50 - newborn (06/26/2013) [-]
wow thats nice. I'd have bought some too if i saw them that cheap. I just did a quick google search and $15 each was the cheapest I found for usb outlets
User avatar #52 to #51 - jtwagner (06/26/2013) [-]
Yeah, I saw the sale and had to resist the urge to buy them out and replace all my outlets.
#67 - buckeyeup (06/26/2013) [-]
I work at Lowe's. In two years that I've worked there, I have never seen one get sold.

Link related
#72 - VirtualGamer (06/26/2013) [-]
i have the same **** in my house.. it cost me like 20 dollars. You dont have to be rich to be efficient.
User avatar #1 - howunexpected (06/25/2013) [-]
I'm not rich, but I have those. Two outlets with that for each room, and all outlets in the bedrooms.
They work on everything that carges by USB other than the iPad
#2 to #1 - bluemagic (06/25/2013) [-]
Yup, ipad sucks. (i have one)
Ps your wall charger that doesn't work on your ipad is probably just outputting too low a current ... <2amps is not enough to charge any tablets, even good ones like the nexus.
User avatar #71 to #2 - joshlol (06/26/2013) [-]
afaik iPad charger is 10volts but don't quote me on that
#4 to #2 - anon (06/25/2013) [-]
I once tried charging my Sony Ericsson with an iPhone charger and it didn't work.
Could be that Apple is just being a dick again.
#13 to #4 - anon (06/25/2013) [-]
Apple devices require certain voltages to be present on the data lines of the USB interface before it'll charge. It is indeed to force people to buy their overpriced accessories

However, you only need a couple of resistors (google it) to form a potential divider that'll give you the right voltages. That's what many cloned idevice chargers will do, and it's simple enough for anyone to do at home
User avatar #19 - Lambda (06/25/2013) [-]
It's not too hard, really. Just a step-down transformer, rectifier, and a couple of 7805 voltage regulators. Total cost of materials, under 10 dollars.
Probably would cost a bit to have somebody come and build it for you though/
User avatar #28 to #19 - AvatarAirBender (06/25/2013) [-]
They sell outlets with usb's built in. The are like 20 bucks each.
User avatar #32 to #28 - Lambda (06/25/2013) [-]
That's no fun.
User avatar #33 to #32 - AvatarAirBender (06/25/2013) [-]
Sorry hah. I work at Home Depot and have seen them for a while now.
#56 to #19 - gjsmothefirst (06/26/2013) [-]
A 7805 is a bit inefficient, and produces a good bit of heat.
I built one and encountered this when I nearly burnt myself....

More likely it's a switching regulator chip, which requires an extra inductor and capacitor on the output, but is much more efficient and runs far cooler. Still cheap and easy.
User avatar #22 to #19 - mookiez (06/25/2013) [-]
And a couple of electrolytic capacitors to smooth out the dc ripples. And here I thought I was the only person on this site that studys electronics.
User avatar #23 to #22 - Lambda (06/25/2013) [-]
Oh yeah, forgot the caps. Probably best to put a large one after the rectifier and another on the output of each regulator.
User avatar #24 to #23 - mookiez (06/25/2013) [-]
Indeed. But you should only need one 7805 provided it outputs one amp. And then throw a led in there. Bitched love leds.
User avatar #26 to #24 - Lambda (06/25/2013) [-]
Well, an iphone draws one amp of charge current. I figure that if there's two USB ports, you'd want to be able to fast-charge two iphones at once.
User avatar #29 to #26 - mookiez (06/25/2013) [-]
That is true. I keep forgetting that they draw more power and not the traditional 500 mah. But I'm sure there is some kind of duel 7805 in some kind of package. Maybe not. Might be difficult to dissipate the heat of of that.
User avatar #30 to #29 - Lambda (06/25/2013) [-]
I think there is a different package of the 7805 that can handle more current. But you're right about the heat. It might be better just to use a compact switching power supply.
User avatar #34 to #30 - mookiez (06/25/2013) [-]
There is a lt123A voltage regulator that outputs 3 amps. Then you could have 3 outputs. But when ever I take apart charger I notice they always have some kind of 8 pic ic in it. I never really got around to see what that ic is.
User avatar #35 to #34 - Lambda (06/26/2013) [-]
Oh, yes, I remember now. It's hard to charge apple devices, they're designed to only charge on certain chargers (whose manufacturers presumably paid a sizable sum to apple).
The IC talks to the device and is loaded with some proprietary program, but there's another way to do it. The data pins of the usb port need to be held at specific voltages with voltage dividers. I don't remember the specifics but I read it somewhere a time ago.
User avatar #36 to #35 - mookiez (06/26/2013) [-]
That makes since, I always thought the ic was some kind of op amp and they were going a different route then a voltage regulator. So then you would need a couple resistors. But that would still cost under 10 bucks.
Haha, these sheeple pay 30 to 50 bucks for overpriced chargers.
User avatar #25 to #24 - mookiez (06/25/2013) [-]
User avatar #79 to #78 - koltan (06/07/2014) [-]
You are a year late.
#74 - cockasian (06/26/2013) [-]
the light bulb was so close!
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User avatar #18 - timbittwo (06/25/2013) [-]
You can buy an AC outlet with USB ports for 14 dollars on Amazon.
A regular quality outlet is about six dollars iirc.
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