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Need help indentifying connector running to 12V cigaret lighter

Hi everyone, I want to install a USB charger into my 2005 Accord. My plan is to have a Y splitter running into my charger and to the cigarette lighter.
Im trying to find the type of connector to buy that kind of adapter online. Thanks for your help!!

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Hi everyone, I want to install a USB charger into my 2005 Accord. My plan is to have a Y splitter running into my charger and to the cigarette lighter.
Im trying to find the type of connector to buy that kind of adapter online. Thanks for your help!!
Make your own. Parts list:
A short length of 12g wire.
Crimp tool
Wire strippers
A pair of 1/4" male spades (yellow to accept 2-12g wires)
4 female 1/4" spades (blue)

5 minutes. Easy peasy.

Did something similar in my RL console, adding a dedicated volt meter in place of an accessory pocket. I'm not a fan of hacking factory terminations so make adapters wherever possible suing heat shrink and soldered terminals. It doesn't need to be that way, crimps work just fine. Its a preference thing.

A few examples:

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Also added some raw LEDs inside the "not an ashtray" pocket. Little tweaks are always fun.

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Have a bunch of lighting ideas for the Accord. Time is the only challenge.

OR, follow mtts' suggestion and source preassembled parts. WAY easier. Faster too.

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Or do this: buy a y-cable with ligher sockets at either end, and buy one lighter socket USB converter thing. No wiring to do at all.

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BTW: I'm sure you are aware of "cigarette" lighter USB converters. A year or so ago, I stumbled across an interesting variation of an adapter I use for travel and such. Something like this might achieve your goal without changing wiring at all. There's a zillion different types:


Being a little freaky about certain things, I do a fair amount of testing. So using a lab power supply, checked meter accuracy of this device before popping it in the Ridgeline:

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After using it for a while in the Ridgeline, I grew tired of the wire running from the adapter to the phone, so I hard wired a 5V supply that lives behind the dash and brought the cable thru the air vent. The 2A 5V supply feeds the phone and a dedicated, old school GPS. Now the phone power cable is out of the way at all times.

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If you need two power sockets, there's product for that too. These don't appeal to me but may be suitable for your application:
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