Quality USB-C Panel Mount?

hour

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5V@3A(5*3)=15W.. 15W@20V(15/20)=0.75A.. DC cabling meets amperage limits before voltage limits, usb-c's higher volts allows more wattage with same or less amps.

USB-C Socket Durability is an order of magnitude better than USB-A if built to spec.
So if it handles 3a @ 5v, does that mean it handles 3a at 20v? Or more? Or less? I'm thinking both carbon60 and I are wanting to run in excess of 60w / 20v@3a to make use of the large power supply capable of 20v @ 4.5a.

I'd put more faith in the 20" panel mount extension posted being to spec than a $5 thing from eBay, but I'm mostly used to reading stories of USB C to USB C cables - never looked in to couplers.
 

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Nice find! I've also been searching weeks for something like that. The only piece left of the puzzle for me is a USB-C flush panel mount (to fit a ciggie hole). Do you know of one?

I've only been able to find this: https://www.usbgear.com/CG-U3CMCF20-PM.html
Getting warmer with panel mount female to female, though I dont know how to purchase. Seems like I just found the manufacturer's site..
https://www.umateck.com/product/high-quality-usb-3-1-type-c-usb-c-female-to-female-panel-mount-cable-umpm6201/

errr i'm a doofus, USB gear has it for $10 meaning you've probably seen this F-F. I too wouldn't mind finding a cigarette circle type USB C passthru though. Drilling a circle is a hell of a lot easier than slotting a rounded rectangle.


I just got to test the PWR 90w cig socket to USB charger. It's recognized by my MBP as 90W, which is the highest I've ever seen displayed in the macbook system report section. Cig lighter plug is extremely high quality. Wire to plug has 300V 16AWG printed on it, very thick. Just seems like a wiser choice than a batpower 90w cig lighter bulky one, and $25 cheaper.
 
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I have two of those, identical but sold by 'MICTUNING' on Amazon. I could live with the 18w PD for sustaining my 13" macbook pro (surfing the web without a bunch of applications open is like 12w) and that's why I bought them. Sustain laptop in evenings, fully charge it back up if it wasn't at 100% come bedtime while I sleep.

Sadly my macbook and a bunch of others on the MICTUNING product reviews don't recognize the charger. I've confirmed it contributes nothing even with screen closed for hours. Not one of those cases where it charges without indicating it. I think these would be best left for phone charging. The voltmeter readings never parallel observations with a multimeter when charging or resting (so it's inaccurate-always) and the two I purchased differ from each other significantly, too. Form factor is grea tthough
 
@hour , I'm still running the BatPower one I linked from Amazon, - 3 ports and it charges everything. Including the 15" MacBook Pro. I too wanted panel mount, no one is really doing a higher output due to cooling/ heat issues that these put out when dealing with the up converting. As much as I hate to admit it, this is the best out there right now.

Anker is doing some interesting things with the GaN (Gallium Nitride vs silicone) to get the size down on their regular chargers (wall) so I'm sure we will see that trickle down soon to the 12v versions.



 

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@hour , I'm still running the BatPower one I linked from Amazon, - 3 ports and it charges everything. Including the 15" MacBook Pro. I too wanted panel mount, no one is really doing a higher output due to cooling/ heat issues that these put out when dealing with the up converting. As much as I hate to admit it, this is the best out there right now.

Anker is doing some interesting things with the GaN (Gallium Nitride vs silicone) to get the size down on their regular chargers (wall) so I'm sure we will see that trickle down soon to the 12v versions.
Yeah, a drag but makes sense. I have a lot of room behind the panel of my portable battery packs, so nothing is really stopping me from just buying a macbook compatible one and hacking it in to the side of the case. I've found my 13" '17 MBP charges at a max of 44w and for a relatively short period of time, and only when the battery is low. Right now at full brightness, Xcode and VS Code open, an android emulator open & debugging, and deploying a development app to my iphone - just under 17w. So blast the MICTUNING/powerwerx/clones to hell for being unrecognized. Now my clown brain is driving me to buy USB-C to lightning&micro cables just to give these things that I've already installed a purpose.

I left a 1 star review (because hey, they said macbook compatible in the listing title) and got a broken english response begging me to accept their apology with a 100% refund as long as I provide photos of the items. Money bet they won't change the title. Random side note since this is the hub of USB PD chat, beware of purchasing any of the few USB C portable bluetooth boom boxes. Even the JBL Charge 4 will not charge from a macbook, or macbook charger. None of them are PD, all 5v, which makes it odd that they're picky despite being connected to things that support 5v out. I can only get it to charge on my these crappy MICTUNING panel mounts :LOL: The W-KING 50w portable is the one I kept, and it's fabulous minus the inability to charge with my wall warts or the PWR 12v 90w PD charger.
 
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