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Member #728158

Member Since: October 12, 2015

Country: United States

  • I'm thinking about directly connecting the usb on these to tablets that I have in wall mounted at my house to control my home automation system, and then wiring the breakout power to a standard USB that plugs in a 24V DC power of ethernet to basically keep my tablets charged at all times.

    I have all my AC wires and components in the standard metal or plastic gang boxes, so only the breakout and the wires soldered to i would live outside the gang box, behind the tablet and in a little cutout in the wall.

    I know nobody can ensure anything is 100% safe and it seems like people are using these everywhere from the comments, but one link in the comments mentioned a fire hazard. Is there really a fire hazard with just 5V DC at 1-1.5AMPs charging a tablet? The wires to the breakout are soldered very cleanly with heat shrink and it seems fine to me - but am I completely crazy screwing mounting a tablet to the wall and direct connecting this to it? Not asking for 100% assurance just wondering if these is an obvious "Do Not Do".

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