:smile2: hi has anyone here added extra charging ports or usb ports so people in the back seat can charge electronics in the back seat ? any help would be greatly appreciated and pics would help
Hmm...I can't find mine either. 2011 Latitude Edition with the BA Sound System - maybe with the sub there they took away the outlet?Yup. In the cargo area, on the passenger side. It's been standard equipment on Jeeps for years, due to the use of Jeeps for camping/tailgating, but I don't know if the lowest Patriot config has it.
Very nice mod, I bet its a nice upgrade. I'm sure my kids, in a few more years will insist on always having somewhere to plug their devices into.So this thread has been dead for a couple of months now, but I added some charging ports to both the front and back sides of my center console. My Pat didn't come with the 110VAC outlet in the console so I added the front ports where that would have been, and since I already had the console out to do that, adding the rear was easy. I got all my ports off of Amazon, less than $20 for both. I connected power to them to the plug that would normally feed the 110VAC inverter, it is behind the shifter console and under the radio.
have you tested the charging ports for radio noise?This is my plan:
Part #1 - Ginsco Cigarette Lighter Socket Splitter 12V Dual USB 2A/1A
Part #2 - Blue Sea Systems ST Blade ATO/ATC Fuse Blocks
I had thought about using a power distribution block and going back to the battery, but wasn't able to find an access point through the firewall... and I spent a few hours looking for one when I was wiring up my LED light bar (I ended up with all the wiring for that done under the hood, using a harness that included a wireless switch). It was in my search for a firewall pass-thru that I came across the harness for the optional power inverter, and I figured that would be good for connecting power outlets, since it's already fused, and I figure that the inverter would draw more power than a couple phones would. I've had the console out a few times since I installed them and the wiring is fine so far. And I have not had any noise or interference with the radio, but I'm running an X-Trons Android head unit, not the factory unit.
It's actually a few inches under the radio, behind the console.mr_et2
So you are saying that in Patriots that didn't come with the 110 adapter there is a harness for the 110 adapter under the console? If so, do you think that there is possibly a harness for the rear subwoofer that is behind the right rear back panel?