Notice one of the wires on the Adaptaplug power cord has a white stripe on it. This goes to the red + of the USB cable. The non-striped wire goes to the black – of the USB cable.
Here is a photo of the cut Adaptaplug power cord soldered on to the USB cable.
USB cable is on the left, the Adaptaplug cable is on the right
Also notice each wire has a piece of heat shrink tubing, which is slid over the solder joint and heat-shrinked over it.
Now when I need to charge up my Yaesu VX-1R, I can use any USB port, or a USB Auto Adapter that plugs into my car. Here is a photo of my Yaesu VX-1R being charged by the USB port of my computer.
Charge a Yaesu VX-1R via a USB port
This article was originally posted on www.mikestechblog.com Any reproduction on any other site is prohibited and a violation of copyright laws.