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# 259841 24-Oct-2019 18:03
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I am after a slimline USB charger with the USB port facing up. The only ones I can find seem to have the port facing down. I'm aiming to rotate this setup (Zigbee router) 180 degrees so the aerial faces up:

 

 

Any ideas?


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  # 2343192 24-Oct-2019 18:17
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Turn the socket box upside down?  The one in my bathroom is like that for some reason, was like  that when we moved in and I haven't bothered changing it


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  # 2343218 24-Oct-2019 19:40
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What is your reason for wanting the aerial pointing upwards?

 

RF propagation is unlikely to change much with the aerial pointing up or down unless there is some phasing issue.

 

Mains wiring in the wall may affect propagation.

 

 





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  # 2343231 24-Oct-2019 20:41
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There is also an option of using a bendable semi rigid USB cable.... bend it to get your aerial pointing upwards..... I have not found a local web link.... but here is an example...

 

https://www.cyberguys.com/product-details/?productid=45705

 

 





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  # 2343273 24-Oct-2019 20:50
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Gordy7:

 

What is your reason for wanting the aerial pointing upwards?

 

 

... but aerials are *supposed* to point upwards!? If I start questioning fundamentals like this, I will end up doubting my own existence! 😀

 

More seriously, there is less chance of it being kicked or hit with a vacuum cleaner pointing upwards. It is in a hallway.


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  # 2343275 24-Oct-2019 20:55
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I would be putting it in a case beside the wall outlet and attaching it with a short cable if it absolutly needed to be there. But in a hallway that is a bit of an eyesore so perhaps look into putting a blank plate and flushbox beside it and hiding it away?





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  # 2344445 28-Oct-2019 17:05
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mdf:

I am after a slimline USB charger with the USB port facing up. The only ones I can find seem to have the port facing down. I'm aiming to rotate this setup (Zigbee router) 180 degrees so the aerial faces up:

 

Any ideas?

 

 

Get a Chinese-market USB wall wart, where the plugs are upside-down relative to the Aus/NZ use.

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mdf:

... but aerials are *supposed* to point upwards!? If I start questioning fundamentals like this, I will end up doubting my own existence! 😀

 

 

Good point. If they're pointing upwards the signal behaves a wave and is propagated outwards. Pointing down, the signal behaves like particles and they fall off the pointy end onto the floor, where the cat eats them.

 
 
 
 


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mdf: I am after a slimline USB charger with the USB port facing up. ...

 

Not slimline, but at least facing up: Surgeplus™ 2-Outlet USB DomesticTravel Surge

 

Surgeplus™ 2-Outlet USB DomesticTravel Surge

 

I bought the travel version & it is serving us well.

 

 





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Maybe 3D-printing a new case could help?





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neb:
mdf:

 

... but aerials are *supposed* to point upwards!? If I start questioning fundamentals like this, I will end up doubting my own existence! 😀

 

Good point. If they're pointing upwards the signal behaves a wave and is propagated outwards. Pointing down, the signal behaves like particles and they fall off the pointy end onto the floor, where the cat eats them.

 

I wondered why my cat looked like it was being fed by someone else!


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  # 2345838 29-Oct-2019 14:25
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neb:
mdf:

 

... but aerials are *supposed* to point upwards!? If I start questioning fundamentals like this, I will end up doubting my own existence! 😀

 

Good point. If they're pointing upwards the signal behaves a wave and is propagated outwards. Pointing down, the signal behaves like particles and they fall off the pointy end onto the floor, where the cat eats them.

 

I wondered why my cat looked like it was being fed by someone else!

 

 

It's actually quite convenient, she inevitably horks them up again, so I spoon them up and ladle them into an 18650 I keep handy for the purpose.

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