Problem with USB port on 2018 Sfx

Jshelm

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The USB port has never worked when attempting to charge my iPhone or another device. Dealer wanted me bring boat in, too much ordeal for this 72 year young grandmother. I’ve had my tech savvy grandson look at it, appears to be okay with wiring. I got under console & removed the USB port & wiring & tested on land power to see if port was defective. It’s okay & powered my phone. The other lights, gauges, etc are working. What next????
 

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Mine didn’t seem to work on my first Benny. I bought something like this to get an added benefit of always knowing my current voltage while having a USB port for charging gadgets. Just plug it into the helm accessory socket.


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The USB port has never worked when attempting to charge my iPhone or another device. Dealer wanted me bring boat in, too much ordeal for this 72 year young grandmother. I’ve had my tech savvy grandson look at it, appears to be okay with wiring. I got under console & removed the USB port & wiring & tested on land power to see if port was defective. It’s okay & powered my phone. The other lights, gauges, etc are working. What next????
Mine doesn’t work either. Same year.
 

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Make sure you don't need 1 of your accessory switches turned on. I have a 2017 sfx and i have to turn my switch on.
 

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Myv10, since my depth finder and stereo are tied into the accessory switch, the switch is the first on and the last to cut off.
 

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The usb port on most boats is from the radio which usually doesn’t have the current to charge. From what I understand is that it’s for direct playback from your device. It isn’t intended as charging port unless radio is in off position.
 
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