2018 Jeep Wrangler Will Feature Up To 7 USB Ports
The 2018 Jeep Wrangler will feature up to 7 USB ports when properly equipped. The first two will be located in the Media Hub located on the Instrument Panel below the climate controls.
Behind the Media Hub access door you will find one AUX port, a USB Type C port (micro-USB) and a USB Type A port (standard flat USB like your iPhone cable or mouse or keyboard). Both of these USB ports will allow you to play music from an iPod or phone through your Jeep’s sound system. Also, the smart charging ports will charge your device for up to an hour after your vehicle is turned off.
Important: The USB Type C port is your primary media port for the stereo. Two devices can be plugged in at the same time for charging but only one can play music at a time. Both ports share a single data connection so you can’t switch between Type A or Type C. Type C will always be your primary connection to the stereo.
The third USB port in the 2018 Jeep Wrangler is located in a familiar spot in the center console. It also can play music through your stereo as long as your primary source isn’t already plugged into the USB Type C port in the Media Hub.
The last 4 (two Type C and two Type A) will be located behind the center console for your passengers above the power inverter. The left stack can play music through the stereo as well as charge your devices. The right stack are charge only USB ports.
This may seem like overkill but I am always out of space for charging devices in my Jeep. On my last trip to Moab we had 4 cellphones, and 2 GoPros plus a Macbook that we were uploading footage from. It’s great to see all this onboard power in the new 2018 Jeep Wrangler.
If you are short on USB power in your current Jeep let me recommend the 6 port USB car charger. It’s cheap and powerful and a good upgrade for any Jeep.
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