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3DSI is a proud US based small-business owner since 1998. We offer Product Development, Mechanical Design, Additive Manufacturing, and Urethane Casting to help our customers get their ideas off of the ground. Our mission is to offer a complete turnkey service from concept development to the commercialization of your idea with Quality, Customer Service, and Quick Turnaround at the heart of our operation.

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-WALL MOUNT INSTRUCTIONS -

SKU 38542-3

Below are the step-by-step instructions for the generation I product that has been discontinued.  We are keeping the instructions on the website to service our existing customers.  Thank you for your continued support of our products!

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The unit comes with - A charging station/organizer, six outlet surge protector, three small suction cups, three large suction cups, three support cradles, three extra pieces of dual lock, four anchors, four screws, and "new" easy wall installation option with 3M Command strips pictured in step four below (included).

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Tools needed for wall installation - Phillips head screw driver, small hammer, tape measure, low adhesion tape (painters tape), and a drill with 13/64" bit. 3DSI is not responsible for damages resulting from the misuse of the product or failure to follow instructions.  NOTE: If installing with command strips the only tool needed is a level.


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Step One - If utilizing the command strips, remove the backing from the strips per image above and clean the wall per the 3M insert - (click here for document).  Follow the 3M instructions carefully.  3DSI is not responsible for damage caused by product misuse or failure to follow instructions.  The dock weighs 4.5 lbs (empty).  The four strips are rated at 16lbs.  If using anchors and screws to mount remove the 3M Command strips to access the key slot holes in the unit and skip ahead to step four.

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Step Two - The surge protector pictured above is not used in this product.  However the process is the same.  Skip forward to step six and confirm the strip style outlet wire will reach your desired location with some excess prior to sticking the unit on the wall.  Confirm level, let it rest on top of the surge protector, and press forward against wall.  Press firmly for 30 seconds.  Apply pressure to each corner per the attached 3M instruction sheet. 

Step Three - Remove the dock from the wall.  Skip to step fifteen.  Follow the instructions in the 3M documentation provided before reapplying the unit to the wall.

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Step Four - Attach some low adhesion tape (painters tape) as pictured.

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Step Five - Lightly tape the template to the wall making sure that the tape is not fully applied to the wall - in case you need to adjust it for leveling. Place the level across the leveling line. Make sure the template is level and that the paper is lying flat and not twisted.

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Step Six - Plug the surge protector in and place it across the line on the bottom of the template that represents the bottom of the charging station. Wrap the cord back around to the center of the surge protector (approximately where it will exit the unit in route to the outlet). Make absolutely sure you have enough cord with some extra slack prior to marking & drilling holes.

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Step Seven - Mark the locations by pressing a pen through the sheet on the center hash mark. Be sure to press firm enough to leave a mark. Repeat this step in the remaining three locations, and remove the template from the wall (NOTE - you will not have the wall plug style surge protector & cutout in your application).

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Step Eight - Measure 1-1/4" back from the end of the drill bit and wrap with tape to mark the drill depth.

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NOTE - Pictured above is the typical residential installation for kitchen/bathroom outlets. Notice that the area to the right and left of the outlet is free from obstruction and wires. Most qualified electricians will staple the electrical wire to the studs. The drill depth restriction is just a preventative measure to cover special scenarios where vent pipe, round metal duct work, or anything else that might be present. Water and gas lines typically come up through the floor and will not be present at this height.

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Step Nine - IMPORTANT - Turn off the circuit breaker prior to drilling holes. Confirm the circuit is off prior to drilling. Do not drill deeper than 1-1/4". The hole spacing should be 10-3/4" in width x 3" deep with the marks on a level plane. Use a 13/64" drill bit to drill the marked locations. Make sure the drill is straight, level, and does not walk away from the marked location. NOTE - There are three items that you might encounter as soon as the drill passes beyond the drywall - wood from blocking, stud, or metal duct work placed between studs. All of which are of no real concern for anchor placement (note - this picture is for visual reference only - there will not be an outlet between your mounting holes)

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Repeat the last step on the remaining three marked locations (NOTE - your application will not have a wall plug surge protector - for visual reference only)

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Step Ten - Place an anchor in the hole (NOTE - your application will not have a wall plug surge protector - for visual reference only).

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Step Eleven - Use a hammer to lightly tap the anchor flush with the wall (NOTE - your application will not have a wall plug surge protector - for visual reference only).

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Repeat the last step on the remaining three holes (NOTE - Your application will not have a wall plug surge protector - for visual reference only).

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Step Twelve - Use a Phillips head screw driver to drive the screws into the anchors. Be sure to leave just under 1/8" gap between the back of the screw head and the anchor so that the organizer can slide in between (NOTE - your application will not have a wall plug surge protector - for visual reference only).

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Your installation should look something like this image (without the wall plug surge protector).

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Step Thirteen - Thread the charging wire through the desired bottom slot. Give yourself enough extra wire to comfortably plug into the device. IMPORTANT - Make sure to account for the space needed to plug in and remove the plug from the device in the next set of instructions (device mounting instructions).

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Wrap the wire around the closest wire wrap location. Be sure to hold the connector on the outside so that you do not pull the wire back through the slot.

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Step Fourteen - Leave approximately 7" of extra wire for the plug. Tie a light knot on the last wrap and pull the cord tight (should look close to above).

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Step Fifteen - Place the surge protector inside of the unit with tip starting at the base and the cord end angled up toward the top left hand corner. Gently pull the cord back and the surge protector will slip right past the upper right corner of the unit. Let it come to rest on the base of the unit.

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Step Sixteen - Plug the USB cord into the adapter, or plug into the surge protector (whatever your situation requires), and turn the surge protector on.

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Step Seventeen - Make sure all four screws are in the slots and push the unit to the right (press on left hand side) so that all of the screws are engaged in the narrow section of the slot. Once the screw heads are positioned in the narrow section of the slot you can place a long Phillips head screw driver through the suction cup openings on the front of the organizer and snug up the screws to the unit for a more secure fit (pictured above).

NOTE - Do not force the organizer against the wall. If it does not fit double check to make sure that no wires are sticking out past the back of the unit. Depending on your specific plug, it may be necessary to tilt the surge protector to fix the interference. Also, check to make sure that no wires are being pinched against the wall.

You can gain access to the plugs through the opening on the bottom of the unit, or by simply moving the unit to the left (press on right hand side) to remove the organizer from the wall. Make sure the screws are loose prior to removal from the wall.

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Step Eighteen - Plug the surge protector into the wall outlet. The finished installation should look like the image above. Your specific portable electronic devices will likely vary. Enjoy!!