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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.

Our 3D Printing & Design Service is second to none. With over 20 years experience in Mechanical Design and 3D Printing, we can help you get your product to market faster than the competition. We can also help with Patent & Trademark Law, Proof-of-Concept, and Short-Run Production. We have Domestic and International partners that can step in and offer a wide range of manufacturing processes when it's time to scale. We look forward to working with you on your next big idea!

- WALL MOUNT INSTRUCTIONS -

SKU 38542-1, 4, 5 & 6

Important - New Wall Mount Customers - Watch the video below to complete installation and device mounting.  If using 3M Command Strips, follow the instructions that ship with the unit, and fast forward the video to the device mounting and wire routing segment. 

Over time if your micro-suction disk seems to lose its tacky feel take a piece of scotch tape and tap the front of it lightly to remove the dirt/oil that builds up.  It will immediately regain that same original tacky feel.

IMPORTANT NOTE - TURN OFF THE CIRCUIT BREAKER TO THE DESIGNATED OUTLET PRIOR TO ANY ANCHOR WALL MOUNT INSTALLATION (NOT NECESSARY WHEN USING 3M COMMAND STRIPS).

 

I-View Charging Station - Generation II Wall Mount Installation Video

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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Contents will vary depending on the SKU (see products page - click here) - 38542-1 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) .

Tools needed for wall installation - Phillips head screw driver, small hammer, tape measure, scissors, 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.

Step One - Use a pair of scissors to cutout the dashed area on the template.  If using 3M Command strips to mount skip forward to step three.

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

Step Three - Place the surge protector in the desired outlet (kitchen wall is ideal). Make sure that the outlet is by itself with enough space on both sides of the outlet to support the organizer. It might be helpful to place the organizer over the surge protector to make sure there's enough clearance on both sides. Make sure that the organizer is centered when checking for clearance.

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Step Four - If utilizing the 3M 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 command strips to access the key slot holes in the unit and skip ahead to step seven.

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Step Five – Center the unit over the surge protector, confirm level, let the dock 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 Six - 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.

Step Seven - 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 in the next step.

Step Eight - IMPORTANT - place a level on the leveling line to confirm that the paper is not twisted. If it is not level have a helper lift the tape and reposition the paper level with the leveling line. Make sure the paper is flat after repositioning.

Step Nine - 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.

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

NOTE - Pictured above is the typical residential installation for kitchen countertop 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.

Step Eleven - 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 the studs, all of which are of no real concern for anchor placement.

Repeat the last step on the remaining three marked locations.

Step Twelve - Place an anchor in the hole.

Step Thirteen - Use a hammer to lightly tap the anchor flush with the wall.

Repeat the last step on the remaining three holes.

Step Fourteen - 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.

Step Fifteen - 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).

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.

Try to leave about six to seven inches of plug wire out the back of the unit to plug into the surge protector. On the last wrap loop the plug end back through the prior wrap to make a tightening knot so that the wrap stays in place. Pull tight per the image below.

Repeat the last step on the remaining devices.

Step Sixteen - Remove the surge protector from the wall and plug the devices in per the proper orientation in the image below. Be sure to swivel the outlets in the direction that makes the most sense for your plug so that the organizer can fit over the plugs. IMPORTANT - Only route low voltage wires for charging portable electronic devices & accessories through and around the organizer.

NOTE - Wires can be routed between the gap circled in blue if the upper ledge will be used for charging instead of mail or other items. The gap is designed so that most charging cords cannot fall back through the unit after it's mounted. IMPORTANT - Only route low voltage wires for charging portable electronic devices & accessories through and around the organizer.

Step Seventeen - With the surge protector in one hand, and the organizer in the other, plug the surge protector into the wall outlet and place the organizer over the screws in the wall. You can look though the suction cup openings in the front of the unit for placement. IMPORTANT - Do not force the organizer onto the wall. If it does not make flush contact with the wall, the plug is likely interfering with the organizer. Remove the organizer and swivel the plug, or move the plug down to the next open receptacle to allow for more clearance. Some devices have a large plug and may require the wire to be wrapped on the end loops versus the middle loops to free up more space for the plug in the middle of the organizer. Alternatively, compact USB wall plugs are available at most local retailers in the rare case that your plug cannot be manipulated to clear the organizer. The griffin compact wall charger pictured below can be purchased through 3dsi. We have not found a factory charger that would not work, so please contact 3DSI before ordering for advice regarding your specific installation.

Step Eighteen - 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).  If installing the click-it tighten the screws gradually and place the unit back on the wall to tweak the friction fit.

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), and remove the organizer from the wall. Make sure the screws are loose prior to removal from the wall.