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maigashi 02-05-2013 01:31 PM

Powerlet socket replacement
 
Does someone know if there is a standard cigarette light socket that can fit the same hole on the fake tank as the powerlet or will i have to open it up a little? Just want a USB charger on the frame and don't want to pay 50$ for every tiny accessory you want.

sarathmenon 02-05-2013 02:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by maigashi (Post 20657164)
Does someone know if there is a standard cigarette light socket that can fit the same hole on the fake tank as the powerlet or will i have to open it up a little? Just want a USB charger on the frame and don't want to pay 50$ for every tiny accessory you want.

You could hook a cigarette lighter up directly to the battery. This has the benefit that you are not restricted to 5A like the powerlet socket. On the downside, there is no protection from the battery getting fully drained.

EnderTheX 02-05-2013 06:38 PM

Wire up an SAE plug to your battery so you can put a charger on it... and it will connect to almost anything you can think of. You can get 12V adapters, heated gear, usb chargers, etc.

HighTechCoonass 02-06-2013 07:32 AM

yeap that's the way to go!

Quote:

Originally Posted by EnderTheX (Post 20659207)
Wire up an SAE plug to your battery so you can put a charger on it... and it will connect to almost anything you can think of. You can get 12V adapters, heated gear, usb chargers, etc.


maigashi 02-06-2013 09:33 AM

Was hoping there was someway to make it master switch controlled so I don't accidentally run my battery down. But I guess I could just throw in a relay. I like simple things better

Bayner 02-06-2013 10:31 AM

There's a knockout on the opposite side of the key from the powerlet plug. Then it can be wired to the connected that sits just under the cover which is ignition controlled (basically).

shashankmittal 02-06-2013 12:21 PM

In addition to the options others have suggested, you could also get an adapter like this: http://www.powerlet.com/product/rigi...et-adapter/427

Mtl_Biker 02-06-2013 01:04 PM

Bayner, you're sure of that?

I haven't received my own F800GS (2013) yet so can't check, but I've been told there is no knockout on this model. I asked about it because my K1300GT had an accessory outlet and TWO additional knockouts. I used one of them for a new accessory outlet wired to my fuse block and would love to do the same with the F800GS. Because I was told (I hope erroneously) there was no knockout, I thought I'd have to find a place to drill a new one. I sure hope you're right!


Quote:

Originally Posted by Bayner (Post 20663351)
There's a knockout on the opposite side of the key from the powerlet plug. Then it can be wired to the connected that sits just under the cover which is ignition controlled (basically).


Bayner 02-06-2013 04:11 PM

No actually I'm not certain. Knockout maybe isn't the correct wording - more like clearly indicated location is should be installed in. I had to drill the hole through it however.

HighTechCoonass 02-06-2013 06:29 PM

5 dollar USB
 
I hate the old cigarette plugs...big and bulky.... they are absolute shit... you always have to wiggle the POS to keep it working.


I bought 5 of these added 2 to my FJ Cruiser glove box...

http://www.ebay.com/itm/251195111986...84.m1497.l2649

But my Iphone 5 don't like it.... i put my USB charger in series...

This is the way to go....this is what I have on my GS. Never tried the Iphone on it...

Burnsmoto
http://burnsmoto.com/img/usb-wp.jpg

http://burnsmoto.com/usb-power-socket-weatherproof.php

see this linky....

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Originally Posted by HighTechCoonass (Post 20552101)
http://hightechcoonass.smugmug.com/M...lectrics-L.jpg

Here I show how to add "auto off" lights to your GS.

Also the invaluable battery tender power whip (SAE type connection) - also use to power my volt meter and USB power supply - I like this because I can isolate the volt meter and USB if need be. I usually leave connected at all times...

http://www.opto22.com/images/product...-1016-1053.png
http://www.opto22.com/site/pr_detail...=3&item=DC60S5

here you can see the volt meter LCD (for daylight visibility) and the USB scocket next to the light switch.


http://hightechcoonass.smugmug.com/O...IMG_6515-L.jpg


http://ts1.mm.bing.net/th?id=H.50290...h=147&c=7&rs=1
NAPA has these....

http://burnsmoto.com/img/usb-wp.jpg
http://burnsmoto.com/usb-power-socket-weatherproof.php]


http://hightechcoonass.smugmug.com/O...IMAG0318-L.jpg

http://hightechcoonass.smugmug.com/O...IMG_0759-M.jpg



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