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Old 10-03-2012, 03:35 PM   #46
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just for the record...this picture shows an AC unit model "No workie " (i replaced with the DC model)

BTW... the factory GPS plug can be seen here...just to the left of the relay...





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Roughly what do those solid-state relays cost?
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Old 10-04-2012, 04:44 PM   #47
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I'd much rather have a solid state relay than the "old school" version................
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Old 01-06-2015, 06:45 AM   #48
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Hi guys!
Sorry for bugging, but I have a scenario in my head of iPhone wiring and would like to discuss it with you.

OEM power connector next to the key in not good because it snaps out at bumps, so I would like to make permanent connection.

So I am thinking:

1st. I would install BMW Canbs GPS cable:
http://www.sierrabmwonline.com/produ...0413585-p-1378



2nd. On that I would wire this Dual USB connector:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorcycle-C...item4d25c0e4ee



From there I would use Apple Ligntning cable to power my navigation on iPhone.

Now, I hear that there could be complications with 12V to 5V conversion with not closing the circuit by canbus.

Does anyone have experience with that?? I would detach iphone after the ride, but dual usb connector would stay wired..

Thanx!
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Old Yesterday, 06:17 PM   #49
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Hi guys!
Sorry for bugging, but I have a scenario in my head of iPhone wiring and would like to discuss it with you.

OEM power connector next to the key in not good because it snaps out at bumps, so I would like to make permanent connection.

So I am thinking:

1st. I would install BMW Canbs GPS cable:
http://www.sierrabmwonline.com/produ...0413585-p-1378



2nd. On that I would wire this Dual USB connector:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorcycle-C...item4d25c0e4ee



From there I would use Apple Ligntning cable to power my navigation on iPhone.

Now, I hear that there could be complications with 12V to 5V conversion with not closing the circuit by canbus.

Does anyone have experience with that?? I would detach iphone after the ride, but dual usb connector would stay wired..

Thanx!
Going to give it a try. I'll post up pics when I'm done
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Old Yesterday, 09:48 PM   #50
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Hi guys!
Sorry for bugging, but I have a scenario in my head of iPhone wiring and would like to discuss it with you.

OEM power connector next to the key in not good because it snaps out at bumps, so I would like to make permanent connection.

So I am thinking:

1st. I would install BMW Canbs GPS cable:
http://www.sierrabmwonline.com/produ...0413585-p-1378



2nd. On that I would wire this Dual USB connector:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorcycle-C...item4d25c0e4ee

From there I would use Apple Ligntning cable to power my navigation on iPhone.

Now, I hear that there could be complications with 12V to 5V conversion with not closing the circuit by canbus.

Does anyone have experience with that?? I would detach iphone after the ride, but dual usb connector would stay wired..

Thanx!
I have the OEM bmw cable, and a chinese USB socket, so roughly the same setup that you are thinking of. Everything is plug and play, and several others have the same setup without any issues. Unless you do a bad job of wiring, you should be fine. If the charging thingy has an LED, you can safely monitor for when it is shutting down after you turn off the bike.
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Old Yesterday, 11:59 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by BimmerSI View Post
Hi guys!
Sorry for bugging, but I have a scenario in my head of iPhone wiring and would like to discuss it with you.

OEM power connector next to the key in not good because it snaps out at bumps, so I would like to make permanent connection.

So I am thinking:

1st. I would install BMW Canbs GPS cable:
http://www.sierrabmwonline.com/produ...0413585-p-1378



2nd. On that I would wire this Dual USB connector:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Motorcycle-C...item4d25c0e4ee



From there I would use Apple Ligntning cable to power my navigation on iPhone.

Now, I hear that there could be complications with 12V to 5V conversion with not closing the circuit by canbus.

Does anyone have experience with that?? I would detach iphone after the ride, but dual usb connector would stay wired..

Thanx!
I went through something similar to you when I purchased my F 800 GSA. You seem like you know what you're doing so I'll give you the short version of what I did.
1. I got the yellow plug you got.
2. I used the switched wire on that plug to act as a trigger wire for a Fuzeblock. There are many fuse blocks on the market and all work well.
3. I hooked the Fuzeblock to the battery. This allows me to ether use switched power OR straight power from the battery using a fuse as a jumper in the Fuzeblock.
4. I ran one of the ports on the Fuzeblock to a waterproof dual USB port and mounted it down below the speedo.
5. I went to radio shack and got a couple of coiled micro usb cords and I plug phones and shit up to it.

I'm not running anything else at the moment but if I go on a trip that requires heated gear or I decide to use a dedicated GPS with a mount, I'll hook that up to the Fuzeblock too. Be warned that the Fuzeblock is only rated to 30 amps total. There are nicer ones out there too.

Switched power has saved me a couple of times as I'm pretty much a forgetful idiot.
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