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Old 03-25-2010, 10:00 AM   #91
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Powerlet already makes them and they are referenced in this thread...



A little pricey, but they are a simple solution to the problem if you're not an electrical engineer and don't want to make your own.
And only want to charge something with a female mini USB. I think it would be more useful with a female USB A conection.

A little pricey? You know some of us ride KLRs.

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Old 03-25-2010, 10:07 AM   #92
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I have had 2 KLRs so I'm really cheap!


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And only want to charge something with a female mini USB. I think it would be more useful with a female USB A conection.

A little pricey? You know some of us ride KLRs.

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Old 03-25-2010, 01:59 PM   #93
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Whatever you do don't put 12v into that USB plug. It needs a voltage regulator to get it down to 5 volts.

I checked my numbers for pin 2 (D-) is 2 volts, and pin 3 (D+) is 2.75 volts.

NOTICE that the pin numbers and colors may change if it is a male or female device. Just make sure you get the correct ones.

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Old 03-25-2010, 02:03 PM   #94
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The one Motoriley made is what I'm looking for, this way I can charge my iPhone/iPod and camera or a non-Apple phone, like my Android phone, I can also emergency power up my GPS if I needed to say the circuit for my GPS went bad for some reason.. I'd still have instant power for it..

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Old 03-25-2010, 03:23 PM   #95
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try an adapter...

You can also consider getting something like this (http://www.buyextras.com/usbfetomib5f.html) to change the gender and type of the connection. I did attach the adapter it to a random mini usb wall charger and plugged my Delorme gps in. It had no problem receiving a charge, so hopefully that's a good sign it will also work on the bike. I'm planning to try it with one of the garmin hardwire cables on one of my bikes (much cheaper than the powerlett--$11 on overstock.com).

I'm buying the other USB cable that motoriley has to use on my dual sport bike since it gives me more flexibility with connecting & mounting.

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And only want to charge something with a female mini USB. I think it would be more useful with a female USB A conection.

A little pricey? You know some of us ride KLRs.

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Old 03-25-2010, 09:05 PM   #96
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2 minutes apart.....great minds think alike...........
I picked up 2 more of the USB plugs from Canadian tire. I'm mailing one to bash3r and have one more if someone wants it. edit - second one is gone to msszq. Stick the plug of your choice on it and you are off and running. Here's mine with a Powerlet.





Wanna make some more of those? I'd sure take one.
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Old 03-26-2010, 12:11 AM   #97
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For running inside a tank bag, I'll probably be getting something like this:

http://www.safehomeproducts.com/shp2...rce=GoogleBase


http://www.safehomeproducts.com/shp2...sion=75&text=Y

Not sure how long they'll work, but if it works at all, it'll be good enough for me. I use an HTC tilt with Garmin on it, so my cellphone and GPS are the same. Just need a way to power them while I ride, but having extra plugs open will be handy for the mp3 player as well.
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Old 03-26-2010, 04:44 AM   #98
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I'm not making them but I have sent a few of the USB ends with bare wires stateside. If I find some more I'll let you know.


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Wanna make some more of those? I'd sure take one.
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Old 03-26-2010, 08:29 AM   #99
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I'm not making them but I have sent a few of the USB ends with bare wires stateside. If I find some more I'll let you know.
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Old 03-26-2010, 06:31 PM   #100
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If anyone is interested in my 7805 regulator results. I've been using this setup for about 6 months now.

I mount my phone in this RAM finger grip mount.




On the back of the mount, I have a 1/8" thick, 2.5x3 inch aluminum plate, plus the aluminum RAM ball. The 7805 regulator is on the top (left side in the photo).


Here I have my phone running GPS software and the battery at about 50%. I connected the regulator to a 13.8 volt supply. The phone was taking close to 1 amp (about 900ma actually), to charge AND operate.
Using an IR thermometer, the aluminum plate started at 67F. About 10 minutes later it was at 126F. After another 10 minutes it was at 133F. Another 10 minutes and depending on where you measure it, it was still very close to 133F (and I have to head to work). That is VERY hot to the touch, though still safe for the 7805. I could get away with a little less heat sink I suppose, but I wouldn't want to go much less.
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Old 03-27-2010, 06:22 AM   #101
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:16 AM   #102
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Perfect!

Thanks Motoriley.. got mine working and think it will work great!





I posted up more photos and what I did to make the connections on my website here.
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Old 04-08-2010, 07:39 AM   #103
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NIce Worwig,

Im thinking making the same set up for mine, I was considering 2 LM7805s wired in parrallell though to lighten the load on them.



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If anyone is interested in my 7805 regulator results. I've been using this setup for about 6 months now.

I mount my phone in this RAM finger grip mount.




On the back of the mount, I have a 1/8" thick, 2.5x3 inch aluminum plate, plus the aluminum RAM ball. The 7805 regulator is on the top (left side in the photo).


Here I have my phone running GPS software and the battery at about 50%. I connected the regulator to a 13.8 volt supply. The phone was taking close to 1 amp (about 900ma actually), to charge AND operate.
Using an IR thermometer, the aluminum plate started at 67F. About 10 minutes later it was at 126F. After another 10 minutes it was at 133F. Another 10 minutes and depending on where you measure it, it was still very close to 133F (and I have to head to work). That is VERY hot to the touch, though still safe for the 7805. I could get away with a little less heat sink I suppose, but I wouldn't want to go much less.
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Old 04-08-2010, 08:01 AM   #104
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Thanks Motoriley.. got mine working and think it will work great!





I posted up more photos and what I did to make the connections on my website here.

OK I am confused abit here
Does this Canadian tire plug convert 12v to 5v USB ? I dont see any transformer ? or is it hidden in the usb plug houseing ?
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Old 04-08-2010, 12:25 PM   #105
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The transformer is in the plug so it does indeed convert 12 volt to 5 volt.


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OK I am confused abit here
Does this Canadian tire plug convert 12v to 5v USB ? I dont see any transformer ? or is it hidden in the usb plug houseing ?
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