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Old 05-19-2014, 11:38 PM   #166
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about the XP-3. My main concerns were;

1) Charging tip for IPhone5.
2) Re-charging the XP-3 off my EarthX battery/bike 12V system.
3) Inquiry on the SAE harness hooked right to the battery to make it easy to jump without using clamps/removing seat...etc.
#1 yep, I got that Lightning adapter with mine. Just don't have a iPhone to use it with.

#2 you could get a cigarette plug-in for the Powerlet:
http://www.powerlet.com/shop-by-prod...-cables/PWRCBL

#3 it is a rather short cable, I was just able to fit it with enough reach to get at. My battery sits in a box going from one side to the other of the bike, under the seat and between engine and rear wheel.
Length is said to be 30cm, or just less than 12 inches, and the negative cable is shorter than the positive by a couple inches or so. There's also the safety device spliced into the positive cable which makes for an unbendable inch or more.
Considering that, if your battery has a terminal a long way from the outside it could be problematic. Mine tucks in behind a removable plastic side panel piece of the bike, so that's got to be removed to plug in the M-S XP-3.

No protective cover for the SAE plug, although the blue M-S plug might be thought of as having a cover on it while that SAE adapter is connected. Since there is little risk of electrical short-circuit due to the SAE having one contact side contained within it. Just not really a "weather proof" cover, per se.
I actually used the one from my Battery Tender SAE plug, had to cut it off that to use on the "harness" (and put back again after finding out the charger won't recognize the connection).

Lastly, yes, I got the new case with my XP-3. Too wide to fit flat into the bottom of the saddle bag without some bending of the case, but does okay.

Glad to say I already helped a woman jump her SUV after a soccer game when another guy was trying to help but had no luck with his car. Had me thinking it might not work either and yet was a nearly instant start.

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Old 05-19-2014, 11:48 PM   #167
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Mine just arrived. Its a 3 but (unexpectedly) came in a case with a (US) wall plug, 12 V plug and jump camples. There is one outlet plug with 4 heads. Looks like a iphone 4 size plug, the others are described as 'communication adaptors' hope this helps?
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Old 05-20-2014, 06:27 AM   #168
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#1 yep, I got that Lightning adapter with mine. Just don't have a iPhone to use it with.

#2 you could get a cigarette plug-in for the Powerlet:
http://www.powerlet.com/shop-by-prod...-cables/PWRCBL

#3 it is a rather short cable, I was just able to fit it with enough reach to get at. My battery sits in a box going from one side to the other of the bike, under the seat and between engine and rear wheel.
Length is said to be 30cm, or just less than 12 inches, and the negative cable is shorter than the positive by a couple inches or so. There's also the safety device spliced into the positive cable which makes for an unbendable inch or more.
Considering that, if your battery has a terminal a long way from the outside it could be problematic. Mine tucks in behind a removable plastic side panel piece of the bike, so that's got to be removed to plug in the M-S XP-3.

No protective cover for the SAE plug, although the blue M-S plug might be thought of as having a cover on it while that SAE adapter is connected. Since there is little risk of electrical short-circuit due to the SAE having one contact side contained within it. Just not really a "weather proof" cover, per se.
I actually used the one from my Battery Tender SAE plug, had to cut it off that to use on the "harness" (and put back again after finding out the charger won't recognize the connection).

Lastly, yes, I got the new case with my XP-3. Too wide to fit flat into the bottom of the saddle bag without some bending of the case, but does okay.

Glad to say I already helped a woman jump her SUV after a soccer game when another guy was trying to help but had no luck with his car. Had me thinking it might not work either and yet was a nearly instant start.
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Mine just arrived. Its a 3 but (unexpectedly) came in a case with a (US) wall plug, 12 V plug and jump camples. There is one outlet plug with 4 heads. Looks like a iphone 4 size plug, the others are described as 'communication adaptors' hope this helps?
Cool - thanks for the responses!

I totally forgot about a cigarette to Powerlet adapter. From what I remember though the cigarette lighter plug can loosen - too bad there isn't a SAE or Powerlet direct to the charging port.

I'm going to order up today...
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Old 05-20-2014, 03:17 PM   #169
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As an Australian can we charge it via the walk plug - we have 240 volts here.
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Old 05-20-2014, 03:48 PM   #170
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Yes, voltage isn't an issue, you'll need a AU /USplug adaptor though.
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Old 05-20-2014, 04:08 PM   #171
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The "Blue M-S plug" is a fairly common EC5 connector.
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