ADVrider

Go Back   ADVrider > Riding > Layin' down tracks
User Name
Password
Register Inmates Photos Site Rules Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Rate Thread Display Modes
Old 02-18-2009, 11:22 AM   #1
Global Rider OP
Alps Adventurer
 
Global Rider's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2001
Location: Canada & the Alps - N 46 31.714' E 010 27.212'
Oddometer: 3,742
Custom Length Garmin Cigarette Lighter Adapter Cables

Bundling up the excess length of Garmin cable with a Velcro strap got a bit tiring after a few years, so I started to look for custom length Garmin cigarette lighter adapter cables.

Well, since they're not available from Garmin, the only solution was to cut the OEM Garmin cable down to the required length and install a high quality marine grade 12V plug. This plug comes with a rubber strain relief that is a snug fit on the cable. Above average quality!

Marinco PN: 12VPG...
__________________
All the best,
Alex


Euro & North American Travel & Technical Stuff for the R1150 GS & Adventure

Euro & Alps Motorcycle Tours - Priced Right, How to go about

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.....A. Einstein
Global Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2009, 09:41 PM   #2
GodSilla
I did that.
 
GodSilla's Avatar
 
Joined: Sep 2006
Location: Village Idiot's residence
Oddometer: 7,454
I hadn't thought of a marine fitting. That's great news, I'm just in the market for one of those plugs. Thanks GR.
GodSilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2009, 10:42 PM   #3
JR356
Beastly Adventurer
 
JR356's Avatar
 
Joined: May 2005
Location: Way out West
Oddometer: 3,515
If you want to go the commercial route or don't have the skills or tools for DIY,Powerlet will make custom length cables and they have a variety of Garmin specific applications.
www.powerletproducts.com

JR356
JR356 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2009, 11:57 AM   #4
Global Rider OP
Alps Adventurer
 
Global Rider's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2001
Location: Canada & the Alps - N 46 31.714' E 010 27.212'
Oddometer: 3,742
Quote:
Originally Posted by GodSilla
I hadn't thought of a marine fitting. That's great news, I'm just in the market for one of those plugs. Thanks GR.
Well it is a standard cigarette lighter plug that also twists and locks if you get Marinco's cigaraette lighter receptacle. That according to what the salesperson at the chandlery told me.
__________________
All the best,
Alex


Euro & North American Travel & Technical Stuff for the R1150 GS & Adventure

Euro & Alps Motorcycle Tours - Priced Right, How to go about

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.....A. Einstein
Global Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2009, 12:03 PM   #5
Global Rider OP
Alps Adventurer
 
Global Rider's Avatar
 
Joined: Nov 2001
Location: Canada & the Alps - N 46 31.714' E 010 27.212'
Oddometer: 3,742
Quote:
Originally Posted by JR356
Powerlet will make custom length cables and they have a variety of Garmin specific applications.
The only ones I found on their site for a 60 Cx have the BMW plug on them.

I plug mine into a standard cigarette lighter outlet. I already have 2 BMW outlets and installed a standard cigarette lighter outlet under the dash for my GPS, charging my cell phone and PDA, etc.
__________________
All the best,
Alex


Euro & North American Travel & Technical Stuff for the R1150 GS & Adventure

Euro & Alps Motorcycle Tours - Priced Right, How to go about

Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.....A. Einstein
Global Rider is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Share

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

.
Display Modes Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On

Forum Jump


Times are GMT -7.   It's 11:23 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.5
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright ADVrider 2011-2014