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Old 07-26-2009, 08:09 AM   #16
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Monoprice

Checkout monoprice.com for some really inexpensive stuff. You can pick up a car charger to USB for $.83!!! Shipping is reasonable too! I bought a bunch of them just because they were so cheap.

http://www.monoprice.com/products/pr...seq=1&format=2
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Old 03-05-2010, 12:43 PM   #17
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When I don't want to use a tank bag for charging my stuff for day rides, I plug a powerlet cigarette socket + mini USB charger into my GS's side power socket. Run the apple USB power cord to my iPhone in my pants side pocket. Works like a charm. Can be done with most cell phones that use USB 5 volts to charge.
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Old 03-05-2010, 12:52 PM   #18
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I got a hardwired usb cable. $10

http://www.overstock.com/Electronics...2/product.html
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Old 03-05-2010, 01:12 PM   #19
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I made mine, its a $1.49 voltage regulator from radio shack, and a usb connector.

lm7805, takes anything DC up to 35 volts, and makes it 5 volts DC, pins 1 and 4 on the USB are power.

simple.

http://www.radioshack.com/product/in...ductId=2062599

Neat. Schematic please, for those of us who know nothing about connecting these?

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Old 03-05-2010, 01:22 PM   #20
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LM7805 has 3 pins.



pin 1 input is any DC voltage from 5-35 volts.
pin 2 is ground ( for both input and output)
pin 3 is regulated 5 volt DC output, up to 1amp.

you should install a small heatsink on the unit to keep it cool if you are using it at near an amp of current, or it will get hot either shut down or not last long.



Pins 1 and 4 on the USB are what you power.

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Old 03-05-2010, 01:28 PM   #21
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LM7805 has 3 pins.



pin 1 input is any DC voltage from 5-35 volts.
pin 2 is ground ( for both input and output)
pin 3 is regulated 5 volt DC output, up to 1amp.

you MUST install a small heatsink on the unit to keep it cool if you are using it at near an amp of current, or it will get hot either shut down or not last long.


Pins 1 and 4 on the USB are what you power.

Good to know.. I tried making one with these parts and I guess I fried it.
I ended up just using one of these...
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Old 03-05-2010, 05:47 PM   #22
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7805 will probably work a lot better if you throw some filter caps on the input and output to ground.

Although it's not usually a problem on a bike, a 5v regulator won't work too well with 5v at the input... 7's about the lowest i'd go.

My reg of choice is the LM2937 for 5v applications.... had better luck with those, lower drop-out voltage.

Heatsink's a big deal on them. Case/tab is ground, so if you put it in a metal box, run a screw through the tab to the box. Easiest way to get the job done.

A nice connector is L-Com's ECJ504B-UA. Red and Black are +5 and Gnd respectively.
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Old 03-05-2010, 06:30 PM   #23
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I saw the powered tank bags after I had just purchased a new one. Instead of buying a powered bag, I have a radio shack power outlet attached to the left panel of my 2005 FZ1. I run an extension cord with an outlet to the tank bag that has an on/off switch. Inside the bag, I have the dual usb adapter (like pictured before) that I use to power my pda which runs my gps software. Later I added a y outlet so I can power my heated gear or radar in addition to the gps.

Power Accessory Outlet


Outlet from accessory jack to tank bag:

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Old 03-05-2010, 07:00 PM   #24
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Has anyone wired a USB port on their motorcycle yet?
Hi,

Yes, I power my GPS, charge my cell phone, and even recharge my NiMN batteries with an Energizer Duo Charger.

When I go on a trip I carry a small 115V to USB power adapter so I can power everything either from the bike or a wall outlet.

I just got a LM7805 5v voltage regulator (radio shack, etc) and soldered it to the BMW 12 volt accessory plug. If you run high current you need a heat sink. I just used a piece of scrap aluminum I had around.

http://tinyurl.com/yecs4ud/bmw-to-usb-adapter.jpg

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Old 03-05-2010, 07:23 PM   #25
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7805 will probably work a lot better if you throw some filter caps on the input and output to ground.

Although it's not usually a problem on a bike, a 5v regulator won't work too well with 5v at the input... 7's about the lowest i'd go.

My reg of choice is the LM2937 for 5v applications.... had better luck with those, lower drop-out voltage.

Heatsink's a big deal on them. Case/tab is ground, so if you put it in a metal box, run a screw through the tab to the box. Easiest way to get the job done.

A nice connector is L-Com's ECJ504B-UA. Red and Black are +5 and Gnd respectively.


nah, the 7805 works fine in this app with no caps, and has 2x the current ability of the the LM2937
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Old 03-05-2010, 07:31 PM   #26
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I use a 7805 regulator (with a .1 ceramic cap on the in and out legs BTW) on the USB cable to charge and run my PDA phone. The PDA is clipped in a RAM mount. I made an aluminum plate that is about 2.5x2.5 inchs, 1/8 inch thick, and the aluminum RAM plate is attached to it. It still gets VERY warm. The charge current gets right up there at the 1 amp limit and it is dropping 7 to 9 volts, so 7 to 9 watts)
But the nice part of the 7805 is that it will just shut down if it overheats. Aand it will shut down it you short the output. But connect it backwards and you toast it in a second.

Point is that you may want a LARGE heatsink.
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Old 03-06-2010, 03:22 AM   #27
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I use this 100 W power inverter to charge my MP3, cell, netbook etc, while riding

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Old 03-06-2010, 03:48 AM   #28
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walmart has a car/wall charger with 2 usb ports for a few bucks.
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Old 03-06-2010, 11:55 AM   #29
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I have a small 110v inverter that also has USB so I can run my helmet cam and charge my netbook on the fly. Helmet cam mounted to bars when plugged into charger
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Old 03-06-2010, 02:08 PM   #30
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Motorola Razr won't charge from a standard USB. Otherwise, I could lose my Motorola 12V charger.

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the razr is funny that way. I downloaded the drivers to a few computers, it charges on most but not all computers. The front usb ports on most computers wont due but on the same pc if plugged into the rear usb plug it works fine.
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