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Old 03-18-2010, 07:06 AM   #61
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USB to go

I bought the plug from Canadian Tire that has bare wires and put a Powerlet plug on the other end. 2 minutes start to finish. 19$ CDN for the USB part.





Here is a link to the really neat sealed USB stuff.

http://www.bulgin.co.uk/Products/Buc...aneer_USB.html

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Old 03-18-2010, 07:30 AM   #62
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Metal USB plug

this looks cool

http://www.usbfirewire.com/usb-rugge...c.html#wminibc

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Old 03-18-2010, 07:40 AM   #63
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This is the same thing I use.....

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I have recently tackled this issue. My solution was standard 12V port with this insert...
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Old 03-18-2010, 07:41 AM   #64
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I bought the plug from Canadian Tire that has bare wires and put a Powerlet plug on the other end. 2 minutes start to finish. 19$ CDN for the USB part.





Here is a link to the really neat sealed USB stuff.

http://www.bulgin.co.uk/Products/Buc...aneer_USB.html

that one is cool!
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Old 03-18-2010, 10:41 AM   #65
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For all thise wanting to do the same thing that I do and that is to charge usb on the bike. Remember that the vibrations have an effect on the usb charger adapter. I have gone through several over the past year. Some of them can not take the abuse. So if you mount a 12 volt plug and the plug in one of the usb chargers you might want to put an extension on that and put the usb adapter in a bag somewhere.
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Old 03-18-2010, 08:27 PM   #66
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Today at Lowes I came across a cig plug inverter (70w), with a 110 plug on the back, and along side that was a mini usb plug. I ordered a Powerlet power cord that will take from the batteries sae on one end, and provide an 18 inch pigtail and a female cig on the other.
I wanted the 18 inches, so I could keep it all in a saddle bag.
I intend to charge my mini usb camera and my mini usb smart phone from it.
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Old 03-21-2010, 08:06 PM   #67
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I bought the plug from Canadian Tire that has bare wires and put a Powerlet plug on the other end. 2 minutes start to finish. 19$ CDN for the USB part.




Motoriley.. how's this working for you?

This seems like the easiest way to make your own, and you can cut the USB cord to length. Is there a voltage regulator in the USB block or any issues with that.. I want to charge my phone while on the trail..

Thanks!
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Old 03-21-2010, 09:11 PM   #68
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Thumb USB to go

So far so good. Tried it with my GoPro HD camera and my phone and they both liked it. No long term test yet. The wires it comes with are 3 feet long or so.


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Motoriley.. how's this working for you?

This seems like the easiest way to make your own, and you can cut the USB cord to length. Is there a voltage regulator in the USB block or any issues with that.. I want to charge my phone while on the trail..

Thanks!
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Old 03-22-2010, 08:41 PM   #69
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Can these things be ordered and shipped to the states? I can't find them online anywhere for shipping... ?!
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Old 03-22-2010, 10:00 PM   #70
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USB to USA

I looked for a while on the web to see if i could find a better price and haven't come across them anywhere else. PM me and I'll see if the local store got some more. I nabbed the last two on display. I can always mail them to you.

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Can these things be ordered and shipped to the states? I can't find them online anywhere for shipping... ?!
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Old 03-22-2010, 10:20 PM   #71
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for those not in the know, the original usb standard is only rated to provide 500ma, hence the problems with some adaptors not charging things.. usb is the next power plug im adding to my ttr, has a cradle for my n95 and 12v socket fitted already
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Old 03-22-2010, 10:35 PM   #72
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I just mounted my dashboard today. I have the USB plug working where it powers my GPS, I don't have rechargeable batteries yet, it uses a Li-ion CR-v3, but should charge them too. It will charge my Ipod. And it will run my cell phone with a dead battery where I can make calls, but will not charge my cell phone even though the phone says "Charging". My cell phone will not charge from the USB on my computer, or from a cig to USB adapter that I have. I have some parts on order to try to modify my circuit and will see if that will fix it. I should have the parts by the end of the week.



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Old 03-22-2010, 11:13 PM   #73
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You guys are having the same problem I am. The Canada outfit doesn't ship to the US, and I can't find them anywhere else.

The full amp would be nice, though, for fast charging devices that will accept that much charging current.
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Old 03-23-2010, 06:10 AM   #74
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You guys are having the same problem I am. The Canada outfit doesn't ship to the US, and I can't find them anywhere else.

The full amp would be nice, though, ....
The Belkin adapter above puts out a full amp--add a $3 lighter socket from any auto parts store and you're in business.
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Old 03-23-2010, 07:20 AM   #75
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Also keep in mind that some cables limit the charge to 500ma. A true USB should never go over 500ma or it may damage the PC USB port. My unit was two type of cables, one is 500ma and the other is 1amp.
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