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Old 03-02-2011, 06:37 AM   #1
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iphone charging ?

Hi all, Can you help out an electron challenged fellow rider, please? The wife just got a new iphone, pretty cool device. We want to take it on our travels.

My question to you guys, Is there a ready made adapter to charge it off the SAE connector I use for my battery tender? I searched around the net some but maybe I don't know what I'm looking for. Maybe that's not a good idea using the SAE connector?

As a second thought, Would I need a different set up to charge and ipad? That is the wife's next toy on her list. I read about different voltage and amperage and I get very confused.

Thanks for your help!

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Old 03-02-2011, 06:49 AM   #2
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You can use this from a Powerlet port... And just use an SAE-Powerlet conversion cable between the two.

http://www.powerlet.com/shop-by-appl...-cable/422/477

You definitely need a different one for the iPad though; I don't remember the numbers, but it does draw more power than the iPhone. Your best bet for that would be to buy a car charger for the iPad and then use an SAE-cigarette lighter conversion cord.
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:16 AM   #3
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This is the item that you need,,,,


http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=569860
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:43 AM   #4
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I have one of those that I installed in my Jeep, and it works nicely. The OP had just asked to use the SAE connector he already has. If he's willing to install something new, Powerlet also makes a direct-to-battery iPhone specific charger.
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:30 AM   #5
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Powerlet has some cool stuff but if you have a spare cable from your battery tender you can buy two of the same female plugs off ebay for $5. Just unscrew the halves and solder your tender cable to the socket.
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:39 AM   #6
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i use sae(from battery) to tankbag. Sae to cigarette (female). Griffin powerjolt dual usb cigarette (male). then i just use my iphone wire.
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Old 03-02-2011, 10:47 AM   #7
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Old 03-02-2011, 07:34 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the help, guys!

Boatman, that looks like what I need. Don't know how I missed that thread in my search. Thanks.

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Old 03-02-2011, 07:55 PM   #9
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I picked up all my SAE/Powerlet cords and fittings from Burnsmoto over in the vendor section. Fast shipping as well. Check him out.
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Old 03-02-2011, 08:01 PM   #10
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Yup, got one of those too since my phone uses USB to charge as well. Found a 12v (Cigarette lighter type) sae adapter cable to hook up to the lead from my Battery Tender. Works a treat.
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Old 03-03-2011, 03:23 AM   #11
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OK, I've got another question. Since people keep post cigarette & Powerlet suggestions, is there some reason not to go from SAE direct to the USB charger? Seems like the more connections & adapters used the more possible problems I could have. Rember, I do not know what I'm doing!

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Old 03-03-2011, 06:58 AM   #12
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OK, I've got another question. Since people keep post cigarette & Powerlet suggestions, is there some reason not to go from SAE direct to the USB charger? Seems like the more connections & adapters used the more possible problems I could have. Rember, I do not know what I'm doing!

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Old 03-03-2011, 08:43 AM   #13
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contact this guy:
Ray Bowers
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302-562-1706


I found him on ebay. Quick responses to questions. All the attachments/adapters you'd need. Not expensive. Check him out.
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:09 AM   #14
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I like breaking it up into a cigarette adapter, because I can run all sorts of stuff from it......not necessarily at the same time. compressor for tires, radar detector, charge my sena bluetooth unit, cigarette flashlight.....etc
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Old 03-03-2011, 09:44 AM   #15
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The iPhone/iPad won't charge from a standard usb power socket. they both need a special little internal jumper on the usb side to realize they've been plugged in. The belkin product posted earlier will do the trick. I bought one of those and soldered a coax plug to it and wrapped the entire thing in shrink wrap.

The iPad does require more power to charge but will still charge slowly from a standard wattage plug. It will report that it is not charging while you've got it on because there's not enough juice to run the screen and charge the battery at the same time. However, if it's sleeping it's charging.


This is testing before the heat-shrink but you get the idea...
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