Powerlet socket replacement

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by leftshark, Feb 5, 2013.

  1. leftshark

    leftshark Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2010
    Oddometer:
    139
    Location:
    Saskatoon Sk and too many other places
    Does someone know if there is a standard cigarette light socket that can fit the same hole on the fake tank as the powerlet or will i have to open it up a little? Just want a USB charger on the frame and don't want to pay 50$ for every tiny accessory you want.
    #1
  2. sarathmenon

    sarathmenon Armchair Adventurer

    Joined:
    Mar 29, 2012
    Oddometer:
    1,450
    Location:
    SFO Bay Area
    You could hook a cigarette lighter up directly to the battery. This has the benefit that you are not restricted to 5A like the powerlet socket. On the downside, there is no protection from the battery getting fully drained.
    #2
  3. EnderTheX

    EnderTheX Dirt Rider

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2009
    Oddometer:
    2,815
    Location:
    DFW Area, TX
    Wire up an SAE plug to your battery so you can put a charger on it... and it will connect to almost anything you can think of. You can get 12V adapters, heated gear, usb chargers, etc.
    #3
  4. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2005
    Oddometer:
    2,709
    Location:
    land of the swamps!, Cajun Country LA
    yeap that's the way to go!

    #4
  5. leftshark

    leftshark Been here awhile

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2010
    Oddometer:
    139
    Location:
    Saskatoon Sk and too many other places
    Was hoping there was someway to make it master switch controlled so I don't accidentally run my battery down. But I guess I could just throw in a relay. I like simple things better
    #5
  6. Bayner

    Bayner Long timer

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,738
    Location:
    Penticton, BC
    There's a knockout on the opposite side of the key from the powerlet plug. Then it can be wired to the connected that sits just under the cover which is ignition controlled (basically).
    #6
  7. shashankmittal

    shashankmittal Adventurer

    Joined:
    Nov 27, 2012
    Oddometer:
    92
    Location:
    Nashua NH
    #7
  8. Mtl_Biker

    Mtl_Biker Long timer

    Joined:
    Jun 22, 2011
    Oddometer:
    1,710
    Location:
    Montreal, Canada
    Bayner, you're sure of that?

    I haven't received my own F800GS (2013) yet so can't check, but I've been told there is no knockout on this model. I asked about it because my K1300GT had an accessory outlet and TWO additional knockouts. I used one of them for a new accessory outlet wired to my fuse block and would love to do the same with the F800GS. Because I was told (I hope erroneously) there was no knockout, I thought I'd have to find a place to drill a new one. I sure hope you're right!


    #8
  9. Bayner

    Bayner Long timer

    Joined:
    Mar 27, 2008
    Oddometer:
    1,738
    Location:
    Penticton, BC
    No actually I'm not certain. Knockout maybe isn't the correct wording - more like clearly indicated location is should be installed in. I had to drill the hole through it however.
    #9
  10. HighTechCoonass

    HighTechCoonass Living the Dream....

    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2005
    Oddometer:
    2,709
    Location:
    land of the swamps!, Cajun Country LA
    I hate the old cigarette plugs...big and bulky.... they are absolute shit... you always have to wiggle the POS to keep it working.


    I bought 5 of these added 2 to my FJ Cruiser glove box...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/251195111986?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1497.l2649

    But my Iphone 5 don't like it.... i put my USB charger in series...

    This is the way to go....this is what I have on my GS. Never tried the Iphone on it...

    Burnsmoto
    [​IMG]

    http://burnsmoto.com/usb-power-socket-weatherproof.php

    see this linky....

    #10