USB Power Socket Weatherproof

Discussion in 'Vendors' started by Burnszilla, Apr 14, 2010.

  1. Leafshutter

    Leafshutter Adventurer

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    Got home from work and the package was in the mailbox

    8 days to sweden, thats first class service, thanks!

    Johann :ricky
  2. svebbe

    svebbe Swede

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    Got mine today....! 8 days only...great! Thanks!
  3. svebbe

    svebbe Swede

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    Did the installation with the 3 amp fuse and took my GPS for a long testdrive today. It works just great. It charges my GPS while driving...real nice! :)
  4. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    Has anyone used one of these to power a PN20/40/60 series GPS? If so, how do you like it?

    I've got a 2002 Dakar. Anyone wire it onto one of these?

    If I get some positive feedback, I'll order two!

    Dale the Old Fart
  5. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    What is a 20/40/60 series GPS? Garmin? If it will work with the Nuvi, and it does, it will work with yours.

    Jim :brow
  6. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    Would this work on Motorola Droid?
  7. Burnszilla

    Burnszilla BurnsMoto.com

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    It is USB which means it's Universal Serial Bus. If your phone or gps charges with a standard USB charger it will with this one. The only Motorolas it won't charge are Razors as they are wired differently.
    If for some crazy reason it doesn't work, I'll refund you fully, including shipping.
  8. WU7X

    WU7X The Old Fart

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    Hi Stephen!

    Just sent in my order via PayPal. Will wire it into my 2002 Dakar. Will try to get some pics of the setup and will let you know how it works with my DeLorme PN-40 GPS. Also want to get a new MP3 player prior to WestFest and will give that a try also.

    Dale, the Old Fart
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  9. Powerslave

    Powerslave n00by tires that would be

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    Good to see you stand behind your product. I just got back from my Alaska trip. First use and afterward I noticed that the USB plug is very tight. It took considerable effort to plug in my iPhone cord. Eventually it quit charging my iPhone. Turns out the plug has removed enough metal from the apple cord contacts that it no longer makes proper contact. Has anyone else had/reported this problem? 1 week into the trip it would no longer charge while in use but it would maintain a charge or charge if the device was off. Other than that no compatibility problems with the iphone 3Gs or other MP3 (my buddies) player.

    I'll try one more cord (its also original Apple cord) but if its still to tight can I send it back for exchange. These cords cost as much as this USB charger.

    In generl Re weather protection: I mounted it to the middle of my handlebars on my vstrom with black zip ties. While it never really got wet due to fairing protection I can rotate it downwards if needed. good product.

    Powerslave
  10. Burnszilla

    Burnszilla BurnsMoto.com

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    Powerslave,
    Thanks for running it through the gauntlet!
    I've tried it with my iphone/ipod cable and it's very snug but not causing any damage.
    If you need a replacement USB charger email me your address and I'll send one to you. Please send the old one in so I can return it to the supplier.
  11. moto138

    moto138 Moto138

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    Did everyone wire this unit directly to the battery or did you use a fuse block or in-line fuse? What I am looking for is, if you ran it through a fuse, what did you use for amps, and have you had any problems in doing so?
  12. svebbe

    svebbe Swede

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    I used a 3 amp fuse on the positive side, as recommended by Burnzilla (Stephen), and it works really great. No problem what´s so ever....I´ve discovered alot of new places in my surroundings already....really pleased :clap
  13. Burnszilla

    Burnszilla BurnsMoto.com

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    The fuse is overkill because there's a self resetting fuse inside the usb unit.
    It's okay to be safe than sorry though.
  14. moto138

    moto138 Moto138

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    I like the way you think... I wanted it fused but want to double check, thanks again...:thumb
  15. tmotten

    tmotten Lefthand ride Dutchy

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    Just hooked them up on the weekend and they work great. Only thing is that the Energizer USB battery charger doesn't seem to like it. Is there an obvious reason for this? It works fine in the computer and the wall - USB converter they give you with it.
  16. JimNtexas

    JimNtexas Been here awhile

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    My XOG GPS needs 1.5 amps, any chance of a higher output version in the future?
  17. Hedge36

    Hedge36 My e-penis is huge.

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    Yes.

    The Droid takes any 5V input. Or rather, MY Droid has happily charged off any 5V input I've thrown at it.
  18. JimVonBaden

    JimVonBaden "Cool" Aid!

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    I have the XOG and it works fine on the bike with it.

    Jim :brow
  19. Powerslave

    Powerslave n00by tires that would be

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    Thanks - I'm gonna see if Apple will give me new cord. I have another one that seems ok - so maybe its worn both down to be within a tolerance. We'll see. Been too damn bust working to deal with any of this.
    Cheers
  20. Pete O Static

    Pete O Static Adventure Seeker

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    *****Full disclosure, I did not buy this product from this vendor but had one that looks exactly the same.******

    Anyway, for all you iphone 3GS users, I made my own pigtale using the USB socket and a powerlet socket. I charge my phone while the engine is running during a ride.

    Here are some pictures showing the phone on charge using the socket and using the mother ship mac. I have opened a battery utility so you can see the charge rate. The first photo is on the bike and as you can see, the time remaining for a FULL CYCLE charge is 21:36:45 That obviously decreases rapidly as the charge completes.

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    This second photo is charging from my computer. As you can see, the app has determined that it will take the same amount of time to complete the charge as it did on the bike.

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    So I don't think anyone should have an issue with it. The package did state, no motorola. Here is my pigtale:

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