USB Power Socket Weatherproof

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

  1. Shov3BR

    Shov3BR Tinkerer

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  3. crozz

    crozz Been here awhile

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    Ordered 2. :-)

    I was the one that emailed you regarding current draw when nothing is plugged in. My mate (who order with me) is still skeptical that it won't draw current.
  4. Burnszilla

    Burnszilla BurnsMoto.com

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  5. Cheap Weenie

    Cheap Weenie Adventurer

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    What kind of amps is the USB plug capable of carrying? Not for charging a device, but for the other way around. I have one of your plugs on my R6, and if it could handle 2 amps I'd like to run my trickle charger through it instead of connecting to the battery.
  6. Motoriley

    Motoriley Even my posing is virtual

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    It doesn't work that way. It is an output ONLY. It isn't just a connector there are electronics inside that change the voltage.


  7. Got2Moto

    Got2Moto Got2MotoGraphics

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    Thanks Again Burnszilla!

    Great products, Great service and a great ADV'er :thumb
  8. pronator

    pronator n00b

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    Any word on this? Does it draw any power when the bike is off and no gadgets are plugged in?
  9. Burnszilla

    Burnszilla BurnsMoto.com

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    Pronator,

    Good question and lots of people ask.

    I have seen it tested and it does not draw power from the battery when it has no load. The manufacturer states this too.

    On the other hand, I'm sure cheap car cigarette usb chargers draw power to light that little LED bulb they have.
  10. Mike.C

    Mike.C Stelvio Dreamer!

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    Bumping this thread has reminded me that I should post our experiences.

    We installed one on each of our F658's before setting out to travel teh back roads of New Zealand for a month at Christmas.

    Rain, man we live in the sub tropics and I have never seen rain like that which we experienced on the west coast of the South Island. The Kiwi's called it a "rain bomb", we just called it bloody biblical.

    The USB outlets were installed on the dash beside the rev counter, and I used a lead to run to my phone in the tank bag. Worked perfectly and with the closed cover over it not a drop of water got in.

    Burnzy's USB adapter is definitely the ducks nuts. :thumb
  11. Ranger159

    Ranger159 That'll Do DONKEY!

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    Am I correct in assuming that I can run it through my fuse block under the seat, and I will operate as if it was wired off of the battery? So as to charge my IPhone or BT helmet set?


    Super Cool looking product, I am placing my order.
  12. Burnszilla

    Burnszilla BurnsMoto.com

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    You are correct. Thanks.
  13. crozz

    crozz Been here awhile

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    I finally got around to installing mine. simple installation .. just crimped spade connectors, and attached to the 12v accessory socket on the scrambler. I tested the socket (not the USB), and it was reading around 13v, which I assume is pretty normal (bike was off, it's a permanantly powered socket).

    I then plugged in a short iPhone lead that I use with my laptop, and got the dreaded charging not supported message. It shows the plug icon on the phone, but not the charge icon.

    Any suggestions ? :ear
  14. Day13

    Day13 Livin' the Dream!

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    Just got mine. Super fast ship for a custom length. Charges HTC EVO and Vholdr helmet cam like a champ!

    Will probably get another one. :clap
  15. Burnszilla

    Burnszilla BurnsMoto.com

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    Crozz as per my email to you the other day...
    Try the cable that came with your iphone. Old ipod and original iphone cables do not charge the newer models.
    I saw this problem before and the owner updated his iphone firmware which fixed the problem. (There were charging updates in the firmware.)
    Test the usb charger with another device if you have it. If it still doesn't work, I'll send you a replacement.
  16. crozz

    crozz Been here awhile

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    Hi. I tried the cable that came with the iphone, and I am having the same issue. I'm running IOS 4.2.1 if that is any help. I will try my wifes phone (which i think is 4.1) and also an iPod and let you know how it goes.
  17. Burnszilla

    Burnszilla BurnsMoto.com

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    Please make sure you have the polarity correct. Red to positive and black to negative. If that fails then I'll send you a replacement right away.
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  19. roscoau

    roscoau Been here awhile

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    G'day, I carry an iPad I want to charge as I go, but it requires more power than an iPhone etc.

    The iphone/ipod charges are 5V, 1amp and the Ipad are 5V, 2Amp. Do you have anything to suit?
  20. Kilter75

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    I'm curious about this too (2Amp) I've got a Samsung Galaxy Tab that I would like to charge while riding as I plan to use it as my media/gps unit. It also needs 2Amp to charge as well.