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Old 12-11-2012, 11:04 AM   #11 (permalink)
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I just put a 12v outlet in the Radiator cowl. The kit is sealed with a rubber cover and the power wire is fused. I did have to extend the positive wire to reach the battery under the tank. Haven't had any issues but haven't been caught in a full on downpour since putting it in either.

This is what I bought:
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...ls_o02_s00_i00
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I mounted a Powerlet in the front of the right rear panel (little $234 plastic ditty that helps keep heat off the passenger's legs, the thing with the "Street Triple" decal on it). I run heated clothing in the fall and spring, so that makes a nice location to plug in (I keep the controller in my right jacket pocket).
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Old 01-15-2013, 10:49 AM   #13 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the replies. The main thing i want it for is to charge my phone as i it for turn by turn directions and have it bluetooth connected to my helmet intercom.
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Old 01-16-2013, 01:23 PM   #14 (permalink)
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Thanks for all the replies. The main thing i want it for is to charge my phone as i it for turn by turn directions and have it bluetooth connected to my helmet intercom.
This is what I have

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With this USB outlet
http://www.burnsmoto.com/usb-power-s...atherproof.php

Phone sits in this on my bars in this mount.
http://www.rammount.com/Products/AQU...5/Default.aspx

I bought the large box and it is large enough to accomodate my phone with a charger plugged into it.

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Old 01-17-2013, 09:16 AM   #15 (permalink)
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01XJ, does that setup drain your batt when it isnt turned on (and you have nothing pluged in of course)? how did you conned the USB plug? or does it just hang free?
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Old 01-17-2013, 10:38 AM   #16 (permalink)
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That USB plug will draw power constantly, as will any other device that drops voltage down from 12v to a lower voltage. It won't draw much with no devices plugged in, but it will drain a weak battery if it just sits for a few weeks.
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Old 01-17-2013, 12:57 PM   #17 (permalink)
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That USB plug will draw power constantly, as will any other device that drops voltage down from 12v to a lower voltage. It won't draw much with no devices plugged in, but it will drain a weak battery if it just sits for a few weeks.
How can a USB plug draw power on it's own if no device is plugged into it?
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How can a USB plug draw power on it's own if no device is plugged into it?
Because it uses a transformer to drop voltage from 12v to 5v, your phone charger plugged into the wall at home pulls juice for the same reason, even when your phone isn't plugged in.

If you are worried about it, you should just get a cig outlet or other standardized 12v outlet, and an appropriate charger, unplug the charger when you aren't using it.
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Old 01-17-2013, 03:21 PM   #19 (permalink)
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Because it uses a transformer to drop voltage from 12v to 5v, your phone charger plugged into the wall at home pulls juice for the same reason, even when your phone isn't plugged in.

If you are worried about it, you should just get a cig outlet or other standardized 12v outlet, and an appropriate charger, unplug the charger when you aren't using it.
If nothing is in use there's no draw to require a voltage drop. I've used this set up for a year and never even had a sliver of an issue.

To answer your question Nick- I have never noticed any drop in voltage. I use the same setup on both my bikes and have never had an issue. I run GPS and my phone charger off it and it works great. I just had my bike sitting for a month and it started right up for me when we had some warm days last week.
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If nothing is in use there's no draw to require a voltage drop. I've used this set up for a year and never even had a sliver of an issue.

To answer your question Nick- I have never noticed any drop in voltage. I use the same setup on both my bikes and have never had an issue. I run GPS and my phone charger off it and it works great. I just had my bike sitting for a month and it started right up for me when we had some warm days last week.
You don't have to believe me. Use a multimeter and check for current draw. It may never cause a problem, but if it uses a transformer to drop voltage, it does draw current constantly.
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