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What type of 12v socket should I buy
on: May 12, 2016, 09:14:08 PM
I want to get a charger for my phone but the bike 12v socket is smaller.  What is the correct type please?
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Re: What type of 12v socket should I buy
Reply #1 on: May 12, 2016, 10:39:42 PM
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Re: What type of 12v socket should I buy
Reply #2 on: May 13, 2016, 04:36:58 AM
Din sockets are a real PITA.
Here's an alternative, but probably not much cheaper with postage:
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Motorcycle-Hella-Socket-Charger-SatNav/dp/B00AU0OA9C

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Re: What type of 12v socket should I buy
Reply #3 on: May 13, 2016, 07:01:40 PM
Yep got the one here from Amazon works fine, but  would prefer a straight one ( if you can find one) was suprised I couldn't find one in the shops anywere!

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Re: What type of 12v socket should I buy
Reply #4 on: May 13, 2016, 08:10:28 PM
I had one of the type mentioned above but the fact that they are angled mean they don't fit very well in the front Aux socket. They are fine for the rear one though.

A much better option for the front is this small straight one.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Cliff-Top-2-1-Amp-BMW-Motorcycle-Hella-DIN-to-USB-Adaptor-Mini-/231936312528?hash=item36007b44d0:g:p0YAAOSwGotWlJ7T

If fits snugly in the front socket, looking like part of the bike, rather than a cheap add-on.  You can buy then from Uk suppliers but cost more.  It took 5 days for mine to arrive from Taiwan.
Last Edit: May 13, 2016, 08:13:58 PM by Rooster
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Re: What type of 12v socket should I buy
Reply #5 on: May 13, 2016, 08:24:33 PM
Cheers people that's great.  I take it however these are only waterproof when not in use cause any charge lead will be a standard usb?
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Re: What type of 12v socket should I buy
Reply #6 on: May 13, 2016, 08:26:18 PM
*Originally Posted by bikesntrucks [+]
Cheers people that's great.  I take it however these are only waterproof when not in use cause any charge lead will be a standard usb?

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Re: What type of 12v socket should I buy
Reply #7 on: May 13, 2016, 08:32:01 PM
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Correct
Thought so, better get on the continent where it doesn't rain so much!! :046:

Do you think that'll wash with the Mrs saying I can't stay local my phone won't charge up!
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Re: What type of 12v socket should I buy
Reply #8 on: May 13, 2016, 08:40:43 PM
*Originally Posted by bikesntrucks [+]
Cheers people that's great.  I take it however these are only waterproof when not in use cause any charge lead will be a standard usb?
They wouldn't be entirely waterproof, but they fit snugly enough that not much rain can get in them.  I used one of the straight ones to cobble up my GPS (before I ran the wire properly), and rode through several hours of steady downpour with no ill effects.

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