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Offline Will Morgan

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Re: USB / Hella placement....
« Reply #10 on: May 15, 2019, 10:40:53 AM »
*Originally Posted by XCaTel [+]
USB just not meant for a reliable external connection.

 :0461: I think of the USB under the seat as a last resort for charging devices in exceptional circumstances. I have my satnav etc hard wired to a power block supplied from the powered top box connector.

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Re: USB / Hella placement....
« Reply #11 on: May 15, 2019, 04:55:44 PM »
Decided to send the wired one back and purchased this    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brand-Cliff-Top%C2%AE-Motorcycle-Socket-Adaptor/dp/B01ASLBHA2    It works a treat and far less faff. Cheers
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Re: USB / Hella placement....
« Reply #12 on: May 15, 2019, 05:20:09 PM »
*Originally Posted by Fleurdelyes [+]
Decided to send the wired one back and purchased this    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Brand-Cliff-Top%C2%AE-Motorcycle-Socket-Adaptor/dp/B01ASLBHA2    It works a treat and far less faff. Cheers

 :028: hopefully it will fit in the crevice...
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Re: USB / Hella placement....
« Reply #13 on: May 15, 2019, 05:21:38 PM »
 :082:   It does ....
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Re: USB / Hella placement....
« Reply #14 on: May 16, 2019, 09:29:32 AM »
*Originally Posted by Will Morgan [+]
:0461: I think of the USB under the seat as a last resort for charging devices in exceptional circumstances. I have my satnav etc hard wired to a power block supplied from the powered top box connector.
I use Mark's excellent fuseblock to power my topbox (lights, lights, more lights ;-) AND another Mark's excellent device: USB power charger. Way enough intensity to charge anything from USB.
Of course, it resides within my topbox, so not that practical for GPS instructions ;-)

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Re: USB / Hella placement....
« Reply #15 on: May 16, 2019, 11:02:34 AM »
*Originally Posted by Fleurdelyes [+]
Has anybody ever placed a USB socket on their bike on the handlebar area  ?
I posted my experience here...

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Re: USB / Hella placement....
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2019, 10:57:15 AM »


I purchased a similar USB port for my Tiger, but rather than the Hella connector, mine is powered from my underseat fuseblock.  The port itself is zip tied to the center of my bars- right between the clamps.

I have the same port mounted and wired in the same manner on my quad, and also used the same on my KLR650.

If it was raining, I don't use the port- I am not sure if if the unit is actually waterproof with the cap off and the port(s) exposed.

Never had a problem with mine.

My GPS is powered off the fuseblock as well, but I like having an accessable USB port on the bars, and this frees up my front socket  for my heated gear.

I have never used the socket under the seat, but I know have two there as well- I ran the USB port from my Zumu under the seat as well.

I keep a power cell in my tank bag for emergency charging just in case.
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