Front pocket charging socket


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Front pocket charging socket

Postby Tinslinger » Tue Feb 07, 2012 6:41 pm



Does anybody know if they make a charging socket for USB instead of the old style socket? I know I have one in my car and it has 2 USB sockets in the same size as the old style socket. If they don't make them for the Wing yet, I'm sure they will soon.



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Re: Front pocket charging socket

Postby virgilmobile » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:05 pm

Funny you mention this.I needed the same thing for my 1500 as I added a GPS to the center unit.I got a power outlet for auto use and mounted it in the front of the Pocket.I just plug in the USB adaptor (dual outlet) and then the GPS and the phone.

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Re: Front pocket charging socket

Postby themainviking » Tue Feb 07, 2012 7:09 pm

Yeah, I got one with my TomTom. It plugs right into the lighter type charging socket in the left pocket of the bike. It will power or charge anything with a mini USB connection, like my cell phone, my TomTom and my kindle.
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Re: Front pocket charging socket

Postby Tinslinger » Tue Feb 07, 2012 8:59 pm

I don't have a socket yet, but when I put one in, I figure why mess with the old type if I can find a dual USB socket to wire in directly. I'm still looking.....

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Re: Front pocket charging socket

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Feb 09, 2012 12:47 pm

Tinslinger wrote:I don't have a socket yet, but when I put one in, I figure why mess with the old type if I can find a dual USB socket to wire in directly. I'm still looking.....


The problem is you can't just wire it in directly - you need a 5 volt regulator to bring the 12-14 volts down to a constant 5 volts, at 1 (preferably 2) amps per USB socket.

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Re: Front pocket charging socket

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:37 pm

I'm thinking that what he's looking for is a replacement for the standard power outlet socket .One that looks the same but with a dual USB instead of just a hole to plug in a adaptor.

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Re: Front pocket charging socket

Postby WingAdmin » Thu Feb 09, 2012 7:50 pm

I did a search for USB A panel-mount connectors, and only came up with things like this:



Even if you mounted this somehow, you still need the regulators on the back end. I suppose you could put a 7805 on it with a couple filter capacitors, you can get them good for 1.5A, which should be enough to charge pretty much anything. That won't work for Apple devices however, they require more than just 5 volts across the D+/- lines, and won't switch to charge mode if there is just 5 volts showing up.

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Re: Front pocket charging socket

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Re: Front pocket charging socket

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Feb 10, 2012 11:18 am

virgilmobile wrote:Well I found this one.
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http://www.iwowcase.com/iphoneipad-grif ... -3484.html


I've seen those before. I think that would be my solution - instead of installing dedicated USB sockets, install a 12 volt plug, and shove one of those things in it. That allows you to still use the 12 volt plug if you want to.

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Re: Front pocket charging socket

Postby cal3san » Mon Feb 20, 2012 11:28 am

My 1100 did not have an external power tap so, at first, I was running my GPS on it's rechargeable battery Got tired of doing that everyday so I went looking on line for a solution

Found on e-bay for under $9.00 a standard 12-volt cig wiring harness that came with a USB-plug adaptor. Installed it and happily run the roads without fear of my GPS "dying" on me But, I did change out the 3-amp inline fuse for a 5-amp inline fuse due to the constant power draw of the GPS.


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