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Old 10-08-2012, 11:48 AM
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I want to install a power port to charge up my cell while riding. I run the scala rider Q2 and my android has my music and GPS, but the battery life is short. If I run power off the bike while riding MY cell will stay charged and function all day. Last question the GF has a android also can I mount a dual port 12 volt power port and run both phones at the same time without overdarwing the charging system?
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Lots of options. Probably the simplest setup would be to mount a marine grade cigarette socket on the cowl and then plug a dual USB port into it. Would allow the charging of 2 appliances at the same time or (if wired correctly) allow you to run things like an air compressor as well.

eg. of marine grade socket but there are lots of choices.
Marine Grade Cigarette Lighter Socket 12 VDC : Amazon.com : Automotive

eg. of dual USB adapter for socket. Again, lots of choices.
Buy.com - Aluratek Dual USB Auto Charger

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Brand is unimportant. Anything that won't fill up with water is fine. Cell phone charging uses little power. It doesn't even begin to be a concern as long as the engine is running.
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Check you local boating supply store for weather resistant 12v receptacles (cigarette lighter socket) and plugs. Marinco is excellent, and the store brand at West Marine is also good, as are others. For motorcycle specific brands, the Powerlet brand standard 12v socket, not the Powerlet proprietary socket, is excellent, and other motorcycle store products are OK. Walmart and other places have a cheapo that works OK. Some receptacles are only weather resistant when the cover is closed without the plug in it, and some claim to be weather resistant with the mating plug is in it...get the one that fits your needs. You won't be able to use the mating plug if you're using the plug for your electronics that includes their voltage control device inside the plug.
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I used the Blue Sea 1011 12V DC Socket. about $9 on Amazon, but you can probably also get it at a marine supply store and avoid shipping. I think the quality is very good, and installation with a screwed in back panel is sturdier than most.
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Cycle gear has theirs for half off just about every other month. If you want to get fancy, you can get the eastern beaver adapter and plug it into the own port near the radiator.


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I put a 12v socket on the left, and a dual usb plug on the right, both from "blue sea". A little more spendy, but had the best reviews on amazon. Best thing i've done yet in the wee
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I used a fusable link and a cutoff switch mounted under the seat for the plugs as well
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