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post #1 of 5 Old 02-08-2015, 10:06 AM Thread Starter
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Adding a USB Cable or Power Port

I picked up one of the Eastern Beaver accessory plugs that connects to the factory plug Suzuki put on the right side of the fairing. My original plan was to add a 12V outlet which would be primarily used to charge my phone that I have mounted above the instruments on Richland Rick's RAM mount.

The previous owner had a Garmin GPS power cable running through a small hole drilled above the instruments. If I ran my USB cable through that hole, I wouldn't have a bunch of cable flopping around in the wind.

My only concern is rain. Is having an exposed micro - usb plug going to pose any hazard to my electrical system if it got wet? At least with a power port, I can unplug the cable and close up the port.

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post #2 of 5 Old 02-08-2015, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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Nevermind...had to be reminded that the power outlet is needed for the appropriate volts/amps as my usb cable alone won't do that. Bad idea just to wire the cable directly to my electrical system.

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post #3 of 5 Old 02-08-2015, 04:53 PM
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I use one of these:

Amazon.com: Black 5V USB Phone 12V Motorcycle Handlebar Handle Bar Clamp Charger Power Port Socket Set: Automotive

The USB port is powerful enough to charge my samsung victory but not my casio gzone (waterproof phone I use for GPS). I had to purchase this for the gzone:

Amazon.com: DROKĀ® Car Cigarette Lighter Plug Battery and Charging System Monitor Blue LED Voltmeter with USB Charger: Cell Phones & Accessories

It puts out enough amps to charge without issue.
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I ended up with a dual USB socket from West Marine and mounted it on the right side of the fairing. Radio Shack has a nice, short USB to micro USB cable that is the perfect length to reach.

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post #5 of 5 Old 02-09-2015, 02:45 AM
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This:

http://amzn.com/B00GF0O0W8

USB has a weather proof cover.

It will charge 2.1A device.

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