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post #1 of 6 Old 05-08-2008, 03:02 PM Thread Starter
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cell phone charging question

How long can I charge a series of cell phones from the bike before having to worry about draining the battery to the point where I can't start the bike?

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This reply is probably not what you are looking for in an answer. But unless you are charging more than 3 or 4 phones, I wouldn't worry about it. I can't imagine those small little milliamp cellphone batteries draining a bike battery to the point of the bike not starting. And even if it did you could bump start it in 2nd or 3rd gear.

How about testing the bike battery with a multimeter and then charging a few phones and retesting the bike battery. I bet the bike battery reading will not change at all before and after charging the cellphones. Maybe I'm completely wrong, but I think you can charge away and not give it a second thought.

If you test it with a multimeter, come back on here and report your results.

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no multimeter...

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no multimeter...
Please turn in your manhood card now

Kidding! Go buy one, they are like $5-$10 and I'll guarantee you'll use the crap out of it over the years while installing electrical access. to your bikes. Plus you can use them to check household outlets, alkaline batteries, making sure you don't have a hot wire while installing a ceiling fan, etc...

Now go get one! You'll love it and you'll use it more than you think.

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I'll add it to the xmas list. Somewhere around here I have the simple outlet tester. I do have crimpers, strippers, a coupld of handfuls of various electrical bits etc...

I did however install a 12v receptable w/o a multimeter.

Will be charging two bluetooth devices, total charging time for those should be about 4 hours, part of which will be riding. Charging a mp3 device through a 12v/usb plug, unknown charging time, possibly charge a cell phone or two over a long weekend but not expecting to actually use them much while out riding/camping

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If that's all your talking about charging, I would just give it a go. I highly doubt that you can run down your battery with those little things. Now a portable air compressor, laptop, etc you could probably run down a battery after a little while.

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