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post #1 of 14 Old 08-16-2015, 11:40 AM Thread Starter
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Plug and play power for smartphone?

I'm seriously thinking of going the smart phone route and using offline maps via Locus. Is there a plug and play power cord for a smart phone that will hook directly into the accessory plug on a 2013 Vstrom?

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P.S. I know these questions get asked a lot and I have done some searching but asking folks who KNOW is reassuring.

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The aux connector in the right side of the fairing is designed to handle such a task.

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Yes sir. I plan to use the accessory outlet. I'm wondering if there is a USB power cord for a smartphone that'll just plug right into the accessory plug.

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I connected a SAE connector to the aux power connector on the right side and ran it into my tank bag. I attached a Battery Tender USB adapter to the SAE connector. It has a 2.1 amp output which works great for charging both my iPhone 6 and iPad. I'll try to post pics.

Edit: It's this:



Connected to this:



I had a spare Battery Tender pigtail that is normally used to connect the BT battery charger directly to the battery. I cut off the terminal rings and put on the connectors that I got from EB to plug directly into the aux power connector on the right side of the fairing. I also put in a 3 amp fuse.

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That connector is what Suzuki uses for accessory power port. The connector is a 2 Pole .090 WP MT Connector 'Special B'. I don't know of any direct to phone cable. Eastern Beaver makes a connector to fit.

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It alone doesn't meet the $20 minimum order though. It's always a good ides to add headlight relays and they will make the minimum. Otherwise, do a search on the connector for a lower price. you will still need to get a female USB connector including a 12VDC to 5VDC regulator to wire in. Probably the easiest way is to get a USB power cable with regulator and wire it into the MT connector. Bear in mind it is a polarized connection.

Those terrified of wiring can get the Suzuki power outlet at 12V Power Outlet:|| Suzuki Motor of America, Inc and plug a USB port like this into it. It has a regulator built in. Even then, things may like to vibrate out. You may be able to entice Jim Davis at Eastern Beaver to make an MT to USB female cord with regulator.


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I use this unit, that I got here: Amazon.com: EDO Tech® Micro USB Direct Hardwire Charger Cable Kit for Car Vehicle Motorcycle Bike: Cell Phones & Accessories It's wired to my power strip under the seat.


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Notice the box in the wire. That's a 12VDC-5VDC voltage regulator. I forget about that in my previous description so just added it.

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That could be wired directly to the battery then?

Thanks,
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So far been happy with the price and use of the this



https://www.amazon.com/gp/your-accou...140_TE_SIMP_on

Not sure of durability but does the job and gives me options to charge more than one thing at a time.

This being the prime one.

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The other good thing for the iPhone is this

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Gives an X-grip a bit more purchase and doubles or triples battery life.


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That could be wired directly to the battery then?

Thanks,
Al
It could be, but it might draw a little power even when nothing's plugged in. I have it on switched power (a relay turns the fuse block on and off with the ignition).

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