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post #1 of 38 Old 08-15-2008, 06:37 PM Thread Starter
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Recomendaion for 12V power outlet?

I need to power a gps, emer light/pump, and chg a cell phone. What is the best product to accomplish this without having to pull the seat off and plug one of these in some cheap cigarette lighter adapter? If it can be up near the dash that would be great too. For DL650 Thanks,
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Yeah, go for the Powerlet. Even marine grade cigarette lighters aren't robust enough for the bike.

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+3 Powerlet

Go to their web site and look. They actually make a specific kit for the V-Strom that mounts the socket on the left side of the dash.
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I have a marine grade power outlet that works great. I have it mounted flush in the black plastic cowling, just right of the right edge of my wind screen . It powers my Valentine 1. Two years of riding without any issues. I bought the heavy duty version with a rubberized covering which cost around $15.00.
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I have a marine grade power outlet that works great.
Mine works great most of the time. My Powerlet works great all of the time. The difference is in the positive capture of the Powerlet.

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Do all you Powerlet guys use the V-Strom model with 11/16" hole?
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Do all you Powerlet guys use the V-Strom model with 11/16" hole?

Yes. This is the V-Strom kit.
You need to remember that a Powerlet outlet is no a cigarette lighter outlet they are different sizes. If you need to use a cigarette lighter socket then you will need an adapter like the PAC-002 or you will need to rewire the device with a Powerlet plug however if you do that be careful about the output voltages. Many cigarette lighter plugs actually step the output voltage down to 5 Volts.
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Yes. This is the V-Strom kit.
You need to remember that a Powerlet outlet is no a cigarette lighter outlet they are different sizes. If you need to use a cigarette lighter socket then you will need an adapter like the PAC-002 or you will need to rewire the device with a Powerlet plug however if you do that be careful about the output voltages. Many cigarette lighter plugs actually step the output voltage down to 5 Volts.
I find this kinda confusing...everything I bought GPS,Radar detector,etc all use cigarette plug ins so what exactly is the powerlet for if not for that?
Sorry im so dense :rolleyes:
One other thing I noticed..on the powerlet page it says not recommended for heated clothing but the pdf instructions say uses ie: heated vest?

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A Powerlet socket is not the same size as a cigarette socket.
It is smaller and has a positive lock arrangement that a cigarette socket does not this produces a better and more reliable connection particularly on a bike.
A single Powerlet socket is not going to be any good for multiple items. If you want to run things like GPS and Radar detectors you are better to hard wire those straight to a suitable fuse box like the Blue Seas unit mounted under your seat.
Can't comment on heated clothing it's not that cold here.
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