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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 3:06 pm    Post subject: 12v polarised connector Reply with quote



This is a piccy of the female socket that is connected to my battery. I plug in the male plug from my Optimate for trickle charging. I want to buy a male plug with about 3 ft of twin wire to connect to a USB socket adapter on my handlebars. Anybody know what it's called and where to get one from?
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 5:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's something similar to what you require, dunno how long it is, but you could always splice it with a longer piece of cable if necessary:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/OPTIMATE-ACCUMATE-12V-WEATHERPROOF-FEMALE-CIGARETTE-ACCESSORY-SOCKET-LEAD-TM68-/281050270714#vi-content

I did the same kind of thing on the last bike, just butchered an old optimate cable and hooked up a Halfrauds cigarette lighter to the end of it.
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PostPosted: Tue Jul 30, 2013 6:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That's perfect thanks mate. I'll ask how long it is and then buy it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Will get one too, very andy arry Smile
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I should warn as well to fit a fuse inline on the pos side of the connection, in case of water ingress. Inline fuse holders are about 2 each and can be bought from Halfords or any other car parts supplier.

http://www.boxhill.co.uk/forum/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=26725

The issue I had when setting up a charger socket was that the ciggie lighter is too prone to water and damp if mounted near the front of the bike, or on the bars. I left the ciggie lighter under the seat and ran a male-female usb cable from it to the front fairing where I could plug in whatever device I chose.
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good advice mate. The cable is about a metre long, so I,ve bought one. Will post pic when installed.
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