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12v power sockets
« on: 05 June, 2015, 01:44:45 PM »
Just a heads up for anyone looking to put a charging socket on your bike, Maplins have  this http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/maplin-motorbike-usb-charger-2-port-n73dp
on offer for £9.99 a £15.00 reduction, bought one earlier today and it is a very well put together bit of kit, onlu USB charging though

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Re: 12v power sockets
« Reply #1 on: 05 June, 2015, 02:02:30 PM »
I'm guessing it offers a 2.1amp + 1amp sockets?
I'm also guessing that should it be wired to a permanent supply, it would draw current even if it didn't have anything attached (because it's reducing the voltage from 12v to 5v)

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Re: 12v power sockets
« Reply #2 on: 05 June, 2015, 02:52:39 PM »
*Originally Posted by Biker Mike [+]
I'm guessing it offers a 2.1amp + 1amp sockets?
I'm also guessing that should it be wired to a permanent supply, it would draw current even if it didn't have anything attached (because it's reducing the voltage from 12v to 5v)

In the DESCRIPTION says draws no current unless something is plugged in, also has battery protection, me personally I have always put a standard socket under seat, and use a dual USB car edapter when I need to charge anything, that way you can leave things charging secure under seat, I have put my phone and headset on for 24 hrs with no effect on battery


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Re: 12v power sockets
« Reply #3 on: 06 June, 2015, 12:15:49 AM »
If the Maplin Code: N73DP product is the Multila A1 Motorbike USB Charger product code CHG-C92 (as at links below), it's apparently a bit of a bargain for £9.99....if only I needed one.  :062:

http://www.multila.com/products/motor/a1-charger.html

http://www.hktdc.com/suppliers-products/Motorbike-USB-Charger/en/1X00D9WD/2190520/
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Re: 12v power sockets
« Reply #4 on: 06 June, 2015, 08:27:29 AM »
That's the one, A thumbs up from Richard has made a tight Yorkshireman very very happy :046:

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Re: 12v power sockets
« Reply #5 on: 06 June, 2015, 05:22:11 PM »
I bought one of these and have to say, I'm well impressed with the quality.
 :028:
Not only does it come with two mounting collars, one a single hole 'P' fixing and the other, a double wing flattened 'A' fixing with what looks like 3M VHB tape on it (the best double sided tape you can get)*, they are black anodised alloy, rather than plastic and the USB socket housing uses a decent threaded collar to secure the mounting bracket to the main unit.

*excuse the descriptions, they're the best I can come up with without posting actual images.

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Re: 12v power sockets
« Reply #6 on: 06 June, 2015, 05:47:21 PM »
*Originally Posted by Biker Mike [+]
I bought one of these and have to say, I'm well impressed with the quality.
 :028:....
Oh good! Although I don't think that I really 'need' one (although I like the idea of both the voltage sensing functions and weatherproofing concertina extension, plus I should be able to mount it such that my Drift camera can be continuously powered, for 'car dvr mode' from the bikes battery instead of from a power pack in my pocket), having slept on it and being a sucker for a bargain....
....this morning got one reserved for pick up and payment at my 'local' Maplin store, which I'm intending to do tomorrow.  :156:
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Re: 12v power sockets
« Reply #7 on: 06 June, 2015, 05:53:17 PM »
Here's mine, washer and used the bolt from brake fluid reservoir, no room under seat... Long story but happy with how it looks

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Re: 12v power sockets
« Reply #8 on: 06 June, 2015, 06:23:01 PM »
I've just bought the last two in the Oldham branch. As you say they are very good quality and I like the way the attempt to make it rain proof even with a wire attached.

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