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PostSubject: Mid range chrome 12v power socket   Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:45 pm

I know we've talked about 12v sockets before. All the choices I've found seem to be cheap looking black plastic ones like THIS

or the swanky Kuryakin bullet shaped ones like THESE BEAUTIES at $67

Especially if you're leaving it on show, the plastic ones look a bit iffy. But my missus would have a fit if I spent $67 on a socket. So I thought some of you might be interested in this one that I've found at $39 - bit bulky, but also has integrated switch & USB, which could mean a much smaller cable to carry round for powering phones etc. LINKY
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PostSubject: Re: Mid range chrome 12v power socket   Sun Oct 28, 2012 4:53 pm

3rd one seems a very good buy, although maybe a bit over the top. Do you get a fag lighter with it?

I think the second one is the one Dave has.

First one would be ok if you fitted it under the plastic side case wher you wouldnt see it
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PostSubject: Re: Mid range chrome 12v power socket   Sun Oct 28, 2012 5:17 pm

I have the second one which I really do love but the last & is great for lighting my rolly whilst on the move. The last one you linked to at roughly £30 delivered is a real bargain and I would buy it if I didn't already have one
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PostSubject: Re: Mid range chrome 12v power socket   Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:12 pm

Here we are: $36 inc p&p LINK

Ordered

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PostSubject: Re: Mid range chrome 12v power socket   Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:16 pm

Great buy Mal, I am well jealous as that is a sweeeet add on at a great price
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PostSubject: Re: Mid range chrome 12v power socket   Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:19 pm

Think I'll be ordering one of those as the one I have looks like it's from a tractor
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PostSubject: Re: Mid range chrome 12v power socket   Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:23 pm

Oh dear me, there's a few bob being spent by different members today.

Stop finding bargains before we all end up skint
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PostSubject: Re: Mid range chrome 12v power socket   Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:27 pm

bigmal wrote:
Here we are: $36 inc p&p LINK

Ordered


Nice find Mal, great bit of kit indeed
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PostSubject: Re: Mid range chrome 12v power socket   Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:30 pm

Excellant find Mal
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PostSubject: Re: Mid range chrome 12v power socket   Sun Oct 28, 2012 6:53 pm

We'll see..... once it arrives I'll post an update on the quality, size etc.... might be too feckin big to fit on the bars... Embarassed

If you want to hang on for now Sim, I'll let you know what it's like.

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PostSubject: Re: Mid range chrome 12v power socket   Sun Oct 28, 2012 7:04 pm

bigmal wrote:
If you want to hang on for now Sim, I'll let you know what it's like.

Will do Mal
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PostSubject: Re: Mid range chrome 12v power socket   Wed Oct 31, 2012 6:01 pm

Dont hold your breath folks.... the USA co I ordered from have said theyre out of stock but should be getting more in. They havent taken the Paypal payment yet, but we may be in for a long wait!
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PostSubject: Re: Mid range chrome 12v power socket   Wed Oct 31, 2012 7:21 pm

Thats a shame
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PostSubject: Re: Mid range chrome 12v power socket   Mon Dec 24, 2012 9:07 pm

Any updates on these Mal ?
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PostSubject: Re: Mid range chrome 12v power socket   Mon Dec 24, 2012 10:09 pm

Yep, it arrived a few days ago.... my youngest daughter is "buying it" for me for Christmas. Hopefully have a mess with it in the next few days. One thing I can say is that the "chrome" is only chromed plastic - but then that's the case with half the bits & pieces on the Intruder anyway!

If I get chance to fit it, I'll upload some piccies

cheers all
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PostSubject: Re: Mid range chrome 12v power socket   Mon Dec 24, 2012 11:30 pm

Nice one Mal I've just ordered one, anything will be better than the tractor one I've got Have a good xmas.
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PostSubject: Re: Mid range chrome 12v power socket   Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:07 am

And you know the chrome won't come off in time.

PS, I could get into trouble as I am not aloud on my computer today
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PostSubject: Re: Mid range chrome 12v power socket   Tue Dec 25, 2012 10:30 am

Mr Intruder wrote:
PS, I could get into trouble as I am not aloud on my computer today

:grimreaper: ..........
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PostSubject: Re: Mid range chrome 12v power socket   Tue Dec 25, 2012 2:01 pm

Use your phone then she won't know
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PostSubject: Re: Mid range chrome 12v power socket   Thu Dec 27, 2012 11:05 pm

Any pics yet mal I might order one myself
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PostSubject: Re: Mid range chrome 12v power socket   Fri Dec 28, 2012 12:25 am

Hi Typan
Havent fitted it yet as it was a christmas present officially! I can take some pics of it as is if that would help. It comes with an elaborate looking wiring harness which looks like it should be hard wired straight into the battery, and also has an extra socket for jump starting apparently.

But I much prefer the option of only having it live when the ignition is on, so will probably connect into the spare socket in the headlamp housing instead. BUT that means snipping their custom socket off and soldering on a T connector.

What I'm not sure though is which wire coming from the chrome unit is +ve. I've opened it up and think i've sussed it, and will obviously test it before plugging anything expensive into it. Appparently the CENTER connector of the "cigarette lighter" socket will be +ve if correctly wired.

Sorry.......... rambled on a bit there. If 'off the bike' piccies are any use, let me know. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Mid range chrome 12v power socket   Fri Dec 28, 2012 8:44 am

Cheers mal I am not in a rush, I shall wait till you’ve installed it and get your feedback thanks for the quick reply. i had a power outlet on my pan european,it worked fine but the biuld quality was poor.
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PostSubject: Re: Mid range chrome 12v power socket   Fri Dec 28, 2012 11:29 pm

bigmal wrote:
Hi Typan
Havent fitted it yet as it was a christmas present officially! I can take some pics of it as is if that would help. It comes with an elaborate looking wiring harness which looks like it should be hard wired straight into the battery, and also has an extra socket for jump starting apparently.

But I much prefer the option of only having it live when the ignition is on, so will probably connect into the spare socket in the headlamp housing instead. BUT that means snipping their custom socket off and soldering on a T connector.

What I'm not sure though is which wire coming from the chrome unit is +ve. I've opened it up and think i've sussed it, and will obviously test it before plugging anything expensive into it. Appparently the CENTER connector of the "cigarette lighter" socket will be +ve if correctly wired.

Be very careful what you plug into it if you use the spare power supply in the headlight bucket as this takes its power through the handle bar switches & too much draw could make for bad news, especially if you ever use the jump start facility you have mentioned. It would be much wiser to hard wire it to the battery via the inline fuse it is supplied with.
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PostSubject: Re: Mid range chrome 12v power socket   Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:07 am

Thanks for the warning Mr I. I probably didn't explain my plans very clearly...

I only want the unit to be live when the ignition is on - otherwise it would be too easy to leave something plugged in and drain the battery I think.

So I actually plan to DITCH the jump start part, and just use the main pair of wires which come out of the chrome unit. This pic shows how the piece of kit was supplied:



So I was looking to chop off the fitted connector at the end of that 1st wiring section, solder on a T connector, and feed that straight into the headlamp unit to pick up the power supply you mention.

I'm assuming the headlamp power supply will be beefy enough to cope with the ordinary demands of phone/satnav. Do you agree?



PS: Seems a shame to waste these extra bits & bobs, but as far as I'm concerned the unit is worth the money just for the main bit!
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PostSubject: Re: Mid range chrome 12v power socket   Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:14 pm

bigmal wrote:
I'm assuming the headlamp power supply will be beefy enough to cope with the ordinary demands of phone/satnav. Do you agree?

The headlamp supply will be fine for those Mal, That's what I've been using with no problems
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PostSubject: Re: Mid range chrome 12v power socket   Sat Dec 29, 2012 12:57 pm

That's a relief - thanks Sim.
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PostSubject: Re: Mid range chrome 12v power socket   Sat Dec 29, 2012 4:39 pm

That power supply is the auxiliry light plug so if it can run a couple of 12v/55watt lights it will be fine for all light electricals
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PostSubject: Re: Mid range chrome 12v power socket   Sat Dec 29, 2012 6:47 pm

Excellent advice - I'd assumed so, but great to hear that backed up by you & Sim. Cheers guys Wink
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PostSubject: re mid range power socket   Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:37 pm

This may not be mid range but looks great http://www.cruisercustomizing.com/the-power-pod-20-chrome-finish/part/FOR-PW-20000 and versatile but onlyfound them on sites!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Mid range chrome 12v power socket   Sun Dec 30, 2012 5:41 pm

WOW! That's lovely! Also looks rather more compact than mine.

Just finished fitting it, so will uplaod some piccies & feedback in the next hour or so Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Mid range chrome 12v power socket   Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:09 pm

Funny how we all see things differently, I think the one above if fugly but the one that Mal picked is really nice looking
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PostSubject: Re: Mid range chrome 12v power socket   Sun Dec 30, 2012 6:53 pm

OK, unit now fitted. Report & piccies in new thread in "DONE" section:

http://www.suzuki800.com/t1916-mid-range-12v-accessory-socket-fitted
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