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post #1 of 9 Old 04-20-2016, 03:30 PM Thread Starter
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Which Powerlet for KLR650?

Does anyone have a suggestion on which Powerlet socket kit to go with? I'd like a power outlet to plug in my GPS but want a socket that's close to the handlebar so I can also use a Dual USB Adapter to plug in and power other items as needed. Any input is appreciated.
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post #2 of 9 Old 04-21-2016, 02:08 PM
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I always use a sae square plug and modify it either from the accessory plug or straight from the battery. If from the battery it can be used for charging. There are a variety of styles. Here is one with a usb.



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There are several shown here:
https://www.google.com/search?q=bar+...nCq5vXmRA7M%3A

Some are single outlet and some are double. Some are higher amp rated and some lower. Pick what you need.

I have mounted a waterproof cigarette lighter outlet to my handle bar. Then I can plug whatever USB outlet I like into it. I use a rubber band or a zip tie to hole it in firmly because anything that plugs into a cigarette lighter has a spring loaded center pin which will push itself out with the vibrations of the bike.
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post #4 of 9 Old 04-22-2016, 08:32 AM
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This outfit called 12VTechnology has a nice assortment of marine-grade outlets (including dual USB outlets), mounting solutions and related accessories. I've been purchasing my outlets from them for awhile now with no issues.
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post #5 of 9 Old 04-22-2016, 04:02 PM
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Is it a Garmin ? I bought this power wire and wired direct.




The issue with the typical powerlet is that after a while the plug wears out and becomes "loose" so to speak which has the GPS jumping from power to battery constantly.

I also bought this.




I used the powerlet for my air compressor. The USB stays nice and tight and I could charge my cell phone off it while riding without issues. There are definitely better ones out there but this worked well for me.
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post #6 of 9 Old 04-22-2016, 04:37 PM
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..................The issue with the typical powerlet is that after a while the plug wears out and becomes "loose" so to speak which has the GPS jumping from power to battery constantly.
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One of my GPSs uses a USB power supply. After miles of rough roads the USB plug gets loose in the power supply which is plugged into a 12 volt outlet. So, I put a little WD40 on the USB plug and plugged it into the USB supply. Then I made a sleeve around the plug with JB Weld. After setting up the lubricateded plug slipped out leaving a perfectly shaped sleve to help keep it in place.
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post #7 of 9 Old 04-22-2016, 07:44 PM
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I think I am getting this one from Amazon....



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post #8 of 9 Old 04-23-2016, 12:19 AM
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I'm very happy with this one - pic attached
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post #9 of 9 Old 04-25-2016, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
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Great suggestions. I'm using a Delorme but there is an equivalent to the one noted above so I'm going to grab it. Thanks again!
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