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post #1 of 13 Old 04-24-2017, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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Looking for ideas what to get to give me 2 USB outlets, a ciggy power outlet, and a volt meter all in one package with a bar mount.
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Pics what others are using would be great!

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post #2 of 13 Old 04-27-2017, 02:37 PM
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Powerlet Products - Rugged power outlets, cables and electronics

This won't solve all your problems but might be a good place to start.
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post #3 of 13 Old 04-27-2017, 08:55 PM
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Power sockets

I got one of these...( or similar ) https://www.amazon.com/BreaDeep-Univ...=power+sockets

And plugged one of these.... https://www.amazon.com/Charger-Maxbo...ighter+adapter

or

https://www.amazon.com/iClever-Boost...ighter+adapter

into one side for your USB stuff.

A word of caution. Not all sockets, or plugs stay in reliabily going over bumps. I use a rubber band to keep the plugs in place while going over rough ground.
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My bike came with what youre looking for but I can't find a name on the thing.
All 3 outlets have a rubber plug to keep the dirt out and it has a on-off switch on the top.
No voltmeter though.
I find them semi-useful in the road car but will use my multi meter if I'm getting serious.

Just wondering why you would want a voltmeter on the unit?

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Looking for ideas what to get to give me 2 USB outlets, a ciggy power outlet, and a volt meter all in one package with a bar mount.
Links?
Pics what others are using would be great!

TIA
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post #5 of 13 Old 04-28-2017, 12:18 AM
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Here ya go. How about something like this?

https://www.amazon.com/BreaDeep-Univ...+Power+Outlets

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My bike came with what youre looking for but I can't find a name on the thing.
All 3 outlets have a rubber plug to keep the dirt out and it has a on-off switch on the top.
No voltmeter though.
I find them semi-useful in the road car but will use my multi meter if I'm getting serious.

Just wondering why you would want a voltmeter on the unit?
So I can monitor the system health.

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So I can monitor the system health.
I kind of understand that but I've had two KLR's and never had an issue with power.

If you add a bunch of electrical stuff you should switch to LED's so you can have those amps for your new stuff.

I'd think the chances of you seeing a power problem before it's already to late are slim to none unless you watch it all the time, then the chances of you hitting a tree while watching the voltage meter are quite high.

My GPS almost killed me once when I was typing in a new destination, looked up and OH S__T,,,, I wasn't where I thought I was.

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I kind of understand that but I've had two KLR's and never had an issue with power.

If you add a bunch of electrical stuff you should switch to LED's so you can have those amps for your new stuff.

I'd think the chances of you seeing a power problem before it's already to late are slim to none unless you watch it all the time, then the chances of you hitting a tree while watching the voltage meter are quite high.

My GPS almost killed me once when I was typing in a new destination, looked up and OH S__T,,,, I wasn't where I thought I was.

Toys on the dash can kill you!
Battery and charging system problems can come on slowly as well as suddenly. Lol, normally you should be looking ahead of you and not at your bike. Especially not typing into a GPS sheesh!

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One like this is what I'm after. Slow shipping though.

Waterproof Motorcycle Handlebar Cigarrete Lighter/Dual USB Charger/Voltage Meter | eBay

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I avoid interfere or manipulate the electric systems of the motorcycle. Short circuits and even fire may result. Manufacturers have put a lot of effort into making them efficient and reliable. I prefer to use portable external USB batteries to recharge my electronics gadgets if necessary. But that's my opinion.

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