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    External Power Plug
    on: Mar 10, 2017, 09.00 pm
    Mar 10, 2017, 09.00 pm
    Can you guys post pictures of your external power ports.
    I need a usb plug for my phone on my ram mount.
    Not sure what the best place would be or which mount to get...

    Do I mount it into the plasitc farings or mount to the handle bar...


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    Re: External Power Plug
    Reply #1 on: Mar 11, 2017, 03.15 am
    Mar 11, 2017, 03.15 am
    There are a few posts regarding this issue. I used a Lifeproof mount (suggested by another post), attached it to the right side handlebar. I has to use a bit of packing to get it to fit tightly. I drilled a small hole in the glovebox (be gentle) and run the power cable to either the USB port or the car charger port . It works well and wasn't expensive. My iPhone 5S with maps.me is a cheaper SAT NAV than a dedicated unit.

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    Re: External Power Plug
    Reply #2 on: Mar 11, 2017, 05.25 am
    Mar 11, 2017, 05.25 am
    I don't have a picture at the moment, but I did something similar I to Mikestrophy.
    I use a Ram mount for my iPhone on the left side handlebar.  I have a USB/lighting cable from the glovebox USB through a small hole in the bottom with a rubber grommet, then the wire spans to a small gap to join with the handlebar control wires.  Leave enough slack to allow or turning lock to lock.
    the phone end of the cable sticks up next to the controls.
    It works great in keeping the phone charged, even using GPS.

    One thing I learned is that NOT all lightning cables will work with the iPhone, so try it before you route it, to make sure it charges your phone.  I tried two of these same exact cables and neither worked, nor would the Trophy recognize the usb input for music.  The Apple cable works perfect, but it's white.  I found a grey one that is braided that I use now.

    If you don't want to use the USB or the "cig lighter" style port in the glove box, you could buy an adapter for the battery charging port on the right side of steering head.  This would be hot all the time, where he glove box options are switched.
    Another option is to tap into or solder a wire to the "cig lighter, 12v port wire from the back side.  It's easy to remove the glove box to access this wire.
    These are just the easiest of many options for power.

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    Re: External Power Plug
    Reply #3 on: Mar 11, 2017, 12.11 pm
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    Battery charging port on right side of steering head? Are you talking about an adapter cable from the battery directly?

    I have considered drilling a hole in the glovebox, but first would like to explore other options to see what others have done.

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    Re: External Power Plug
    Reply #4 on: Mar 11, 2017, 07.47 pm
    Mar 11, 2017, 07.47 pm
    I used a waterproof USB from 3BR Powersports and have a velcro strap holding it on the front edge of the tank cowl behind the steering head that I put two pieces of adhesive velcro on.  However you go about it, if you intend to use a 2.1A USB port so you can use and charge at the same time, as required by some devices, make sure you have a switched source.  The 2.1A usb's use a minute amount of current constantly if connected directly to the battery.  Mine is connected to a switched fuse block.
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    Re: External Power Plug
    Reply #5 on: Mar 13, 2017, 09.41 pm
    Mar 13, 2017, 09.41 pm
    I used the glove box socket with a usb adapter in and a flat usb cable that easily fits under the lid when closed

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    Re: External Power Plug
    Reply #6 on: Mar 13, 2017, 11.19 pm
    Mar 13, 2017, 11.19 pm
    Interesting on the flat cable. That would be the less risky.
    I will try that first. But I am looking to put a plug on the main fairing or on the panel just above the battery.

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    Re: External Power Plug
    Reply #7 on: Mar 13, 2017, 11.47 pm
    Mar 13, 2017, 11.47 pm
    *Originally Posted by Dohertycm [+]
    Interesting on the flat cable. That would be the less risky.
    I will try that first. But I am looking to put a plug on the main fairing or on the panel just above the battery.


    If you are looking at a panel mount, I have had success with this on on my old bike as well as one mounted in the trunk of my TTSE.











    The square flat piece is removable.  This is the same plug as above.

    https://www.bluesea.com/products/1016/Dual_USB_Charger_Socket/featured