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    Hella Socket
    on: Jul 28, 2017, 12.26 am
    Jul 28, 2017, 12.26 am
    Hello, I've noted how the Hella socket just above the pillions knee (left hand side) could be used, but I would love to know what the members here actually use it for - may help a bit as I find it a  bit redundant !   Ta.

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    Re: Hella Socket
    Reply #1 on: Jul 28, 2017, 06.18 am
    Jul 28, 2017, 06.18 am
    That Power socket is permanently live.

    It is used by some Members for connecting Heated Gear ( Trousers / Jacket etc ) when riding,
    and by many as a convenient place to connnect a Battery Tender,
    as an alternative to fishing around under the edge of the Battery Cover,
    to access a socket with short cable attached directly to the battery.  :028:

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    Re: Hella Socket
    Reply #2 on: Jul 28, 2017, 07.16 am
    Jul 28, 2017, 07.16 am
    Use that Hella outlet initially to power car SatNav. Now use it to power on the fly SenaSMH10 headset (when I've forgotten to charge overnight).
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    Re: Hella Socket
    Reply #3 on: Jul 28, 2017, 10.23 am
    Jul 28, 2017, 10.23 am
    I use mine to keep the battery in check if I know I won't be riding for a while.   

    I recently tried to charge my mobile via the outlet and only succeeded in melting the phone.   

    Can anyone tell; me why the phone had a melt down?   :125:

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    Re: Hella Socket
    Reply #4 on: Jul 28, 2017, 11.03 am
    Jul 28, 2017, 11.03 am
    I only use it to connect to a battery tender.

    *Originally Posted by Phil [+]

    Can anyone tell; me why the phone had a melt down?   :125:

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    Re: Hella Socket
    Reply #5 on: Jul 28, 2017, 02.04 pm
    Jul 28, 2017, 02.04 pm
    brenchley,

    You're probably right.  :028:  but is there more power coming out of the Hella socket?  I usually charge my phone using the socket in the top box but you only get power from there when the engine is running. 

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    Re: Hella Socket
    Reply #6 on: Jul 28, 2017, 02.52 pm
    Jul 28, 2017, 02.52 pm
    Maybe the USB socket would be the wise choice for phone charging. :084:
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    Re: Hella Socket
    Reply #7 on: Jul 28, 2017, 04.36 pm
    Jul 28, 2017, 04.36 pm
    *Originally Posted by Phil [+]
    I use mine to keep the battery in check if I know I won't be riding for a while.   

    I recently tried to charge my mobile via the outlet and only succeeded in melting the phone.   

    Can anyone tell; me why the phone had a melt down?   :125:

    Phil

    The port will only deliver as much power as the load draws. Whatever charger you plugged into the port is broken.
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