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Hella Socket
« on: July 28, 2017, 12:26:04 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: July 28, 2017, 06:18:35 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: July 28, 2017, 07:16:16 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: July 28, 2017, 10:23:44 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: July 28, 2017, 11:03:43 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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Over abundance of heat...?   :745:

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Re: Hella Socket
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2017, 02:04:08 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: July 28, 2017, 02:52:05 PM »
Maybe the USB socket would be the wise choice for phone charging. :084:
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Re: Hella Socket
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2017, 04:36:22 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:

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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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