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1Back to top Go down   Accessory Ports Empty Accessory Ports on Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:17 am

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Anyone use the accessory ports?

WTF for? 

Heated suit or something? What uses that type of connector? Im mulling over what Im going to do for power option on the bike, and for me, USB is far more useful....


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2Back to top Go down   Accessory Ports Empty Re: Accessory Ports on Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:30 am

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Do you mean the "merit" plug socket on the left side of the bike?

If that's a yes, that's where I plug my trickle charger in.

Here is what it looks like. Buy them at Jaycar here in Oz.



Last edited by blaKey on Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:33 am; edited 2 times in total (Reason for editing : it's a secret.)


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3Back to top Go down   Accessory Ports Empty Re: Accessory Ports on Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:31 am

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4Back to top Go down   Accessory Ports Empty Re: Accessory Ports on Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:48 am

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@blaKey wrote: edited 2 times in total (Reason for editing : it's a secret.)

I thought the quota for your secrets and white zip ties already was used up.


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5Back to top Go down   Accessory Ports Empty Re: Accessory Ports on Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:53 am

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@floyd wrote:Anyone use the accessory ports?

WTF for? 

Heated suit or something? What uses that type of connector? Im mulling over what Im going to do for power option on the bike, and for me, USB is far more useful....
If you are referring to the extra white socket in the electrics box under the tank then my understanding is it was originally supplied as an outlet for heated grips. Just change the connector type to suit. If referring to the one mounted on the ignition coil cover I am with the previous poster. I use mine for Battery charger too.

Has anyone suggested your first name be Pink at all ?? ;-))

    

6Back to top Go down   Accessory Ports Empty Re: Accessory Ports on Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:08 am

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@Be made wrote:[If you are referring to the extra white socket in the electrics box under the tank then my understanding is it was originally supplied as an outlet for heated grips.)

The connector for the heated grips is black and found rear/left under the tank,
the white connector in the relay box is for the factory alarm.

The accessory socket at the coils or handlebar cover can be used for whatever which using 12V up to 10A.


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7Back to top Go down   Accessory Ports Empty Re: Accessory Ports on Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:27 am

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WTF for? 
My air bed inflator because I am not into going blue and fainting.
My CPAP but not everybody uses them.
My light when I am camping
My hand held GPS when I go geocasching
My automatic electric chook plucker. Just kidding it is electric but not the automatic one.
My charger for various camera or phone applications.
My trickle charger on rare occasions.


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8Back to top Go down   Accessory Ports Empty Re: Accessory Ports on Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:54 am

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"I thought the quota for your secrets and white zip ties already was used up."

You're right Inge!

No more secrets and no more white zip tie whinging until the 1st of January 2015!  Very Happy


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9Back to top Go down   Accessory Ports Empty Re: Accessory Ports on Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:55 am

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Psst Psst Blakey I got some bright green zip ties that should get em going


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And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


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10Back to top Go down   Accessory Ports Empty Re: Accessory Ports on Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:02 am

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Thanks Rick, but I'm a man of my word.

You will get no disparaging comment from me until next year. Razz


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11Back to top Go down   Accessory Ports Empty Re: Accessory Ports on Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:02 am

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@RicK G wrote:Psst Psst Blakey I got some bright green zip ties that should get em going

Wow!  Shocked  Shocked


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12Back to top Go down   Accessory Ports Empty Re: Accessory Ports on Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:07 am

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What more proof do you guys need that Inge is not a real person!

How can any human being respond within the same minute that I posted my reply?


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13Back to top Go down   Accessory Ports Empty Re: Accessory Ports on Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:13 am

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Hmm........I prefeer lettuce leaves..........Bright green ones.


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14Back to top Go down   Accessory Ports Empty Re: Accessory Ports on Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:44 am

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Oh I thought the avatar was Inge's albino Arctic hamster but it is actually him So Solly


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Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health.
And then he is so anxious about the future that he does not enjoy the present; the result being that he does not live in the present or the future; he lives as if he is never going to die, and then dies having never really lived."   Dalai Lama


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15Back to top Go down   Accessory Ports Empty Re: Accessory Ports on Sat Aug 23, 2014 2:35 pm

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@Inge K. wrote:
@Be made wrote:[If you are referring to the extra white socket in the electrics box under the tank then my understanding is it was originally supplied as an outlet for heated grips.)

The connector for the heated grips is black and found rear/left under the tank,
the white connector in the relay box is for the factory alarm.

The accessory socket at the coils or handlebar cover can be used for whatever which using 12V up to 10A.
Thank you for the info and thankfully I wont use either connectors

    

16Back to top Go down   Accessory Ports Empty Re: Accessory Ports on Sat Aug 23, 2014 4:56 pm

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@RicK G wrote:WTF for? 
My air bed inflator because I am not into going blue and fainting.
My CPAP but not everybody uses them.
My light when I am camping
My hand held GPS when I go geocasching
My automatic electric chook plucker. Just kidding it is electric but not the automatic one.
My charger for various camera or phone applications.
My trickle charger on rare occasions.

Yeah but do you just use that type of socket coz its the one thats there, or does it have some advantages that you like?

On top of having several USB charge points would it still be a good idea to have one of these BMW accessory sockets? A cig lighter socket might be more useful?


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17Back to top Go down   Accessory Ports Empty Re: Accessory Ports on Sat Aug 23, 2014 5:49 pm

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It's more secure than a cig lighter socket.  The male plug clips into a spring at the end and won't dislodge, unlike a cig lighter plug.

Re the USB plug, you can buy a waterproof USB port that clamps on your handlebars for charging/GPSs etc.

We have a male BMW plug to female cig lighter adapter cable for when we need a cig lighter socket.

I've heard those BMW power sockets called all sorts of things, DIN plugs, now Merit plugs (seems to come from the 4WD and camper trailer set, never heard them called that until the last few years).  Easy to get now but years back I had to buy them from John Deere dealers!

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18Back to top Go down   Accessory Ports Empty Re: Accessory Ports on Sat Aug 23, 2014 6:00 pm

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got one of each

bmw plug on top of coils .....cig socket in rhs fairing pocket ...works great


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19Back to top Go down   Accessory Ports Empty Re: Accessory Ports on Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:40 pm

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BMW, as well as John Deere and others, have been using this type of port, due to its compactness and functionality, for well over thirty years.

www.powerlet.com/products. This link might open up a new world to some.


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