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Offline Gripped74

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What phone charger to cig socket?
« on: Oct 18, 2021, 10:36 AM »
Hi

I've got the basic cig lighter socket on my Mk3 V650.  I was wondering what people use to charge their phones from this?   I was thinking of plugging in a cheap twin USB socket and then the standard USB charging cable. But not sure about weather proofing of this..... I realise someone else on here has replaced their cig lighter with an all weather USB port, but I'm keeping the standard cig socket at the moment.

Welcome views on the set up options.  :notsure:

Also after views on a simple phone bracket.  I don't really want anything too bulky.
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Re: What phone charger to cig socket?
« Reply #1 on: Oct 20, 2021, 06:52 AM »
I fitted this one to my recently sold SE and have just fitted to my Mk3 650:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/393059188622?var=661965531592
Had no issues with it and stands up to my  Sat nav and phone charging.
The unit hasn't suffered from water ingress and i run it along side having a conventional 12v cigarette socket in other opening.
« Last Edit: Oct 20, 2021, 06:55 AM by tonybro »

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Re: What phone charger to cig socket?
« Reply #2 on: Oct 20, 2021, 08:21 AM »
*Originally Posted by Gripped74 [+]
Hi

I've got the basic cig lighter socket on my Mk3 V650.  I was wondering what people use to charge their phones from this?   I was thinking of plugging in a cheap twin USB socket and then the standard USB charging cable. But not sure about weather proofing of this..... I realise someone else on here has replaced their cig lighter with an all weather USB port, but I'm keeping the standard cig socket at the moment.

Welcome views on the set up options.  :notsure:

Also after views on a simple phone bracket.  I don't really want anything too bulky.

Read this thread first www.versys.co.uk/index.php/topic,19607.msg
Richard    :001: 

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Re: What phone charger to cig socket?
« Reply #3 on: Oct 20, 2021, 09:35 PM »
Make sure you get a flush mount usb socket like this one, if you're plugging into the 12v lighter socket.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08239JBLL
That's what I'm using now and with a standard cable plugged in it just clears the handlebars.

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Re: What phone charger to cig socket?
« Reply #4 on: Oct 20, 2021, 10:26 PM »
Thanks. Will take a look.
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Re: What phone charger to cig socket?
« Reply #5 on: Oct 21, 2021, 09:15 AM »
*Originally Posted by grafitti [+]
Make sure you get a flush mount usb socket like this one, if you're plugging into the 12v lighter socket.
https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B08239JBLL
That's what I'm using now and with a standard cable plugged in it just clears the handlebars.
Better Still get a USB lead that has this on one end  :031:

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Re: What phone charger to cig socket?
« Reply #6 on: Oct 21, 2021, 09:26 AM »
Brill. Thanks for the knowledge!
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Re: What phone charger to cig socket?
« Reply #7 on: Oct 21, 2021, 01:04 PM »
*Originally Posted by TowerMan [+]
Better Still get a USB lead that has this on one end  :031:


I tried, but since I use Scenic as my nav app of choice and it currently works only on ios, I struggled to find a 90 Degree usb to lightning cable. Even tried a 90 USB adapter on ťo the regular cable, but road bumps and vibrations jar the adapter and the iPhone decides it doesn't want to charge. Still looking though....

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Re: What phone charger to cig socket?
« Reply #8 on: Oct 21, 2021, 01:17 PM »
*Originally Posted by grafitti [+]
I tried, but since I use Scenic as my nav app of choice and it currently works only on ios, I struggled to find a 90 Degree usb to lightning cable. Even tried a 90 USB adapter on ťo the regular cable, but road bumps and vibrations jar the adapter and the iPhone decides it doesn't want to charge. Still looking though....
Try Here - https://www.amazon.co.uk/Lively-Life-Lightning-Charging-Compatible/dp/B071L7R5C5/ref=asc_df_B071L7RFYN/

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