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Offline Jonnym

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Hella socket
« on: 03 March, 2019, 08:14:10 AM »
I've been looking at the options for putting a USB socket somewhere near the handlebars, can't see any easy way to do it. The Hella socket down on the left side seems to be in a stupid position, I can't work out what you'd plug in down there, is it waterproof? A USB under the seat seems daft too.
So, any ideas?
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Re: Hella socket
« Reply #1 on: 03 March, 2019, 08:34:12 AM »
*Originally Posted by Jonnym [+]
I've been looking at the options for putting a USB socket somewhere near the handlebars, can't see any easy way to do it. The Hella socket down on the left side seems to be in a stupid position, I can't work out what you'd plug in down there, is it waterproof? A USB under the seat seems daft too.
So, any ideas?
Thanks......

I grant you that up near the bars would have been nice but I use the Hella socket all the time, I run my phone charging cable from it up to the Ram mount. The USB, yep, thats fairly useless though I did once have a cable running from it to my Drift camera on the engine bars
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Re: Hella socket
« Reply #2 on: 03 March, 2019, 09:30:26 AM »
Thanks Tim, is the Hella socket waterproof once you've a lead plugged into it? I'm struggling to find a suitable Hella-iPhone lightning cable.

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Re: Hella socket
« Reply #3 on: 03 March, 2019, 09:53:16 AM »
There are various gadgets on t'internet, I've bought loads over the years then found sumert better. I've had a few optimate & some better from motorworks, see link below. I've replaced some plugs with that small right angled hella plug, stays in better with that socket down below, I dunno why, on the Tiger 800 it's just where you want it, up top where you can plug in a double usb gadget. Maybe put down below to escape rain when in use.

https://www.motorworks.co.uk/vlive/Shop/Parts.php?T=5&NU=15&M=75&Ct=IA&SbCt=BA_15_75_IA_70
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Re: Hella socket
« Reply #4 on: 03 March, 2019, 10:00:46 AM »
*Originally Posted by Jonnym [+]
Thanks Tim, is the Hella socket waterproof once you've a lead plugged into it? I'm struggling to find a suitable Hella-iPhone lightning cable.

Im not one for riding a lot in rain, but given its position Im fairly confident not much will get in while riding, I stick a dab of silicone grease in from time to time.

Got my phone charging cable from Sport Touring in South Wales, mines a Micro USB, but Im sure he does Lightning too. Found em, ultimate add ons:

https://www.ebay.co.uk/i/401348643734?chn=ps&var=670964880840
« Last Edit: 03 March, 2019, 10:23:02 AM by Timbox »
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Re: Hella socket
« Reply #5 on: 03 March, 2019, 10:36:59 AM »
Easy to drill a hole in one of the cockpit infill panels and fit a Hella socket there. Can be wired to make it either switched live or permanent live - your choice. I've done it on both a T1050 and the TS.



But to be honest, since then I don't tend to bother with the external socket. I simply have a 12v - 5v USB converter (cheap on eBay) with a couple of USB outputs buried in the wiring behind the headlamp, then run a longish USB cable with the right mini/micro/C USB plug on it to where I need it. When not in use I simply wind that cable round the brake reservoir.
« Last Edit: 03 March, 2019, 10:41:48 AM by Paullie »

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Re: Hella socket
« Reply #6 on: 03 March, 2019, 10:45:32 AM »
I got this adapter to turn it into a regular cigarette lighter type socket

https://tinyurl.com/yxt88nxd

I have my V1 radar plugged in here. The cord is long enough to reach the bars comfortably.
The good thing is with the right angle it does not stick out too far.
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Re: Hella socket
« Reply #7 on: 03 March, 2019, 11:09:51 AM »
Missus has an iPhone thingy, the home charger is a 240v plug with a usb plugged into that from the iPhone. All you need, I'm guessing, is a hella to usb converter if you don't have a usb socket on the bike. She charges it in the car via the usb socket.

https://ultimateaddons.com/collections/motorcycle-chargers
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Re: Hella socket
« Reply #8 on: 03 March, 2019, 05:42:20 PM »
Thanks for all the replies , very helpful. I'll have a look at Ultimate Addons, I've seen that Richy Vida bloke on YouTube talking about them.