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Offline bagwafu

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Electrical Socket Qn
« on: July 20, 2015, 05:54:35 PM »
Does the XR come with an electrical socket (car cigarette lighter type) for iphones etc?  I've seen an accessories website with an "additional socket" kit for the XR - which implies there is one there already but I didn't see one on my test ride the other day.

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Re: Electrical Socket Qn
« Reply #1 on: July 20, 2015, 07:20:55 PM »
There is an additional power socket on the Lhs of the fairing. It has a small black spring loaded cap on it but it is the bmw din size, not a standard cigar lighter size. iPhone power adapters are available

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Re: Electrical Socket Qn
« Reply #2 on: July 20, 2015, 08:28:32 PM »
*Originally Posted by S1KXR-rider [+]
There is an additional power socket on the Lhs of the fairing. It has a small black spring loaded cap on it but it is the bmw din size, not a standard cigar lighter size. iPhone power adapters are available

Good to know thanks - only need 1 outlet and I'll source an adapter.  Cheers.
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Re: Electrical Socket Qn
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2015, 11:53:40 AM »
*Originally Posted by S1KXR-rider [+]
There is an additional power socket on the Lhs of the fairing. It has a small black spring loaded cap on it but it is the bmw din size, not a standard cigar lighter size. iPhone power adapters are available
You know the next question  :015:   from where would one purchase such an iPhone adapter  :001:

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Re: Electrical Socket Qn
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2015, 11:57:33 AM »
*Originally Posted by stupot1968 [+]
You know the next question  :015:   from where would one purchase such an iPhone adapter  :001:

here is one for example:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B00AU0OA9C/ref=wl_it_dp_o_pC_nS_ttl?_encoding=UTF8&colid=352NMX1B44B1Y&coliid=I2JTDC20FSRMX6
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Re: Electrical Socket Qn
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2015, 03:48:51 PM »
And here is one sold by Motorworks which I've bought. The USB bit will sit in the tank bag where it can power my 2 out of 3 at any one time of my iPhone, my iPad and my camera.

https://www.motorworks.co.uk/vlive/Shop/Parts.php?T=4&NU=15&M=90&Ct=ZA

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Re: Electrical Socket Qn
« Reply #6 on: June 07, 2016, 07:33:46 AM »
Sorry to resurrect an old thread.

Are the BMW 'din' sockets different from any others or will searching for 'motorcycle din socket / usb' be good enough?

I just want a small usb socket similar to the one posted on amazon but not angled ideally, not sure if it has to be BMW specific as I've never used these type of sockets, my last bikes were hard wired using a different box - usb thing I've got

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Re: Electrical Socket Qn
« Reply #7 on: June 07, 2016, 01:24:06 PM »
*Originally Posted by S1KXR-rider [+]
There is an additional power socket on the Lhs of the fairing. It has a small black spring loaded cap on it but it is the bmw din size, not a standard cigar lighter size. iPhone power adapters are available

Here's something I found out over the weekend the socket stays live for around 60 seconds after you switch off the ignition.

I use the socket along with a BMW charger much like a optimate charger to keep the battery topped up.

I've also utilised the cabling to power my Autocom unit which has an in line on/off switch so when the bike is on the charger the autocom is not on. 
After over thirty years behind the bars, I’ve still not done it all or seen it all.

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