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This looks like the route I'm going to go for the sake of simplicity.

http://www.3brpowersports.com/TAPP_lite.htm

http://www.jpcycles.com/product/362-061

Question - Correct me if I'm wrong, but I shouldn't need an on/off switch because this would only draw power when something is plugged in, right? There's should be no standby power drawing to drain my battery.

Thanks in advance! :)

EDIT: Looks like it standby draws 8mA (.008A).... Would you guys wire it to a switch of its own, to another accessory.... or just leave it be because it's a small amount.. Thanks.

EDIT: Would wiring it to the taillight circuit instead of directly to the battery work?
 

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I was thinking of doing similar.

This is the one I was thinking of getting
http://www.mcas.com.au/motorcycle-a...larms-cameras-gps/emgo-motorcycle-usb-charger

And here is my thought to use the diagnostic socket under the passenger seat.
http://www.kawasakininja300.com/for...ch-gear-position-install-vid-5.html#post32250

I have checked it with a multimeter and appeared to have battery voltage across two of the pins when the bike was on. Socket is sitting there unused right in the storage area waiting to be used. Would be nice to get a compatible plug though, and was a little hesitant as I assume it would be bad to fry whatever is on the other end of the KDS wires.
 

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There so many different ways to wire a bike for auxiliary power, from new power fuse boxes, to tie ins to ignitions systems, to splicing into existing components.

Given you are only looking at powering a single USB device, and given the limited electrical power output of our 300's, I would try and make it as simple as possible. Being a huge Powerlet fan I use them on all my bikes so when I buy cables and adapters they can be interchanged with any of my bikes.

You probably have already installed a SAE pigtail plug for keeping your battery charge tended; if not this should be one of the first things you do.



Once you have this little guy installed and poking out the side of the seat (which can be easily tucked back in out of sight) you can add a multitude of devices to it. Check out the Powerlet site, http://www.powerlet.com/shop-by-product/power-cables/PWRCBL for all the different connections. You can store most of these under the tail seat section and connect when needed. This way there is not extra draw on your battery when not in use and you have a nice little battery charger connection when the bike is at home.

For your install I would get this device to connect into your SAE plug, http://www.burnsmoto.com/zoot-fresh-sabeus-1-sae-to-usb-charger.php


 

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There so many different ways to wire a bike for auxiliary power, from new power fuse boxes, to tie ins to ignitions systems, to splicing into existing components.

Given you are only looking at powering a single USB device, and given the limited electrical power output of our 300's, I would try and make it as simple as possible. Being a huge Powerlet fan I use them on all my bikes so when I buy cables and adapters they can be interchanged with any of my bikes.

You probably have already installed a SAE pigtail plug for keeping your battery charge tended; if not this should be one of the first things you do.



Once you have this little guy installed and poking out the side of the seat (which can be easily tucked back in out of sight) you can add a multitude of devices to it. Check out the Powerlet site, http://www.powerlet.com/shop-by-product/power-cables/PWRCBL for all the different connections. You can store most of these under the tail seat section and connect when needed. This way there is not extra draw on your battery when not in use and you have a nice little battery charger connection when the bike is at home.

For your install I would get this device to connect into your SAE plug, http://www.burnsmoto.com/zoot-fresh-sabeus-1-sae-to-usb-charger.php


I just Realised when isaw your post that I have a kit like that installed for free from factory. I thought it was only to hook up a trickle charger??? So you mean to tell me I can use it to power my iPhone and even a gps device?

Where do I buy the adapters from?
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I think it's the same one you have. Am I right?


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It's not a factory install, but more likely a dealership install. A lot of dealers are do it to help stop buyers from coming back in the first couple months complaining their battery is dead. If you let a factory battery sit without a charge for while (3-6 weeks) you are killing the battery and it's ability to hold a charge. So, put that battery on an approved battery tender and keep your battery going for a couple of years instead of a couple months.

Accessories you can hook to the SAE plug are a lot. Check out this site to see some of the hookups you add to it, http://www.burnsmoto.com.
 

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Haha sorry I meant to say dealership. Yeah dealer in Melbourne Australia just does it free with every new bike. Then they try and sell you the trickle charger.

I'm really excited about this now. I was thinking of getting power from elsewhere but now that I can use it to charge the battery and power things from it I'm in heaven


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all you need to buy is a "fully automatic battery charger - 12volt" i have 2 of them, one in particular is an "Arlec charger 6" im not sure if you can still buy them or not.
you can run any power connector to the bike you like, but avoid standard cigarette lighter sockets. they are not designed for high current load.

the leads from the battery charger i have cut in half and put my own bullet plugs so i can change the end of the leads to whatever i want like aligator clips, or hella plug or what ever i want.

i use hella (bmw/triumph) type plugs to get power to/from battery.they are designed for hi current applications

the one i bought is here

http://towzatronics.co.uk/self-fit-kits/

http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/300619222951?ssPageName=STRK:MEWNX:IT&_trksid=p3984.m1439.l2649

i bought the one with a 1.2 meter prewired cable/fuse and *THIS TIME* i will take it off my bike *BEFORE* i sell the damn thing, lol & use it on my next bike.

one you have the power socket fitted to bike you can use it to charge phones etc while your riding
 

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that is for the Kawasaki Diagnostic System, is what I referred to in my post. dealer uses it when servicing the bike. There is also a third party gear indicator that plugs into that.
the dealer fitted my power commander 5 and put the o2 sensor plug in to it. i hope like heck they put it in the right place
 

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There so many different ways to wire a bike for auxiliary power, from new power fuse boxes, to tie ins to ignitions systems, to splicing into existing components.

Given you are only looking at powering a single USB device, and given the limited electrical power output of our 300's, I would try and make it as simple as possible. Being a huge Powerlet fan I use them on all my bikes so when I buy cables and adapters they can be interchanged with any of my bikes.

You probably have already installed a SAE pigtail plug for keeping your battery charge tended; if not this should be one of the first things you do.



Once you have this little guy installed and poking out the side of the seat (which can be easily tucked back in out of sight) you can add a multitude of devices to it. Check out the Powerlet site, http://www.powerlet.com/shop-by-product/power-cables/PWRCBL for all the different connections. You can store most of these under the tail seat section and connect when needed. This way there is not extra draw on your battery when not in use and you have a nice little battery charger connection when the bike is at home.

For your install I would get this device to connect into your SAE plug, http://www.burnsmoto.com/zoot-fresh-sabeus-1-sae-to-usb-charger.php


So if you get the SAE pigtail with fuse and attach a usb charger, can you wire it directly to the battery and not have it drain power when the bike is off?
 

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So if you get the SAE pigtail with fuse and attach a usb charger, can you wire it directly to the battery and not have it drain power when the bike is off?
No, if your usb goes to pigtail and then to battery, your battery will drain. You can use a battery tender to maintain a charge when parked, or you can get power to your USB another way. I got tired of my battery issues so I decided to use a posi-tap connector to tie my USB into the taillight.
 

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No, if your usb goes to pigtail and then to battery, your battery will drain. You can use a battery tender to maintain a charge when parked, or you can get power to your USB another way. I got tired of my battery issues so I decided to use a posi-tap connector to tie my USB into the taillight.
Shucks, looks like I'll have to return my USB charger as it has the SAE connector, not + and - wires. :emot-bang:

Where did you get yours? What size tap did you use?
I can't find Posi-taps anywhere.
 
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