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FXRStuarty
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:02 pm    Post subject: Power Source Reply with quote

With the addition of phones, satnav and headsets the need for a suitable external recharging power source is a real necessity.

I have a satnav, a SE mobile and a Scala headset. With a single power source available on my bike (single (very little space) ciggie socket under the seat) is there any other options to provide recharging on the move?

Been having a look at battery operated Duracell stuff but TBH I am rather confused about charging output and dont know if a single charger such as this will be detrimental to any of the units being charged.

Any advice? Smile
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 10:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've only got limited - and I mean limited - info.

Mates have hard wired from the battery up to wherever they have the cradle for the satnav, usually the handle bars. But I have seen some where the cable and connections are tucked away and then brought out from under the seat / tank to fit onto the unit held on the tank bag.

Not sure but I thought there were a few options available for Scala systems.

I have used the Duracell mobile battery system a few times, bought it to charge my HTC Sensation when out on the bike using CA. It works a treat, I have the smaller model because it was going for 50% off at Robert Dyas, gives me another 9 hours standby or 3 hours talk (best figures). Works a treat and would recommend.

It would and could charge a satnav, but no idea of how long it would last.
The charge time is very quick, can use the phone whilst being charged.

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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've got a 12v ciggie socket on handlebars. I swap stuff around as needed. The satnav works for a couple of hours unplugged.
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PostPosted: Fri Feb 17, 2012 11:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I use a Silverline Car Cigarette Lighter Splitter and USB Adaptor from Amazon.co.uk wired to the battery and stored under the seat.
Edit, I also use a PowerMonkey for emergency, away from the bike, boosting.
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