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GPS or cell phone power point

Hey guys.. has anyone installed a "power point" to be able to charge your GPS or cell phones on the road? Tried doing a search, maybe I'm not calling it the right name. If so, where is the best place to mount one? Is there any place on the bike that's best to wire it into? Thanks for the help, electrical is definately not my cup o tea!
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Do you want it Ignition operated or on all the time?
There is a plug in the headlight bucket that is power all the time I do believe.
There is also one under the right sidecover, not sure if there is a plug that is Ignition operated. You might have to hook up a relay.

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Hey guys.. has anyone installed a "power point" to be able to charge your GPS or cell phones on the road? Tried doing a search, maybe I'm not calling it the right name.
If ya search 'power port' ya get a few hits. Didn't check to see if they're relevant to this topic though.
I wired up one to work with the plug on my battery for the Battery Tender. Also rigged up a set of small jumper cables for the plug too.


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$3 car cigarette lighter mounted in the compartment behind backrest.
Connected all the time. It charges my cell phone and accepts Battery Tender Jr. And those of you who can't get enough excitement from the physical risks associated with riding, it can light your cigs too!

BTW, I charge the phone only when parked. Phone batt. is small enough and I don't want any voltage spikes or reg/rec failure to kill my phone. If the regulator fries itself at 5000rpm, I would probably need that cell phone to call for help! When parked, I know nothing is moving and it's between 12.5 and 13V. Much less worries to plug it in while I set up the tent and cook my dinner next to my companion. If I am not camping, I can usually find a wall outlet for charging the phone.

GPS is a different story though... Gotta have it plugged in while traveling. Do car/bike GPS units come with a surge protector? It would make sense to have one: We protect our PC's with it after all.

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