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post #1 of 7 Old 02-13-2019, 11:14 AM Thread Starter
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Can't charge iPhone from my bike, tired 4 different chargers, all failed.

I need to charge my phone and wanted a direct charger, I'll get a battery pack charger later, but need a charging port.

So I went to Kohl's, tried 4 time and they all failed (same brand). I tried Walmart and finally O'Reilly's Auto. The O'Reilly is a USB port direct to 12VDC, so maybe that one will work and so far it seems to be working on a test battery, but so did the others.

Some of these have been 1 and 2 amp USB output and one from Walmart had the iPhone cable built in and claims 2.4 amp.

I've wired to a cig adapter, then straight to the battery, still, each one has failed.

The best I got was an on/off/on/off/on/off repeating pattern from one as it seem to be resetting itself.

So I'm kinda lost on this. I figured poor ground, too high/low input voltage, weak + connection, etc...

That's when I went straight to the battery. I got one to work for a while by holding it directly to the battery, then it ended up dying after a short time.

Does anyone know of a brand that actually works on a motorcycle and does about 2 amps. IDK if the iPhone matters, should be the same for Android.

I've tried Kohl's, AM/PM, Walmart, O'Reilly. O'Reilly had about 10 choices and I'm now trying the direct wire version, same as this:

https://www.amazon.com/Custom-Access...38882558&psc=1


[EDIT] maybe one like this. Anyone give this brand a try?

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07F73MGX8...ICEVESDQN&th=1


https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07LGZRLJL...ICEVESDQN&th=1

Also, where did you get a good "key switched" 12V+ source, no need to keep it powered all the time.


One more option, looks to be made for motorcycles:
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MDF3Z4L...10f44f45c&th=1

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post #2 of 7 Old 02-13-2019, 12:28 PM
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I only need mine occasionally so don't have the same needs as a daily rider like you. I use a Battery Tender 081-0158; it attaches to my battery tender plug, so is easy to connect when I need it and just take it off again at the end of a ride. Obviously not switched, so can't help you there.

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I only need mine occasionally so don't have the same needs as a daily rider like you. I use a Battery Tender 081-0158; it attaches to my battery tender plug, so is easy to connect when I need it and just take it off again at the end of a ride. Obviously not switched, so can't help you there.

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Now that's interesting because you would be using the Battery Tender plug (I don't have one, but I could change that.

However, having it hang off the side vs having something mounted up by the handle bars with a rubber cover for rain seems like it's a better option.

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I have this one I got at cycle Gear...(basically the same as the battery tender one Superdog has)
I've been using it for over a year with no problems. I have it zip tied to the handle bar riser.

https://www.cyclegear.com/accessorie...ide-usb-outlet

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I got a cheap "waterproof" one off ebay and installed it where the pair pump used to be in the front of the frame. I build wire harnesses at work all the time so installed a terminal block with ground, switched power with a relay I installed using the tail light wire to switch the relay, and constant hot. I run the phone charger (which is just two USB ports), my chain oiler, and the port for my heated gear all off the switched power on this terminal block. I know I've posted photos and a better description elsewhere on this forum before.

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Looks like I found a few interesting ones on Amazon, but one happens to have the handlebar mount included.

This one has a fuse, switch, cig adapter, 2 USB, clock, rain cover and a voltmeter.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07GKR2F6Q...c-9751a1337b94

This one has the holder with the charger built in.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...Y1U2Z1FL&psc=1

I wouldn't mind having the handlebar holder for the phone.

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I got a cheap "waterproof" one off ebay and installed it where the pair pump used to be in the front of the frame. I build wire harnesses at work all the time so installed a terminal block with ground, switched power with a relay I installed using the tail light wire to switch the relay, and constant hot. I run the phone charger (which is just two USB ports), my chain oiler, and the port for my heated gear all off the switched power on this terminal block. I know I've posted photos and a better description elsewhere on this forum before.
Interesting, I'm wondering if that new QC 3 would work better with heated gloves. I don't use heated gloves, but if I did, and if they used the QC3 port, then I should get that (as long as it doesn't damage the iPhone).

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