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post Jul 21 2013, 03:24 AM
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I've just picked up an auxiliary power outlet (cigarette lighter socket) that mounts inside the saddlebag. The instructions say to wire the harness direct to the battery. I'll mainly be using it to charge my iphone/ipod when away from home/power, camping etc. If I leave my phone charging overnight with the engine off, am I going to be able to use my phone to call someone to come and give me a jump start or will there still be enough power in the bike battery to fire up the bike?
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post Jul 21 2013, 11:23 AM
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Maybe if you left the phone plugged in for a month or so. Cell phones and chargers draw so little current it would take a very long time to kill the motorcycle battery. I would guess you could leave the radio on for a few days and still have a battery.
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post Jul 21 2013, 11:37 AM
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Most Harleys have a spot for an "accessory" already in the wiring harness that is ignition controlled. In other words it works only when the bike is running. Generally the empty pigtail is under the seat.
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post Jul 21 2013, 12:03 PM
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The little red light on the charger and the cell phone might be enough to fuck with a old battery or a week battery. If left for a few days, weeks.
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post Jul 21 2013, 12:46 PM
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Yeah, it's arithmetic if you know your batteries amp/hour rating and charger usage. I believe my iphone charger is 5 milliamps, my iPad charger is 10 milliamps. 1000 milliamps equals an amp.
Bottom line, it will charge your phone for a VERY long time.
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post Jul 21 2013, 02:20 PM
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Left my phone charging overnite before. No problem. I'll be using the same outlet to power the mattress pump in Sturgis im 10 days or so. It's always worked great. Since getting the RK, I have an adapter that plugs into the battery tender plug. Nothing to mount.
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post Jul 21 2013, 05:38 PM
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QUOTE(MNHOG @ Jul 21 2013, 03:20 PM) *
. Since getting the RK, I have an adapter that plugs into the battery tender plug. Nothing to mount.


that's the way to go if you have a battery tender pigtail mounted.....just get the same pigtail to plug into your cigar lighter socket and use it whenever needed....but note that a good battery tender pigtail usually has a 5 amp fuse in line near the battery terminal so watch what kind of load you plug in
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QUOTE(Bigbits @ Jul 21 2013, 03:24 AM) *
I've just picked up an auxiliary power outlet (cigarette lighter socket) that mounts inside the saddlebag. The instructions say to wire the harness direct to the battery. I'll mainly be using it to charge my iphone/ipod when away from home/power, camping etc. If I leave my phone charging overnight with the engine off, am I going to be able to use my phone to call someone to come and give me a jump start or will there still be enough power in the bike battery to fire up the bike?

I think there will be enough power now available.. I have got similar system and it works fine..
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post Aug 10 2014, 12:53 PM
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QUOTE(RafaelDankr @ Aug 8 2014, 11:43 AM) *
I've just picked up an auxiliary power outlet (cigarette lighter sold by e cigarettes wholesaler socket) that mounts inside the saddlebag. The instructions say to wire the harness direct to the battery. I'll mainly be using it to charge my iphone/ipod when away from home/power, camping etc. If I leave my phone charging overnight with the engine off, am I going to be able to use my phone to call someone to come and give me a jump start or will there still be enough power in the bike battery to fire up the bike?
I think there will be enough power now available.. I have got similar system and it works fine..

Have you got the system?
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post Aug 10 2014, 06:37 PM
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Welcome RafaelDankr. I dunno if the discussion is still alive. It was last year.
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