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    Default Installing phone charger

    Finally got time to install the phone charger.


    The device I got is from ideaForge. It comes with two major parts

    1 - Part that connects to battery. This has a round connector that is supposed to be connected to dashboard.
    2 - Part that connects to Part 1 and has the voltage processing circuitry to bring down 12V to 5V. This can take additional tips so that you can charge different types of phones. Not sure if it has any kind of current limiter or protection.The part 1 could be designed in a better way. The round connector needs additional jugaad to put it on the dashboard. Because of the separable parts, you can remove the charger from bike when not required.
    The charger assembly was lying with me for months now I just couldn't figure out how to tap 12V point through ignition. Here's how I manage to work around it
    - Connected the charger directly to the battery
    - Added a switch and fuse in-line and kept this under the battery panel.
    - Drilled a small hole on fairing and pulled the part 1 through it. Taped connector on the fairing. The cable that connects to battery was connected to this and kept under fairing

    Now its ready I can flip the switch when not in use and the charger would not get voltage. This is less convenient than having the charger always on with ignition switch in between. But works good enough!
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    DIY topic approved.
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    Thats a really good mod esp for long rides. How much did the charger kit cost you? And how reliable is it?

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    I got myself a juggad one.

    Got a accessory adapter that comes for cars. (Generally called Cigarette lighter adapter). Connected it to battery and placed under the seat securely. Now using a car charger which I was using for my car with extended wire.

    Will post snaps asap.
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    Default Re: Installing phone charger

    I know it might be a late reply but just came across it.. I recently installed the same one on my pulsar 220s. It costed 250 bucks on eBay with free home delivery n 12 months warranty..I installed it via ignition switch so no alteration required n can remove it whenever required..also it charges only when I put the keys in n turn it on ignition mode (without starting the engine). part 1 is taped to handle bar and I can connect rest of it as and when I have to charge..

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    Hey, what price you got that thing ?????

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    Nice idea.But I just bought an extra battery instead.It seemed easier and much more reliable!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fr3quenzy View Post
    Hey, what price you got that thing ?????

    its easily available for Rs 150 on ebay.


    Quote Originally Posted by milancherian View Post
    Nice idea.But I just bought an extra battery instead.It seemed easier and much more reliable!

    Thats better but when u have someone else riding wid u or u having multiple cellfones like me,u definately need one


    Quote Originally Posted by moonstar_paddy View Post
    ... it charges only when I put the keys in n turn it on ignition mode (without starting the engine). part 1 is taped to handle bar and I can connect rest of it as and when I have to charge..

    great as it would avoid any unwanted discharge of battery
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    Default A cheaper alternative (for experienced people)

    Things you will need
    1.a lm7805 (5v linear voltage regulator)(14rs.)
    2.10uf 25v capacitor.(2nos) -(optional but using them guarantees output)(4rs)
    3.A suitable socket and wire for phone's power jack.
    (can be salvaged from not working adapters)

    total cost
    20rs.(max)

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    Post help needed

    Is there any reliable shops in GP road from where i could get a similar one fitted in my tvs apache..

    p.s lil bit urgent...

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    Finally got this at hardip motorcycle company at GP road.. Costed me Rs.240/= got the perfect one for my htc wildfire ... earlier bought one from auto india sales company... he cheats and got tricked with a nokia charger yesterday.. thought of fitting in a nokia to htc pin.[bad luck didn't work] ,, but this new one almost solved the problem.. all set for the ride for the weekend ooty.. yay.. !!!
    Last edited by Apachean; 03-23-2012 at 08:21 PM.
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