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This will no doubt sound daft but what exactly can the auxiliary power socket be used for?

On the Triumph site is states heated clothing but can it also run charger cables for iPhones, satnavs etc?
 

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This will no doubt sound daft but what exactly can the auxiliary power socket be used for?

On the Triumph site is states heated clothing but can it also run charger cables for iPhones, satnavs etc?
Haven't used or explored it but, I assume it's what it says. Instead of using a plug in cable to your battery, you connect via the auxiliary power socket? I still have the battery cable to charge/maintain the battery when the moto isn't being used.
 

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I still don’t know where mine is :eek:
Though in all fairness, have not looked for it either...
You have to buy it, the part isn't fitted as standard. Basically its a small bracket with a powerlet socket that bolts behind the cylinders on the clutch housing. There are two small plastic plugs where the bracket attaches. The power supply is tied up under the tank.

As for its use. I connect a trickle charger to mine as its a nice tidy solution and I use it to power a phone, but you could use it for a sat nav, heated clothing etc.
 

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I still don’t know where mine is :eek:
Though in all fairness, have not looked for it either...
I had one fitted whilst it was at the dealers, it’s an option. I assumed it would enable me to charge my satnav and iPhone via USB but I’m a little suspicious that it’s not and I may have added something I don’t need lol

How are you guys charging your gadgets?
 

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You have to buy it, the part isn't fitted as standard. Basically its a small bracket with a powerlet socket that bolts behind the cylinders on the clutch housing. There are two small plastic plugs where the bracket attaches. The power supply is tied up under the tank.

As for its use. I connect a trickle charger to mine as its a nice tidy solution and I use it to power a phone, but you could use it for a sat nav, heated clothing etc.
I like the idea of connecting the trickle charger to it. That justifies having it fitted alone!

To charge your phone/sat-nav... I assume it requires an adaptor of some kind?

Also and finally... will this fit the auxiliary socket do you happen to know? The one fitted to my bike appears to be smaller than the cigarette lighters fitted to cars?

CTEK CTE-56263 CTEK Cigarette Lighter Connector Adaptor - Black/red https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B0016LA5O8/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_fS8ZAbNKXKGN8
 

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I bought one of these Mike for powering usb stuff, but its a bit clunky. I haven't really worked out how to secure it yet. I picked one of these up for the trickle charger, but this one appears to be sold out now. I did have to search around a bit as they seemed expensive for what they are. You might be able to track something similar down on the well known auction site :wink2:
 

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Here you go Mike this is what you need to the trickle charger connection. The socket is permanently powered and fused so its ideal for that purpose. I picked up the socket from WOT its a simple job to fit. Hardest part is spotting the power cable under the tank and threading it between the cylinders.
 

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Here you go Mike this is what you need to the trickle charger connection. The socket is permanently powered and fused so its ideal for that purpose. I picked up the socket from WOT its a simple job to fit. Hardest part is spotting the power cable under the tank and threading it between the cylinders.
So does this simply allow you to plug a regular sized cigarette light into the other end?
 

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For those that haven't installed an auxiliary power socket, another option would be to wire an SAE battery tender cable directly to your battery:

https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tender-081-0069-6-Terminal-Disconnect/dp/B000NCOKZQ/ref=sr_1_4?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1523571581&sr=1-4&keywords=sae+battery+tender+cable

This would allow you to connect most battery tenders directly to your battery without having to use an adapter or clamps. You could then purchase an SAE to USB adapter for when you want to charge your devices:

https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tender-081-0158-Disconnect-Smartphone/dp/B00DJ5KEF4/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1523571497&sr=8-6&keywords=sae+to+usb+adapter+motorcycle&dpID=41bWCtOEvkL&preST=_SY300_QL70_&dpSrc=srch

For me this combination works really well.
 

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For those that haven't installed an auxiliary power socket, another option would be to wire an SAE battery tender cable directly to your battery:

https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tender-081-0069-6-Terminal-Disconnect/dp/B000NCOKZQ/ref=sr_1_4?s=automotive&ie=UTF8&qid=1523571581&sr=1-4&keywords=sae+battery+tender+cable

This would allow you to connect most battery tenders directly to your battery without having to use an adapter or clamps. You could then purchase an SAE to USB adapter for when you want to charge your devices:

For me this combination works really well.
For me as well. That's what my dealer installs automatically on every motorcycle he sells. Battery tender plugs right into the end seamlessly when bike is not being used. I've only had to use it to charge my phone once when I was overusing GPS. My cable from the battery only sticks out a about three to four inches from the battery so it doesn't need to be tethered.
 

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same as MikeB ;)

https://www.amazon.fr/Optimate-connexion-utilisation-chargeurs-accessoires/dp/B009YJ0QF2


used for charging the bike in the winter.
for the road, in case:an auxiliary charger if ever the phone has no battery.
no GPS. I know the geography of my beautiful country ..:wink2: I use road maps and my tongue to ask my way when I walk in my mountains or my campaigns 0:)
I know that a GPS is useful to find the address of trendy hipster top news bar ... but it's not my thing ...>:)






 

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It's a Hella connector and puts out the usual 12v so will need an adapter for most car based std *** lighter sockets.

If you have the Triumph branded optimate then they do an optimate to Hella so you just plug into that socket for charging/maintenance.
 
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