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rboe
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PostSubject: Adding a USB port   Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:56 pm

I'd like to tap into the GPS power port that Guzzi has provided to supply power to a USB port(s) to supply power to a smart phone.

Can you guys recommend any particular product over others?

I have installed a bluetooth OBD2 module, added an app to the phone so I can monitor engine temps (this winter I'm looking at controlling the air flow to the oil cooler and having a way to monitor engine temps will be nice).

I'll probably use the phone as a GPS at some point too. By the way, I'm using the phone as a mini-tablet - it does not have cell service nor do I, at this point anyway, plan on activating it. Although I could if my main phone crapped out.
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Charlie J
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PostSubject: Re: Adding a USB port   Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:19 pm

Which app did you add? Id like to get a thermometer dipstick but you cant read them while on the bike.
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rboe
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PostSubject: Re: Adding a USB port   Fri Jul 29, 2016 3:38 pm

Scan M5X V1.29

Thinking about adding Tune ECU; but it does not seem to have temps front and center. And I'm not sure it will read the Guzzi ECU.
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PostSubject: Re: Adding a USB port   Fri Jul 29, 2016 4:33 pm

This is what I use. Does what it says on the box.

MotoPlug USB with SAE waterproof connector.

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I snipped the ends of the battery lead and connected it to the GPS supply. It's only on when the engine is running.



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rboe
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PostSubject: Re: Adding a USB port   Fri Jul 29, 2016 6:56 pm

Ooh, that is a good idea. Thanks!
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Charlie J
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PostSubject: Re: Adding a USB port   Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:52 pm

Well wheres the piccy of the box?
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rboe
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PostSubject: Re: Adding a USB port   Fri Jul 29, 2016 7:53 pm

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PostSubject: Re: Adding a USB port   Fri Jul 29, 2016 11:32 pm

Please, not the big black one .....?.
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PostSubject: Re: Adding a USB port   Sat Jul 30, 2016 7:04 pm

That looks like the same connector as for a Battery Tender pigtail. Excellent idea.
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