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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-21-2014, 11:10 PM Thread Starter
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Simultaneously charging phone and gps

Hello,

Is it okay to charge my galaxy phone, and Garmin GPS unit with v star's 1100 battery simultaneously (using a Cigarette Lighter Port Extension)?

Will it cause too much load on the battery. I plan to use them only when the motorcycle is running.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-22-2014, 09:04 AM
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It shouldn't be any problem as long as the bike is running. I don't think the 2 of them together draw enough amps that you would ever know the difference.

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@bluestar - Thanks for the information!

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post #4 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-22-2014, 02:39 PM
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No problem, even with the bike not running.

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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-22-2014, 04:10 PM
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Phone chargers draw almost nothing, usually only 1 or 2 watts. If the GPS is being charged by a normal phone-style USB charger then it's just as small. If the GPS is plugged into a cradle with a built-in charger then it might draw more but it should still be only a few watts. If you leave the bike parked in the garage for a few weeks and forget to disconnect the GPS then it might be an issue but for normal riding you should have no problems at all.
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Thanks all for the replies and detailed information!
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I do it all the time while riding. I do disconnect them at night.
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 01-24-2014, 11:57 AM
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I am running a full car audio head unit with 4 speakers and charging my cell but I run my gps out of my cell as well. I also have a hooked up cigareete lighter charger for my wifes phone in the saddle bag.

If my bike sits for a weak or so I can't run the radio without jacking up the firing of the bike for awhile until the battery charges completely if I leave it off my battery tender.

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