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Accessory power question

I've been thinking about putting an accessory power plug on my bike for charging my cell phone, GPS or iPod, instead of a cig lighter type I would like to make it a USB plug since most everything is USB now...

I've checked around with no luck finding what I need, has anyone done something like this? If so where can I find info on doing it?

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I have seen some power ports with a USB connector. There are also USB adapters that plug into the cigar lighter outlets.

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Ive never seen just a USB charger. My I Phone came with a short regular cig. lighter with a USB port at the end.

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That's been the problem, I haven't been able to find them, I figured they were made since some newer cars come with built in USB ports.

My next step is to try and build my own.

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That's been the problem, I haven't been able to find them, I figured they were made since some newer cars come with built in USB ports.

My next step is to try and build my own.

Thanks guys!
I just found something called USBBuddy from Power Werx that might work for ya

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....And come to think of it my fairing has a port with a USB port. It looks like a regular cig plug but when you open the flap its just a USB port and a small aux. port.

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That's been the problem, I haven't been able to find them, I figured they were made since some newer cars come with built in USB ports.

My next step is to try and build my own.

Thanks guys!
I posted a link to one in my first post.

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I just found something called USBBuddy from Power Werx that might work for ya
That's exactly what I was looking for, thank you so much, many heads are better than one!

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EKLIPES EK1-110 Chrome Cobra Ultimate Motorcycle USB Charging System by EKLIPES http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0088BX0IM/..._YuyCtb1RXY275


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Im a little late, however thought its worth a mention. I have one of these and love it. Just note that most GPS units take a different connection then the micro usb connector that most phones use. If you look at Walmart, they have a cord tha will support both micro and mini Usb connections. So you only need to carry one cord..
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