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post #11 of 24 (permalink) Old 09-14-2017, 06:54 PM
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There is this answered question on the page. I think this is for the combo, but the individual plugs are 1.125". :

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What are the outer dimensions of the face plate? L x w


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2.345" wide x 1.67" high. Mounting holes are 1.91" center to center. Mounting hole(2) diameter is 0.165". You will need to cut a 1.125" diameter hole for the device. I use a hole saw chucked up in my cordless drill. I measured all of these dimensions with my dial caliper so they are dead on. You can actually mount the USB charger socket without the mounting plate by utilizing the lockwasher provided with the unit. This will require that you use a hole saw the will accurately cut a 1.125" diameter hole.
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I'm still having a hard time understanding why this is a good idea when the 12V receptacle (OEM of aftermarket) is easy to fit and the flush dual-USB adapters that go in that receptacle cost $6.
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Can the power for the Honda aux outlet be wired to the headlight or does it have to be routed to the battery? wiring noob :-(
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Can the power for the Honda aux outlet be wired to the headlight or does it have to be routed to the battery? wiring noob :-(
There is an open accessory port under the front cowl that the aux outlet wiring connects to. It's very simple, once you have the fairing off (which isn't that simple).
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I have one Dual USB with intergrated voltmeter mounted in the hole for accessory 12V and a 12V outlet just below on a plate attached to the bike via the USB socket.
Both wired to my PC-8
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I'm still having a hard time understanding why this is a good idea when the 12V receptacle (OEM of aftermarket) is easy to fit and the flush dual-USB adapters that go in that receptacle cost $6.
I suppose my idea it to be able to use both the lighter socket and USB at the same time...
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I have one Dual USB with intergrated voltmeter mounted in the hole for accessory 12V and a 12V outlet just below on a plate attached to the bike via the USB socket.
Both wired to my PC-8
Did you remove your tank to run the wires for these two items? Did you splice them together and only run one + and - to the battery? Even 16 gauge wire can handle 5 amps which should be plenty for USB charging and the voltmeter.

I just hooked up my PC-8 today but the multi stranded wire seems kind of fragile where the screws on the PC-8 hold it in place. I'd like to add something like this item below which may work for the OP as well. Given how light weight it is I may be able to get it to mount to the cross bar on the windscreen. I cut snake the wires in the groove around the instrument cluster and place a layer of tape over that seem and it will look good enough for me.

https://powerwerx.com/two-hole-panel-mounting-plate

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I got this off Amazon for $15
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Did it fit comfortably into that opening or did you have to really work it in or grind the opening a little larger? I tried to fit one that had a collar on the back of it but it felt like I would break the plastic opening. There is also no way I would be able to attach the collar from the inside either. But if it is tight enough the collar may not be needed and I'd probably put a little bit of silicone around the edge anyway for water proofing.

I assume this is the place for the Honda 12 volt connector as that is what it looks like?

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Did it fit comfortably into that opening or did you have to really work it in or grind the opening a little larger? I tried to fit one that had a collar on the back of it but it felt like I would break the plastic opening. There is also no way I would be able to attach the collar from the inside either. But if it is tight enough the collar may not be needed and I'd probably put a little bit of silicone around the edge anyway for water proofing.

I assume this is the place for the Honda 12 volt connector as that is what it looks like?

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Yes... I had to take a small half-round file and remove about 1mm for it to fit. That was easy.

The more difficult part is taking the cowling apart to wire it and tighten the plastic shaft nut.

I should also say that it charges my iPhone 7 really fast. For example from starting at 50% up to 100% in about an hour.

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