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Default Power outlet

I ran across this picture while setting up the ImgBB account, and thought I'd share the idea.

I needed a power outlet to run the phone charger and needed it somewhere close to the handlebars where the phone mount is. Not exactly sure where to get this exact outlet from, it was in a box or parts I got somewhere years ago.

A zip tie and some double sided tape stuck it securely to the bracket as shown without drilling any holes, and you can see how I routed the wiring (yellow and black wires). I hooked it directly to the battery so the phone would charge while the bike isn't running, and used a 10amp inline fuse holder at the battery connection.

The lid on the outlet is spring loaded and helps hold the charger plug in even with the vibrations, and when it's closed it keeps the rain water out of the outlet. It's been on there a couple years now and hasn't given any trouble.
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