Recently I saw the need to place a 12v socket on my bike to connect the GPS (in my case, a cell phone with GPS). In this way, the battery of the cell phone would not run out because it would be charged on the trip and when you reach your destination, not only enjoyed the GPS during the journey, but I also have my cell phone fully charged.
I searched several forums and found very little info on this topic. I also found out where to buy the best motorcycle battery. Among all the info I saw, I put together a puzzle in my mind and decided to put together my 12v shot and wanted to share this experience with you. I also found out where to buy the best motorcycle battery
- 12v socket (if you get one with a plastic cover like the one I got better).
- 1 Female Terminal.
- 2 eyelets to connect to the battery terminals (I bought two measures because I did not know at first sight, which of the two was going to serve me).
- C able 1mm Red and Black, the length of them depends on the bike you have (in my case, I bought 1.5mts of the type of cable that is usually used for speakers that come glued).
- 1 aerial fuse.
- 1 A fuse of 3AMP (Buy some more in case the first one fails… don’t be rats that come out two handles haha).
- Thermal shrinkable of 5mm (you can buy to cover the whole installation and give it more rigidity or to cover the joints) or Insulating tape (I preferred the thermal shrinkable because it is much neater).
Step by Step
While the connectivity scheme above is bright enough for anyone with a little bit of skill, I’ll try to explain it in detail.
- Peel and screw about 6mm of one end of the Red wire (+). Press the sheathed part of the cable with the first loop of a buttonhole as to connect to the battery, so that the peeled part of the cable is towards the hole of the buttonhole. Solder the stripped cable to the Eyelet and then press the cable with the second clip. Do the same with one end of the Black wire (-). Tidy the welds with a shrinkable thermos or insulating tape.
- Cut the Red wire at the point where you want to place the Fuse Sleeve. Peel the two ends resulting from the cut and join each end to one of the cables of the Fusiblera (which are usually already peeled). Tidy the welds with a shrinkable thermos or insulating tape.
- Strip and screw on about 6mm of the other end of the Red wire (+). Press the sheathed part of the cable with the first clip of the socket card, so that the peeled part of the cable is towards the socket of the card. Solder the stripped wire to the plug and then press the wire with the second clip. Tidy the welds with a shrinkable thermos or insulating tape.
- Strip and screw on about 6mm of the other end of the Black wire (-). Press the sheathed part of the cable with the first clip of the Female Terminal so that the peeled part of the cable is towards the hollow of the Terminal. Solder the stripped wire to the Terminal and then press the wire with the second clip. Tighten the welds with heat shrinkable or insulating tape.
I made it from a small stainless steel plate. I drew the design in pencil, then with a point (actually a screwdriver turned into a position) mark well the contours and places to drill (because what was made in pencil was easily erased, and I was not going to allow myself to manipulate the piece. Then, with a grinder, I cut the excess sheet metal.
Sand with a sander and with the drill make the holes with traditional wick and cup wick. Finally, with fantastic sandpaper, mate all the edges and polish with a polisher…