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    Quote Originally Posted by pappy35 View Post
    What they're rated at is one thing but the 5A limit is controlled by the motorcycle's computer not the plug itself. Go over 5A and the bike will sense this and shut down the circuit. All the electrical circuits (blinkers, brake lights, headlights, switches, everything) are controlled in this way. That's why there are no fuses anywhere on the motorcycle (not counting the ones one installs themselves - like I did to power my heated gear and EZCan). Think of it as an electronic circuit breaker. Once it senses that the current demand is below it's threshold it will reactivate it.
    That is correct:
    BMW OEM DIN (ISO 4165/Hella) socket - limited to 5 amps on Canbus BMW's and 15 amps on most fuse-protected BMW's.

    Powerlet, or a similar DIN-style aftermarket outlet, generally ran back to the battery, is limited to 5 to 15 amps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by drneo66 View Post
    That is correct:
    BMW OEM DIN (ISO 4165/Hella) socket - limited to 5 amps on most BMW's (either by the Canbus or a fuse in the OEM fusebox).

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    True for the newer Canbus bikes.
    My 2003 K1200RS and all of our older BMWs did not have the 5 amp limit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    True for the newer Canbus bikes.
    My 2003 K1200RS and all of our older BMWs did not have the 5 amp limit.
    I stand corrected. 15 amp for many older bikes.

    Which is even more fun, because the ISO standard states "at up to 12 amps"
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    I purchased the very pricey dual USB port from Touratech that replaces the factory DIN and working like a charm. It puts 2a to my GoPro and another 1a or so to my phone.

    Plug & play so no canbus issues (yet) ..


    https://touratech-usa.com/store/Plug...MW-Motorcycles


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    $75?!!? That's rediculous. You can something similar for $25 on Amazon. I got this one and it works great for 1/3 the cost.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pappy35 View Post
    $75?!!? That's rediculous. You can something similar for $25 on Amazon. I got this one and it works great for 1/3 the cost.
    Powerlet Adaptor
    Yes.. pricey. However I had bad experiences on other bikes with the DIN adapters, I lose them, forget them or they would just fail so... this is direct connect to the canbus adapter and looks like it stock so nothing sticking out. I also have a usb on the rear of the bike via my ezcan in the rear for my girls phone charger or to charge my GoPro brick...


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    Oh, I see. That replaces the Powerlet port. Still too pricey for me but that is a good way to do it and remain tight to the weather.
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