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I've got the same one, yet to fit it to my VFR800.

The USB plug either draws current or to doesn't, so it doesn't matter where you wire it to. The eBay one above will not draw any current when not in use (it has no LED's to power etc.). Just make sure it's fused.
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I've got the same one, yet to fit it to my VFR800.

The USB plug either draws current or to doesn't, so it doesn't matter where you wire it to. The eBay one above will not draw any current when not in use (it has no LED's to power etc.). Just make sure it's fused.
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I have the same one as you moto on my Wr450, it's a really good usb charger but it did actually drain my battery within two weeks when it was connected directly to my battery. If you rode more than once a fortnight or had a better battery it probably wouldn't matter.
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I have the same one as you moto on my Wr450, it's a really good usb charger but it did actually drain my battery within two weeks when it was connected directly to my battery. If you rode more than once a fortnight or had a better battery it probably wouldn't matter.
How? It has no power requirement by itself, so if you have nothing connected to it, it can't draw any power.
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How? It has no power requirement by itself, so if you have nothing connected to it, it can't draw any power.
Lets think about it, its a 5v device and connects to 12v so there is a transformer that converts the 12v down to 5v therefore consuming power, that transformer is constantly running when 12v power is applied.
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Lets think about it, its a 5v device and connects to 12v so there is a transformer that converts the 12v down to 5v therefore consuming power, that transformer is constantly running when 12v power is applied.
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Not quite, transformers only work with ac, dc you step it down with electronics etc, should be very small if any all current flowing with no load applied. I am with moto
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Discussion over, several types to choose from...

http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/dr6...#usb-connector



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Not quite, transformers only work with ac, dc you step it down with electronics etc, should be very small if any all current flowing with no load applied. I am with moto
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Discussion over, several types to choose from...

http://www.procycle.us/bikepages/dr6...#usb-connector



I am hoping that's what I have coming.

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