Oxford USB Dual Socket
Best Bang for the buck for Bike USB power
I live in Northern Japan and planned on doing a long camping ride across the entire northern half of Japan. Most of the time I would not have access to electrical power so this was a best bet to keep my cell phone and GPS powered up. It did a great job of it. I also ran an extra long USB cable back to my road pack where I keep a powerbank for in the evenings if I want to power my tablet or anything of the sort. The power output of the two sockets combined is only 2A but on a longer ride this is not an issue. However, don't expect to ride down the street to the 7-11 and have your iPhone charged by the time you get there. It is decently waterproof with the cap on, I had no issues with this. I do wipe it down on the inside with a tiny bit of silicone grease and I think that helps. So in the best for your money category I would say this one wins.
December 28, 2014
Does the job!
Installed this in the plastic fairing of my bike so that my Garmin Monterra would have power and I'd have a USB for other purposes as needed. The result has been spectacular.
I hooked the device up to a relay that also switches my heated grips, so power goes on and off with the ignition. I removed the fuse and rely on the larger fuse that I put on the relay.
Installation is simple. Just hook up the 2 wires and either use the included handlebar clamp or create a mounting hole. The unit is sealed, so as long as the cap is in place, it won't get wet. With the cap off, water can get into the ports, but that too can be helped with careful selection of cable ends. I mounted my unit out of the main airstream, so even in the wet, the water is not driving at the ports.
The blue glow lets me know that power is on which is a nice feature. It is bright, so be careful where you mount it. I have mine under my handlebars so that most times I don't see the light unless I move. In the attached photo, I've turned my bars fully to the right so that I could take the photo.
The output is 2 amps total. So, if you have more than one device plugged in, you can't charge them both at full power.
The cap is a nice flexible rubber, so when you have it off the ports, you don't need to worry about things hitting it. For example when I turn my bars all the way to the right, my fork can hit the cap. But it just crushes with no resistance.
All in all, I think this is a great MC port if you have a need for handy USB power. While there are cheaper ways to do it, having the piece of mind that it's weather proof is worth the extra money.
December 3, 2014
I installed this item under the back seat of my ZX10r and it's been awesome to have. I run a 2m recharging cable from my back seat to the front of my bike and sit my phone in a cradle that suction cup sticks to the tank.
Awesome to have. Especially when I'm riding around and trying to navigate by GPS. Never have to worry about my iPhone running flat when I'm out and about.
October 6, 2014
Looks great and works great the only thing I can critique on is the plastic mount
September 16, 2014
Works just as stated. I use this daily to charge my phone while driving. I have had no issue with the 2,000 miles I have ridden with it. Blue light is always on when it has power. Not really a downside or anything. Also waterproof door works great.
September 8, 2014
glows blue. Charges my phone easily. Mounts easily to the handle bars.
August 25, 2014
Great for charging phone
Installed this inside my tank bag so I could charge my phone and camera. Has worked fine so far.
August 18, 2014
Works good, looks good, hate blue light
Although I like having USB power on my bike, I really dislike having a blue light staring at me whilst I ride at night. I keep thinking my brights are on! The other complaint I have on this was that the wires were not long enough to reach the fuse block near my battery on my 2001 Yamaha FZ1, so I extended them to add the reach needed for a proper install. Also of note, there was not enough charging power to keep my phone (Samsung S3) charging faster than it was using power while I was using GPS and Pandora on a road trip. Still way better than nothing though!
Despite a few shortfalls , I would still recommend this product.
July 15, 2014