Powerlet Dual USB Adapter
Worked for two weeks...
Purchased two weeks ago during a road trip because I wanted to keep my phone juiced up. Today I plug the adapter into the socket and the red light failed to illuminate. I tested the socket and it is certainly live. I contacted Powerlet and requested a return since it is under warranty.
May 25, 2016
Worked for a bit...
I've had this device for some time now. When I first received it, I had issues connecting it to my 12 Tiger Explorer. It seemed the - leads (looks like a flower petal) didn't have any tensile strength, and were not connecting to the outside of the socket on the bike. As a result, the device wouldn't seat securely and would constantly lose power.
Being an armchair engineer (aren't we all?), I came up with a solution which was to use part of a small rubber band in between the leads and the plastic sheathing on the post which insulates the + leads. This worked brilliantly in providing a secure connection for a grand total of one motorcycling adventure.
After just one use, I find myself unable to get the device to connect to the outlet at all. I have tried new rubber bands, bending the - leads on the device out, bending the leads on socket on the bike in... all to no avail.
My trusty voltmeter shows power from the battery to the leads on the inside of the socket, but no power in the device. I think I will try an SAE style adapter next, no questions on a solid connection with that.
May 15, 2016
stopped working after 12 months.
I expected the adapter to work for more than 12 months. Started failing intermittently on a 7 day ride. i got it to work by twisting it to pick up different contact points. It failed completely 2 weeks later.
April 17, 2016
Worked for a less than a minute.
Was looking forward to keeping my phone charged on a recent trip. Bought the dual adapter. Plugged it into the motorcycles Powerlet outlet. The red light came on. The light went out promptly on starting. Failed to charge. Returned to local dealer.
March 6, 2016
Convenient way to access 12V to charge your phone while on the bike.
It is a bit big and protrudes a little, other than that it works exactly as advertised. I have charged my phone and garmin at the same time while riding with no issues.
January 29, 2016
Double USB Powerlet Socket
Great product. Works well and highly useful for today's gadgets.
November 10, 2015
Does the job.
3" long, could be shorter I think. Price commensurate with quality it seems. Owned it for three months, leave it plugged into my bike at all times. No ill affects yet. Awkward angle for my setup, 2012 KTM 990 ADV R with powerlets on triple clamp.
October 26, 2015
I would not recommend this product.
The powerlet failed after one day of riding. I had it charging my I phone 6 and noticed that the phone was cycling on and off only to find that the powerlet light was flickering indicating the power to the phone was intermittent. I ride a 2015 BMW R1200 GSA. I would not recommend this product.
October 14, 2015