Another thread described a plug under the tank somewhere that takes a GPS cord. Does the '12 Classic have one of these? can it be converted to a USB output?
I believe it's a vernacular analogous to "cigarette lighter outlet"What is a "GPS" plug?
There is a Powerlet power port on my 2013, on the left side, mounted to the frame about halfway back. This port will power anything with a compatible plug.
Is there something else I've missed?
Calling it a GPS plug is a bit like calling a wall socket a "vacuum cleaner socket" though.A GPS plug is what it sounds like- a wired plug that, unused, you will find under the tank. It is switched and OEM for a GPS unit. When one adds a GPS to the bike, the wiring is already there to be used.it is in addition to the Powerlet outlet on the bike and plugs directly into the BMW GPS unit, and, I believe, other Garmin units.
I thought the front outlet was a different plug from the side powerlet, no? Does anyone have a close up of the actual plug underneath the tank. If it's a dedicated Garmin plug, that's not going to be called a powerlet.Yes, you will need this adapter: Powerlet To Cigarette Socket Cable - RevZilla
And then you can get this: Powerlet USB Type A & iPod 3G to Cigarette Adapter - RevZilla
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OH! Ditto I misread your question.I thought the front outlet was a different plug from the side powerlet, no? Does anyone have a close up of the actual plug underneath the tank. If it's a dedicated Garmin plug, that's not going to be called a powerlet.
Where is the emoticon for "I'm SO Confused!!!!"
It's a dedicated BMW plug (gray and black below). The Garmin Zumo 660 mount ships with bare wires that you should solder to the separate BMW connector plug adapter thing – white with yellow wires, about $20 at the dealer. See that photo I posted in the other thread. it's connected to the 660 mount with posiconnectors. Recommend soldering I stead of the connectors.Does anyone have a close up of the actual plug underneath the tank. If it's a dedicated Garmin plug, that's not going to be called a powerlet.
Motorcycle Info Pages - R1200GS Electrical stuff > GPS Sat Nav Power Connection**WARNING** - the onboard GPS power connector supplies 12 volts (12V) and therefore is not suitable for direct connection to GPS units that require a 5 volt (5V) power supply without modification. Typically 5V systems e.g. 'TomTom One' charge/are powered via a USB type socket only but check your manual. 5V SatNav systems will require a 12v to 5v voltage regulator incorporated into the power lead (available from electrical/electronics retailers e.g. Maplins)