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  • How to Install a Custom USB Charger in your Motorcycle

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    Hello Iman25, Thanks for your question this is a good question, I ask myself the same question sometimes.I really enjoy using the Raspberry Pi for prototyping, right now it's my favorite but there are new boards with more power so I might try something else soon. I enjoy making things customized for my specific need. Sometimes the need is accomplished better with something off the shelf. (actually in most cases... ) but I do it anyways to see if I can come up with a final product that is better and offers more of an all in one solution. I'd like to work with OBDII and log the data from my BMW S1000RR for example, while tracking the GPS signal...I suppose at the end of the day I could just go to Best Buy and buy a GoPro and a GPS from Garmin but where would the fun be in that? :-)I ...see more »Hello Iman25, Thanks for your question this is a good question, I ask myself the same question sometimes.I really enjoy using the Raspberry Pi for prototyping, right now it's my favorite but there are new boards with more power so I might try something else soon. I enjoy making things customized for my specific need. Sometimes the need is accomplished better with something off the shelf. (actually in most cases... ) but I do it anyways to see if I can come up with a final product that is better and offers more of an all in one solution. I'd like to work with OBDII and log the data from my BMW S1000RR for example, while tracking the GPS signal...I suppose at the end of the day I could just go to Best Buy and buy a GoPro and a GPS from Garmin but where would the fun be in that? :-)I have currently have 4 GoPros on my bike (with 3 USB chargers connected to the battery), 2 Mini Jamboxes, I use the iPhone for GPS data logging, and I have a bluetooth connected to the OBDII via iPhone App but I still find prototyping with the Raspberry Pi more fun. I plan on using a long cable for the Pi cam to conceal it somewhere a GoPro would not fit. I'm also planning to build a shroud to integrate a screen into the tank cover. Maybe someday I'll make something useful enough to share with others.

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  • How to Install a Custom USB Charger in your Motorcycle

    Hello, thanks for your question. Well, I didn't do any calculations for your battery, but I believe my current battery is 7AH. There are some things to consider besides the AH capacity, like the temperature. I find that in the cold temperature while the bike has not been ridden much yet there will be less capacity available.If you are running the motorcycle on the ride you will be charging your battery so there should be no significant loss. This means you should be able to charge it all day if you are riding the motorcycle.

    Hello, thanks for your question. Well, I didn't do any calculations for your battery, but I believe my current battery is 7AH. There are some things to consider besides the AH capacity, like the temperature. I find that in the cold temperature while the bike has not been ridden much yet there will be less capacity available.If you are running the motorcycle on the ride you will be charging your battery so there should be no significant loss. This means you should be able to charge it all day if you are riding the motorcycle.

    Hello Brian, thanks for the questions.Let me start off by saying that Iately I do not use CAT5. Once I finish my project I use the appropriate gauge and only what I need for a clean install.As for using CAT5 and the TIA-568B standard I stand by this 100%. You can use any standard you want (just as in telecom, as long as you know what you have on both ends.) Many people have already memorized the standard so it's a no brainer. One huge benfit is that if you need to extend a run and don't want to crimp your own cable you can just go to the store and but a cheap off the shelf CAT5 cable... The assortment, reliability, size of the connectors and cross connects in CAT5 works better for me than SAE.If you are worried about breaks in using multiple strands just use more strands. I've seen...see more »Hello Brian, thanks for the questions.Let me start off by saying that Iately I do not use CAT5. Once I finish my project I use the appropriate gauge and only what I need for a clean install.As for using CAT5 and the TIA-568B standard I stand by this 100%. You can use any standard you want (just as in telecom, as long as you know what you have on both ends.) Many people have already memorized the standard so it's a no brainer. One huge benfit is that if you need to extend a run and don't want to crimp your own cable you can just go to the store and but a cheap off the shelf CAT5 cable... The assortment, reliability, size of the connectors and cross connects in CAT5 works better for me than SAE.If you are worried about breaks in using multiple strands just use more strands. I've seen 24vdc and I believe 48vdc going over long distances with this method for POE on cameras.

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