Forums
 FAQHelp  LinksLinks    SearchSearch   MemberlistMemberlist   UsergroupsUsergroups   RegisterRegister 
 ProfileProfile   Log in to check your private messagesLog in to check your private messages   Log inLog in 

Charging a buddy through USB port?

 
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Forums » General Discussion Previous topic :: Next topic  
Author Message
buddy801
Member


Joined: 14 Oct 2016
Posts: 1


PostPosted: Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:29 pm    Post subject: Charging a buddy through USB port? Reply with quote

Hey everybody, this might be a stupid question, but i can't find anything on the forum. I bought a 2014 buddy 125, and i want to get a battery tender jr. After looking on some of the forums i saw that you could attach the battery tender jr through the cigarette lighter, after looking on my scooter all i have is a USB port where i could charge a phone. I know i could do it the normal way with connecting the tender directly to the battery, but if i could do through the USB like the cigarette lighter it would be easier.

Is it possible to charge the scooter's battery through the USB port?
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  
Moyesdriver
Member


Joined: 09 Oct 2015
Posts: 32
Location: Nashua NH
Blackjack

PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 2:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

USB is 5.1 volts output, not the 12 to 13 volts a charger would put out. Do the newer scooters have a USB and no lighter socket? My Blackjack has the lighter only.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  
cummingsjc
Member


Joined: 30 Dec 2015
Posts: 354
Location: College Station, TX
Genuine Buddy 50cc, Genuine Mean Cat, Piaggio MP3-500 (Desert Camo), MP3-400 (Pinky)

PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The newer Buddy scooters listed on Genuine's homepage list a USB port to charge your mobile device vice a DC port; however, I don't know when they made the switch.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  
babblefish
Member


Joined: 04 Dec 2007
Posts: 2991
Location: San Francisco
2006 Blur 180, 2008 Buddy St. Tropez

PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 3:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The USB port is a 5V output only, do not attempt to plug a battery charger into this or you'll damage the 5V regulator circuit. The battery tender should come with a pigtail that gets connected directly to the battery, allowing one to plug/unplug the tender.
_________________
Some people can break a crowbar in a sandbox.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message  
jrsjr
Moderator Emeritus


Joined: 09 Jun 2006
Posts: 3932


PostPosted: Sat Oct 15, 2016 9:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey buddy801, Welcome to Modern Buddy! That's actually a really good question you've asked but the others are right about not trying to pump power back to the battery through the USB.

Again, Welcome to Modern Buddy!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message [ Hidden ]
ScooterDave
Most Likely to Spontaneously Combust


Joined: 31 Oct 2006
Posts: 884
Location: 127.0.0.1
1969 Vespa Rally 180 among others

PostPosted: Mon Oct 24, 2016 7:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I would never consider it. Buy a charger that has a SAE quick connect. Connect pigtail to battery, that way, you can use quite a few different chargers.
_________________
http://www.facebook.com/davidclewis Facebook
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message   Visit poster's website
Display posts from previous:   
Post new topic   Reply to topic    Forums » General Discussion Previous topic :: Next topic  Time: GMT

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum
You cannot attach files in this forum
You cannot download files in this forum

  Scootergear designed by riders for riders


Powered by phpBB © 2001, 2005 phpBB Group
All Content Copyright 2007-2011 by Modern Buddy. All Rights Reserved.