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This article shows inn a pic 2/3 of the way down where the USB port is... not at all obvious unless you know where to look.
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You may not know but adding any extra load or accessories running off the 12v battery will void the warranty on that battery. The 12v battery is the weakest part of the Livewire and lots of folks have had that battery fail. One person is on their 3rd replacement.Thank you! Not so obvious. I rigged one up (pro car/moto audio place) from the 12v to the left handlebar so it’s an easy plugin when I mount my iPhone.
That issue has been mentioned before by other owners. I feel the 12v battery is the weak point of the Livewire.I've definitely noticed that there isn't a lot of power coming from the 12v battery through the USB-C connection to my iPhone 12. Leaving the phone screen on using navigation for example will flatten your phone's battery even though it is receiving a 'charge'. Anyone else notice that?
You have a good dealer! All I got was a free t-shirt! LOLDid not know that, but I don't ride with a phone hooked up... too distracting, and I'm already a 24/7 slave to my phone when on duty.
Perhaps that issue (= low power to the USB socket) is why, as part of my 'new owner' pack, the dealer gave me a portable HD power pack... wonder if any owners out there got 'gifted' one?
Harley knows. Harley corporate added a USB-A to my Livewire in February 2020 because it didn't give enough power to charge a phone and run their HD Connect app while riding from Orlando to Daytona. I actually ended the ride with an almost dead phone and while "supercharging" at the Daytona dealer's Chargepoint I barely got enough charge through the USB-C to use the phone without the HD Connect running. (Latest and greatest at the time iphone 11 pro max) Dave at Harley set me up. PM me and I'll give you his contact info.I've definitely noticed that there isn't a lot of power coming from the 12v battery through the USB-C connection to my iPhone 12. Leaving the phone screen on using navigation for example will flatten your phone's battery even though it is receiving a 'charge'. Anyone else notice that?
Is "P&A" short for Power & Accessories? Where is this port getting its power from - direct from the Dc to DC?Forget the USB port
Buy the Harley accessory pig tail, cut the grey 6pin female connector, you'll be left with 3 wires, red (battery 12V, violet (accessory 12v), black ground.
Find a MX150 molex male connector (3 pin, weatherproof) available at digikey for about 5$ shipping included)
ground pin goes in the middle, violet goes to the right or pin 1 when the tip of the connector is on top looked at from the wire side
hook the connector to the P&A port under the seat, right under the plastic box between shock and RESS.
et voila, 13V clean, 15amps capacity to hook your phone charger or heated vest, etc (max 15amps tho)