Standard hookup for Kanetsu Vests and Liners. Length 30".
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Customer Reviews (2)
- Powercord ExtensionReview by Mike
- I needed to power up the top case on my R1200GSA so I can charge my laptop and camera batteries on the go for my Alaska trip in June & July. The cord is of good quality and the SAE plugs fit very tightly. That's just what I need for the trip. (Posted on 2/9/16)
- Only OKReview by Does it matter?
- The power cords work and are of reasonable quality but they are very stiff and hard to work with. I will likely replace them with something else. (Posted on 10/21/11)
Which power connector?
If you have a BMW with a built-in BMW accessory socket, then the BMW-style connector is simple, easy and good. Otherwise we recommend the Quickconnect, also known as coaxial or 'male-and-female' style. It's the easiest to use (to connect and disconnect) and has lowest electrical resistance, so your gear heats up a little faster. (A nanosecond? Half a minute? In use we can't feel any difference, but we once did some controlled bench tests and there is a difference.)
There are zero reliability issues with all styles. All are tough and durable in all weathers and conditions. The SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) style is the commonest and oldest design, and it's the hardest to push together and pull apart, but this gets slightly easier as it breaks in. It's also the least expensive to manufacture, and is the most widely available at auto parts stores.
The BMW style has one feature the other two don't...It comes apart with a screwdriver. Inside are two little set screws, one holding each wire to it's respective terminal. These make it simple to transfer the plug to another wire if anything does break. This style is slightly larger and bulkier, and by a small margin it's the easiest to manipulate wearing bulky insulated gloves.
But we still prefer and recommend the durable, compact and easiest-to-use Quickconnect coaxial style. Overall, it's the best.