Permanently mount a female QuiConnect 2 to your bike. Fits a 7⁄16" wide hole in a 1⁄4" thick surface. 1⁄2" deep. Cord length: 21".
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- Efficient Review by Doug
- Agreed, easy to install, clean, and this solves the pigtail hanging out from under seat, and works well. I would also like to see a cover with it. (Posted on 12/6/12)
- Great Solution Review by BMW convert
- I was tired of the female pigtails sticking out from under the seat. This solves that problem and makes for a simple attach/detach of the electrics. As suggested, they should include rubber plug. My dealer installed and had a plug that worked fine. Make sure you locate where your legs don't hit the plugged in connectors when you dismount. (Posted on 5/26/12)
- Solid connection Review by Kaw-liga
- This works far better than cig lighter type receptacles. Very low profile, easy to install and a much more secure connection. I only wish they would offer the male terminal to go with it. (Posted on 11/4/11)
- nice, clean install Review by Joe Smith
- This works great! My vest never comes unplugged while riding and it looks alot better than having an SAE pigtail sticking out. I wish it came with a rubber plug for non-usage times as it will get green fuzzies. Just put a little dielectric grease in it and all is good. Highly recommend!! (Posted on 8/21/09)
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.