Weatherproof Wireless Charging Head FAQ

Got a question about Quad Lock's Weatherproof Wireless Charging Head? Get your answer below.

Check out our Weatherproof Wireless Charging Head product page here.

This article covers the following topics (please click the topic to jump to the relevant section):

 

Q: What Mounts does the Weather Proof Wireless Charging Head fit? 

A: The charging head fits all our motorbike mounts and mounts which feature our index connecting feature such as the Out Front Mount Pro. 

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Q: What power requirements does the charging head have? 

A: Whilst some bikes have a USB port pre-installed, riders without this option will need to provide their own motorcycle USB power supply. This needs to have a minimum power output of 5V 2A to power the wireless charger sufficiently. We also recommend Quick Charge 2.0 to achieve faster charging speeds, if supported by your device.

 

Q: Do you sell a USB power supply that is compatible with the Weatherproof Wireless Charging Head? 

A: We sure do! This is our Waterproof 12V to USB Smart Adaptor, and it's designed specifically to bridge the gap between your motorcycle's battery and the Weatherproof Wireless Charging Head. It features an Auto function to keep the device off until the battery voltage rises above 13.5V and to turn off when input voltage drops below 12.5V. Perfect for a vehicle such as a motorcycle or ATV to avoid battery drain.

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Q: Is the Weatherproof Wireless Charger compatible with the vibration dampener?

A: Yes, please see the recommended installation diagram below.

 

Q: Can I mount the Wireless Charger on top of the Moto USB? 

A: Yes you can. You will need a Knuckle Adapter or Extension Arm / Extension Arm Pro to complete the installation with the screws provided.

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Q: What's the difference between Weatherproof Wireless Charging head and the standard Wireless Charging Head?

A: There are several differences between bother of these charing heads. The weatherproof version of the charger is designed for outdoor use on motorcycles as it needs to withstand vibration, impacts, UV, and be resistant to chemicals (petrol, oil etc) which requires more durable materials and a very robust design.      

 Our Weatherproof Wireless Charger provides the following features: 

  • Patented Dual Stage lock for secure mounting
  • Anodised Aluminium rear housing to keep it cool while charging. 
  • IP66 water resistance enclosure so you can ride in the rain and wash your bike
  • Thermal protection to prevent overheating.   

The standard Wireless Charging Head is for indoor use such as in your car or desk.

 

Q: Will it drain my battery if I leave my bike parked?

A: The Motorcycle Wireless Charger may draw a small amount of power from your battery when not in use depending on how you have wired it up. 

If you wire the charger via a factory USB port or wire it into a switched supply (light circuit or accessories), it will switch off when the circuit switches off and will not draw power.

If you wire it via a SAE connector directly into your battery, the device will draw a very slight current when not in use (unless using our 12V to USB Smart Adaptor in Auto mode of course, in which case the device will shut off when the battery drops to 12.5V) 

If the power button on the wireless head is switched on, it will draw 12mA. If the power button on the wireless head is switched off, it will draw 6mA 

An average motorcycle battery this will take about 1 month to drain at 12mA or 2 months at 6mA. We recommend disconnecting the charger from the battery if your bike is parked and not started for prolonged periods. 

If your phone is left attached to the charging head it will continue to draw current and charge, even if your bike’s ignition is turned off if wired directly to the battery. 

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