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How to get the wife or GF to go on long tours

Post by Jeff » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:10 am

I found the perfect persuasion device for my wife. It works on the insanely noisy T 6 volt electrical system and has 2 USB charge ports. One for me and one for her iPhone’s hungry power (2amp). 2 wires and Hidden under the dash - it’s 2”x1.5”. So useful!

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Re: How to get the wife or GF to go on long tours

Post by Tim Rogers » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:16 am

Are they for sale?
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Re: How to get the wife or GF to go on long tours

Post by RustyFords » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:25 am

Just don't ask them both at the same time.
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Re: How to get the wife or GF to go on long tours

Post by david_dewey » Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:05 pm

:lol: Um yeah, one might have to be careful there. . . .
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Re: How to get the wife or GF to go on long tours

Post by Duey_C » Mon Jan 07, 2019 11:38 pm

I used to have a disdain for my wife going along on a Toodle. I've softened some since.
On a tour?
Ya, she'd be on her phone more than helping me to keep watch after a couple miles..
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Re: How to get the wife or GF to go on long tours

Post by Jeff » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:02 am

That’s it Scott! Sorry, I should have posted the link. I got all excited that I didn’t have to resize pics!

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Re: How to get the wife or GF to go on long tours

Post by Tom Hicks » Tue Jan 08, 2019 3:49 am

My wife will not ride in any of my T's under any circumstances. Fortunately, she is happy when I am happy, and she figures that with amount of time I spend working on T's, I must be happy with them. So no problems!

Curtains are the same situation in reverse. I do not go shopping for curtains with her, and I don't care what kind of curtains she gets as long as she is happy with them. Ditto for furniture, rugs, etc, I am happy when she is happy.

I would like to have her at least take a short ride, but it would take a lot more than a phone charger!
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Post by Mindless Automaton » Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:09 am

Nice looking unit.
Mine had a cool little LED voltage display built in so I can monitor the battery.
I found these work for dashcam's too. Just in case you need one. I have so many videos of people puling out in front of me & then stopping with the driver staring at me doing an impression of a goldfish i figured it might be useful, just is case insurance companies want to see what happened.

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Re: How to get the wife or GF to go on long tours

Post by Skyler Kimball » Tue Jan 08, 2019 9:53 am

Too bad they don't make one of those to run off magneto power... if so I would buy one instantly.

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Post by Steve Jelf » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:16 am

Skyler, you can run it off a magneto indirectly. You run it off a battery charged by the mag. I charge my phone that way.

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Re: How to get the wife or GF to go on long tours

Post by Skyler Kimball » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:31 am

Yes, I could Steve... but i do not use any battery at all. I used to use a lawnmower battery, but after it kept dying, I decided to start and drive by mag and have ever since.

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Post by Steve Jelf » Tue Jan 08, 2019 10:48 am

I drive by mag too, and sometimes start that way too, but it's handy having the little battery to charge the phone. The mag charger is very simple. In 2½ years of using it my battery hasn't died yet.
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Re: How to get the wife or GF to go on long tours

Post by tdump » Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:44 pm

I will just say,if i decide to get back into having a girlfreind, if I ask her about a ride in the T somewhere and I start hearing chin music about hair and so forth, I will just say bye bye and look for another1. Simpler said that done I know.
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Re: How to get the wife or GF to go on long tours

Post by Jeff » Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:53 pm

Mindless Automaton wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 4:09 am
Nice looking unit.
Mine had a cool little LED voltage display built in so I can monitor the battery.
I found these work for dashcam's too. Just in case you need one. I have so many videos of people puling out in front of me & then stopping with the driver staring at me doing an impression of a goldfish i figured it might be useful, just is case insurance companies want to see what happened.
You should be able to use any type of USB device, no matter what it is as the 2nd port has a full 2 amps and is plenty of power for pretty much anything I can think of. The 1st port is only rated at 1 amp.

Which device did you get and where from? It would be good for folks to have multiple sources and options.

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Re: How to get the wife or GF to go on long tours

Post by Mindless Automaton » Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:28 am

Jeff wrote:
Tue Jan 08, 2019 8:53 pm
You should be able to use any type of USB device, no matter what it is as the 2nd port has a full 2 amps and is plenty of power for pretty much anything I can think of. The 1st port is only rated at 1 amp.

Which device did you get and where from? It would be good for folks to have multiple sources and options.

Jeff
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Not as clean an install but the volt meter was a nice touch.

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Re: How to get the wife or GF to go on long tours

Post by Jeff » Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:42 am

aliexpress Dual-USB
Not as clean an install but the volt meter was a nice touch.
You must be running a 12volt system....

Specifications on that unit:
Input Voltage: DC12V-24V
Output Current: 3100mA
Material: Aluminum alloy+PC
Work Temperature: 0~40℃
Output Power: 120W
Output Voltage: 5V
Size: 33*59mm

The one I use takes 6 volts to power it so it works on all cars with 6 volt systems.

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Re: How to get the wife or GF to go on long tours

Post by Mindless Automaton » Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:13 pm

Jeff wrote:
Wed Jan 09, 2019 8:42 am
aliexpress Dual-USB
Not as clean an install but the volt meter was a nice touch.
You must be running a 12volt system....

Specifications on that unit:
Input Voltage: DC12V-24V
Output Current: 3100mA
Material: Aluminum alloy+PC
Work Temperature: 0~40℃
Output Power: 120W
Output Voltage: 5V
Size: 33*59mm

The one I use takes 6 volts to power it so it works on all cars with 6 volt systems.

Jeff
Mine runs as low as 5 volts. It does try & warn me that it's below 10 volts sometimes though.
"Well duhh it's a 6 volt system"
I also found an arduino power supply will run on 5 volts & output to the USB but the phone thinks that's "Over voltage" according to the warning that pops up on the screen.


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Re: How to get the wife or GF to go on long tours

Post by Dennis Prince » Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:48 pm

My wife likes to go on Model T drives short or multi day drive and one of the reasons is that she can get away from her phone, a lot of the drives and camping trips that we go on are where there is no cell service. I guess that I am just a lucky boy!
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Re: How to get the wife or GF to go on long tours

Post by BHarper » Wed Jan 09, 2019 10:30 pm

Hi Dennis,

I, too, am a lucky fellow in that my girlfriend really likes riding with me in my Model T. She has attended a couple of all day tours and one with less than inviting weather, 45 degrees and a strong wind. She is a trooper.

Yeah, I will have to get for her some period correct cold weather clothing.
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