Mr Wazzock wrote:Tomcatfixer wrote:The original Euro accessory socket is far more reliable and practical for motorcycle use.
Concur. Cigarette lighter electrical plugs have only three points of contact:
Just M2C, never had any problem with 'em and been using 'em for years. Need to be clean tho, for good electrical contact.
As for 'falling out', nope never happened BUT if necessary will pull out cleanly if e.g. cable is snatched wihout breaking itself the wire or the socket.
But in the past I have also used 1/4" jack plugs, but nowadays things like USB charger adapters are built for cigar lighter sockets. So I seem to be back to cigar lighter sockets again.
The Euro socket may be functionally superior, but everything readily available uses the lighter plug, and if one uses an adapter its advantages are lost. Naturally one could modify their accessory to use the Euro socket, but at that point one could choose from many other connectors.
Personally I rarely use it, and plan on getting an adapter for those few occasions, but changing to a lighter socket might happen at some point.