This page lists the items that I have for sale, their prices and their availability.
Since 2009-01, I am the pfranc contact for Switzerland and Liechtenstein, providing plugs and cables for Garmin GPS products to individuals as well as to companies. — Note that pfranc has ceased production: this list shows all items that I still have in stock, even if there is only 1 piece left. If something you need is not on this list, this means that I do not have it.
The following connectors are available according to the "plug for a pledge" principle; the prices are therefore suggested pledges and apply only for orders of 1 or 2 items. If you need more, just ask.
|Part code||Description||Photo||Suggested pledge per unit|
|pPlug||The "classic", round plug with 12.7 mm diameter. Fits at least the Garmin 12CX, 12MAP, 12XL, 45, 48, 60, 60C, 60Cx, 60CS, 60CSx, 72, 76, 76C, 76Cx, 76CS, 76CSx, 78, 78s, 78sc, 89, 90, 92, 96C, 176, 176C, 196, 295, GPS II, II+, III, III+, V and most Street Pilot (connector 4 pins, supply voltage 12 V and more) and Garmin GPS 12, 38, 40 (connector 5 pins, supply voltage max. 8 V).||No longer available|
|e2Plug||Connector for Garmin eTrex, eMap, Geko; angled shape. This one is so thin that your eTrex can lay flat against a surface.||6.90 CHF SELLOUT|
|rPlug||Connector for Garmin rino.||No longer available|
|USB24||Miniature USB cable with standard connectors (USB A and USB mini-B), extremely lightweight: only 14 g (the cable provided by Garmin: 66 g!). Length 60 cm.||3.00 CHF SELLOUT|
The prices for pfranc items in the following tables are given in CHF, since I ship these products mostly to Switzerland and Liechtenstein. For other countries, it may be more convenient to check first with your local Pfranc if he carries the product you need.
Cables for Garmin GPS receivers with the round pPlug connector (4 or 5 pins, 12.7 mm)
|P12M||Car plug power adapter with short 9-pin connector, provides 12 V on pin 9.||3.90 CHF SELLOUT|
|pPDIN32||Power cable specially for motorcycle use: The GPS is powered through the plug for the standard DIN ISO 4165 socket (aka Powerlet connector; standard on all BMW motorcycles). For all GPS with 4-pin pPlug connector, such as Garmin 12CX, 12MAP, 12XL, 45, 48, 60, 60C, 60Cx, 60CS, 60CSx, 72, 76, 76C, 76Cx, 76CS, 76CSx, 78, 78s, 78sc, 89, 90, 92, 96C, 176, 176C, 196, 295, GPS II, II+, III, III+, V and most Street Pilot (12 V and above). Length ca. 60 cm, up to 150 cm upon request.||24.50 CHF|
|pPalm||Data cable for data transfer between a GPS with the 4- or 5-pin pPlug (Garmin GPS 12, 38, 40 and Garmin 12CX, 12MAP, 12XL, 45, 48, 60, 60C, 60Cx, 60CS, 60CSx, 72, 76, 76C, 76Cx, 76CS, 76CSx, 78, 78s, 78sc, 89, 90, 92, 96C, 176, 176C, 196, 295, GPS II, II+, III, III+, V and most Street Pilot) and a Palm PDA. Suitable for Palm devices with a serial port, such as my Palm T2 ;-). Note: Product at end of life, limited availability.||29.00 CHF Only 1 unit left|
Cables for Garmin eTrex, eMap, Geko
|eP3||Car plug power adapter cable for Garmin eTrex, eMap, Geko, with ultra-flat e2Plug connector. Provides 3.0...3.3 V@400 mA. Smooth cable, length ca. 150 cm, with ferrite bead. All metal surfaces are gold coated.||9.90 CHF SELLOUT|
|ePC6||Car plug power adapter cable for Garmin eTrex, eMap, Geko, with ultra-flat e2Plug connector. Provides 3.0...3.3 V@400 mA. Coiled cable, with ferrite bead. All metal surfaces are gold coated.||10.90 CHF SELLOUT|
|e2Palm||Data cable for data transfer between a GPS with e2Plug (Garmin eTrex, eMap, Geko) and a Palm PDA. Suitable for Palm devices with a serial port, such as the Palm T1 and T2. Note: Product at end of life, limited availability||29.00 CHF Limited availability|
Miscellaneous accessories for your Garmin GPS receiver
The actual part may look somewhat different (depending on my stock); however, the functionality will be the same - or better.
|USB-G4||Converter to connect RS232 devices to "modern" computers that have only USB. There are many cheaper units on the market, but this one is guaranteed to work with all Garmin GPS that use RS232 connection. Of course you can use it for any other serial device that need to plug into a COM port: fax/modem, label printer, etc. - Drivers are available at least for Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, Windows7 (both 32bit and 64bit) and Mac OS X; Linux has - of course - built-in support ... which means: plug it in and you're ready to do things like
|rD1||Power/Data cable for Garmin rino: rPlug to sub-D. - If your computer has no more serial port, you may eventually want to combine this with the USB-G4.||15.00 CHF Only 1 cable left|
Miscellaneous connectors and adapters for power supply. The actual part may look somewhat different (depending on my stock); however, the functionality will be the same - or better.
Please note that the plugs for the DIN ISO 4165 socket ("Powerlet") and for the cigarette lighter are not weatherproof, i.e. they should not be used in a wet or dusty environment.
|DINPlug||Plug for the DIN ISO 4165 socket, aka "Powerlet connector".||6.90 EUR|
|ComboPlug||Combo-plug for the DIN ISO 4165 socket, aka "Powerlet connector", and for the cigarette lighter. Allows to use a device on both the motorcycle and the car without swapping cables.||9.90 EUR|
|Mot2Car-a||Rigid DIN ISO 4165 ("Powerlet") to cigarette socket adapter. Allows to use devices with "car plug" on the motorcycle.||16.95 EUR|
|Mot2Car-b||Extension line (default 2 m) and adapter in one. Allows to use devices designed with car (cigarette lighter) socket via a motorcycle plug (DIN ISO 4165 plug, aka "Powerlet"). Also useful for camping, if you want to power the Laptop inside the tent from the motorcycle battery.||22.00 EUR|
|AMP-SS2||AMP Superseal connector. Complete kit for one pair of wires, 0.75-1.5 mm². Fully weatherproof (class IP67).||5.50 EUR|
|CBL-205||2-wire cable as used for most units shown here. NYFAZ 2x 0.5 mm², copper with black PVC insulation 2.1 x 4.2 mm.||photo to come||1.50 EUR/m|
This circuit prevents a reset of the GPS receiver when the engine is started - for a detailed description, see the corresponding page on this site. The circuit works at least with all Garmin GPS of the "60" and "76" series, and will certainly also work with all GPSr that have similar electrical data such as the GPS 72. As an example, a customer with a Honda Africa Twin used it successfully with a Garmin GPS12; the circuit was simply installed in the line between the original plug (containing a voltage reducer/regulator) and the GPS receiver.
The device comes with detailed instructions.
|GPS-BUF||GPS buffer circuit, tested, sealed and ready to use but without connectors. Best suited for installation in an existing GPS power supply cabling.||19.80 EUR|
|GPS-G4R||This is a GPS-BUF equipped with Garmin connector on the GPS side, open ends on the motorcycle side. Default is the round pPlug for Garmin GPS 12, 38, 40 and Garmin 12CX, 12MAP, 12XL, 45, 48, 60, 60C, 60Cx, 60CS, 60CSx, 72, 76, 76C, 76Cx, 76CS, 76CSx, 78, 78s, 78sc, 89, 90, 92, 96C, 176, 176C, 196, 295, GPS II, II+, III, III+, V and most Street Pilot, but I can also make it with the ePlug or (preferably) e2Plug for your Garmin eTrex, eMap, Geko.||27.50 EUR|
|GPS-G4D||This is a GPS-BUF equipped with a 12-V plug for the standard DIN ISO 4165 sockets (aka Powerlet connector). On the GPS side, the pPlug for Garmin 12CX, 12MAP, 12XL, 45, 48, 60, 60C, 60Cx, 60CS, 60CSx, 72, 76, 76C, 76Cx, 76CS, 76CSx, 78, 78s, 78sc, 89, 90, 92, 96C, 176, 176C, 196, 295, GPS II, II+, III, III+, V and most Street Pilot.||34.50 EUR|
|GPS-A4R||This is a GPS-BUF equipped with a complete AMP Superseal connector (pair) and ca. 1 m of power cable on the motorcycle side. On the GPS side, the pPlug for Garmin 12CX, 12MAP, 12XL, 45, 48, 60, 60C, 60Cx, 60CS, 60CSx, 72, 76, 76C, 76Cx, 76CS, 76CSx, 78, 78s, 78sc, 89, 90, 92, 96C, 176, 176C, 196, 295, GPS II, II+, III, III+, V and most Street Pilot.||39.50 EUR|
A simple but very efficient device. It monitors the onboard (battery) voltage continuously: As long as this is around 13.6 V (± 0.8 V), the charging system is very probably working properly. A red LED is used to signal a voltage that is too low to charge the battery (usually a sign for alternator failure - frequent on BMW airheads), and a yellow LED indicates overvoltage (usually due to a defective voltage regulator - frequent on Honda Africa Twin). For a detailed description, see the corresponding page on this site.
The devices come with detailed installation instructions. All units are, of course, tested individually, and the exact display voltages are recorded and delivered with every single unit.
Versions in 6 V and 24 V are available upon request - same price, same variants.
|VM2-INT||LED voltage monitor, LEDs inside the unit. Mounting on any flat surface using 2 adhesive pads and cable ties (included).||29.00 EUR|
|VM2-IAT||LED voltage monitor. Same as VM2-INT but with specific connectors for Honda Africa Twin: Plug-and-play! Mounting material (pads, cable ties) included.||29.00 EUR|
|VM2-IM6||LED voltage monitor. Same as VM2-INT but with mounting bolt M6 on the back. This is what you want if you have e.g. a BMW GS or G/S up to summer 1990. Mounting material (nuts, washer) included.||29.00 EUR|
|VM2-DM6||LED voltage monitor. Similar to VM2-IM6, with the same mounting bolt M6 on the back but with a single, bi-color LED instead of 2 separate LED in the casing. This is what you want if you have e.g. a BMW GS or G/S up to summer 1990. Mounting material (nuts, washer) included.||(photo to come)||29.00 EUR|
|VM2-EXT||LED voltage monitor, LEDs external: Allows for a discreet installation on bikes with a fairing or dashboard. Zip ties included. LED can be mounted in holes with 5.0 mm diameter, or using common LED holders (not included).||29.00 EUR|
|VM2-DUO||LED voltage monitor, special version with a single, external bi-colour LED. This is the most discreet version available, since it requires only a single hole with 5.0 mm diameter, or a common LED holder (not included).||29.00 EUR|
|VM2-CUST||LED voltage monitor, the photo shows just one example of a custom-made version. Price upon request: contact me with your specific needs.||upon request|
|R47-5||Resistor 47 Ohm, 5 Watt. You'll need this if you replace the stock alternator control light on the Bosch alternators in BMW 2V, Moto Guzzi and similar models.||photo to come||3.50 EUR|
|PS-A-12||Adapter to use the Acewell ACE-TA7 speedometer sensor with speedometers of other brands. For details, please refer to the corresponding page.||30.00 EUR Prototype|
|PS-A-Tiny||Adapter to use the Acewell ACE-TA7 speedometer sensor specifically with the Motogadget motoscope tiny/speedster/vintage speedometers. For details, please refer to the corresponding page.||35.00 EUR Prototype|
Following requests for simple USB power supplies that can be used on the motorcycle or in the car, I have some types available. Technical data:
All units are conform to the specifications as "USB Chargers" according to rev 1.2 of the (USB) Battery Charging Specification.
Note: USB-P2 and USB-P4 are currently sold out. Due to the weak interest I have no plans to make these anymore ... unless you commit to buy at least 3 units at once.
|USB-P1||Car plug USB charger. Allows charging and powering devices like PDA, MP3 player etc. in the car. Input cigarette lighter plug, output on USB type A connector.||8.90 CHF|
|USB-P2||USB charger, allows charging and powering devices like PDA, MP3 player, GPS receiver (Garmin Oregon!) etc. on your motorcycle. Input bare wires (select a connector from the list below if desired), output to a fixed USB mini-B plug, cable length ca. 50+50 cm. The device is weatherproof.||24.90 EUR Available upon request, see note above|
|USB-P4||USB charger, allows charging and powering devices like PDA, MP3 player etc. from the motorcycle. Input bare wires (add a connector from the list below if desired), output to a fixed female USB type A connector. Cable lengths ca. 50+50 cm. The device is weatherproof.||24.90 EUR Available upon request, see note above|
For some specific parts, in particular related to the Honda Africa Twin, I offer maintenance and repair service.
|AT-BP-OVR||Fuel pump revision for Honda Africa Twin, Varadero (carburettor), NTV (carburettor), CBR900RR, Shadow, KTM LC8 (950 Adventure) and many other models. These Mitsubishi pumps are known to fail after some time, usually between 30,000 and 60,000 km. I modify these pumps to avoid contact wear completely; after this modification, the pump should run until the end of life of the bike. For details and a video, please refer to the Africa Twin page. - In case of worn-out contacts, possibility to install a new set of contacts; +35 CHF.||30.00 CHF|
|AT-TM-OVR||The tripmaster of the RD04, RD07 and RD07A models is known to fail after many years of usage. I offer both the preventive maintenance and repair service for your tripmaster and can also activate the built-in speed display. For details, please refer to the Africa Twin page.||49.00 CHF|
|AT-TM-VM||Combination of the tripmaster overhaul AT-TM-OVR and the LED Voltmeter. The integration is elegant and discrete.||99.00 CHF|
|AT-TM-DSP||Overhaul of a “crackled” display of the tripmaster of the RD04, RD07 and RD07A models. The result will not be like new, but most of the cracks will disappear and you will be able to read the display again. - Only available in combination with a tripmaster overhaul.||35.00 CHF|
|AT-TM-KEY||Replacement of defective key covers on the tripmaster. Only available in combination with the tripmaster overhaul. The price is per key cover and includes installation.||12.50 CHF|
|VM2-IAT||LED voltage monitor. Same as VM2-INT but with specific connectors for Honda Africa Twin: Plug-and-play! Mounting material (pads, cable ties) included.||29.00 EUR|
To place an order, simply send me an e-mail. You can use English, French or German; I speak all three languages fluently. Please make sure your e-mail has a valid return address which is delivered to an actual human being.
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I read my e-mail frequently and will usually confirm your order within a few days, inform you about delivery times etc.
Note: all orders are subject to product availability and require confirmation from our side. The sales contract is considered valid when we send our e-mail confirmation.
Shipping costs are aligned to those of the Swiss postal services and include packaging and handling. As a guideline, expect the following costs for shipping of 1...2 parts:
|Thickness||Switzerland||Europe and North America||Rest of the World|
|Envelope < 20 mm (e.g. LED voltmeter, GPS Buffer)||free shipping||9.50 EUR (registered mail)||upon request|
|Envelope > 20 mm (e.g. automotive plugs and USB chargers)||7.50 CHF ("B" parcel)||13.50 EUR (registered mail)||upon request|
|Parcel < 500 g (e.g. Tripmaster, gas pump)||7.50 CHF ("B" parcel)||22.00 EUR (registered mail)||upon request|
|Parcel > 500 g (e.g. Tripmaster and gas pump)||7.50 CHF ("B" parcel)||28.00 EUR (registered mail)||upon request|
Outside of Switzerland, parts usually ship via registered and insured mail FCA Lausanne, unless explicitly noted otherwise. - Once the items are in the courrier, I will send you a confirmation with the tracking number of the Swiss Postal Service.
Delivery times depend mostly on your local customs office and postal service. As an example: For shipments from Switzerland to Germany, I have seen anything between 2 days and 4 weeks!
Depending on the value of the goods and your country of residence, it might be possible that you have to pay taxes and/or import/customs fees. These fees are at your charge; I have no influence on that and I certainly do not gain anything here.
Upon receipt, please verify immediately if the item is in good state and fully operational. If something is damaged, you must have your local post office (or whoever delivered the mail) establish an official protocol ("Schadensprotokoll"): If you omit this, I am not able to replace a damaged part free of charge (after all, this is why I'm using "registered and insured mail").
Payment is usually due in advance, but at latest when the items are shipping. You will receive the necessary details with the confirmation of your order.
All goods remain my property until payment for all deliveries has been received in full.
Please note that PayPal charges the seller with fees (at least 3.4% of the total, even close to 7% for foreign currencies): Contact me before transferring any amount via PayPal, so that we can figure out the least expensive way.
All parts and services on this page are offered and sold under Swiss law, which usually refers to the Code des Obligations. Unless specified otherwise, you have a 2-year warranty for parts and related services that you buy from me. Shipping costs are always at your charge. - Note that I specifically exclude any further warranty, responsibility or coverage: If you use a part in your spaceship and the device blows up on the way to Mars, I will replace the defective part - and only that part.
If you have any questions or should you experience any trouble with my parts, please do not hesitate to get in touch with me. I am convinced that I am selling you high-quality items (I am actually trained in the ISO 9001 family ;-), and you have paid money for these parts, so it's quite natural that you can expect them to work as designed.
If you want to suggest improvements, please drop me an e-mail: I have developed and tested most of these items myself, but it is your feedback "from the field" that enables real, continuous improvement.