Items and Prices

This page lists the items that I have for sale, their prices and their availability.

pfranc: plugs and cables for Garmin GPS

Plugs for your Garmin GPS receiver

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). photo pPlug 10.00 CHF Limited availability
e2Plug Connector for Garmin eTrex, eMap, Geko; angled shape. This one is so thin that your eTrex can lay flat against a surface. photo e2Plug 6.90 CHF SELLOUT
rPlug Connector for Garmin rino. photo rPlug 6.90 CHF Only 1 pc left
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. photo USB24 3.90 CHF SELLOUT

Cables for Garmin GPS receivers with the round pPlug connector

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)

Part code Description Photo Price
PDP0-32 Power/Data cable, pPlug to bare wires. This is what you want if you're going to make your own data or power cable 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 (connector 4 pins, supply voltage 12 V and more). - Ferrite bead not always included. photo PDP0-32 15.90 CHF
PDP0-8 Power/Data cable, pPlug to bare wires. This is what you want if you're going to make your own data or power cable for Garmin GPS 12, 38, 40 (connector 5 pins, supply voltage max. 8 V). - Ferrite bead not always included. photo PDP0-8 15.90 CHF
pD8 Data cable 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. Doubles as power/data cable for all GPS with 5-pin pPlug connector, typically the 8 V models: Garmin GPS 12, 38, 40. GPS can be powered through sub-D pin 6. - If your computer has no more serial port, you may eventually want to combine this with the USB-G4 - see pUSB8. photo pD8 19.50 CHF
P12M Car plug power adapter with short 9-pin connector, provides 12 V on pin 9. photo P12M 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. photo pPDIN32 24.50 CHF
pUSB8 Combination of the pD8 data cable and the USB-G4 converter, for a nicer price. Of course you can unplug them and use the pD8 with a normal serial port, or use the USB-G4 for other serial devices that need to plug into a COM port. photo pUSB8 39.50 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. photo pPalm 29.00 CHF Only 1 unit left

Cables for Garmin eTrex, eMap, Geko

Cables for Garmin eTrex, eMap, Geko

Part code Description Photo Price
eDP0 Power/Data cable, e2Plug (Garmin eTrex, eMap, Geko) to bare wires. In contrast to cheap copies, all 4 wires are connected and available. photo to come 15.00 CHF
eD1a Data cable for Garmin eTrex, eMap, Geko: e2Plug to sub-D. - If your computer has no more serial port, you may eventually want to combine this with the USB-G4; see eUSB1. photo eD1a 17.50 CHF
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. photo eP3 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. photo ePC6 10.90 CHF SELLOUT
eUSB1a Combination of the eD1a data cable and the USB-G4 converter, for a nicer price. Of course you can unplug them and use the eD1a with a normal serial port, or use the USB-G4 for other serial devices that need to plug into a COM port. photo eUSB1a 29.50 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 photo e2Palm 29.00 CHF Limited availability

Miscellaneous accessories for your Garmin GPS receiver

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.

Part code Description Photo Price
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 gpsbabel -i garmin -f /dev/ttyUSB0 -o gpx -F foobar.gpx ! photo USB-G4 25.00 CHF
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. photo rD1 15.00 CHF Only 1 cable left
DB9m4 Adapter cable for the serial (RS232) port, DB9 female. For making your own data cable. photo DB9m4 4.90 CHF

Connectors and Adapters

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.

Part code Description Photo Price
DINPlug Plug for the DIN ISO 4165 socket, aka "Powerlet connector". photo DINPlug 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. photo ComboPlug 9.90 EUR
Mot2Car-a Rigid DIN ISO 4165 ("Powerlet") to cigarette socket adapter. Allows to use devices with "car plug" on the motorcycle. photo Mot2Car-a 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. photo Mot2Car-b 22.00 EUR
AMP-SS2 AMP Superseal connector. Complete kit for one pair of wires, 0.75-1.5 mm². Fully weatherproof (class IP67). photo AMP-SS2 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

Special Circuits

GPS Buffer

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.

Part code Description Photo Price
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. photo GPS-BUF 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. photo GPS-G4R 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. photo GPS-G4D 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. photo GPS-A4R 39.50 EUR

LED Voltmeter

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.

Part code Description Photo Price
VM2-INT LED voltage monitor, LEDs inside the unit. Mounting on any flat surface using 2 adhesive pads and cable ties (included). photo VM2-INT 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. photo VM2-IAT 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. photo VM2-IM6 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). photo VM2-EXT 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). photo VM2-DUO 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. photo VM2-CUST 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

Adapter for Speedometer Sensor ACE-TA7

Part code Description Photo Price
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. photo PS-A-12 30.00 EUR Prototype

USB Chargers

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.

Part code Description Photo Price
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. photo USB-P1 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. photo USB-P2 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. photo USB-P4 24.90 EUR Available upon request, see note above

Maintenance and repair service for specific parts

Maintenance and Repair

For some specific parts, in particular related to the Honda Africa Twin, I offer maintenance and repair service.

Part code Description Photo Price
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. photo AT-BP-OVR 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. photo AT-TM-OVR 49.00 CHF
AT-TM-VM Combination of the tripmaster overhaul AT-TM-OVR and the LED Voltmeter. The integration is elegant and discrete. photo AT-TM-VM 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. photo AT-TM-DSP 35.00 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. photo VM2-IAT 29.00 EUR

General Information

Placing an order

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

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 4 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

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.

Warranty

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 (for anything you bought before 2013-01-01, the warranty was 1 year ... but if you encounter a problem, simply get in touch with me and we will find a solution). - Note that I specifically exclude any further warranty or responsibility: 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.

After-sales support

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.

Thank you!