Like many of you, Steve Young regularly used his cellphone to keep updated on the weather or track his route while riding out on the water. And like cellphones are prone to do, his phone battery would quickly die, leaving Steve without communication when he needed it the most. And an exhaustive search of what phone chargers were available on the market for powersport vehicles, he soon discovered that none were as durable, weatherproof or reliable as what Steve needed. So he decided to develop his own solution.
It’s taken several years, a whole lot of experimentation, a few fried phones and a lot of determination, but Steve has come up with RidePower, a deceptively simple cable-style phone charger to be used for rugged mobile applications, be it a personal watercraft, motorcycle, golf cart, fishing boat, SxS or ATV. How? Because every RidePower system is resistant to water, snow, dust and dirt and will not short out your vehicle’s battery or your expensive devices.
Installation is as simple as attaching the tenders to your battery’s terminals and feeding the plug into the glove box or storage bin you wish to keep your phone as it charges. A fusable link ensures that your device will be protected, and unless you leave your phone plugged in while the engine is off, it won’t drain your vehicle’s battery either. Best of all, the RidePower is compatible with both Android and iOS devices. Now, make sure to check out The Watercraft Journal for more information, installation tutorials and more, as RidePower has joined the world’s most popular PWC magazine for 2017.