Integrated into the handlebar tube, this tiny cylinder will electrically connect all handlebar instruments, switches and buttons. The motogadget m.button digitally processes signals and transmits them to the m.unit over a thin cable. The electrical consumers will then be switched inside the m.unit.
How it Works
Normally, the operating current is transmitted directly through the wiring of the handlebar switches. Due to the high currents, cables with large cross-sections have to be routed from the fuse box to the switch and back to the electrical consumer. The result – big cable bundles. Definitely a ‘no go’ for custom bikes with limited space or a concealed electrical system.
Using the m.unit without the m.button, just a thin cable for each switch or button-controlled feature has to be routed to the m.unit. These cables only carry minute control currents. All high loads and currents are switched directly at the m.unit and transmitted directly to the electrical consumers. This already leads to a significant simplification of the wiring harness.
Using the m.unit basic with the tiny m.button, you will again reduce the amount of cables that have to be routed! All switches/buttons on the handlebar are connected at the shortest distance possible and hidden inside the handlebar. Consequently, you will have to route ONE cable from the m.button to the m.unit. All loads and currents will be switched directly at the m.unit.
We have installed m.button to our BMW R80 project. Check out how clean and minimal the wiring looks!
The m.button is equipped with connections for:
Turn signal, left side
Turn signal, right side
Headlight (low beam and high beam)
Brake light switch, front brake
Diameter 12 mm
Length 25 mm
Cable length approx. 60 cm
Connecting cable to m.unit approx. 200 cm
Weight approx. 30 g
Important! The only intended use of motogadget m.button is in combination with m.unit basic.