Tout Terrain - Cinq5

Plug V, Plug III & Power Pack

Plug V with Power Bank


The Plug V with Power Bank gives you the ability to charge your mobile phone or GPS while you ride by converting the AC from a hub dynamo into DC at 5 volts and a maximum of 1.2 amps. Most devices that charge via USB can be charged by the Plug V. And the Plug V incorporates a battery to keep your device charging while climbing steep hills or stopped. You can pre-charge the Plug V from any USB charger, which will then enable you to extend the run time on a Garmin GPS or on a mobile phone running mapping software.

A mobile phone running mapping software uses a lot of power; more power than a bicycle hub dynamo can provide. So you can use the power from the hub dynamo to partially offset the power drain while running mapping software, but you won't be able to increase the charge on the phone's battery while running mapping software. The same is true when running a Garman GPS. So the hub dynamo with a charger such as the Plug V can extend the run time of the phone or Garmin GPS. Of course if your phone isn't running mapping software, or if your Garmin is switched off, you can easily increase the charge on the device. So people who need to check their position while on a ride will not drain their device's battery while charging from the Plug V.

Think of the Plug V with Power Bank as increasing the capacity of the battery in your Garmin or mobile phone running mapping software.

Compatibility: Forks with 1-1/8" upper steerer (tapered or straight) *
Connectivity: USB-C standard
Dimensions (Power Module): (L x W) 160mm x 24.5mm
Operating Temperature: -15°C to 60°C
Input: Dynamo hub dependent
Max output: 1.2A
Battery Specs: 1100mAh LiFePo

The output port is USB-C, the latest standard, and is positioned at the top of the steerer tube.

The Power Bank section fits inside the 1-1/8" steerer tube on most modern bikes. So once installed you'll never see it. The length of the Power Bank is 160mm. Add another inch for the wiring. So your steerer tube needs to be a bit over 7 inches to fit the Power Bank. Very few bikes would not have a long enough steerer tube. The diameter is 24.5mm, so your steerer tube must have an inner diameter greater than 24.5mm to fit. I suspect many carbon steerer tubes will be too narrow to fit the Power Bank. Please carefully measure the ID of your steerer tube before ordering. Any 1-1/8" O.D. steel steerer tube should be fine.

Cinq5 Plug V with Power Bank, Part # TOU0620004012, Price: $ 285.00

We expect to have these in stock by December 6, 2018.

Plug III

The Plug III is a device that converts the A.C. from your 6 volt, 3 watt hub or sidewall dynamo and converts it to D.C. So you can charge most devices that charge via a USB port such as a Garmin GPS or iPhone. Devices it can't charge are those that require 1 amp or more of current, such as the iPad and some phones. For example, the Galaxy S4 apparently ships with a charger that outputs 2 amps. No hub dynamo can produce that much power, so forget about charging the S4 from a bicycle dynamo. This is due to the limited output of bicycle dynamos, not any limitation of The Plug.

The Plug III is installed in the steerer tube of a 1 1/8" steel threadless steerer, the most common type used on modern bicycles. It replaces the top cap of the headset.

Cinq5 Plug III, Part # TOU620-003-021: $ 170.00

Carbon fiber and aluminum forks often have carbon fiber or aluminum steerer tubes, and the inside diameter of those steerer tubes is too small for the expander that ships with The Plug. We now have a suitable expander to work with 1 1/8" diameter carbon fiber steerer tubes.

Cinq5 Expander for 1-1/8" carbon fiber steerer tubes.

Part # TOU832004010, Price: $ 19.00

Replacement expander for steel steerer tubes. This is included with The Plug III

Cinq 5 Expander wedge for 1-1/8" steel steerer, Part # TOU837011022, Price: $ 15.00

Replacement PAT Cable for The Plug III, also works with The Plug II.

Cinq5 PAT Cable for Plug III, Part # TOUPAT, Price: $ 35.00

Replacement rubber cover for the USB port.

Cinq5 Spray Cap for Plug III, Part # TOU0620020010, Price: $ 21.00

Your fork must be open at the bottom of the steerer tube to allow the wire to pass through. Some carbon fiber forks are sealed at the bottom of the steerer tube. So these won't work with The Plug.

Cinq5 Power Pack

The Cinq5 Power Pack can be charged from any USB outlet on a computer, a USB charging adapter in your home, or from The Plug. Its 3,000 mAH battery can simultaneously be charged via The Plug while charging your mobile telephone or GPS.

Cyclists find that continuously running mapping software on their mobile phones or recording a ride on your GPS drains the device's battery faster than the power from a hub dynamo can replenish it. Your device's battery will last longer than it would without the input from a hub dynamo, but if you ride long enough, its battery will still run dry. Sp it is helpful to have an auxilary battery in the loop. The Cinq5 Power Pack to the rescue!


Weight - 85 grams
Length - 95mm
Diameter - 30/25mm
Capacity - > 3,000 mAH / approx 12Wh
Output - 5 volts 1500 mA
Input - Flexcharge 5 volt 100mA/450 mA/900 mA
Connector - USB Micro Type-B / USB Type A

Cinq5 Power pack, Part # TOU623-001-001, Price: $ 140.00

Handlebar X-mount for the Cinq5 Power Pack

Cinq5 X-Mount, Part # TOU622-101-001, Price: $ 21.00

Cinq5 Cable USB 2.0 A to Mini B 30cm, Part # TOU0620080010, Price: $ 21.00

Cinq5 Cable USB 2.0 A to Micro B 33cm, Part # TOU0620080020, Price: $ 30.00

Cinq5 Cable USB 30cm 2.0 A to Micro B & Mini B Adapter, Part # TOU0620080030, Price: $ 31.00

Plug III with Power Pack II, Complete Kit

You can now purchase the Plug III with the Smart Power Pack II, the X Mount and a USB to Micro B to A cable to connect the two, at a lower price than purchasing the items separately.

Cinq5 Plug III Kit, Part number TOU0620001000, Price: $ 296.00

Peter White Cycles is the US and Canada importer for Tout Terrain. You can buy Tout Terrain products directly from us. Or, your local shop can get them for you from us. We ship to any bicycle shop in the US and Canada.

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This page updated: Tuesday, November 27, 2018

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