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post #1 of 14 Old 04-21-2015, 12:12 AM Thread Starter
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Best place to get switched power under seat?

Hi, I am currently already using the aux plug on the right side of the bike and the heated grip connector on the left side of the bike so I prefer not to use these if possible.

I would like to get switched 12v power under the seat for a dash camera module. I am going to connect a 5v 1amp USB plug, so maybe 5-10watts total.... (I guess around half an amp at 12v)

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post #2 of 14 Old 04-21-2015, 12:30 AM
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Im not the wiring guru, but I've read a lot of posts that people use the brake like for a switched relay. That doesnt give you the power you're wanting, but would help you created a switched circuit. A lot of guys like eastern beaver pc8 if youre gonna wire up more stuff in the future...might want to do that. There are smaller fuse blocks and cheaper ways to go. GW is like Wikipedia for stroms, so he'll probably respond and give you what you're looking for and make me look ignorant in the process, but hey, im used to it.
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post #3 of 14 Old 04-21-2015, 12:41 AM
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Tail light wire is accessible under the seat. Tap it directly or use it to trigger a relay depending on your current needs.

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Tail light wire is accessible under the seat. Tap it directly or use it to trigger a relay depending on your current needs.
I am already taping the brake light for both my scorpio alarm and the backoff xp module. I am guessing that I will need to add a relay for my usb charger.

Perhaps I will use something like this: http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00L3OJW4C/...I3GJRH0DHQF3OZ

$85 is a little steep though for a relay......
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I have that Fuzeblock in my bike also had one in previous bike. Well worth the money to set yourself up right. Keep tapping into different wires or the same wire many times will eventually lead to a problem.
Two leads to battery and one switched lead (hot) then you can run 6 accessories from it, some Fuze blocks have ability for 8 extras.
In my opinion it is worth the outlay.

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I also have that Fuzeblock and I really like it. It's a clean solution for providing both switched and unswitched power for accessories. I thought it a bit pricey at first glance, but found it reasonable when I started pricing alternative solutions.

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There is a connector at the rear left connecting a brown wire on the front side and a gray wire on the back side. That is tail light power and will come on when the ignition switch is on or in P(ark). An orange wire with a green stripe runs under the coolant reservoir in back of the tank. It carries power to the rear brake switch and is on whenever the ignition switch is on.

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Taping in all over is just asking for problems. Wiring is best done once and done neat. I use this fuse box to allow me to chose between having the item as switched power or constant power. If I have a problem it is much easier to trouble shoot.


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Eastern Beaver also has a 3-Circuit Solution for a little less money than a fuse panel.

Look just below the PC-8 on this page ...
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Eastern Beaver also has a 3-Circuit Solution for a little less money than a fuse panel.

Look just below the PC-8 on this page ...
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nice and it plugs right into your circuit. no muss no fuss. what I've done is wire everything off the battery. easy but it ain't pretty and I used longer battery bolts.
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