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post #1 of 11 Old 04-22-2015, 05:08 PM Thread Starter
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right side accessory wiring capacity

I just installed a 12V cig lighter type plug and a double USB plug and used the right side accessory plug for both. I'm not so smart when it comes to electrical stuff (so I should have asked before the install!) and I'm wondering about the capacity of that circuit. If I was running my GPS and charging two cell phones at the same time (unlikely, but still), would this draw a lot of current? Any possibility of causing issues with that circuit?

I also installed heated grips, but I used the left side plug, which I understand is a different circuit.

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The right side aux circuit is designed to charge a GPS and/or phone. You are probably talking about the maximum the circuit is designed to handle but still within the design parameters. To make sure, you can check the devices for statements about their current use. The circuit will safely handle 3 amps. Never plug a high draw device like an air pump in there though.

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The right side aux circuit is designed to charge a GPS and/or phone. You are probably talking about the maximum the circuit is designed to handle but still within the design parameters. To make sure, you can check the devices for statements about their current use. The circuit will safely handle 3 amps. Never plug a high draw device like an air pump in there though.
I see. I was planning to take a portable air pump for emergency tire repairs on long trips. What do you suggest? Hook it straight to the battery? Maybe hook up a 12v outlet under the seat that goes straight to the battery?
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I used the EB fuse block and used a always on circuit and put it on the side of the bike down low. I"ll take a pic.

For my air pump that is.
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I see. I was planning to take a portable air pump for emergency tire repairs on long trips. What do you suggest? Hook it straight to the battery? Maybe hook up a 12v outlet under the seat that goes straight to the battery?
That's what I have. My battery has an SAE pigtail attached to a fused hot bus on + terminal and a ground bus on the - terminal. There is normally a cigarette lighter terminal on a matching SAE pigtail I use for the pump but is removed for use of a battery tender in winter. If I was less lazy, I'd change the pump to an SAE terminal and ditch the lighter connectors.

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Ok. I also installed a Battery Tender lead and 12v power adapter socket direct to the battery for my temporary power until I install a fused box. It sounds like that is the way to go then.

btw - How do the fused boxes get wired? Rectifier?

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A fuse block/box normally gets wired to the battery through a relay that turns the box on along with the ignition.


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That really helps a lot. Thanks. I guess I need to bite the bullet and order one up.

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That's what I have. My battery has an SAE pigtail attached to a fused hot bus on + terminal and a ground bus on the - terminal. There is normally a cigarette lighter terminal on a matching SAE pigtail I use for the pump but is removed for use of a battery tender in winter. If I was less lazy, I'd change the pump to an SAE terminal and ditch the lighter connectors.[/QUOTE]

That's great, I have an SAE hooked up to my battery already. I also have all the bits and pieces sitting in my basement to make a 12v plug to SAE adapter. Thanks!
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A fuse block/box normally gets wired to the battery through a relay that turns the box on along with the ignition.
Yes, but the EB block also has two circuits that are direct to battery, not through the relay.


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