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post #1 of 15 Old 07-13-2012, 05:22 PM Thread Starter
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12v "always on", fused SAE connector power out is standard equipment?...

Is that little SAE connector that's tied off to the frame near the left passenger peg what I think it is?

It looks like a 12v "always on", 7 amp fused SAE connector power out. Could it be so? If yes, what a nice way to get power to charge my little doodads while I'm touring. Can I go right from that to my little (5"x3'x1") 110 watt inverter and charge all my batts as well as run my laptop?

What is it there for? Some accessory from Suzuki? Which one? Would I need to up the fuse rating to say a 15 amp?

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No SAE connector is standard on a Japanese motorcycle. Check with your dealer if you want. They probably added it for a trickle charger. You can connect up to 125-150 watts of stuff total. If you get anywhere near that, add a voltmeter to make sure you don't run below 12.6-12.8V for very long as that is the break even point between charging and discharging. If you up the fuse, make sure the wire is heavy enough to handle the load. You'll want at least 16ga.

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No SAE connector is standard on a Japanese motorcycle. Check with your dealer if you want. They probably added it for a trickle charger. You can connect up to 125-150 watts of stuff total. If you get anywhere near that, add a voltmeter to make sure you don't run below 12.6-12.8V for very long as that is the break even point between charging and discharging. If you up the fuse, make sure the wire is heavy enough to handle the load. You'll want at least 16ga.
If it is not an SAE connector, what type is it?
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The stock bike does not have an always on connector with a fuse outside the standard fuse box.

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The stock bike does not have an always on connector with a fuse outside the standard fuse box.
Sorry, it occurred to me later that this was likely left on the bike by the previous owner. Since I bought it with only 36 miles on it and in factory showroom condition, I sometimes forget that it had a previous owner at all.:mrgreen:

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You bought a new/used bike with only 36 miles on it?
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You bought a new/used bike with only 36 miles on it?
Wait & here's the best part. $6995!::

I stumbled upon it in a frantic 5 state search to find a standard before 0% ran out at the end of May (purportedly). It had been traded in the night before by one of the dealer's regular customers. Apparently, he's done this before several times.

But get this! He traded his new 2012 Strom AND his DRZ for one of those goofy side by side ATV's that cost more than a nice jeep!



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sae connector

It may have been the first owner, but it's possible the dealer installed it. My dealer had installed one one my new bike, ostensibly to keep the battery trickle charged before it got sold, or perhaps to lure me into buying a trickle charger from them. (I already had one so I didn't)

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pigtail SAE connector is one of first accessories I add to a bike

there are many uses
1 quick connection for battery charger
2. quick connection point for 12v socket adaptor to plug in 12 air compressor or other 12v items like cell phone charger etc.
3. extra connector for SAe to coax adaptor to plug in heated gear for pillon



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pigtail SAE connector is one of first accessories I add to a bike

there are many uses
1 quick connection for battery charger
2. quick connection point for 12v socket adaptor to plug in 12 air compressor or other 12v items like cell phone charger etc.
3. extra connector for SAe to coax adaptor to plug in heated gear for pillon
You are right, I'll use it to connect to an inverter and charge all my goodies on the back of the bike. I'd like to find a 4ft extension cable any idea where/in what type of store, I might find one locally?

Do the make fused SAE pigtails that are long enough to reach the front of the bike? I'd like to run another to just under my handle bars.
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