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post #1 of 17 Old 10-18-2018, 11:53 PM Thread Starter
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I have had a 2017 650 XT for three days and managed two laps of the Old Road to wear off the tyre tits. But the manual states that the 12V power socket on the dashboard should only be used to charge cellphones. How do I power a Zumo GPS - It used to be wired directly to the battery on my (sold) 1200GS. Ubique.
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I have had a 2017 650 XT for three days and have managed two laps of the Old Road to wear the tits off the tyres. First question of many - the manual states the 12V socket on the dash must only be used to power mobile phones. How do I power my Zumo which used to be directly hooked to the battery on my (now sold) 1200GS and which works perfectly plugged into the phone socket of my four-wheeler? Ubique.
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Try this https://www.stromtrooper.com/dl650a-...connector.html

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Why not just plug it into the 12V socket. I have powered Tomtoms and various garmin units from the 12V socket. Should not be an issue especially since it works with your 4 wheeler.

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It's not limited to cell phones, but it is limited to the amount of current you can draw through the outlet. How many amps does a Zumo use when it's powered up? If it's lower than the capacity of the outlet, then you can plug in your Zumo. The outlet is 12 volts, if it's a standard cigarette lighter style outlet; if I had to guess, I'd say it has a 3 amp capacity, but I could be wrong about that.

There are different ways of running power to your Zumo, depending on where you want to mount it. You can run a power cable off the battery (with an inline fuse for the wiring) terminating in a handlebar mounted outlet that's rated for the amperage needed for your Zumo. The handlebar outlet works good if you're going to mount the Zumo on the bars. Where were you planning on mounting it?
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First question of many - the manual states the 12V socket on the dash must only be used to power mobile phones. How do I power my Zumo which used to be directly hooked to the battery on my (now sold) 1200GS and which works perfectly plugged into the phone socket of my four-wheeler? Ubique.
I can only presume that the intention is to inform you that the socket should only be used for low draw items, not things like heated grips and gloves.
Phones and GPS's are low draw items. Plug it in.
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Threads merged, also not a Australia-NZ specific question. Please don't post the same question in multiple areas.

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I have had a 2017 650 XT for three days and managed two laps of the Old Road to wear off the tyre tits. But the manual states that the 12V power socket on the dashboard should only be used to charge cellphones. How do I power a Zumo GPS - It used to be wired directly to the battery on my (sold) 1200GS. Ubique.
You are better off running the (fused) power line directly to the battery or from a Fusebox. The Zumo isn't designed to be powdered from a cigarette lighter plug.

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Hard wire it to the accessory socket wires. Since it's fused you can remove the inline fuse holder from your GPS cradle.
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You are better off running the (fused) power line directly to the battery or from a Fusebox. The Zumo isn't designed to be powdered from a cigarette lighter plug.

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Garmin sells a cigarette plug powering device for Zumos.
https://buy.garmin.com/en-CA/CA/p/pn...838-00#devices
Garmin 12 volt adapter for StreetPilot c500 and nuvi series (010-10747-03) - GPSCentral.ca

What harm does it do to use one if it is not designed as such? I have seen many Zumo units run off of cigarette plugs because they are moved from vehicle to vehicle and, to my knowledge, the failure rate is no different than those run on dedicated hook ups.
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