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post #1 of 26 Old 08-12-2013, 06:56 PM Thread Starter
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I'm Blowing Out GPS Power Cords

So far, I have blown out two Garmin power cords after connecting to a new installation of a 12v power port on the bike. I don't know why. I have red and a black wire connected to the power port. The red one has an inline fuse breaker attached to it and is connected to the positive terminal on the battery. The black wire is attached to the negative terminal. What's wrong with this install and why am I blowing the power supply cables?

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What do you specifically mean by "blown out power cords"?

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The power supply cable that plugs into the power port, no longer works after plugging it in. I've got two now that don't work in any port now. There is no indication this is happening. I plug it in, pull it out and wallah, it no longer works.

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If it's a lighter plug on the cord, there is a fuse in it, usually you unscrew the end and be prepared for springs flying out.

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It's just a power port. I put the inline fuse at the end of the red wire and then connected it to the positive battery post.

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If you have a plug like this, the end of the plug unscrews and there is a fuse in it. I don't know what you mean by "power port".


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It is a plug like that only with a long cable attached to it. The other end plugs into the GPS.

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It is a plug like that only with a long cable attached to it. The other end plugs into the GPS.
There's probably a blown fuse in that plug, or it's the inline fuse connected to the battery. Of the top of my head, Garmin takes a 2 amp fuse.

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Yes, but why are they blowing? Everything seems to be connected right.

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Are you sure you have the red wire on the positive terminal of the receptacle?

Also what amp rating is the in line fuse. It should be low enough to blow before the gps plug. Try 2 amps max.

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