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post #1 of 3 Old 04-20-2014, 02:17 PM Thread Starter
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30A fuse enough for accessories?

I bought a 4 way fuse block that I'm wanting to wire to a 30A relay. I'm hoping to run my hand warmers (Symtec, 20w on low, 40w on high), accessory lights ([email protected]/ea) and I also plan to add heated gear at some point but I have no idea what the typical power draw is on that sort of thing. I recently changed my headlights to 35W HID projectors to hopefully free up some power since I read we don't have much power available. Do you think I can install this accessory block and it'll accomplish what I'm wanting it to do?
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post #2 of 3 Old 04-20-2014, 04:00 PM
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What you are attempting is typical for a fuse block installation. You don't have the DL650's year in your profile. 2007 and earlier had a 375W alternator. 2008 and later, have 400W. On average, earlier models have a bit under 125W free and later models a bit over. I can run heated grips, 90W jacket liner, gloves, pant liner and boot soles on a 400W Glee up to about half power on the heated gear controller. If I turn off one headlight, I can run full power. Put a voltmeter on your bike and check for an error factor against a hand held meter on the battery terminals. 12.6-12.8V is the break even area. Less and the battery is discharging. More and the battery is charging. With the gear you have listed, you shouldn't have a problem.

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I have an 06(I'll update profile), I'll check that out with the volt meter as well when I get my bike back together
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