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post #1 of 7 Old 08-25-2017, 05:01 PM Thread Starter
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Wiring a power outlet to my v-strom 650

I have a 2013 v-strom 650 and looking for advise for wiring a powerlet socket kit to my bike? I would like to limit the risk of draining my battery if devises are left plugged in, but would like to keep the install and accessories as simple as possible. I have little experience with bike wiring and have not been able to find some simple instruction on the forums or youtube.

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post #2 of 7 Old 08-25-2017, 06:01 PM
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What do you intend to plug into the outlet? It's easy to find enough power for a GPS or phone that is switched with the ignition but more complex to run a high load device like an air compressor.

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Just a GPS and a phone, low power needs.

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Then you can use the aux connector in the right side of the fairing or the heated grip connector behind the radiator.

https://www.stromtrooper.com/dl650a-2...-location.html
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Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
Nicknames I use to lessen typing, Vee = 2002-2012 DL1000s. Vee2=2014-2016 DL1000s. Wee = 2004-2011 DL650s. Glee = 2012-2016 DL650s
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post #5 of 7 Old 08-25-2017, 07:43 PM
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Using a switched outlet will allow you to run big power to an outlet though a relay.
Even a GPS will drain the battery if left on long enough. How do I know that?
I ran my 12v outlet with a fuse but direct to the battery. So I have to remember to shut stuff off.
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post #6 of 7 Old 08-25-2017, 08:24 PM
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I've wired a switch in (red LED toggle switch from Adventure Tech) so that I can make my ACC outlet (right, below) direct connect to the battery, or only while the engine key switch is on. Obviously include a fuse in the circuit if you do this. Normally pretty fail-safe. Switch it over to continuously power accessories or plug in a battery tender if need be.



The green switch powers an accessory SAE connector for compressors or the like.
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Thanks for the advice

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