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Hardwiring Garmin 60Cx - Question

I recently purchase a Garmin 60Cx and am planning on hard wiring it to a permanent power source on the bike (DL-650). I bought the hard-wire adapter plug that has one end that plugs into the gps and the other has four bare wires(red,black,white,brown). My question is, which color wires do I use to power the unit? I am assuming that I want to only use 2 of the wires for power, and that maybe the additional two are for data? Can anyone confirm, or point me in the right direction. Any suggestions on where to tap for permanent power other than the battery?

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Any suggestions on where to tap for permanent power other than the battery?
If you don't already have it used I would use the heated grips socket behind the radiator as it's convenient and it's switched.
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I recently purchase a Garmin 60Cx and am planning on hard wiring it to a permanent power source on the bike (DL-650). I bought the hard-wire adapter plug that has one end that plugs into the gps and the other has four bare wires(red,black,white,brown). My question is, which color wires do I use to power the unit? I am assuming that I want to only use 2 of the wires for power, and that maybe the additional two are for data? Can anyone confirm, or point me in the right direction. Any suggestions on where to tap for permanent power other than the battery?

Thanks,

Jordan

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Here is a link to the one I purchased.
http://www.mountguys.com/ProductDeta...RB-60&click=21

Red and Black are + and - , respectively. White and brown are data.

Wherever you tap your 12 volts from, be sure to fuse it with a low-amp fuse.

My 60csx is hooked to an Eastern Beaver fuse kit. I prefer to have the GPS plug always hot -- I find it handy to not have the GPS draining its AA batteries when I turn the bike off for lunch or whatever, and it's nice to not have to wait for the GPS to reboot (or cancel that annoying "external power lost" dialogue).

I suspect that the motorcycle battery could power the GPS for days before running down.
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I soldered the wires to my battery charger pigtail eyes. I have a Garmin 76 with the same power cord. It should have an inline fuse already.

I plan to move the GPS connection and charger pigtail to the always hot fused circuit of the Eastern Beafver 3 circuit solution I have installed.

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Thanks for the help. Red and Black were indeed the only 2 i needed. Went ahead and hooked it strait to the battery (as the cable was 5' long) and added an inline fuse.
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