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post #1 of 10 Old 08-18-2010, 04:37 PM Thread Starter
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Fuzeblock or don't bother

I will be using no more than three items drawing power consisting of a gps unit, a cell phone charger and an mp3 charger. Is it worth installing the fuzeblock or skip it? The tank bag that I've got has two power supply outlets which I would use to take care of the phone and mp3 so I would only be wiring 2 plugs. Your thoughts?
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post #2 of 10 Old 08-18-2010, 05:49 PM
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I probably wouldn't go to the effort of a fuse block just for that. Make sure the power cords for everything have inline fuses though.

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Might add a 4th power accessory??

Small electric tire pump?? You never know when you might need one. (I know the other 2-3 items would not be "on" while the pump is in use, so amperage-wise, you should be OK with whatever you add for the other 3)

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I have the tire pump but it's got alligator clips and if I am using it the other things will either be off or unplugged.
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Sounds like a perfect application for Eastern Beaver's "3 Circuit Solution."
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There's never any shortage of useful info here! I wish that I had seen that a few days ago.
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post #7 of 10 Old 08-19-2010, 07:20 AM
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You might as well install the PC-8. You say you only need 3 circuits...but that'll change.

Aux lights, heated grips, frappachino machine...it'll come.

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I do love me some coffee. Since I work on big ships when I'm home riding is strictly something done for fun or errands, with that in mind I doubt that heated gear will really be required. I do like toys though.
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post #9 of 10 Old 08-20-2010, 07:46 AM
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Sure is easier to put it in and be ready for "what ifs" in the future, instead of trying to rewire stuff later on.

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I do love me some coffee. Since I work on big ships when I'm home riding is strictly something done for fun or errands, with that in mind I doubt that heated gear will really be required. I do like toys though.

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post #10 of 10 Old 08-24-2010, 09:58 AM
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Another reason for the fuse block

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I do love me some coffee. Since I work on big ships when I'm home riding is strictly something done for fun or errands, with that in mind I doubt that heated gear will really be required. I do like toys though.
An unswitched fused circuit (wit an on-off switch) can be really handy for using or charging your toys without having to turn on the key and leave it in the bike.
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