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The aux connector is basically for a GPS or phone charger. It's light duty. The heated grip connector is probably good for 40W or so.
2012 DL650A. I see the 'or' here in this reply. Do you think I could run both a GPS AND a phone charger off the aux connector? Thinking about adding an aux shelf with a plug for both along with a switch for heated grips.

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Jut add up the amps. Most phone chargers top out at 2.1 amps (or at least have in the past, they keep changing phones, and connection, etc.).

Check the amperage rating for your specific GPS. You can check the power output of the charger, but most use (or used in the past) a 2 amp fuse. So they should get buy on a 5 amp fuse or higher.
 

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I thought the aux circuit was around 3amps max, like on my DL1000 which states on the socket 36w max.
 

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2012 DL650A. I see the 'or' here in this reply. Do you think I could run both a GPS AND a phone charger off the aux connector? Thinking about adding an aux shelf with a plug for both along with a switch for heated grips.

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GPS and phone charger are both low power devices. Even if a charger says "2.1A" this is 2.1A at 5V. The power drawn at 12V will be less than 1A even if the phone would actually pull 2.1A which it will not in all likelihood. iPads and other tablets can pull as much as 2.1A but again this would only be 2.1A*5V=10.5W plus a couple of Watt (use 20% to be safe) for the charger itself, which does the voltage conversion pretty efficiently, usually at 80% or higher efficiency, which is why I use 20% as extra loss. The GPS will probably be in ballpark of 5W unless it has a huge screen then it might be slightly more. So you can run these safely next to a heated grip connector or off an accessory plug rated at 36W.
 

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My apologizes if my post is in the wrong forum. More GPS wiring questions. I located the blanked off plug on my 2016 650. Located by the front right signal light wiring harness. The left side is orange and the right side black / white. I ordered the horn connector lead #36852-06G00 as many have suggested for a plug and play connection. Received the part today and they definitely do not fit each other. Am I missing something. Stumped. Thanks.
 

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Hi all, I know this subject has been well covered.

I have a 2014 v strom 650. I ordered and received the cable that is supposed to be for the lower powered aux connector. The plug is on left side of the bike as shown in the pictures on the original posting at the top of the

I think that both the plug on the bike and the new cable are female connectors. No way I can get them to connect. This is what I got in the pic below except I have black and white wires. The connector on the bike feels about the same but it is black and I can get a very good look at it. Am I missing something? Is there a cap on the bike connector that I am not seeing?

Any help would be appreciated
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The plug is on left side of the bike as shown in the pictures on the original posting at the top of the......
..... radiator? That is for the heated grips connector, behind and above the radiator.

This plug is described as: ".... plugs into a factory connector which is found just under the dash/faring edge at the front right."

That does not sound like the Heated Grips connector, which is above the radiator.
Many V-Stroms have two accessory outlets wired into the loom. One is beneath the dash and intended for light duty items like GPS, phone etc and the other for heavy drain items like heated grips and clothing. Some plugs do have a dust cover installed. You may have to remove some panels to get a good look.
 

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HI just new to the forum. Just purchased a 2012 vstrom 650. I will be adding a phone charger. Thanks for all the great info
 

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..... radiator? That is for the heated grips connector, behind and above the radiator.

This plug is described as: ".... plugs into a factory connector which is found just under the dash/faring edge at the front right."

That does not sound like the Heated Grips connector, which is above the radiator.
Many V-Stroms have two accessory outlets wired into the loom. One is beneath the dash and intended for light duty items like GPS, phone etc and the other for heavy drain items like heated grips and clothing. Some plugs do have a dust cover installed. You may have to remove some panels to get a good look.
FWIW, in my experience it is easiest to lay on your back on the left side of the bike with head near the front wheel. Look up, the grip connector should be visible from that view.
 
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