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Learned this the hard way after I plugged in my Slime pump and blew the fuse.

Any downside to replacing it with a 10amp fuse?

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It's rated at 36Watts,...Rots-of-Ruck...
 

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It's specifically designed to be used to charge a GPS or cell phone. If you want to power a pump, add socket with a properly sized fuse and wire.
 

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Now why would Suzuki not just install a 7 amp socket and fuse to start with? Like the accesory one they sell. I believe that's what most cigarette style sockets are rated for. That makes no sense to me.
And while I'm at it why wouldn't they sell the bike with the mirror extenders and the larger foot on the side stand already installed. Those are the little details that show a manufacturer is paying attention.
 

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......... And while I'm at it why wouldn't they sell the bike with the mirror extenders and the larger foot on the side stand already installed. Those are the little details that show a manufacturer is paying attention.

How do you expect them to sell you accessories if they came pre-installed?!?!? :)


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Learned this the hard way after I plugged in my Slime pump and blew the fuse.

Any downside to replacing it with a 10amp fuse?

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I have two accessory lighter sockets, the factory one and one that goes straight to the battery with a 30 amp fuse and 12 gauge wiring.
 

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Blew mine too. The fuse is in the fuse box under the seat and it's clearly labelled in the lid (sorry, can't remember exactly what the wording is, but it is obvious when you find it).
 

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It's specifically designed to be used to charge a GPS or cell phone. If you want to power a pump, add socket with a properly sized fuse and wire.
..or buy a socket with battery clips. I bought one from eBay for £5 ($8). I figured for all the times I was going to need to drive a pump a temporary clip on socket would be fine.
 

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what, and loose 0.03¢ in profit to use heavier gauge wire
What some don't seem to realise is there is two sides to the story. Firstly yes they may want to sell accessories and also save a few cents, but secondly they wanted to be able to list a reduced kerb weight.

Imagine that if they sold the bike as standard with heavy gauge wiring, centre-stand, skid plate, 22 litre tank, aluminium or steel rear rack etc. etc. what the weight would have come out at? One lost marketing point.......
 

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So, would it be a terrible idea to swap out the 3amp for a 10amp fuse?

Is the wiring really that bad?

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So, would it be a terrible idea to swap out the 3amp for a 10amp fuse?

Is the wiring really that bad?

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It is a terrible idea. The wiring is not bad but purposed. It's purpose is to power a phone or GPS charging system. The aux connector is powered off the ignition fuse. Exceed the design spec and you could blow the ignition fuse. Never replace a fuse with a higher amperage fuse. In a house and other situations where it is the only fuse in the line, it could cause a fire. In this case, it could stop your engine.
 

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There is quite a jump from 3A to 10 to 15. Just checked my Cyclepump, which I took on my trip and guess I am glad I didn't have to use cause it says 10 to 15A.:yikes:
 

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It is a terrible idea. The wiring is not bad but purposed. It's purpose is to power a phone or GPS charging system. The aux connector is powered off the ignition fuse. Exceed the design spec and you could blow the ignition fuse. Never replace a fuse with a higher amperage fuse. In a house and other situations where it is the only fuse in the line, it could cause a fire. In this case, it could stop your engine.
Glad I asked. I guess I'll use the alligator clips for my slime pump.

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Anyone have a reliable source for the 3amp fuse? It’s a weird shape, sort of a short mini. I’ve been to two Suzuki dealerships, 3 auto parts stores and several Canadian Tire stores.........no luck.
 

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Anyone have a reliable source for the 3amp fuse? It’s a weird shape, sort of a short mini. I’ve been to two Suzuki dealerships, 3 auto parts stores and several Canadian Tire stores.........no luck.
I just had to take my fuse cover off for a look! It's good that Suzuki included some spares inside the fuse cover, given the difficulties finding them at a store.

These fuses are called micro blade fuses or micro wedge fuses, mini low profile blade fuses and "ATT". Apparently new Japanese cars also use them ...
Lexus, Toyota, Mazda and Honda.
 
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