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post #1 of 9 Old 07-04-2007, 06:25 PM Thread Starter
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Basic Power Outlet Installation (With Photo)

Thought this might be useful to anyone wanting to install a very basic 12v power connection.

I installed a 12v, weather-proof, accessory power outlet on my DL650 this afternoon. I wanted it there to power the small air compressor I bought to store under the seat. But it's also useful for a cellphone, etc.

Patched it directly to the battery posts, with a 10 amp automotive fuse inline on the positive lead.

Here's a photo of the installation, and the compressor as it sits nice and snug in the under-seat tray...


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I hope you saw the correction on the other thread.

edit: I guess you did. I had the same outlet in my parts bin and the white wire is ground on it.

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A very clean set up. My stuff is crammed under the seat. I need to get your lay out.

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Interesting idea. I never considered that. I'm about to install one myself but it will have to go up front for my Garmin. I'm planning to hide the outlet inside the fairing somewhere. Location TBD.

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I had the same outlet in my parts bin and the white wire is ground on it
Yeah, Pat...

I was glad I did the old flashlight and wire conductivity test. I guess it would have turned my compressor into a vacuum cleaner, otherwise.

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powerlet - where'd you get it, part number?

Nice set up, where'd ya buy that little fella?
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The weather-tight power socket and compressor both came from Canadian Tire.

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Very nice setup, Newfoundlander.

Looks like you attached the outlet to the wall of the tray? Any problems?

I bought the same compact compressor ($5) from Cdn Tire. Works well, though rather noisily, too.

So, oldwirebrush, since you're in US, you might be able to mail order. Cdn Tire does do that, but you also might want to check one of your big chain hardware/auto stores.

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Looks like you attached the outlet to the wall of the tray? Any problems?
There is a backing-plate with slots for screws on the socket, so attaching it to the tray wall was fairly easy.

It might not be the best location for someone who wants to use the outlet on the fly, however, since there's not enough clearance between the seat and the socket to leave a plug in there. Inside the tray, and sideways might be a better setup for guys wanting power on the fly.

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