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post #1 of 4 Old 05-19-2006, 08:33 PM Thread Starter
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Plugs: To Switch or Not To Switch?

I've basically got the GPS hard-wired, but am adding two plugs (cig lighter and BMW-type) to the shelf I got from Rick Hughes
( http://11109.rapidforum.com/topic=107675789069 ). Cool shelf by the way.

What's the common wisdom from the group on whether to make the plugs switched, or unswitched? I installed the Suzuki hand warmer pigtail when I connected the GPS. I'll either go to the headlight (I think) for switched, or directly to the battery for unswitched.

Also, if I go direct, do you think it's a good idea to fuse each outlet separately, even if I share parallel wiring to both, or can I use a single fuse?

Appreciate your help guys . . .

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post #2 of 4 Old 05-19-2006, 08:50 PM
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I went with a fuse block and wired it directly. Then, based on the fuse size, I can control the circuit without another inline fuse. Nothing I want to power needed to be switched and I didn't want to tap into the wiring harness. Oh, and I just have a single powerlet to run heated clothing, and a GPS currently.
post #3 of 4 Old 05-19-2006, 09:42 PM Thread Starter
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I've seen some good threads on fuse blocks . . . it seems like a good idea. As the LT rider said: "I needed two plugs to power the espresso machine and coffee grinder."

Thanks . . .

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post #4 of 4 Old 05-23-2006, 06:37 PM
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My 12 volt power supply is powered all the time while everything else runs with the switch through a relay and fuse block

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