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post #1 of 3 Old 12-08-2010, 05:19 PM Thread Starter
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My new to me wee has dual 12v ports installed by the previous owner. He added a toggle switch to the setup also. I plan to change one the 12v's to a BMW-type powerlet since all my stuff is for beemers and ducs. I also plan to take the toggle switch out.

I have always left my bikes on the tender when parked without ill effects. So I have a couple questions about this system.

What gauge wire should be used for the outlets (I'm not sure whats on here but it looks light) if I'm going to charge via the outlet?

If I leave the toggle in, do I need to switch it on when on the tender?

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Onan, what's taking so long in there?:huh:

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post #2 of 3 Old 12-08-2010, 05:39 PM
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A tender doesn't put out much more than 1 amp or so. 18ga wire is plenty. Of course the switch has to be on. Otherwise, there is no connection.

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Thanks Pat. I no like the switch.

Onan, what's taking so long in there?:huh:

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