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Offline tomde

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No power to the outlet
« on: August 09, 2017, 11:44:02 am »
So I only get power to the factory accessory outlet ( on the right side ) when the ignition is on but the bike isn't running.  When I start the bike, there is no power at the plug.

It almost seems like it's the way it's designed  :-[ .  Any thoughts to what could be going on? 

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Re: No power to the outlet
« Reply #1 on: August 09, 2017, 12:22:19 pm »
I'd start by checking my battery connections especially the (-) lead where it bolts to the frame. 
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Re: No power to the outlet
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2017, 02:03:16 pm »
On a 2017 model, id be taking a ride to my dealer.... that's what you paid for... use it.  :??:
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Re: No power to the outlet
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2017, 03:35:59 pm »
On a 2017 model, id be taking a ride to my dealer.... that's what you paid for... use it.  :??:
 ;)

 :) Well, I'm not sure I trust dealers to tear it apart, just to tell me they couldn't find anything... and then theres something else wrong with it.  And I was hoping to save a little time.  I'll check the batter connections, then check around for a good dealer near by.

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Re: No power to the outlet
« Reply #4 on: August 09, 2017, 03:58:12 pm »
On a 2017 model, id be taking a ride to my dealer.... that's what you paid for... use it.  :??:
 ;)

 :) Well, I'm not sure I trust dealers to tear it apart, just to tell me they couldn't find anything... and then theres something else wrong with it.  And I was hoping to save a little time.  I'll check the batter connections, then check around for a good dealer near by.

I know what you mean, the local dealer in Savannah GA is known to screw things up worse than they were when you took the bike to them.  I stay the hell away from them
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Re: No power to the outlet
« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2017, 04:05:37 pm »
Whatever... ::)

Question...
How are you checking the "power"???

Is this based on something you plugged into the socket? Like maybe an adaptor for a USB connection to a phone or something?

Or are you checking the power at the leads behind the socket, using a voltmeter?????????   :??:

Just asking...... ;)

I've seen a few adaptor/chordsets that do not function when plugged into the C14....

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Re: No power to the outlet
« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2017, 04:44:49 pm »
Ugh,  I feel like I should delete this post. 

I should have tested a little better.  Turns out its my charger ( came with my Sena ), used a different charger/adapter and it works.  Put the bad adapter in my car and it doesn't work in any state of power ( the internal fuse is ok ).

That said, both negative and positive connections to the battery were loose, like " yikes, thats loose ". 

Sorry to waste your time, but thanks for responding.

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Re: No power to the outlet
« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2017, 04:54:24 pm »
No need for regrets.  There is always something to be learned from someone else's experience.  In this case it was to take the adapter and plug it in a known good power source. :beerchug:

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Re: No power to the outlet
« Reply #8 on: August 09, 2017, 04:55:12 pm »
 :)) :)) :))

Well, that was easy.... :great: :great:

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Re: No power to the outlet
« Reply #9 on: August 09, 2017, 06:40:13 pm »
Tomde, You did not waste any ones time.  If you hadn't asked the question you would still be running around with loose battery terminals. If left alone you would most likely have problems in the future. And those problems most likely would show up out in the sticks someplace. Tim 
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Re: No power to the outlet
« Reply #10 on: August 09, 2017, 06:47:15 pm »
Tomde, You did not waste any ones time.  If you hadn't asked the question you would still be running around with loose battery terminals. If left alone you would most likely have problems in the future. And those problems most likely would show up out in the sticks someplace. Tim

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Re: No power to the outlet
« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2017, 08:32:48 pm »
Glad you got the problem squared away, and thanks for getting back to the group.... often these things are left flapping in the breeze and no one besides the OP knows what happened.

No need to apologize, it was an honest mistake. And as far as wasting time, you are not even an ice sliver off the 'berg that got the Titanic as far as forum 'wastes of time' goes.  :rotflmao:

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Ugh,  I feel like I should delete this post. 

I should have tested a little better.  Turns out its my charger ( came with my Sena ), used a different charger/adapter and it works.  Put the bad adapter in my car and it doesn't work in any state of power ( the internal fuse is ok ).

That said, both negative and positive connections to the battery were loose, like " yikes, thats loose ". 

Sorry to waste your time, but thanks for responding.

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Re: No power to the outlet
« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2017, 09:22:56 pm »
Thanks guys.  Can change a head gasket and other crap, to old to remember basic troubleshooting. 

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