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Offline John_Atkinson

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accessory terminals in front fairing
« on: August 05, 2013, 10:11:11 pm »
can anyone tell me if these are "always-on" (i.e. wired direct to battery) or "switched" (on only when running)?

Just doing some planning for wiring and haven't pulled the inner fairing panels to get the voltmeter on the leads....

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Re: accessory terminals in front fairing
« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2013, 10:19:41 pm »
They should be hot all the time. (not switched off the key)

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Re: accessory terminals in front fairing
« Reply #2 on: August 05, 2013, 10:42:48 pm »
  Yup. :great:
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Re: accessory terminals in front fairing
« Reply #3 on: August 05, 2013, 10:46:26 pm »
Oh yeah, just to mention. They are fused in the J box. They share the circuit with the clock (memory).

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Re: accessory terminals in front fairing
« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2013, 12:40:40 am »
Perfect - thanks all. GPS hookup will be getting done tomorrow night.

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Re: accessory terminals in front fairing
« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2013, 02:21:15 am »
 Just don't leave the gps plugged in for several days as it will suck your battery dead. Now how would I know that??
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Re: accessory terminals in front fairing
« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2013, 11:12:16 pm »
Yeap hot all the time............
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Re: accessory terminals in front fairing
« Reply #7 on: August 16, 2013, 07:45:16 am »
Just don't leave the gps plugged in for several days as it will suck your battery dead. Now how would I know that??

I can attest to that!  Left mine connected, but turned off, for 3 days.  When I came back to the bike the battery was dead, deceased, cooked, demised, and gerflunkend.  Had to buy a new one, as the old one just couldn't be brought back.

Just for laughs, I did a little research - my Garmin Nuvi 750 draws 0.8 amps, even with the display off.  Doesn't take long for a small motorcycle battery to drain down with that much draw!
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Re: accessory terminals in front fairing
« Reply #8 on: August 16, 2013, 05:14:31 pm »
FWIW, I used that pair of leads for my hotgrips heated grips.  but I also used a relay so that the circuit could only be energized when the key was turned to "on".  that way, if I forget the grip heaters are on, and get off the bike for lunch or something, no drained battery.  a very useful lead to tap into for the relay coil is the brown wire from the ignition switch to the junction box.  that wire becomes energized when you turn the key to on.  many of the bikes relay switches use that wire to energize their relays.  so, use it to energize the coil of the relay for your accessory terminal use.  in this case your GPS.  you can pick up a 12V 10A relay at most automotive stores.  an assortment of connectors, some wire, and some zip-ties and you're in business.
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Re: accessory terminals in front fairing
« Reply #9 on: August 16, 2013, 05:52:29 pm »
Myself I installed an accessory fuse block, triggered by ignition for all the accessories like the GPS, heated grips, driving lights, etc that are perm wired to the Connie. The I plugged a cig lighter accessory socket to the always hot factory leads under the dash, so I can do short term things like charge the cell phone and camera batteries while at camp and not have to have the bike running.
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