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12 volt accessories

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Old 09-24-2010, 05:46 PM   #1
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12 volt accessories

How do you guys hook up 12 volt stuff?
I have a 3 plug outlet above my speedo wired to my battery on a switch
I would like to direct wire some stuff to a switched circuit so it comes on with my key but I'm not sure what to connect to.
   
 
Old 09-26-2010, 02:54 PM   #2
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How do you guys hook up 12 volt stuff?
I have a 3 plug outlet above my speedo wired to my battery on a switch
I would like to direct wire some stuff to a switched circuit so it comes on with my key but I'm not sure what to connect to.
i connected my gps adapter to the running light wires. take off your wind screen, and the wires are right there.
   
 
Old 09-26-2010, 03:36 PM   #3
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Old 09-26-2010, 09:30 PM   #4
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You can use a standard relay; hook the always on lead to the main battery, and the switched lead to any wire that is keyed. Then run the outlet side of the relay to your accessories. The relay will carry the load and switch on with the key.
   
 
Old 09-26-2010, 11:04 PM   #5
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I don't understand .I have no running lights except that little light above my headlight and that doesn't look like it could take much load.
I have a gps and radar.
Can't I just run a positive to one of the fuses in the junction box (if so which one?) and a ground to the frame?
   
 
Old 09-27-2010, 01:00 AM   #6
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I run a 12V lighter plug off a wire on the left side of the frame, it's switched. Can't remember off the top of my head if the bike wire is red or white. Plug is a marine type with a plastic cover (plug my GPS into that when I use it). I have it mounted in the ram air tube cover, just behind the fairing.

My radar detector and screamer run off the city light (detector doesn't pull hardly any amps).

   
 
Old 09-28-2010, 12:32 PM   #7
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I added a 6 slot fuse block under the passenger seat along the subframe rails. It is "powered" by a relay that is connected to ground, positive battery lead, and a switched positive source (I forget what wire I found & used). This allowed me to "hardwire" 6 different accessories (heated grips, heated jacket harness, gps, Sirius radio, radar, and amp/mixer) without overtaxing any existing circuit and all them have switched power, so I don't have to worry about killing my battery. I also wired a cigarette lighter/plug under the seat that has constant 12v (unswitched).

Got the fuse block at Advanced Auto for about $8 (Autozone carried one too, but I didn't like it as well). Relay came from Radio Shack for about $5. Then just need some wire and connectors/solder. All of my power wires are neatly routed tucked away now, with no big clunky cigarette style sockets and cords.

I did have to buy some device specific hardwire kits for my GPS & radar I believe. Found those on ebay or Amazon.
   
 
Old 09-29-2010, 12:27 PM   #8
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I would like to put a 12 accessory plug so i can plug my phone into it to charge. Anyone have pics of how they did that?
   
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