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PostSubject: Switched live on an 1100 ?   Switched live on an 1100 ? Icon_minitime1Sat Jun 13, 2020 2:53 am

Anyone know if there is a convenient switched live spare that I could plug an iPhone or satnav charger into on a 2 valve 1100?
The phone mount is mid hbar and my previous lash up of using underseat charger socket battery connected and loose usb cables is .. well ..a lash up. Cost me a battery when I forgot to unplug over winter layup.
Any ideas for a smart set up welcome.
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PostSubject: Re: Switched live on an 1100 ?   Switched live on an 1100 ? Icon_minitime1Sat Jun 13, 2020 3:02 am

Paging Kiwi Roy to the courtesy phone..... Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Switched live on an 1100 ?   Switched live on an 1100 ? Icon_minitime1Sat Jun 13, 2020 4:02 am

Alternative is fit a Fuzeblock under seat - allows you to run 'always live fused' battery charge tender & 5 other always live or switched live circuits with own separate fuses as you want....you still have to run wiring along the chassis though.
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PostSubject: Re: Switched live on an 1100 ?   Switched live on an 1100 ? Icon_minitime1Sat Jun 13, 2020 5:04 am

You could fit a piggy back mini blade fuse holder in fuse position A (under the seat).

Search for 'Piggy Back Mini Blade Fuse Holder' on ebay or Amazon.

That will give you a switched 12V supply, with its own separate fuse.

I'm assuming you will not be using a device that uses a lot of current.

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PostSubject: Re: Switched live on an 1100 ?   Switched live on an 1100 ? Icon_minitime1Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:17 pm

Isn't there a connector up near the alternator just for this? COuld be labelled a Tom Tom outlet - weird plug, you can cut it off and put what you want/need there instead.
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PostSubject: Re: Switched live on an 1100 ?   Switched live on an 1100 ? Icon_minitime1Sat Jun 13, 2020 6:28 pm


I don't believe that particular connector is on the 1100, Tony.


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PostSubject: Re: Switched live on an 1100 ?   Switched live on an 1100 ? Icon_minitime1Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:12 pm

Fair enough - back to skulking...
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PostSubject: Re: Switched live on an 1100 ?   Switched live on an 1100 ? Icon_minitime1Sat Jun 13, 2020 7:36 pm

I tapped my USB outlet into the yellow wire that feeds both the tail light and the parking bulb in the headlight. It passes along the right frame rail beside the gas tank and is easily accessible. (Later I used the same wire to activate the relay in my new Fuzeblock that now supplies the USB.)

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PostSubject: Re: Switched live on an 1100 ?   Switched live on an 1100 ? Icon_minitime1Sat Jun 13, 2020 8:02 pm

I would be looking for power from the headlight area, since these devices are going to be mounted on the handlebar. The yellow wire that feeds the park bulb is ideal. You might want to include an in-line switch to save battery life when the chargers aren't being used, but are sucking power.
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PostSubject: Re: Switched live on an 1100 ?   Switched live on an 1100 ? Icon_minitime1Sat Jun 13, 2020 11:15 pm

I agree with Moto and Kiwi Dave, I usually tie into the small park light in the headlight. That way it will get turned off but you have the option of putting it in park if you need to use the phone and it's battery is flat.
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PostSubject: Re: Switched live on an 1100 ?   Switched live on an 1100 ? Icon_minitime1Mon Jun 15, 2020 12:18 pm

Great suggestions. Thanks to all.
Thinking about the headlight binnacle tapping option, are there any ingenious ideas for locating a USB charger up front without a bulky lump on the ‘bars? Any suggestions for a good make/type welcome.
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PostSubject: Re: Switched live on an 1100 ?   Switched live on an 1100 ? Icon_minitime1Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:37 pm

To avoid a bulky lump up front I got a USB converter that has a wire leading to its plug, and mounted the converter itself underneath the right wing as shown here:

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Actually, it's hard to see in the picture. It's behind the tubes between my air pump and my dashboard desiccator. You can see a small white oval label on the side of the USB converter. The wire for the plug is routed up just behind the headlight and then back to the handlebar, where I wrap it through the riser when I don't have it plugged into my GPS. Here you can see the plug, unwrapped from the riser and positioned to the left of the compass for this photo:

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My converter is more or less like this one:

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PostSubject: Re: Switched live on an 1100 ?   Switched live on an 1100 ? Icon_minitime1Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:44 pm

Really neat idea.
And an air pump too! Mobile pneumatics r us.
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PostSubject: Re: Switched live on an 1100 ?   Switched live on an 1100 ? Icon_minitime1Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:49 pm

Gotta keep that dash dry!
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PostSubject: Re: Switched live on an 1100 ?   Switched live on an 1100 ? Icon_minitime1Mon Jun 15, 2020 1:56 pm

I use an SAE plug wired to the battery, and clamped to the side of the headstock, in front of the tank. Unobtrusive. When needed, I connect the appropriate adapter. Always live, so can power up stuff when parked/camped, if necessary. Does the job.
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