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PostSubject: Battery Charging   Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:17 pm

On my old Yamaha XJ600S I had fitted a 12v auxiliary socket direct from the Battery through a fuse, for Mobile Phone charging etc, It also was useful for plugging my trickle charger into to keep Battery topped up.

My question is, can I do the same with the standard 12v socket fitted to the SW?
I am no electrician and want to be sure before I plug charger in.

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PostSubject: Re: Battery Charging   Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:27 pm

I've been using my Optimate 4 plugged into the 12v socket in the left glovebox since I bought my Silver Wing in November 2010.
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PostSubject: Re: Battery Charging   Tue Oct 13, 2015 2:32 pm

Meldrew wrote:
I've been using my Optimate 4 plugged into the 12v socket in the left glovebox since I bought my Silver Wing in November 2010.

Thanks for that, wanted to be sure I wasn't going to burn anything out.
As I mentioned in my post Electrics are not my strong suit.

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PostSubject: Battery Charging   Tue Oct 13, 2015 7:39 pm

As previously stated you can use this outlet with a trickle charger. It would not be wise to use a larger capacity charger here though.
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PostSubject: Re: Battery Charging   Wed Oct 14, 2015 3:30 am

Howard's right. I believe the socket is protected by a 2 amp fuse so be careful not to use a charger that goes above this.
Like Meldrew, that's where I plug in my Optimate.
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PostSubject: Re: Battery Charging   Wed Oct 14, 2015 5:25 am

Thanks everybody.
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PostSubject: Re: Battery Charging   Thu Oct 15, 2015 11:28 pm

Just remember that the fuse in a circuit is normally sized to protect the wiring not whatever might be plugged into it. It's perfectly safe to go to a lower current fuse if desired but not to a higher current one. One can safely go to a 5A fuse if needed on the 12V socket with no risk.
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PostSubject: Re: Battery Charging   Fri Oct 16, 2015 10:02 am

Following this thread with interest.
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PostSubject: Re: Battery Charging   Sat Oct 17, 2015 10:04 am

I have put a 12v auxiliary socked direct to the battery through an in line fuse, which sits in the luggage compartment under seat, nice and handy for plugging my trickle charger in.
I know that it was said that it was Ok to charge though the factory fitted one in the glove box but, just feel happier with one direct to battery.
Should I carry a fire extinguisher?Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Battery Charging   Sun Oct 18, 2015 11:09 am

Tommo wrote:
I have put a 12v auxiliary socked direct to the battery through an in line fuse, which sits in the luggage compartment under seat, nice and handy for plugging my trickle charger in.
I know that it was said that it was Ok to charge though the factory fitted one in the glove box but, just feel happier with one direct to battery.
Should I carry a fire extinguisher?Laughing

I did much the same thing except I installed the battery tender adaptor direct to battery.  Then purchased a maintainer to 12 volt power outlet adapter at Cyclegear.  That way I can plug in maintainer w/o using battery clips and when on road can plug in outlet and charge cell phone, GPS or camera.  All safely under the seat, out of sight.

Did same thing on Goldwing (sorry Meldrew for mentioning a non Silver Wing) and use same adapter for both.

Here is what I mean by the adapter:

http://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tender-081-0069-8-Cigarette-Disconnect/dp/B0041CDPQO
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PostSubject: Re: Battery Charging   Sun Oct 18, 2015 9:03 pm

I'm Getting some good ideas here.
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