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PostSubject: 12 volt Port   Sat Jun 04, 2016 8:59 am

I just picked up a new 2013 Silverwing. I'd like to add a 12 V cigarette lighter port in the left-hand glove box where I see they've added a knockout, but I'm unsure about the best aftermarket kit and wiring. Any tips?
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PostSubject: Re: 12 volt Port   Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:22 am

Make sure that the cord is at least 6' long ore you will have difficulty getting to the batterie. I don't recommend cutting into the power supply line as it can cause trouble in the long run . A good time to install Oxford heater grips as it is the same work involved  , also if you want to install a sound system.
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PostSubject: Re: 12 volt Port   Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:33 am

There is a post by TomK on this forum "12 volt power install without removing tupperware". It explains how to step-by-step. I also removed the left passenger foot peg (two bolts) to make threading the wiring easier. Lots of great information on this forum. Check out Accessories and Modifications.
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PostSubject: Re: 12 volt Port   Sat Jun 04, 2016 10:11 am

Why not do it simplier? I bought plug in from parts store, mounted under seat directly hooked to battery with in line fuse---filed slot in "basket" for wire to pass thru. Rarely use, but works fine with my Aerostich heated bib---bike electric system seems to handle all day rides with bib on=no dead battery=system can balance load.
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PostSubject: Re: 12 volt Port   Sat Jun 04, 2016 7:27 pm

I agree with John. I also did that. Mine mounts up front where the seat meets storage compartment. It has a USB and cigarette lighter ports. I wired it directly to my fused power panel. You can charge your phone and/or tablet under the seat as you drive. My first Swing I installed a power outlet in the left compartment. The only thing I used it for was to charge my phone. Being that it is the locking compartment I stored a lot of stuff in there. Using the under seat storage made more sense to me.
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PostSubject: Re: 12 volt Port   Sat Jun 04, 2016 9:35 pm

I installed a socket in the left side box on my second SW. I used a 15A radial fuse holder at the battery and ran the wires without removing any plastic other than the left rear cover by using a piece of welding wire (could just as well use a coat hanger wire) to fish the wire through to the front of the fairing to where I could get hold of the wire through the hole where the left box was. It was handy for me to have the outlet in the box so I could leave my GPS or iPhone locked up while charging.
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PostSubject: Re: 12 volt Port   Sun Jun 05, 2016 7:09 pm

I installed my socket at the same time I installed my givi airflow. I had to remove the front fairing to look for the rubber grommets that fell off so I went ahead and installed the 12v socket.
I used a blade fuse so I only need spare blade fuses. The fuse is under the left passenger foot peg with enough slack so I can replace the fuse without removing the foot peg.
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PostSubject: Re: 12 volt Port   Sun Apr 23, 2017 12:51 pm

I Installed a Battery tender plug to my battery under the seat, When my Battery is NOT plugged in I can use Battery tenders Power port, plugged into the Battery tender Port for charging the battery, so that I have power under the seat too.

Its a very easy switch from charging the battery, just unplug battery charger cord, and plug in Power port, as a the battery tender is wired directly to the battery and is fused, a relay is all that I installed.

That way I have a power port at the left glove box, and under the seat.
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