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I also have not seen a total plug and play made specifically for the Tenere. That said, I have one of these.
http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/battery-tender-usb-charger

It's not quite plug and play, but if you install a fused SAE outlet, these mount easily with a little Velcro. You then also have the SAE plug for higher current needs, such as battery tenders, air compressors, etc.
 

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Ok thanks. I have the coax cable for my heated gear wired directly to the battery and the adapter to plug into it but wanted to hook another plug up to the dash. May just go with the Eastern Beaver three plug. Between that, the stock 12v plug and the coax wired directly to the battery, which I'd probably wire to the Eastern Beaver, that's four or five connects. That should be good for me.
 

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Hello!

I am sure this has been asked before....can I use the cig-lighter as the power source for a Garmin Zumo 395 or do I need to wire it into the battery?

Thank you for your advice!

Chris
 

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I've taken a switched feed from the aux light socket for my Zumo 660 but there's no issue with using the 12v socket, current draw is very low.

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Balmorerider said:
Hello!

I am sure this has been asked before....can I use the cig-lighter as the power source for a Garmin Zumo 395 or do I need to wire it into the battery?

Thank you for your advice!

Chris

Per garmin :
"Power supplied to device power cable should be capable of up 12 V (typical) and up to 1 A. zūmo device power consumption is 5 V; 2 A."


The fuse is 3A so you should be fine.
 

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I replaced the cig outlet with a powerlet plug, snipped and wired to the same connector. It powers my zumo 550 and radar detector, no issues.
 

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Balmorerider said:
Hello!

I am sure this has been asked before....can I use the cig-lighter as the power source for a Garmin Zumo 395 or do I need to wire it into the battery?

Thank you for your advice!

Chris
It depends on what Garmin power supply harness you use. If you splice into the cig-lighter wire and connect to the Garmin motorcycle harness the Zumo will work perfectly with all functions available to use. If you use the Garmin car harness and slide it into the cig-lighter socket the Zumo will work but it will think you are driving a car so some of the motorcycle features won't be available, such as fuel range.
 

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Re: Accessory Outlet on ST

So, before I do something stupid.....can I wire the GPS directly to the battery (with the wires that come with the Garmin)? I have a free terminal for the battery tender which I could use or I could just attach it directly to the battery terminals. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated!

Thank you!

Chris



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The only problem with the cig lighter plug is they don't work so well (widely varying fit) with vibs or rougher roads. My GPS was continually losing power (so I hardwired it), but the radar detector is much better...only lose power every so often.
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Provided the Garmin harness is fused, there's no problem with going directly to the battery. GPS's don't draw much power so almost any circuit will support it including the accessory circuit.
 

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Thanks for the response! I am sorry to be so dense but what do you mean with “provided the Garmin harness is fused”?

CH

Crew Chief said:
Provided the Garmin harness is fused, there's no problem with going directly to the battery. GPS's don't draw much power so almost any circuit will support it including the accessory circuit.
 

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The vast majority of electrical circuits have fuses to protect the wiring and the electronics. If you take your GPS device straight to the battery, you need to be sure there is a fuse in the new circuit that you create. I don't think I've ever seen a wiring setup for a Garmin GPS cradle that didn't have a fuse in it already, but I'd like for you to be sure there is one there. I should have also noted that going straight to the battery will have your new circuit hot all the time, even with the key off. Some people choose to do that, but if you aren't aware of it, it could drain your battery for you.
 

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The vast majority of electrical circuits have fuses to protect the wiring and the electronics. If you take your GPS device straight to the battery, you need to be sure there is a fuse in the new circuit that you create. I don't think I've ever seen a wiring setup for a Garmin GPS cradle that didn't have a fuse in it already, but I'd like for you to be sure there is one there. I should have also noted that going straight to the battery will have your new circuit hot all the time, even with the key off. Some people choose to do that, but if you aren't aware of it, it could drain your battery for you.
Garmin GPS plugs are fused. I believe that the fuse is inside the tip of the plug. The end of the plug unscrews to access the fuse. Now the plug inputs 12 volts from the socket, but get a magnifying glass and read the specs I.e. input and output on the plug. I would not wire a GPS directly to the battery.
Tell me if I'm wrong.
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I've taken a switched feed from the aux light socket for my Zumo 660 but there's no issue with using the 12v socket, current draw is very low.

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Hi,

Looking to plug my exo heated jacket/vest into Aux socket , after reading the posts im not sure whether this is a good idea. However, iv just been onto exo site who state the draw is only 0.8A does this mean it should be ok ?
 

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Hi,

Looking to plug my exo heated jacket/vest into Aux socket , after reading the posts im not sure whether this is a good idea. However, iv just been onto exo site who state the draw is only 0.8A does this mean it should be ok ?
Hmmm...only .8 AMP for a heated vest?? Perhaps 8.0 AMPS.
The bike's aux 12 volt socket outlet is only fused to handle 2 or maybe 3 AMPS.
You should be able to do a test and see what amperage the vest draws.
Anyone else on this??
SHUMBA
 

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Hmmm...only .8 AMP for a heated vest?? Perhaps 8.0 AMPS.
The bike's aux 12 volt socket outlet is only fused to handle 2 or maybe 3 AMPS.
You should be able to do a test and see what amperage the vest draws.
Anyone else on this??
SHUMBA
Hi Shumba,

It did seem low to me too,this is the section I was reading from in FAQ

Both StormWalker products are exactly the same other than the Jacket’s zip-off sleeves option. Both garments heat to the same specifications (0.8A draw and 122° @ 12 Volts), have heated pockets and feature the award winning AirXtream® outer fabric.
 

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Hi Shumba,

It did seem low to me too,this is the section I was reading from in FAQ

Both StormWalker products are exactly the same other than the Jacket’s zip-off sleeves option. Both garments heat to the same specifications (0.8A draw and 122° @ 12 Volts), have heated pockets and feature the award winning AirXtream outer fabric.
Ok thanks, but .8 AMP is a very low draw.
Someone out there who can calculate what temps can be reached with such a minimal Amperage??
SHUMBA

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What they don't tell you with that is the controller and how it works. Hi/Low or more adjustable and that increases the draw depending on the setting. They also don't tell you how many watts it's putting out. Temp can be misleading.

A typical 90 watt heated jacket liner is pulling over 7 amps at 12V. At 13.8 Volts it pulls 7.7 amps and produces 106 watts of heat. LINK
 
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What they don't tell you with that is the controller and how it works. Hi/Low or more adjustable and that increases the draw depending on the setting. They also don't tell you how many watts it's putting out. Temp can be misleading.

A typical 90 watt heated jacket liner is pulling over 7 amps at 12V. At 13.8 watts it pulls 7.7 amps and produces 106 watts of heat. LINK
Agree with you EricV. I figured a 10 AMP draw or so to be more accurate. I'm not sure what the heated grips AMP rating/draw is but likely in the vicinity of ten AMPS as well.
I'd have to look at the fuse(s) they have for the heated grips.
Thanks again
SHUMBA
 
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