Adding a Electrical Power Plate


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Adding a Electrical Power Plate

Postby coldcanuk » Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:36 am



I am looking to add a Electrical Power Plate to my GL1500. Wondering if there are any tips, do's or don'ts out in GW Docs? Thinking of adding the power plate from CycleMax. Is this the correct one to use? Are the others that are better?



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Re: Adding a Electrical Power Plate

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:00 am

It's pretty much the only one I know of specifically made for the GL1500 (they make a GL1800 version as well). Have a read through the review: Electrical Connection Power Plate

I would recommend you stop at an automotive store and buy a high-quality 30-amp relay. Remove the cheap one that comes with the power plate and replace it with your new relay.

The unit is built of very high quality components, except for the inexplicably cheap garbage Chinese relay that they used.

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Re: Adding a Electrical Power Plate

Postby coldcanuk » Tue Dec 01, 2015 11:43 am

Thanks for the link. I looked, but obviously missed it. I will compare to what I have and make the changes needed. Thanks for the update on the Relay fuse.

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Re: Adding a Electrical Power Plate

Postby Happytrails » Tue Dec 01, 2015 5:33 pm

Installed the power plate from Cyclemax. Works great and its a simple install. It was one of those purchases that I thought about for a long time and then finally did it. And then afterwards I was thinking I should have done it sooner. :D
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Re: Adding a Electrical Power Plate

Postby coldcanuk » Fri Jan 15, 2016 1:29 am

Got a Power Plate installed. Need to clean up the wires some. thanks for all the help.

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Re: Adding a Electrical Power Plate

Postby Happytrails » Fri Jan 15, 2016 6:16 am

WingAdmin wrote:It's pretty much the only one I know of specifically made for the GL1500 (they make a GL1800 version as well). Have a read through the review: Electrical Connection Power Plate

I would recommend you stop at an automotive store and buy a high-quality 30-amp relay. Remove the cheap one that comes with the power plate and replace it with your new relay.

The unit is built of very high quality components, except for the inexplicably cheap garbage Chinese relay that they used.


Good to know I never replaced mine. :D
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Re: Adding a Electrical Power Plate

Postby NVSB4 » Fri Jan 15, 2016 8:22 am

Another thing to consider when installing a power plate is the ground connections.
Here is a thread about adding a ground block.
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Re: Adding a Electrical Power Plate

Postby Happytrails » Fri Jan 15, 2016 4:51 pm

WingAdmin wrote:It's pretty much the only one I know of specifically made for the GL1500 (they make a GL1800 version as well). Have a read through the review: Electrical Connection Power Plate

I would recommend you stop at an automotive store and buy a high-quality 30-amp relay. Remove the cheap one that comes with the power plate and replace it with your new relay.

The unit is built of very high quality components, except for the inexplicably cheap garbage Chinese relay that they used.


How can you tell if the relay is high quality? Is Bosch a reliable name?
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Re: Adding a Electrical Power Plate

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Jan 15, 2016 5:24 pm

Happytrails wrote:
WingAdmin wrote:It's pretty much the only one I know of specifically made for the GL1500 (they make a GL1800 version as well). Have a read through the review: Electrical Connection Power Plate

I would recommend you stop at an automotive store and buy a high-quality 30-amp relay. Remove the cheap one that comes with the power plate and replace it with your new relay.

The unit is built of very high quality components, except for the inexplicably cheap garbage Chinese relay that they used.


How can you tell if the relay is high quality? Is Bosch a reliable name?


Bosch is a very reliable name.

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Re: Adding a Electrical Power Plate

Postby Happytrails » Fri Jan 15, 2016 7:37 pm



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