installing a power outlet to my 1500


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installing a power outlet to my 1500

Postby MikeBen » Sun Mar 20, 2016 8:34 am



looking to install a power out, or "ciggerete Lighter" as most people know it, is there a place on the bike where it can be clicked right onto the harness ? i head there was a place for it, but not sure where on the harness it would be. or do i have to hotwire it straight to the battery??



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Re: installing a power outlet to my 1500

Postby flogger » Sun Mar 20, 2016 9:33 am

MikeBen wrote:looking to install a power out, or "ciggerete Lighter" as most people know it, is there a place on the bike where it can be clicked right onto the harness ? i head there was a place for it, but not sure where on the harness it would be. or do i have to hotwire it straight to the battery??

I put 2 on mine... I wired one on the left side of the fairing mounting the plug in the left fairing pocket. It is wired right into the lights. This is fine if you are not using it for an actual cigarette lighter which draws too much power. I only use it for accessories like a GPS or a radar detector, etc... I like it being in the pocket so as to help protect it from water... This wiring keeps it "switched" so it is only hot with the key...

The second outlet is actually a dual USB charging port I wanted to use with my phone, my MP3, headsets, etc to charge any item I happened to have with me... I wired it directly to the accessories fuse so it also would only be hot with my key... It is physically located inside my trunk on the back left side in the corner... It's out of the way and doesn't interfere with any loading or packing in my trunk.

You can wire anything directly to your battery if you want them hot all the time, for instance with my USB port you could then charge something while you were away from the bike... Just personal preference...

Last thing I considered was if I wanted "cigarette" power plugs or USB style or whatever... I opted for the cigarette style for the fairing mount since that's what most electronic accessories use... I have a USB dual plug I can plug into it if needed... I opted for a wired USB plug for the trunk since the main purpose was charging electronics but you could go with a cigarette plug and an adaptor too if you needed.... The plug I selected for the trunk has a higher amp charge ability so I could charge a tablet or charge items more quickly...
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Re: installing a power outlet to my 1500

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Sun Mar 20, 2016 5:52 pm

Under the left hand side cover - and under the blade fuse panel cover, right at the top is an accessory circuit - all you need to do is run wires from there to wherever you want your ciggie lighter connection.

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Re: installing a power outlet to my 1500

Postby lamasue » Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:26 am

Put in a aux. Fuse panel like what they sell at cyxlemax it can be switched and custom fused and it's alot easier to connect things

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Re: installing a power outlet to my 1500

Postby keithg64 » Mon Mar 21, 2016 3:55 pm

I put one in the left front pocket that is hot all the time, one in the trunk that is hot at all times both fused and relayed per Rudy's wiring instructions for his aux wiring. There is also one in the right passenger pocket that is straight to battery with a 20 amp fuse off a external fuse block.


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Re: installing a power outlet to my 1500

Postby MikeBen » Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:51 pm

After searching for the plug and plays under the left side pocket......there are none, all plugs are in use, and none open,m is there a Multi Plug-N-Play Harness for GL1500? one where i can plug into the lights, then have exra hanging for other uses?

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Re: installing a power outlet to my 1500

Postby flogger » Mon Mar 21, 2016 9:58 pm

MikeBen wrote:After searching for the plug and plays under the left side pocket......there are none, all plugs are in use, and none open,m is there a Multi Plug-N-Play Harness for GL1500? one where i can plug into the lights, then have exra hanging for other uses?

I did mine too many years ago... I think I used a connector that split it off and I don't recall if it came with my power adapter or if I may have got it separately from a dealer... Give it a bit, someone else will chime in... Got a local dealer you can call in the daytime?
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Re: installing a power outlet to my 1500

Postby MikeBen » Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:07 pm

no local dealer. im not sure if i explained it right, where i can plug the plug n play into the lights, then plug the lights into it, but have extra connections on it/

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Re: installing a power outlet to my 1500

Postby DaveDanger » Mon Mar 21, 2016 10:47 pm

Not sure if this will do exactly what you want, but it works great for me. I bought and installed it about two years ago and it has performed flawlessly.
http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0088BX0IM?psc=1&redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o08_s00&tag=goldwingdocs-20
It provides a standard cigarette lighter outlet & a USB cable plug-in, side-by-side on the face of a nice chromed unit that mounts to any 7/8" thru 1 1/4" bar. A 5' 6" cord is provided for connection to the battery or harness. The unit has a rocker switch on the face between the outlets to turn the whole thing off & on, and is provided with an attached rubber cover that weather protects the receptacles when not in use. It also comes with a heavy duty cable and receptacle that allows for jump-starting your bike from another. I've used it several times, works well.
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Re: installing a power outlet to my 1500

Postby Happytrails » Mon Mar 21, 2016 11:28 pm

Installed a Power plate at battery and a dual outlet in the front left pocket. Use it to power things like gps, phone, SM-10 and also have a port for heated gear. Been thinking about adding dual ports in the trunk.
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Re: installing a power outlet to my 1500

Postby keithg64 » Tue Mar 22, 2016 7:52 am

There is no plug and play for a outlet in either fairing pocket. Not a bad idea, I just wouldn't want to put to much extra on the lighting system.
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Re: installing a power outlet to my 1500

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:17 am

The wiring for the lighting system is not designed to carry the extra current of an accessory outlet. If you plug something in there that's going to draw more than a few amps, it will blow your lighting fuse. If you up the size of that fuse, you could melt wiring/cause a fire.

The best way to do this is to not try to graft something onto the existing wiring harness; instead run a fused wire to the battery, or better yet, use one of the EC Power Plates.

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Re: installing a power outlet to my 1500

Postby flogger » Tue Mar 22, 2016 3:05 pm

Grafting is fine but as I stated in the beginning of my post you can't put more power on it than it can handle... If you need more power then you go elsewhere and one would (should) never put a higher amp fuse in to rig it... Before you decide to graft or to buy anything, you need to ask yourself what are you going to use it for or want/need it to do...
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Re: installing a power outlet to my 1500

Postby Uncle Fester » Tue Mar 22, 2016 8:42 pm

I mounted this in the trunk, and wired it straight to the battery, only use it to charge my cell, tablet and camera, so no serious draw. I do have it fused of course, 5amp, just incase. . . . and I never use more than two of the plugs at once.
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Re: installing a power outlet to my 1500

Postby Happytrails » Thu Mar 24, 2016 11:00 pm

Have a dual port in left side pocket. I can close the soft OEM cover over this and it works very nicely so far. Ports in the trunk to charge some things might be nice too. :D

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Re: installing a power outlet to my 1500

Postby Engel6264 » Thu Aug 04, 2016 8:49 pm

I used the left vent as my spot for a voltmeter and power source, found this on Amazon...
Happytrails wrote:Have a dual port in left side pocket. I can close the soft OEM cover over this and it works very nicely so far. Ports in the trunk to charge some things might be nice too. :D


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Re: installing a power outlet to my 1500

Postby Uncle Fester » Fri Aug 05, 2016 1:03 am

Do you have a link to the seller of that USB/Volt Meter set up ? I would LOVE a closer look at it !
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Re: installing a power outlet to my 1500

Postby Engel6264 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:21 am

Uncle Fester wrote:Do you have a link to the seller of that USB/Volt Meter set up ? I would LOVE a closer look at it !
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Re: installing a power outlet to my 1500

Postby Engel6264 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 5:35 am

Uncle Fester wrote:Do you have a link to the seller of that USB/Volt Meter set up ? I would LOVE a closer look at it !

See if this can be copied and pasted to get to.

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Re: installing a power outlet to my 1500

Postby BikerBuck » Fri Aug 05, 2016 7:59 am

I Never used the CB radio so I put mine here. It's wired into a EC power plate.
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Re: installing a power outlet to my 1500

Postby Uncle Fester » Fri Aug 05, 2016 4:57 pm

Cool, Thanks for the link !
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Re: installing a power outlet to my 1500

Postby Bluewaterhooker0 » Fri Aug 05, 2016 11:24 pm

I think this is the one that matches the install displayed.

https://www.amazon.com/Cllena-Charger-V ... ingdocs-20

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Re: installing a power outlet to my 1500

Postby raven41951 » Sun Aug 07, 2016 12:23 pm

I have one too. I couldn't bring myself to blocking/replacing stock parts so its still sitting in the box. Using a 2 port usb charger in the left pocket and volt meter connects to Battery Tender cable (removed after use). Also have usb adapter for tender cable in right pod for iPad.
USB up front charges phone and Bluetooth tx/rx which connects iPad to bike stereo. Phone is bluetoothed to Sena 20S to be able to answer phone and listen to music over phone without blasting the outdoors (pet peeve).

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Re: installing a power outlet to my 1500

Postby Jewood20 » Sat Sep 17, 2016 11:22 am

Engel, I didn't see the actual voltmeter in the link you posted. Where did you get that from? Also love that setup!

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I used the left vent as my spot for a voltmeter and power source, found this on Amazon...
Happytrails wrote:Have a dual port in left side pocket. I can close the soft OEM cover over this and it works very nicely so far. Ports in the trunk to charge some things might be nice too. :D

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Re: installing a power outlet to my 1500

Postby raven41951 » Sat Sep 17, 2016 3:31 pm

Search Amazon for:
ASTRA DEPOT 12V POWER OUTLET

Its not letting me copy/paste/link. I am remote and limited. Its listed for $16.99




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