Wiring in a USB power source......


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W109driver
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Wiring in a USB power source......

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Hi guys.
Loving my 76' GL1000.
I would like to to run my phone/GPS.
I've bought a simple eBay USB port, that I'm thinking of having in the false tank and just running a cable to the device.
But where is it recommended to wire the supply?
Anyone else done it?
Thanks in advance.


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I haven't got them, but might also be useful to think about heated grips aswell. ?
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Nobody done this then?
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Not sure if the real early ones had the accessory terminals on the fuse box, but if so, that would be the place to use.
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Yeah. I don't think they came with spare fuse slots. Thanks anyway.
I'm just run and fuse separate cable to battery I think.
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W109driver wrote: Thu Sep 02, 2021 11:05 am Yeah. I don't think they came with spare fuse slots. Thanks anyway.
I'm just run and fuse separate cable to battery I think.
You might want to make sure the 5v supply isn't draining any power when not in use, my guess is it does without an on-off switch on it. On my bike I direct wired a 12v "Cigarette lighter" style outlet with a 15A inline fuse, this way I can use my air compressor, cell phone charger etc. without having the key turned on.
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Yeah. Thought that could be an issue.
I've bought a USB port with a tiny on/off switch.
It doesn't say what fuse rating to use. But for phones and GPS, I'm thinking 3amp is plenty. ???
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W109driver wrote: Thu Sep 02, 2021 11:31 am Yeah. Thought that could be an issue.
I've bought a USB port with a tiny on/off switch.
It doesn't say what fuse rating to use. But for phones and GPS, I'm thinking 3amp is plenty. ???
That would be about 40w capacity, more than enough I would think.


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