Spare power connections in fuse box

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Spare power connections in fuse box

Post by Gdgiò » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:29 pm

hello again

i am going to add winter hot grips on my bike so i am looking to the right place to connect an additional fused relay .
I found these screws marked + and - (red circled in the pic) so they shall be available for the purpose . Does anybody know max load applicable to these terminals?
are these terminals already fused? and are those terminals under main power (start key ) ?... I can check of course ....but... thanks

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Re: Spare power connections in fuse box

Post by chrisz » Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:52 pm

Per the owner's manual for a GL1100: Maximum is 60W (5 Amps) (12V). Not sure about your bikes potential.

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Re: Spare power connections in fuse box

Post by gwjturner » Tue Nov 14, 2017 6:27 pm

Those two screws (+/-) are controlled by the ignition switch and are fused at the very top fuse position at 5 amps max.

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Re: Spare power connections in fuse box

Post by Mh434 » Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:15 pm

If you use one of the fuses to send a switched-12V signal to a relay, which in turn is powered from the battery, it will work fine without drawing virtually any power from the accessory circuit. Some heated grips instructions (like the ones that came with my ShowChrome grips) tell you to run the grips power directly from the accessory circuit without a relay.

Do NOT do that - there's simply not enough current to run both the grips & controller properly, even with a high-powered alternator. With a relay, taking its main power from the battery, it will work great.

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Re: Spare power connections in fuse box

Post by WingAdmin » Wed Nov 15, 2017 8:33 pm

Or you could use one of the aftermarket power panels, like this one, which I have in my GL1500 and works great: viewtopic.php?f=18&t=10890

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