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I found the spare 12V power socket behind my headlight and would like to add a conventional 'Lighter Socket' for my air pump, GPS or heated jacket etc...I could simply cut the existing socket off and solder the wires to my new 'Lighter Socket' wires (with 10A fuse). But instead I would like to find the small plug to fit the existing stock socket.
Does anybody know what the the stock spare 12 volt connection socket is?
Just providing another option for you to consider. No cutting/splicing. These work great. I've used them for adding on driving lights using the same spare power wire as well as changing to LED rear turn signals.
It's always best to connect directly to the battery with decent cable. Fuse it close to the battery end. This is because you don't know what the wiring from that plug you've found is rated at. If you plug a heated jacket in it may draw too much current and burn out your loom. If you think you need to have it ignition operated then put a relay in line and pick up a switched feed from somewhere. I have 2 bikes with permanent live feeds to the plug and they've not drained my battery so I don't bother using a switched feed, it's you're choice.
I canibalised this double plug lead I got for £4. I found that a Fuji 35mm film can fitted over the plug perfectly and made it watertight!
I found the spare 12V power socket behind my headlight and would like to add a conventional 'Lighter Socket' for my air pump,
Those wires are built for a 3 or 5 watt light - the 'parking' light if you know what that is. The wires are not very large - they would drop a lot of voltage (waste power) if you tried to draw a lot of power/current through them. Fine for a GPS .. more than that and you should use another source.
I am using the switched feed from the headlight to power my heated grips
So far so good. The Symtec's I think draw a max 24 watts. It is fused with a 10 amp fuse. With grips it is best to wire into a switched feed in case you leave them on by mistake. (key off=no power)
I just cut the stock Suzuki plug off and soldered everything together. I'm sure you could buy the mate to that plug at a Suzuki dealer if you like.
There are a couple more switched and un-switched power plugs elsewhere on the bike, if you look around the battery and side panels you'll find them.
I think 2 switched, 1 un-switched. Test with VOM to be certain of voltage and if switched or not.
They actually draw around 40 watts, so definitely too much for the wiring. I would check for voltage drop.
If you are happy with how they perform .. then I'd not be bothered .. the feed wires are not melting so the power loss/heating is not dangerous..... Remeber you only use them when it is cold anyway, so the low temperature helps the wires not getting too hot.
lol i've been reading this thread and scratching my head because behind my 97 dr650 i have no spare plug and am having to wire my grips off of a new switched feed from the battery
So after much looking it suddenly dawned on me. i figured out what that spare plug is you have there.... my dr650 is a uk model and as we have switched headlights we also have a parking light a small 10w bulb and guess where it plugs in lol.
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