Battery Tender System.

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Battery Tender System.

#1 Unread post by ceemes » Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:55 pm

Hooked up a Battery Tender system to my bike and I was wondering if it is possible or advisable to use the connection from the battery as a power source for other things, such as aux. power for a cam or gps system while riding?
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#2 Unread post by Johnj » Fri Oct 16, 2015 11:58 pm

It is possible. but you have to hook it up correctly or you let the smoke out.
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#3 Unread post by GS_in_CO » Sat Oct 17, 2015 11:49 am

Put a fuse in the line. That's how you let the smoke out in a less damaging way if the smoke needs to get out.
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#4 Unread post by ceemes » Sun Oct 18, 2015 1:17 am

GS_in_CO wrote:Put a fuse in the line. That's how you let the smoke out in a less damaging way if the smoke needs to get out.
There is a 25 Amp fuse from the positive terminal connector line. Fairly simple set-up. Unscrew the battery lead and rescrew them back on with the tender lead on top....the connector pokes up between the gas tank and the front of the saddle.....will take some pics later.
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#5 Unread post by slimcolo » Mon Oct 19, 2015 7:14 pm

You need a smaller fuse, more appropriate to your GPS. I would leave the 25 amp in place but add another fuse that will work for GPS but unplug for battery tender use. I plan to do this on my bike but believe my battery tender hook up doesn't have a fuse.
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