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post #1 of 12 Old 04-04-2013, 02:05 PM Thread Starter
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12 Volt socket

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For the Nuvi 500, on RAM mount

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post #2 of 12 Old 04-04-2013, 05:02 PM
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It's messy but put some dilectric grease in that thing or it will rust out......ask me how I know....I also use a small bungie cord tied to the power cord to hold it into the plug or it will vibrate out enough that the GPS will constantly loose power. It's anoying

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I installed two 12 volt sockets right next to one another on the right-side fairing. One is a BMW style Powerlet plug and the other is a standard cigarette lighter style plug.

The Powerlet plug is definitely tighter and made to last. Both work well.

Photos show he 2 different plugs, as well as the installed sockets (opened/closed).

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post #4 of 12 Old 04-06-2013, 02:13 AM
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just installed one on mine this past week, too.

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FWIW... TwistedThrottle makes a nice handle bar bracket for a 12 volt socket that makes for a super clean installation.
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FWIW... TwistedThrottle makes a nice handle bar bracket for a 12 volt socket that makes for a super clean installation.
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How are you guys powering these outlets? Are you using an Aux Fuse box or going direct off the battery?
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Here's my mounting bracket that I made from aluminum stock I had kicking around.

NOTE: The bracket held to the handlebar with cable clamps.


A different angle


I tapped into the ignition switched wire just under the fuse shown in this pix.
I choose the Fan Fuse wire. The socket only powers my GPS which takes a small amount of amperage.

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How are you guys powering these outlets? Are you using an Aux Fuse box or going direct off the battery?
It depends on what you're going to run with it. In Larry's case he's running a GPS, and the GPS' plug is fused.

I run a PowerLet socket and use it for my compressor. It's powered through the aux fuse panel with large gauge wire and an appropriately sized fuse.

My preference is to put everything on it's own circuit and use a fuse.

But I also wear a belt and suspenders...

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post #10 of 12 Old 04-21-2013, 08:40 PM
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power wire back to battery. inline atc fuse holder like the one below.




regardless of what you run off the outlet. the outlet should be fused. you could just as likely pinch and ground the wire causing a short. w/o a fuse, you wind up with a potential BBQ-KLR

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