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PostSubject: adding electrical outlet.....   Wed Jul 16, 2014 11:11 am

On what part of the electrical system should I add and outlet to charge phone and GPS? Should I include a fuse-able link? Supplier for electrical parts?
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PostSubject: Re: adding electrical outlet.....   Thu Jul 17, 2014 12:14 pm

I don't have specific experience with the WRR, but on most bikes the easiest way is to connect directly to the battery.  Yes it does need a fuse, if only to protect the wires in case of a short circuit.  HERE is a typical kit.
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PostSubject: Re: adding electrical outlet.....   Thu Jul 17, 2014 1:58 pm

Usually to the battery terminals, and usually with a fuse.  Eastern Beaver has some good switched products with a relay, or you can go unswitched for simplicity.


The owner of Eastern Beaver has a WR250R, and he posted pics of his with his fuse holder and relay for 3 power points in the last couple days:


On my last WR250R I bought a fuse holder at walmart and installed some ring lugs to screw it to the battery terminals.  I had ring lugs on the free end that I could screw down to a 200W inverter.  That gave me 12VDC in a car socket as well as 120VAC for small items.  I had enough wire for this to hang from the helmet lock.  When I had a bag on the back, I could stick it in the bag to charge cell phones, GPS, etc.


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PostSubject: Thanks!   Thu Jul 17, 2014 2:17 pm

Eastern Beaver it is!
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PostSubject: Re: adding electrical outlet.....   Fri Aug 08, 2014 4:16 pm

I took the simple approach here. Radio shack 12v power outlet wired direct to battery with inline fuse, tucked away nicely on the top triple clamp. My thread is HERE. Very easy job.
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PostSubject: Re: adding electrical outlet.....   Tue Aug 12, 2014 8:46 am

I also added a Radio Shack terminal block, powered directly from the battery but switched with a relay pulling off the running lights.


If I did it again, I think I would go with the Eastern Beaver kit. It cost a bit more, but is very clean and simple.
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PostSubject: Re: adding electrical outlet.....   Tue Aug 12, 2014 10:34 am

I have used Eastern Beaver stuff in the past on my bikes - good stuff.

Also found a company in the US that I have ordered some bike electrical stuff from too:

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PostSubject: Re: adding electrical outlet.....   Fri Aug 15, 2014 7:48 am

Fused SAE connector wired to battery for me.  Cost about $3, and can connect battery charger, heated gear, cell phone, gps, tire pump, etc.  I have one on every bike.  Keep it simple, especially on an off road bike.
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