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Offline RFH87_Connie

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Re: 12V Accessory Outlets
« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2011, 10:16:04 am »
RFH87_Connie I'm just using this to charge a cell phone or power the GPS.
Snarf - thanks.  I guess that you could run 2 accessories from these leads.  I'm only using one so I'll plug one bullet connector into the positive and negative leads and let the 2nd hole open.

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Re: 12V Accessory Outlets
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2011, 10:40:11 am »
http://c10mods.blogspot.com/2011/07/adding-power-outlet-to-dash.html

I am surprised you did not find the links I did when looking into this idea.  So here's my two cents worth on the 12v accessory outlet project, complete with pictures.
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Re: 12V Accessory Outlets
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2011, 02:11:47 pm »
I read it and re-read it.  Thanks.
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Re: 12V Accessory Outlets
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2011, 02:40:59 pm »
OK - I'm the master of the cheap mod I admit, but found a weatherproof 12v outlet at walmart for $8 or so :)

Has a nice springloaded cap, and mount. Used zipties to mount it to the triple tree right next to the ignition. Worked like a champ, and can't beat the price.

Another alternative if you want to flush mount something in a plastic panel - Harley (don't shoot me) has one for $20 in dealerships that is designed for their touring models. Works like a charm, and a piece of electrical tape easily covers that pesky logo on the cap!

Edit - I have a C14, just noticed this was related to the C10. May still apply though, just need different mounting location I suspect... My apologies
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Re: 12V Accessory Outlets
« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2011, 08:37:50 pm »
I used dual stainless steel and plastic cigar lighters with waterproof caps, West Marine $18
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Re: 12V Accessory Outlets
« Reply #20 on: July 20, 2011, 11:02:12 am »
I think what Snarf meant was that there are two bullets for each location.

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Re: 12V Accessory Outlets
« Reply #21 on: July 21, 2011, 05:33:40 am »
I found a cheap socket at radio shack and mounted it in my topcase so I can charge my phone on the fly and itll be safe and soundi nside the case.  I drilled a tiny hole in the case, added a grommet and made the wires quick disconnect so I can still remove the case easy (not like I ever remove the case anyway).

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Re: 12V Accessory Outlets
« Reply #22 on: July 21, 2011, 06:58:04 am »
The previous owner evidently tapped into and existing wire set to connect the outlet on my fairing, but it is hard mounted so I cannot easily remove the fairing. I can only remove it partially. Eventually I will fix that by using the twist connectors (brain fart, I can't remember the name). Then I can easily remove the fairing, or at least easier.

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Re: 12V Accessory Outlets
« Reply #23 on: July 21, 2011, 08:03:08 am »
twist connectors (brain fart, I can't remember the name).

I hope you're not talking about wire nuts!? Buy some propper insulated male/female crimp connectors or a pair of SAE connectors and solder and shrink wrap them in.
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Re: 12V Accessory Outlets
« Reply #24 on: July 21, 2011, 10:48:40 am »
Where is a good place to buy the SAE connectors? Most of the ones I see on eBay, etc. are quite small wire gauge like 16 - 18. I would like to get some with beefier wires, although I'm not sure what the current rating for the actual connectors is. Anybody know?

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Re: 12V Accessory Outlets
« Reply #25 on: July 21, 2011, 11:01:58 am »
I would just check the local auto parts store, or even a department store with a decent auto section. NAPA has several in the trailer towing section of their catalog, part # NW 784640, it's also 18ga. There are a few others as well.
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