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Too many direct battery connections?
« on: April 09, 2015, 05:08:31 pm »
Is there any reason why I shouldn't have multiple devices (battery charger adapter, USB socket, cigarette lighter socket) connected directly to the battery (apart from the fact that it makes it very difficult to get the live terminal cover on and results in a plate of spaghetti under the seat)? All the devices in question are switched so that there's no continuous drain. It just seems that there must be a better way... what have other people done? Ideally I'd like to patch into the lighting circuit so that the USB port at least is only powered when the ignition is on but I'm pretty electrically clueless and not sure where to start.

All advice gratefully received!

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Re: Too many direct battery connections?
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2015, 09:29:51 pm »
KTM did you a favor: They gave you two accessory plugs behind the headlight.  I connected my auxiliary lights to them.  This thread discusses them: http://690enduro.createaf...um.com/electrical/acc-12/  and you can look to this thread to see them in living color!  http://690enduro.createaf...omoto-mm10-light-install/

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Re: Too many direct battery connections?
« Reply #2 on: April 10, 2015, 01:44:22 am »
Exactly the information I was looking for! Many thanks ;D

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Re: Too many direct battery connections?
« Reply #3 on: April 10, 2015, 03:53:33 am »
You might want to upgrade the battery at some point tho...just an idea. I used to run multiple connections from my battery on the rallye built bikes and never had any issues with good quality batteries. Main problem was getting the connecting bolts seated because of all the wires coming off them. Roadbook holder, twin Icu , gps, iritak tracker,  usb etc.
The Battery provided when the bike is shipped to the customer is not really the greatest quality, it's usually the cheapest tender for that component of the bike. Because we don't have a kick it's always good to have some faith in the battery you run, especially when your a long walk out of the scrub...