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Speck1965
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PostSubject: Aux plug inside headlight? (Passing light connector)   Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:06 pm

Hi,

Is it possible to buy the "other end" of this plug anywhere? I have a new bike and would rather not cut or splice in.
Is it  a standard connector?

Thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Aux plug inside headlight? (Passing light connector)   Tue Dec 27, 2016 5:41 pm

Try your local automotive wiring sales place or use 2 female single plugs.
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Speck1965
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PostSubject: Re: Aux plug inside headlight? (Passing light connector)   Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:18 pm

Cheers bud.
Is there an idiots wiring diagram anywhere for wiring these things up with a handlebar switch? Is it easier to ignore aux connector and go direct to battery?

Many thanks
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PostSubject: Re: Aux plug inside headlight? (Passing light connector)   Tue Dec 27, 2016 6:27 pm

The auxillary connector is only live when the ignition is switched on. As for a wiring diagram try downloading the owners manual which can be found in the forum items listings or look in electrical items for a detailed write up on doing the work ok?
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Speck1965
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PostSubject: Re: Aux plug inside headlight? (Passing light connector)   Tue Dec 27, 2016 7:26 pm

Thanks for reply, I am not looking for a general wiring diagram, just a diagram to wire up after market spotlights. I have done a search and can find plenty of information on the hardware side but nothing on wiring them up.
From what I can make out I can use the aux connector in the headlight shell as a relay trigger and I think I will still need to run a supply from the battery also, just don't want to get it wrong.

Cheers.
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PostSubject: Re: Aux plug inside headlight? (Passing light connector)   Tue Dec 27, 2016 8:25 pm

If you look through the electrical threads I'm sure you will find some help there or try to contact V-Twin or Sim as they are more up in these things than myself.
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PostSubject: Re: Aux plug inside headlight? (Passing light connector)   Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:15 pm

If i remember correctly the aux. supply is from a 10 Amps fuse.
A spade connector of the correct size will push into it.
Fit a correctly sized inline fuse if the 10 Amps is too much for you.
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Speck1965
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PostSubject: Re: Aux plug inside headlight? (Passing light connector)   Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:20 pm

From what I have read on this forum the aux connector is not man enough to power 2 x 55w spotlights. I was going to fit a relay powered directly from the battery and use the aux connector as the relay trigger. I am no auto electrician though so was looking for guidance as to the correct wiring procedure.

Cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Aux plug inside headlight? (Passing light connector)   Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:35 pm

If my maths is correct...2 lamps at 55 w = 110 watts

10 Amps at 12 volts = 120 watts

110 watts will draw approx.  9.2 Amps
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Speck1965
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PostSubject: Re: Aux plug inside headlight? (Passing light connector)   Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:37 pm

Yes, but the aux circuit has the bikes lights on it as well?
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PostSubject: Re: Aux plug inside headlight? (Passing light connector)   Tue Dec 27, 2016 10:58 pm

No choice then, you will need another feed.
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PostSubject: Re: Aux plug inside headlight? (Passing light connector)   Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:13 am

As you say ...if you want a feed that goes on and off with the ignition then you need a relay and use the aux. supply ( or some other circuit that comes on with the ignition  ) to operate the relay via a switch.

If you wanted something simpler you could just take a fused feed from the battery to a switch (that can take 10 Amps ) but if you leave them on you will have a flat battery.

Some people fit a 40A relay feeding a fuse bank to give them easy connections for other bits of kit they want to connect up ( heated grips etc. )
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Speck1965
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PostSubject: Re: Aux plug inside headlight? (Passing light connector)   Wed Dec 28, 2016 9:57 am

Love the idea of the second fuse bank, reckon I will go for that subject to having room to fit it. 
Nice idea yorky - Cheers!
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PostSubject: Re: Aux plug inside headlight? (Passing light connector)   Wed Dec 28, 2016 10:26 am

Have you seen this? I always used to use a 5 way fuse panel but came accross this while researching dual dash cams for bikes. I may use this on the new bike.

Well, I tried to post a link but I'm not allowed yet. Google   INNOVV POWER SUPPLY HUB and have a look.

KeithW
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PostSubject: Re: Aux plug inside headlight? (Passing light connector)   Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:51 am

Speck1965 wrote:
Yes, but the aux circuit has the bikes lights on it as well?
How have you come to this conclusion mate ?
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PostSubject: Re: Aux plug inside headlight? (Passing light connector)   Wed Dec 28, 2016 1:57 pm

Read it on this very forum somewhere?
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PostSubject: Re: Aux plug inside headlight? (Passing light connector)   Thu Dec 29, 2016 4:12 pm

This  was the route I went down when I wanted extra feeds
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