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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 08-Mar-2019, 06:37 AM (526) Thread Starter
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12v power point

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My 12v power point will not power my 12v air compressor?
It just cuts out when I switch the compressor on.

Is this normal? Any ideas?

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Hi
My 12v power point will not power my 12v air compressor?
It just cuts out when I switch the compressor on.

Is this normal? Any ideas?

Dave
Yes. 5 amps max load exceeded. Battery direct only.
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Yes. 5 amps max load exceeded. Battery direct only.
To amplify, any device that you connect to your bike that has a 12 volt power requirement of over 5 amps will exceed the limit of the bikeís CANBus system. You can bypass the system by connecting your 12volt device directly to the battery or a connection such as a PDM60 or Neutrino that has a built in relay. Most folks add an extra 12 V oultlet to their bikes, which they onnect that way for tire pumps, heated gear, battery tenders etc. Many dealers do so automatically at time of purchase as a courtesy.
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Thanks guys.
Guess Iím going to fit a direct 12v socket to my battery.
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The lead Bob shows is the best plug, convert your pump to it and you can hook up an Optimate anytime too.

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Thanks Ged
Are details allowed on this forum?
Probably not. Can you pm them?

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I've got a lead like Bob posted on my bike for using the Battery Tender and I've got a cigarette lighter-type plug that goes into the end of the lead for connecting my compressor. Came from Amazon, naturally.
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WARNING:

Some battery tender leads are quite thin as a typical tender draws an about 1 1/4 amp. The leads may have a 2 amp or a 3 amp fuse. A compressor will draw 7ish amps or more. Make sure the harness to the battery can handle at least 10 amps and is fused accordingly.

I use a harness that was made for heated riding gear. It can handle the draw of my compressor.

Another solution is to re-wire the stock accessory outlet such that it is directly connected to the battery.
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What's the amperage rating on that? So many of those are 18ga and not really up to 10A continuous.

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