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Battery Disconnect switch

Post  sunnydog on Fri May 17, 2013 8:44 am

Was reading that thread on Shovelhead.us about the guys battery nearly catching his bike and garage on fire, just ordered a battery disconnect switch off theBay. Question...you attach this inline on the negative battery cable correct? Also I think I remember Denn having a cigarette lighter style powerpoint on his bike, where inline did you put this Denn? I wanna install one to charge up my cell phone etc when on longer trips. sunny
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Post  Shakerattlenroll on Fri May 17, 2013 9:06 am

Put it in the ground cable , yep yep...no ground ...no circuit Wink

Im gonna mount the lighter socket on that big ol windjamer Very Happy
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Post  sunnydog on Fri May 17, 2013 9:26 am

Cool, you could put a flatscreen on that baby, watch movies as you ride Wade!!
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Post  Dennman on Fri May 17, 2013 11:09 am

Yuuup, in the ground side of the circuit for the switch.

I wired my Cig lighter/cell charger port right off the battery posts.Put a fuse inline on the + wire.[img][/img]
I went through a few before I found one (above) that could handle the vibrations and not fall apart.
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Post  sunnydog on Fri May 17, 2013 1:34 pm

Awesome Denn, that's what I need.
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Post  Dennman on Fri May 17, 2013 1:38 pm

sunnydog wrote:Awesome Denn, that's what I need.
I tried a few out of old vehicles with the metal sleeve behind the dash but as mentioned ,they fell apart.This one from Canuck Tire has held up so far.It's been awhile since I put it on. I believe the leads are fixed to it as opposed to the screw attachments.
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Post  sunnydog on Fri May 17, 2013 2:13 pm

I found one online I will try, its got the weather cover on it and hardwired as well I think. Handy to have a power point on the ol tractor eh? Never know when ya might have to run a plug in toaster or microwave from the Shovel.
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Post  Shakerattlenroll on Fri May 17, 2013 3:30 pm

Lol you can charge my phone for me Laughing
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Post  kootenai on Fri May 17, 2013 6:49 pm

I was thinking about two wires with alligator clips on each end and clamp em to the prongs on the charger cord to the juice box,,should work eh!!
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Post  Shakerattlenroll on Fri May 17, 2013 7:02 pm

kootenai wrote:I was thinking about two wires with alligator clips on each end and clamp em to the prongs on the charger cord to the juice box,,should work eh!!

easyer to light a smoke if you have a lighter socket Laughing
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Post  sunnydog on Fri May 17, 2013 7:17 pm

Shakerattlenroll wrote:
kootenai wrote:I was thinking about two wires with alligator clips on each end and clamp em to the prongs on the charger cord to the juice box,,should work eh!!

easyer to light a smoke if you have a lighter socket Laughing

After idling the Shovel for 45 min in the campground to charge my phone, could prolly light a smoke off one of the exhaust manifolds geek
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Post  Dennman on Fri May 17, 2013 7:26 pm

kootenai wrote:I was thinking about two wires with alligator clips on each end and clamp em to the prongs on the charger cord to the juice box,,should work eh!!

I've done that when i went to charge my phone and the plug-in had fallen apart on the road somewhere.
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Post  Dennman on Fri May 17, 2013 7:27 pm

sunnydog wrote:
Shakerattlenroll wrote:
kootenai wrote:I was thinking about two wires with alligator clips on each end and clamp em to the prongs on the charger cord to the juice box,,should work eh!!

easyer to light a smoke if you have a lighter socket Laughing

After idling the Shovel for 45 min in the campground to charge my phone, could prolly light a smoke off one of the exhaust manifolds geek

No need to idle Sonny.The charging doesn't draw much.
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Post  jmac on Fri May 17, 2013 11:29 pm

I just get the cheap one,s .go threw about 2 a year.Have them pop out going down the road, short out all kinds of shit.But when I,m rideing no time to stop for a smoke.Coffie and baily,s in one hand a smoke in the other putting down the road just chilling. affraid jmac

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Post  sunnydog on Sat May 18, 2013 7:40 am

Now yer talkin John....coffee and Baileys.....think ill go have on now!
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coffie and baily,s

Post  jmac on Sat May 18, 2013 9:39 am

sunnydog wrote:Now yer talkin John....coffee and Baileys.....think ill go have on now!
I,m going to be serveing them in the morning at horse thief .Got some wicked coffie beans affraid jmac

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Post  kootenai on Sat May 18, 2013 10:16 am

jmac wrote:
sunnydog wrote:Now yer talkin John....coffee and Baileys.....think ill go have on now!
I,m going to be serveing them in the morning at horse thief .Got some wicked coffie beans affraid jmac
gonna be hair straight back with a glow on eh??
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Post  sunnydog on Sat May 18, 2013 5:28 pm

I must say that day in day out, coffee is my favorite high cyclops
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Post  coopsta on Sat May 18, 2013 8:19 pm

I got one of them trickle charger style cords hooked to the battery, its like a 2 prong trailer plug if you need a mental picture. It never falls apart and costs almost zip. It came with an electric vest I purchased about 10 yrs ago. I went to canuck junk and bought the opposite end for it and a cheap cig lighter end. Wired them together and it works great for anything like cells or any 12v attachments.
Doesn't take up any room whatsoever. The wire tucks under the seat and the attachment in the saddle bag. I think the total cost for all parts may have been around 8 bucks.

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Post  sunnydog on Sat May 18, 2013 8:32 pm

ya know that's a great idea Twang...I got a couple stray wires I could do that with.
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Post  Dennman on Sat May 18, 2013 8:46 pm

jmac wrote:
sunnydog wrote:Now yer talkin John....coffee and Baileys.....think ill go have on now!
I,m going to be serveing them in the morning at horse thief .Got some wicked coffie beans affraid jmac

This is the only way to start the day.Jmac's java and Baileys.MMMMMMMM!
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Post  Dennman on Sat May 18, 2013 8:49 pm

coopsta wrote: I got one of them trickle charger style cords hooked to the battery, its like a 2 prong trailer plug if you need a mental picture. It never falls apart and costs almost zip. It came with an electric vest I purchased about 10 yrs ago. I went to canuck junk and bought the opposite end for it and a cheap cig lighter end. Wired them together and it works great for anything like cells or any 12v attachments.
Doesn't take up any room whatsoever. The wire tucks under the seat and the attachment in the saddle bag. I think the total cost for all parts may have been around 8 bucks.

Stringtwang

I just took my vest connection like that out.I never use the vest and the battery is only on the tender when it's out of the scoot.
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