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  • Offline The Grey Man   gb

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    12v Aux socket and driving lamps [ooops!]
    on: August 08, 2022, 12:03:21 pm
    August 08, 2022, 12:03:21 pm
    As they say, everyday is a school day with a new bike, for a while at least. [Versys SE GT 20200 model]
    So I checked my tyre pressures, rear a bit soft so plugged a 12v air pump into aux socket.

    That socket is now dead and so are the driving lamps, I suspect they must be on same fuse circuit.  :003:The manual is rubbish just says fuse boxes all over, can anyone advise which side panel I have to fight with to get to the fuse box and what size fuse I need?

    Thanks in advance.  :015:

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    Re: 12v Aux socket and driving lamps [ooops!]
    Reply #1 on: August 08, 2022, 05:02:39 pm
    August 08, 2022, 05:02:39 pm
    Hi,

    same happened to me 2 years ago whe I bought my new 12v air pump. I don't remember where the fuse is (and am very far from my bike), but I found it in the manual I guess ? Under the seat is the first way to go. At least it must be the only one dead.  I replaced it with 5A more in order to hold lights+air pump.

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    Re: 12v Aux socket and driving lamps [ooops!]
    Reply #2 on: August 08, 2022, 05:38:25 pm
    August 08, 2022, 05:38:25 pm
    I have a 12v socket with a pair of crocodile clips on the other end that I clip onto the battery if I need to use my compressor so I don't blow the fuse.
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    Re: 12v Aux socket and driving lamps [ooops!]
    Reply #3 on: August 08, 2022, 06:37:51 pm
    August 08, 2022, 06:37:51 pm
    Yes ordered some today, lesson learnt. :008:

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    Re: 12v Aux socket and driving lamps [ooops!]
    Reply #4 on: August 08, 2022, 08:36:05 pm
    August 08, 2022, 08:36:05 pm
     :152:
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    Re: 12v Aux socket and driving lamps [ooops!]
    Reply #5 on: August 09, 2022, 07:07:38 am
    August 09, 2022, 07:07:38 am
    I use the Ring RTC2000.

    It's rechargeable & has never let me down. Might help someone as you don't need to plug in to the bike.  :002:
    & now for my next midlife crisis....

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    Re: 12v Aux socket and driving lamps [ooops!]
    Reply #6 on: August 09, 2022, 02:25:13 pm
    August 09, 2022, 02:25:13 pm
    *Originally Posted by SidLawrence [+]
    I use the Ring RTC2000.
    :002:

    Now that looks good, presumably it's charged from a USB or 12 volt socket so if you'd forgotten to charge it you could charge it from the bike in an emergency
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    Re: 12v Aux socket and driving lamps [ooops!]
    Reply #7 on: August 09, 2022, 03:30:47 pm
    August 09, 2022, 03:30:47 pm
    *Originally Posted by Floydsz1 [+]
    Now that looks good, presumably it's charged from a USB or 12 volt socket so if you'd forgotten to charge it you could charge it from the bike in an emergency

    Yep, it's charged through a USB!

    I've been very impressed, it isn't the quickest, but battery life is very good & it seems to last an eternity when not in use - so hopefully it'll never be flat when needed.

    Also comes with a handy attachment to pump up the kids football when needed  :756:
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    Re: 12v Aux socket and driving lamps [ooops!]
    Reply #8 on: August 09, 2022, 10:22:00 pm
    August 09, 2022, 10:22:00 pm
    I have a Battery Tender harness attached to the battery with a 10 amp fuse.... converted the little compressor to an SAE plug, problem solved.  Lighter sockets are so yesterday, lol.
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