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Cigarette Lighter Power Plug Socket fuse
« on: Dec 02, 2020, 07:12 PM »
What amperage should be the fuse?

On V-Strom 1050XT, there is 3 AMP fuse for factory power plug socket. I find it useless. What electrical device needs 36Watts or less? Air compressor has blown the fuse immediately.

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Re: Cigarette Lighter Power Plug Socket fuse
« Reply #1 on: Dec 02, 2020, 10:10 PM »
I have seen a few 10 amp fuses blown by a compressor. They do have quite a high power requirement. Your best bet would be a direct connection to the battery to run a compressor, with a 15amp fuse or so. (Make sure you find out the fuse requirement from any paperwork with the compressor).

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Re: Cigarette Lighter Power Plug Socket fuse
« Reply #2 on: Dec 03, 2020, 07:56 AM »
On my pump I changed the cigarette lighter plug to one of the SAE ones, so that I can plug it into my optimate connector which is wired directly to the battery.

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Re: Cigarette Lighter Power Plug Socket fuse
« Reply #3 on: Dec 03, 2020, 09:57 AM »
The Versys accessory socket is 5 amp.  And yes, most  tyre inflators will immediately blow the fuse.

I tape a 10 amp fuse to the top of the battery, then just change the fuse whilst tyre pressure testing/ inflating is done.

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Re: Cigarette Lighter Power Plug Socket fuse
« Reply #4 on: Dec 03, 2020, 09:59 AM »
*Originally Posted by STOKIE [+]
On my pump I changed the cigarette lighter plug to one of the SAE ones, so that I can plug it into my optimate connector which is wired directly to the battery.

Great idea Stokie.  :028: I will have to go the same route since the battery is underneath front seat which is bolted to the frame or sub-frame.
I am still puzzled with AUX power installation that has to be protected with 3 amp fuse.
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Re: Cigarette Lighter Power Plug Socket fuse
« Reply #5 on: Dec 03, 2020, 10:05 AM »
*Originally Posted by 100milesaway [+]
The Versys accessory socket is 5 amp.  And yes, most  tyre inflators will immediately blow the fuse.

I tape a 10 amp fuse to the top of the battery, then just change the fuse whilst tyre pressure testing/ inflating is done.

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I was thinking about that too. My concern is that accessory socket wiring would not sustain 10 amps. Did you notice any wiring heating while inflating?
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Re: Cigarette Lighter Power Plug Socket fuse
« Reply #6 on: Dec 03, 2020, 11:41 AM »
*Originally Posted by bgp [+]
I was thinking about that too. My concern is that accessory socket wiring would not sustain 10 amps. Did you notice any wiring heating while inflating?
No nothing at all.    But we must remember that the task involved is probably no more than 2 minutes.
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Re: Cigarette Lighter Power Plug Socket fuse
« Reply #7 on: Dec 03, 2020, 12:11 PM »
I bought a cigarette lighter socket with an optimate connection and keep it under my seat. Thus, I can still use my compressor for the car

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Re: Cigarette Lighter Power Plug Socket fuse
« Reply #8 on: Dec 03, 2020, 03:59 PM »
I just ordered TM68 Cig Socket.
My Optimate 4 is pre 2012.
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Re: Cigarette Lighter Power Plug Socket fuse
« Reply #9 on: Dec 03, 2020, 05:20 PM »
Thats the one I've got. Fits nicely under the seat