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Offline supergrumps

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power supply for a sat nav.
« on: June 22, 2019, 06:01:05 PM »
i want to fit a sat nav on the handle bar of my Inazumer, while obtaining a bracket for such is easy enough, can i pick up a power supply from somewhere local or do I have to wire back to the battery with a fuse.

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Re: power supply for a sat nav.
« Reply #1 on: June 22, 2019, 07:08:32 PM »
It would be better to run a cable just for this device with a fuse to protect it.
Not sure what type of outlet you were considering but you can actually buy a 'USB' outlet which is a lot less bulky than trying to 'hide' a cigarette lighter socket somewhere.

If you have a wiring diagram you will see there are plenty of cables into the fuse box that you could 'tap into' in order to obtain a supply when the ignition is on.
The problem with simply running a cable from the battery is that the cable will not be switched, i.e. it will be constantly 'live' and the problem of simply 'tapping' into a convenient supply i.e. the headlamp circuit is that you could be overloading the circuit and the fuse will blow. :(

I was born with nothing and I still have most of it left !

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Re: power supply for a sat nav.
« Reply #2 on: June 22, 2019, 07:16:46 PM »
I was born with nothing and I still have most of it left !

Offline Robell

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Re: power supply for a sat nav.
« Reply #3 on: June 24, 2019, 06:46:40 PM »
I don't think a sat nav will draw much currrent. When the dealer connected mine, they took the supply from the sidelight  :002:
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Re: power supply for a sat nav.
« Reply #4 on: July 02, 2019, 04:17:02 PM »
Thanks for the replies