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I'm concidering using N95 for navigation in a map holder on a tank bag. But the bugger is a battery hog so it would definitely need an outlet for electricity. And I think it would be have a charger on the bike anyway just incase.

Any bright ideas on where to plug it to? It would need to be a wire connected to the lock so it won't drain the battery.
 

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You can tap into the main keyed power at the lock or at the fuses. If you tap into it near the relays, watch for power surges.
 

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Headlight wiring isn't a bad option. I was thinking of soldering wires there and bring it somewhere around the top yoke where I would put some heavy duty connector. And then make another wire with the same connector and bring it to the tank bag. That way I won't have any visible fugly extra wiring when I'm not using the tank bag.
 

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If it were me, I would use an SAE connector wired into the bike and the unit. Tap into the power where you think is best.

Place a small tab of Velcro on the plug and the matching Velcro under the head. When the unit is not in use, the plug has a cover, and will stick under the head, out of sight without issue.

SAE plug:
 

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Devious2xs said:
If it were me, I would use an SAE connector wired into the bike and the unit. Tap into the power where you think is best.

Place a small tab of Velcro on the plug and the matching Velcro under the head. When the unit is not in use, the plug has a cover, and will stick under the head, out of sight without issue.

SAE plug:
Good idea! I need to go check out the electronics store someday what kind of connectors they have there. Some "military type" connectors might be cool too.
 

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The charger has 5V output btw.. The headlights run at 12V, right? Any ideas on how to make it 5V? :)
 

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The charger has 5V output btw.. The headlights run at 12V, right? Any ideas on how to make it 5V? :)
Your electronics store should have DC power converters that can drop the 12v to 5v. Just wire it in, and mount it out of sight, but with decent airflow, the build a little heat, but not much.
 

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Powerlet makes a whole range of connectors (many SAE based) for motorcycle accessories.
I just purchased the Powerlet / SAE adapter which plugs directly into the accessory outlet by the seat key-lock and I can use to plug in my Battery Tender
Lots of different types of connectors/adapters.
They are also avaialble from Whitehouse Gear, but actually cheaper directly from Powerlet.
 
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