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Old 03-05-2012, 02:12 AM   #1
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can the power outlet be used to charge the battery

Someone told me that you could recharge your battery using a charger fitted with a merit male plug connecting to the power outlet.
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:20 AM   #2
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I don't think you can because after you turn off the key the outlet switches off. Someone with more know will know for sure and explain it better. I think it is best to wire the charger, via a fuse directly to the battery, that is what I have done.
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Old 03-05-2012, 02:44 AM   #3
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Someone told me that you could recharge your battery using a charger fitted with a merit male plug connecting to the power outlet.
You can't unless you're using a BMW charger which is programmed to charge through the Canbus circuit. Of course, I'm talking about a CanBus bike like the R1200GS/GSA.

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Old 03-05-2012, 03:05 AM   #4
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You can't unless you're using a BMW charger which is programmed to charge through the Canbus circuit. Of course, I'm talking about a CanBus bike like the R1200GS/GSA.

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Old 03-05-2012, 04:18 AM   #5
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Screw the CanBus!! I put the pigtail for my heated gear direct to the battery out the side and made a connector from that heater connector to SAE. Now I can plug my charger and anything else external directly to the battery. Even have cigarette to SAE adapter so I can plug in my cell charger.
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Old 03-05-2012, 04:28 AM   #6
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Someone told me that you could recharge your battery using a charger fitted with a merit male plug connecting to the power outlet.
It would depend how you have the outlet wired. If it's wired directly to the battery, thus the circuit is not broken when the key is turned off, it should work.
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:04 AM   #7
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It would depend how you have the outlet wired. If it's wired directly to the battery, thus the circuit is not broken when the key is turned off, it should work.
That is how a normal bike should be wired. This means that BMW used to make normal bikes until putting servo brakes on them :)

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Old 03-05-2012, 06:48 AM   #8
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That is how a normal bike should be wired. This means that BMW used to make normal bikes until putting servo brakes on them :)

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I've never had a bike that had an outlet installed from the factory, so I've put my own in. I've always wired them directly to the battery (with inline fuse), as there are times when I want power, even when the key is not in the ignition. There is, of course, the chance that you can drain your battery by leaving something plugged in... but that can easily be remedied by not being stupid about it!
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:53 AM   #9
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What bike do you have? Mine is an 04 adv and I charge it with the outlet on the fairing, "always on". The one on the starter housing is "key on" only.
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Old 03-05-2012, 06:57 AM   #10
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Someone told me that you could recharge your battery using a charger fitted with a merit male plug connecting to the power outlet.
On the R1200 bikes you can use the power socket only with the $$$$$ BMW charger. On older R1100/1150 bikes you can use any trickle charger in the socket as it does not shut off.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:14 AM   #11
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On the R1200 bikes you can use the power socket only with the $$$$$ BMW charger. On older R1100/1150 bikes you can use any trickle charger in the socket as it does not shut off.
Our dear friend Paul is showing his age...he still uses a trickle charger, his bedside radio has vacuum tubes in it and his record player has a crank on the side.


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Old 03-05-2012, 07:32 AM   #12
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On R1100/1150 bikes you can use any trickle charger in the socket as it does not shut off.
Confirmed. My 04 GS connects to the battery tender Jr through the stock aux powerlet. I started to wire it directly but ky terminals are loaded up enough already.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:32 AM   #13
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Read this...buy this...

http://www.powerlet.com/learningCenter/iCan

Yeah...what HE VVVVVVVVV said. See next post!

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Old 03-05-2012, 07:36 AM   #14
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I took out the BMW plug and installed a Powerlet plug. It routes around the canbus and now I just plug in my tender into the socket.
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Old 03-05-2012, 09:11 AM   #15
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Screw the CanBus!! I put the pigtail for my heated gear direct to the battery out the side and made a connector from that heater connector to SAE. Now I can plug my charger and anything else external directly to the battery. Even have cigarette to SAE adapter so I can plug in my cell charger.
+1 that's the ticket
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