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Old 04-11-2015, 04:19 AM   #1
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Help with 12v plug please??

Hello inmates,

I was playing around with 12v socket (cigarette socket) on my beloved 1190 R and found out that it always has power running to it whether the key is turned to accessories or engine running. This is a sure way to run the battery flat as I am bound to forget to pull the plug when running a device.

I was wondering if any other 1190 owners have encounter this problem and what you did about it?

I really would like the socket to only receive power when the key has been turned to accessories and or engine running. Once the key has been turned to off, no power to socket.

Has anyone made this change in the wiring or know of someway to fix it?

Kind regards.
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Old 04-11-2015, 06:45 AM   #2
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You can potentially wire it that way fairly easily if desired. Switched power is available in the same place (acc1 and acc2).

I don't have pictures, but easiest way is to dremel the opening from the headlight area to the socket area bigger for access.

Then you can switch wires or add a relay or whatever. Fairly straightforward. If it was me I would leave the stock one alone and add an additional switched outlet. There is room.

Are you sure what you are plugging in will drain the battery?
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Old 04-11-2015, 09:02 AM   #3
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BMW don't put the 12v plug on switched power either - and has been this way for years.....

I believe the idea is, that if you need to charge the battery via an optimate or similar, you can buy a connector that just just plugs in and allows you to charge the bike this way, as well as take power from the bike this way.

Its a good system, otherwise you have to put a connector on the battery directly to charge it.

I would leave it as it is, but thats just my opinion.


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Old 04-11-2015, 09:19 AM   #4
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I'm with Neil, as it makes it easy to plug in a charger.
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Old 04-11-2015, 12:41 PM   #5
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It's right next to the ignition so it's obvious - no? Shut down with a plug in there becomes a simple two step process. Just add a short pull up so the pin disconnects.
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Old 04-11-2015, 11:49 PM   #6
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I wire everything through an Eastern Beaver fuse box under the seat. It comes with switched and non-switched connections, I trigger it off of the switched ACC wire in the tail.

I haven't used the 12V socket for anything, but I'm going to start using it to charge my phone I think. If you really wanted to you could find the wire that powers it and turn it into a switched circuit.
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Old 04-12-2015, 12:59 PM   #7
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cheers guys, some good tips there.
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Old 04-12-2015, 08:40 PM   #8
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I added a fuse block and a power let outlet to it. withe the fuse block you can choose if you want switched power or not.
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Old 04-12-2015, 08:43 PM   #9
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here is the fuse block wired up, I have two gps, lights and the power plug tapped into this. good way to go.
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Old 04-12-2015, 11:21 PM   #10
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here is the fuse block wired up, I have two gps, lights and the power plug tapped into this. good way to go.
that is brilliant. Really liking that option..Cheers
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Old 04-13-2015, 08:58 PM   #11
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I leave a 2xUSB cig plug in mine all the time. Its my understanding that the USB outlet(s) are always drawing some power and will eventually kill the battery. Although I usually ride my 1190 4x a week, I have gone ~9 days without riding/starting it and it always fires right up even though I leave that 2x USB plug in the 12v socket permanently. Nothing to worry about.
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Old 04-23-2015, 02:06 AM   #12
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I leave a 2xUSB cig plug in mine all the time. Its my understanding that the USB outlet(s) are always drawing some power and will eventually kill the battery. Although I usually ride my 1190 4x a week, I have gone ~9 days without riding/starting it and it always fires right up even though I leave that 2x USB plug in the 12v socket permanently. Nothing to worry about.
That's all well and good but what happens when you are charging your ipad as you ride, stop for lunch etc and forget it. Come back a few hours later and you could be in trouble.

Great advice though.
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Old 04-23-2015, 03:05 AM   #13
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That's all well and good but what happens when you are charging your ipad as you ride, stop for lunch etc and forget it. Come back a few hours later and you could be in trouble.

Great advice though.
If you dont want to spend much $, I added a $5 relay to keep the 10A circuit but have it switched without running any wires.
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Old 04-23-2015, 03:17 AM   #14
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That's all well and good but what happens when you are charging your ipad as you ride, stop for lunch etc and forget it. Come back a few hours later and you could be in trouble.

Great advice though.
I believe an iPad, assuming a 2 Amp/5V draw, would take about 3 weeks to drain a motorcycle battery?
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If you dont want to spend much $, I added a $5 relay to keep the 10A circuit but have it switched without running any wires.
That seems so simple the way you explained it. Nice work on the video. Lighting and audio were well done.
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