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Battery Tender 081-0069-8 Female Cigarette Adaptor for Quick Disconnect

Anyone tried this product. Would use to power my Garmin Nuvi. I assume powering the Garmin would not use too much power from the battery on my Vulcan 900 Custom. I already have the Battery Tender connectors connected to the battery.

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Anyone tried this product. Would use to power my Garmin Nuvi. I assume powering the Garmin would not use too much power from the battery on my Vulcan 900 Custom. I already have the Battery Tender connectors connected to the battery.

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I think the battery tender uses a 3 volt fuse and the adapter might need a 12 volt fuse... Not too sure but you might want to look into that.


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that should work fine ... for a permanent fix heres another option, just runs under the tank direct to the battery.

http://www.meancycles.com/store/part...?partID=213929


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Yes the battery tender connection will work, not for a cigarette lighter. The fuse on the tender pig tail is 3 amp, don't ask how I know. The unit is designed to recharge cell phones or power a gps nothing of higher amperage.

However I am with Whiting57 about the Kury, Looks great and supplies 10 amps of power.

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Yes the battery tender connection will work, not for a cigarette lighter. The fuse on the tender pig tail is 3 amp, don't ask how I know. The unit is designed to recharge cell phones or power a gps nothing of higher amperage.

However I am with Whiting57 about the Kury, Looks great and supplies 10 amps of power.
This will only be used to power a GPS. The GPS has an estimated run time of 2 hours on battery which should get me to the location. The power plug for the GPS connects normally to the car cigarette outlet and the GPS power plug has a removable fuse contained within it. The main concern was whether the GPS would consume too much power and drain the battery even while running the bike as the MOM said could happen. The GPS will not be connected unless the bike is running. Doing a search on this topic in the forums revealed that people were doing this on a Vulcan 500 with no issues.
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This will only be used to power a GPS. The GPS has an estimated run time of 2 hours on battery which should get me to the location. The power plug for the GPS connects normally to the car cigarette plug and the GPS power plug has a removable fuse contained within it. The main concern was whether the GPS would consume too much power and drain the battery even while running the bike as the MOM said could happen. The GPS will not be connected unless the bike is running. Doing a search on this topic in the forums revealed that people were doing this on a Vulcan 500 with no issues.

A GPS will not draw enough power to even be noticed. I run my GPS plugged in to the battery, thru my KURY power point of course, and save the internal battery for later.
MOM is talking about Heated gear or extra lights that draw large amounts of power to generate heat or light. These units can draw over 100 watts to use and can drain the battery at full run. If you look at the GPS I would bet the power rating is in milliamps, less than 1 watt. I believe mine is 5 volts at 340 milliamps.
Just keep in mind, YOU ONLY HAVE 70 EXTRA WATTS OF POWER. Stay below that and you are good, or get creative and lower the stock power use.
Just in case WATTS=VOLTS X AMPS.

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I run a heated vest in the winter on a Battery Tender pigtail and I've never had any problems. You should be just fine running something as small as a GPS.

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I just got my Battery Tender cigarette plug. It says not to use without a Battery Tender fused connection. The GPS plug has a fuse in it. I do not have the Battery Tender accessory plug with fuse. Will this be an issue?
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I just got my Battery Tender cigarette plug. It says not to use without a Battery Tender fused connection. The GPS plug has a fuse in it. I do not have the Battery Tender accessory plug with fuse. Will this be an issue?
I would not connect anything directly to the battery without a fuse someplace in the circuit. Fuses are there for the protection of the overall health of the bikes electrical system.

I have the Kury acc. socket and it comes with a fuse in the wiring harness. The Battery tender I purchased also has a fuse in line. I run my Garmin Nuvi (cord has a fuse in it) through the acc socket (so it's in effect fused twice). The Kury acc. socket is not in a switched circuit. I've left my Nuvi plugged in for several days, turned off, bike not run, with no noticable drain on the bikes battery. The Nuvi current draw is too small to be an issue. I've have used my Nuvi, turned on, for hours on the bike with no problem.

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