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I’d like to add a double usb to my T7 (UK) maybe with a battery state led

just a few questions 

if I wire it direct to the battery  presume it stays hot inc the led display so possibly causing drain

my other option is to one of the 2 pin spare plugs (presume these can be bought from eBay) on the lhs of the bike is this correct ?
has anyone discovered one that ‘pops in’ rather than a full front end tear down (kind of freaks me out on a new bike)

i prefer the style of cap on the original 12v socket as it covers the whole unit- what the members views on this?

My bike is not garaged but I have a very good cover 
thanks all

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@Lewie Yes, you are correct,  if you connect a battery state LED directly to the battery you will have a current draw, how much depends on what is attached. Most attach electrical accessories to the oem auxiliary connectors provided on both sides of the front fairing. This thread discusses installing heated grips, but does address connector sources and amperage ratings.

 

An option for monitoring the battery state is using a plug in usb adapter that has a voltage display built in.  I've used mine for battery monitoring and powering a dash cam for almost years with no issues from rain or washing the bike.

 

https://www.tenere700.net/topic/1670-azjw-t700-build-mnt-records/?do=findComment&comment=18838

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am I correct in thinking  I need a female 2 pin plug to connect to the loom

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<p dir="ltr" style="margin-top:0; margin-bottom:0;">5 off. 2.8 mm 2way female connectors white. Condition is "New". Dispatched with Royal Mail 2nd Class.</p>

 

 

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1 hour ago, Lewie said:

Thanks all 

am I correct in dating I need a female 2 pin plug to connect to the loom

s-l400.jpg

<p dir="ltr" style="margin-top:0; margin-bottom:0;">5 off. 2.8 mm 2way female connectors white. Condition is "New". Dispatched with Royal Mail 2nd Class.</p>

 

 

Yeah that is your best way forward.

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8 hours ago, Lewie said:

I’d like to add a double usb to my T7 (UK) maybe with a battery state led

just a few questions 

if I wire it direct to the battery  presume it stays hot inc the led display so possibly causing drain

my other option is to one of the 2 pin spare plugs (presume these can be bought from eBay) on the lhs of the bike is this correct ?
has anyone discovered one that ‘pops in’ rather than a full front end tear down (kind of freaks me out on a new bike)

i prefer the style of cap on the original 12v socket as it covers the whole unit- what the members views on this?

My bike is not garaged but I have a very good cover 
thanks all

 

Have a read of this one, mate. Worked for years for me on several bikes, including the T7.
https://overlandrider.com/12v-under-seat-charger-install/

OVERLANDRIDER.COM

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