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post #1 of 7 Old May 1st, 2009, 6:18 am Thread Starter
 
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06 K1200GT Power socket

I am having problems with my power socket fiited as standard. The manual states it will cut out at over 8 amps.

I go touring quite a lot and use the power socket for a small compressor to pump up my air bed, I have to keep turning the ignition on and off, restaring the bike, etc. before it will work properly.

I also have a compressor to pump up tyres incase of puncture, i can only get this to work for about 2 seconds max before it cuts out and then it won't work again.

Does anyone know a way to cure this problem? http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/misc.php...=0&forumid=43#
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post #2 of 7 Old May 1st, 2009, 6:43 am
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Re: 06 K1200GT Power socket

I have an LT with a similar situation. My plan is to install a 15 amp covered fuse block to the

positive on the battery, a common terminal for the battery negative, and connect these to

another power socket. I think quite a few guys have already done this.
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Re: 06 K1200GT Power socket

Yup, I have 2 extra Powerlet outlets on the GT - one for my Gerbings jacket, one for the wife's. Both go thru a fuse directly to the battery. You can also use one of these new outlets to charge your battery with an ordinary charger. The only liability is that you can accidentally leave an electrical device on, even when the ignition key is off, and drain the battery. I've never done this ... yet.

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Re: 06 K1200GT Power socket

Intall power block to accommodate five or so accessories. see attached
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Re: 06 K1200GT Power socket

Get another power socket and wire it directly to the battery. There are punchouts on the panel to mount more sockets and Powerlet makes the rest of the hardware.

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Re: 06 K1200GT Power socket

Start-up current for a compressor motor, and other types of induction motors, usually pull three times the running current. So your 8 amp pump will pull about 20-25 amps at startup which is why the computer shuts it down. As others have said, run it directly from the battery and bypass the computer.
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A BIG thanks to you all for your valuable help.
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