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Hi, I have read all the relevant threads that I could find on this but am still unsure if I need an in line fuse? I am fitting a cigarette lighter socket, I plan to run a live wire from an available cdi connection and would like to know where the best place to connect the earth would be? Also if using the socket to charge a phone would it be necessary to use an inline fuse? Presumably if I'm taking the live from the cdi then the circuit would already be protected by the main fuse?



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Put an inline fuse approx 5a  so its smaller than the main fuse if there is a problem the rest of the bike will run as normal .steer clear of any cdi wires . pick up the head light feed . stoplight switch feed . can't think of the colour at the moment earth any metal surface attached to the frame 



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Better to fit a USB charge point, can charge camera, gopro & phones, the USB, less bulky & waterproof, comes complete with a inline fuse

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I've fitted a few of the USB plugs good gear . still fit the lighter plug on bikes doing trips that require an air pump compressor and a light for cooking ext 



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good point, there are cig lighter & USB as a combo on ebay, I looked at them but didn't want it too bulky

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The USB Job near the speedo is good  .have fitted waterproof CIG lighters above the carby or throttle body or rack  when there's room 



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I have one of the combo fittings and get on well with it but look out some have a led in the bottom of the fitting and it will pull the battery down over a week if it's feed is live all the time also have a single 12v just for luck

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Not sure if it's true or not but I heard the USB will drain the battery, I have the fuse holder beside the battery & remove the fuse & can refit it pretty easy if needed

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The USB output is 5v the circuit drops the voltage reg resistors ext so in most units there is a small drain so disconecting it or using a switched feed is the go 

 



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You might be right with a Usb Drain Terry with me it's feed is right off the battery but the bike never go's more than a day maybe two unridden it's used Five days a week for the trip to work an weekends for fun. and if I holiday the bike comes with me in the van and gets used so it never sits that long to go flat

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Oxford products do the kit that simply connects to your battery with battery connectors. Waterproof,inline fuse,usb or cigarette lighter connection,great product that I've never had any problems with.

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Thanks everyone! I have done it now I fitted a cigarette lighter socket onto the side of the speedo with bullet connectors down at frame going to a 3 amp inline fuse and to a 2 pin plug which takes the live from the brake sensor and has an earth to the frame (Sharing the earth for the coil). Works perfectly! Heat shrink used everywhere possible. Now I can enjoy viewranger for more than an hour!

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