I have added 4 on the 1200
(both frt pockets, travel trunk, left saddle bag
) and 3 to the 1500 Trike
(left frt pocket, travel trunk, roof of lower rear compartmant
). In my case I wired for different reasons.
The two in frt pockets of 1200
are wired together while the single one of the trike remains alone .....
..... and those are fed by a single 16 ga wire going to term 87 on a relay I installed ....
.... term 30 is to batt pos through a dedicated 10 amp fuse,
.... term 86 is grounded,
.... term 85 is fed by accy term of bike fuse box
The outlets are thus "hot" when key is in accy or run position only.
On the 1200, the left saddle bag
has a "switched" outlet
, also wired through afused relay as above ....
.... except in that case term 85 is wired to a toggle switch ....
.... and the other side of the toggle switch is wired on to accy term of bike fuse box ....
.... so power is "at will"
Switch "off", no power to term 85, relay stays relaxed. Switch "on" relay closes, power to outlet except when bike key is off, then no power. It dates from when we carried a bigger "bag phone"
and I wanted a charging port with ability to turn it off after awhile of riding.
The outlets of both the 1200 bike and 1500 trike as located in the top of the travel trunk
is intended for power for my Delphi SkyFi XM receiver
and I hate loosing channels, so those are hot always ....
.... as is
the one in the lower rear trunk of the 1500 trike
They are thus wired straight to batt pos
terminal with a 16 gage wire fused a couple inches from the battery with a 10 amp fuse.
I also use these outlets when hooking up battery maintainer/charger that charges at 2 or 6 amps
as I set it.
Always fuse near the battery with a fuse rated below wire capacity ...... ALWAYS.
I am not a fan of drawing power for additional accessories from existing OEM wiring which was intended to operate a specific load. Run the risk of overloading OEM components like relays, fuses, circuit breakers, etc and at the very least, causing voltage drops across a system.