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Old 01-31-2013, 09:11 AM   #31
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Can the IQ-170 be wired in to the existing high beam switch. I have a 2003 BMW 1150GSA and don't really want another switch on the bar. I ideally id like to tap in to a daytime running lights (cdn bike) to power the LEDS's and then use the high beam switch to supply full power to the LED's. I am on the right track??

Any help you can offer would be super helpful

Thanks in advance for your info !!!
That would be easily done. Just wire the high beam through a relay. You then only send power to the relay when the high beam switch is activated. I have done this on my bike, currently a couple of months of use with this skene designs controller..... trouble free!!

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Old 01-31-2013, 11:47 AM   #32
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Can the IQ-170 be wired in to the existing high beam switch.....
Yes, the IQ-170's override is controlled by the high beam wire, so the bike's existing high beam switch is all you need.

You can provide power to the IQ-170 controller itself from your daytime running lights, but power to the auxiliary lights will likely require more current than this circuit can source.

The easiest thing is to connect the hot lead from the aux lights, through a fuse, directly to the battery. The IQ-170 acts as a "smart relay" so no traditional relay is required.

We've just introduced an enhanced version of this controller, the IQ-175.

The IQ-175-A is similar to the IQ-170-A, with the following four differences:
- it supports up to 6 amps per circuit, rather than the IQ-170's 5 amps. If you combine both circuits it will drive a 12 amp load.
- it can control either driving or fog lights, while the IQ-170 only controls driving lights. The difference is that fog lamps go off when the high beam is switched on, while driving go to full brightness
- different brightness settings can be selected by a momentary-contact push button switch or a toggle switch. This allows you to double-tap the turn signal cancel button on your BMW to flip back and forth between two brightness settings. Any other momentary button may also be used.
- it's fully compatible with BMW's K1600GT high beam, which has unusual voltage fluctuations

More information on this new model is available here.
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Old 01-31-2013, 09:12 PM   #33
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Yes, the IQ-170's override is controlled by the high beam wire, so the bike's existing high beam switch is all you need.

You can provide power to the IQ-170 controller itself from your daytime running lights, but power to the auxiliary lights will likely require more current than this circuit can source.

The easiest thing is to connect the hot lead from the aux lights, through a fuse, directly to the battery. The IQ-170 acts as a "smart relay" so no traditional relay is required.

We've just introduced an enhanced version of this controller, the IQ-175.

The IQ-175-A is similar to the IQ-170-A, with the following four differences:
- it supports up to 6 amps per circuit, rather than the IQ-170's 5 amps. If you combine both circuits it will drive a 12 amp load.
- it can control either driving or fog lights, while the IQ-170 only controls driving lights. The difference is that fog lamps go off when the high beam is switched on, while driving go to full brightness
- different brightness settings can be selected by a momentary-contact push button switch or a toggle switch. This allows you to double-tap the turn signal cancel button on your BMW to flip back and forth between two brightness settings. Any other momentary button may also be used.
- it's fully compatible with BMW's K1600GT high beam, which has unusual voltage fluctuations

More information on this new model is available here.
Great info!! Thanks fellas
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High beam activation on '10 R1200GS

My 2010 R1200GS has CANBUS - will connecting the high beam activation wire cause any problems/issues with the CANBUS?
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:43 PM   #35
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My 2010 R1200GS has CANBUS - will connecting the high beam activation wire cause any problems/issues with the CANBUS?
No worries with the high beam trigger on your GS. We have all of the IQ controllers in stock, by the way.
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