Switched accessory plug -- anyone go to 15A?

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by wiseblood, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. wiseblood

    wiseblood Hall Monitor

    Dec 29, 2008
    New York City
    So, now that it's superfuckingcold in the Northeast :vardy I'm running my heated jacket liner and gloves. UNFORTUNATELY, that puts me just very SLIGHTLY over the 10A budget (prolly 10.5A).

    Here's my question: Has anyone tried putting a 15A fuse into the accessory circuit on a 2007 950 SMR (or SE)?

  2. Blackbert

    Blackbert Factory Rambler

    Sep 24, 2007
    Belgium, wrong side of the river
    On the 950 adv, they had 5amp fuses, upgraded to 10amp on the 990. I wouldn't want to take the risk of frying the wires before the fuse goes. In the shop manual there are numbers in the wiring diagrams, (i.e. yellow-red 0.5) unfortunately it doesn't say what 0.5 is. My guess: 0.5 mm². If so, it's rated for 11amps. I would run a 1mm² cable straight from the battery, with it's own fuse (and switch), powerconnector where you want it, can also be used for batterytender, ...

    my 2 cents ...