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  • Offline chickenwire   ca

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    Accessory Socket
    on: Feb 26, 2022, 02.15 pm
    Feb 26, 2022, 02.15 pm
    Can the battery be charged/maintained through the accesory socket?

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    Re: Accessory Socket
    Reply #1 on: Feb 27, 2022, 08.04 am
    Feb 27, 2022, 08.04 am
    Hi.

    I have the official accessory socket under the seat which is only active when the ignition is on. That means that it is isolated when the ignition is off so there is no connection to the battery.

    So the short answer is no, it won't work

    John

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    Re: Accessory Socket
    Reply #2 on: Feb 27, 2022, 07.39 pm
    Feb 27, 2022, 07.39 pm
    Thanks Noddy, alligator clips time for now, its wanting a charge.

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    Re: Accessory Socket
    Reply #3 on: Feb 28, 2022, 11.28 am
    Feb 28, 2022, 11.28 am
    I use a CTEK charger and have a tail permanently attached to the battery. This allows me to simply plug in and charge whenever I need to.

    Hope this helps  :002:

    Peter

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    Re: Accessory Socket
    Reply #4 on: Mar 01, 2022, 03.02 am
    Mar 01, 2022, 03.02 am
    Battery Tender over here

    https://www.batterytender.com/


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    Re: Accessory Socket
    Reply #5 on: Mar 05, 2022, 10.58 am
    Mar 05, 2022, 10.58 am
    I also have the official accessory socket under the seat which was fitted by a Honda dealer according to the invoice, but rather than wiring it "properly" and fitting a Quartet loom, it's just wired directly to the battery without a fuse with ring terminals :006

    I have bought a Quartet, but I might just add a fuse between the socket and the battery as I need the Quartet for heated grips, fog lights (just as the switch/relay coil supply), sat nav and intercom.

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    Re: Accessory Socket
    Reply #6 on: Mar 05, 2022, 01.09 pm
    Mar 05, 2022, 01.09 pm
    *Originally Posted by AnotherHonda [+]
    I have bought a Quartet, but I might just add a fuse between the socket and the battery as I need the Quartet for heated grips, fog lights (just as the switch/relay coil supply), sat nav and intercom.

    Why not ove the socket to a more usable position while fitting the grips.

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    Re: Accessory Socket
    Reply #7 on: Mar 05, 2022, 08.04 pm
    Mar 05, 2022, 08.04 pm
    *Originally Posted by DE65Y [+]
    Why not move the socket to a more usable position while fitting the grips.

    I usually fit the smaller DIN/Hella sockets instead, I prefer them to the full size "cigarette lighter" power sockets. My tyre inflator has a DIN plug.