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    Auxiliary Power
    on: Aug 07, 2017, 04.22 am
    Aug 07, 2017, 04.22 am
    USB & Cigar Lighter Plugs in Glove Box  - Neither provide power 100% of the time. They are intermittent. I have power, and then I don't.  Fuse is good.  It makes no sense???

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    Re: Auxiliary Power
    Reply #1 on: Aug 07, 2017, 06.39 am
    Aug 07, 2017, 06.39 am
    Check the condition of your main Battery,
    and that the terminals are clean and tight.

    The Trophy senses when the Battery Voltage is low
    ( and "should" display a "BATTERY LOW" message
    in the Instrument Panel ), and will shut down power
    to the audio system, accessory sockets,
    heated grips and seats ( if fitted ).

    See Page 36 of the Owners Handbook :

    If accessory items such as heated seats, heated grips and accessory sockets are fitted and are switched on with the engine at idle, over a period of time, or if there is a battery or charging system fault, the battery voltage may drop below a predetermined voltage and cause the text BATTERY LOW to be visible in the display screen.

    If BATTERY LOW is visible and the heated seats and heated grips are switched on, they will be automatically switched off, along with the accessory sockets and audio system (if fitted), to allow the charging system to charge the battery. The engine idle speed may also be increased.

    This could well explain what otherwise might seem to be "unusual" behaviour !

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    Last Edit: Mar 28, 2020, 08.51 pm by Coconut

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    Re: Auxiliary Power
    Reply #2 on: Aug 07, 2017, 03.52 pm
    Aug 07, 2017, 03.52 pm
    Thanks Coconut.  I think I'll have to chalk this one up to "Unusual Behavior".  The bike is one week old and my phone dropped from 98% to 30% going to Miami (2 1/2 hr trip). I was connected to my Sena helmet playing Pandora all the way and took several phone calls. I read where the USB connector in the glove box supplies only 1.1 amp so I added a 2.1 amp USB adapter to the Cigar connector. Don't know if this will correct the drop in my phone battery percentage, but still don't understand why it cuts on and off. I pulled the glove box out to insure a good connection, but problem persist.

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    Re: Auxiliary Power
    Reply #3 on: Aug 07, 2017, 04.41 pm
    Aug 07, 2017, 04.41 pm
    How do you know the power is intermittent?
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    Re: Auxiliary Power
    Reply #4 on: Aug 07, 2017, 04.52 pm
    Aug 07, 2017, 04.52 pm
    My USB connector that is plugged into the Cigar connection has a power light and it keeps going on and off.  Also, the charging notice on my phone keeps going on and off . 

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    Re: Auxiliary Power
    Reply #5 on: Aug 07, 2017, 05.06 pm
    Aug 07, 2017, 05.06 pm
    People have found some of the connections have been loose on the back of the glove box.  When i hit big bumps my power to the GPS goes off and back on again.  But so seldom i cannot be bothered to look at it.

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    Re: Auxiliary Power
    Reply #6 on: Aug 07, 2017, 09.00 pm
    Aug 07, 2017, 09.00 pm
    SW FL,

    Having read your follow up messages, I now suspect that the problem could be
    with the USB adapter you have plugged in to the Glove Box "Cigar Lighter" socket.

    If you didn't already know, this socket ( and the one on the Top Box if you have one ),
    are different to the type of socket by the Riders knee, and at the rear right position for the Pillion
    ( usually used for connecting heated clothing etc ), and which are known as "Hella" or "DIN"
    or even "BMW" type sockets.  The plug that goes into a "Hella" socket usually has a tapered
    or more narrow end section, compared with the "fatter" end of a Cigar Lighter type plug.

    If your USB adapter is a "Hella" type ( or has a "tapered" end section )
    then it will probably be LOOSE, causing the intermittent connection problem,
    but even some of the correct "Cigar Lighter" type plugs can vibrate loose !

    Below are Images of a "Universal" Plug to show the difference - with the red collar in place,
    it will fit a Cigar Lighter socket, and with it removed it will fit a Hella Socket.





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    Last Edit: Mar 28, 2020, 08.51 pm by Coconut

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    Re: Auxiliary Power
    Reply #7 on: Aug 08, 2017, 01.34 am
    Aug 08, 2017, 01.34 am
    Thanks for your help!  Be careful out there !

     



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