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when wiring up a gps,im gonna use the type with the lighter looking plug on end.should i wrap some kind of heat tape around it so it wont get hot and melt? thanks in advance.
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Accessory power outlet? Never had a problem with mine even getting warm. I do have an in line fuse and there should be a small fuse in the male plug. I've had that blow before. Better to replace a fuse for a few cents than a gps.
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If you are using a battery tender currently or are thinking of getting one, you could use their adapter, http://batterytender.com/female-cigarette-adapter.html

I just did this recently as I do not have a dedicated gps for only the motorcycle and I need to remove the gps and switch from bike to bike. Also works great when cell phones or camera needs charged
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The heat tape would only be necessary if the plug was mounted someplace really hot. If there is a plastic cover that you are putting the plug in to, it should not be needed since the plastic is not already melting.

+1 on the fuse!

If you plan on adding other electronic farkles later, you may want to add some type of fuse block, such as these: www.fuzeblocks.com
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Rsv. and sire both r what i plan on doing .thanks for the help.question answered.Rsv. thanks for the link.u just saved me 6.00 i was gonna get it at theils.i have to order the handed bar mount from mount guys so i can just order cable from link now.
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If you are using a battery tender currently or are thinking of getting one, you could use their adapter, http://batterytender.com/female-cigarette-adapter.html

I just did this recently as I do not have a dedicated gps for only the motorcycle and I need to remove the gps and switch from bike to bike. Also works great when cell phones or camera needs charged
+1 even though I'm a paper map guy I temp rigged a gps using my battery tender plug and their adapter for an upcoming trip where POI's (restaurants, gas and motels may be hard to find)
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btw I had to install a 15 amp fuse in the battery tender fuse block to cover the draw from my portable compressor for my tire repair kit. The compressor blew the 7 1/2 amp that was in the battery tender fuse block, but the 15 amp handles it fine.
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