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need a source of electrical connectors.
04/08/17 at 23:59:18
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Can anyone tell me what these are called please? Ideally I'd like to buy some that have a "guard" that can be fitted when not connected. i9f you have a source, please let me know.
  

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Reply #1 - 04/09/17 at 13:00:21
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Those are called SAE connectors.
  

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Thanks everyone - found  them.
DeeG you are 100% correct - specification originally written by the society of automotive engineers. now have a number on order.


  

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Reply #4 - 04/10/17 at 15:36:11
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Making up extra harnesses for your battery maintainer?

  

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Ed Miller wrote on 04/10/17 at 15:36:11:
Making up extra harnesses for your battery maintainer?



That's one project - had a little drama a few days back, I came home very tired on the GSA and threw it on the stand, whipped the key out and went upstairs fr a nice hot bath and a sleep. Pity I'd managed to put the switch in "park" and over the next several hours the battery was a flat as a tack.

I briefly scoped getting the tank off and that looked like two much hard work. I just received a new Hella socket that came prewired with a fused SAE connector and decided to use that to charge the battery (thereby avoiding having to remove the tank).

After I blew two fuses the penny dropped on my fatigued brain that I had to reverse the wiring on the connector hooked up to the battery charger and after that all was well.

At which point I decided:-

All our bikes are getting a battery tender connector.

I am building a solar powered battery tender for the (bloody hell where did they all come from)6 running motorcycles and two infrequently used cars. I already have 2, 100w panels for this, they will be easily dismountable so they can go 4WD camping with us on occasion.

All our bikes are getting USB outlets and the larger bikes are also getting Hella power outlets.

I've been meaning to do this for some time and actually have a fair bit of the hardware, but the mistake with the GSA tipped the scale. plus its former owner is less lazy than I am and it has three Hella sockets (two switched and one un-switched) and a total of 6 USB ports in various locations, only the two near the bars for things like GPS and intercom are switched.

I was taken aback to see that the GSA battery is actually smaller in both size and capacity than the ones in the R65s, at least BMW fitted a gel-cell at the factory.
  

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Reply #6 - 04/12/17 at 17:47:54
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I've been using solar panels as a battery tender for years it is only 40w. I just keep moving it around to all my batteries. I also found out that a Hella plug is called a merit plug, another useless piece of information.
  
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Skippyc, my brain is filled with useless pieces of information (I just added another piece). Who know, it may just win me a free beer one of these days.  Grin
  

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marcmax wrote on 04/12/17 at 20:18:43:
Who know, it may just win me a free beer one of these days.  Grin


I've always carried the square root of 2( to 7 places) around  with me since I was a kid................ and yes it has earned me a beer or two
  

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I need some for my other battery tender, which doesn't use that SAE one but a clearish white plastic one with one side square, the other side pointy to avoid plugging it in wrong.  I bet if I had a picture you guys would know what it is. 

  

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Molex?
  

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I Googled molex, and it's not that.  I'll try to get a picture of it.  I'm just rarely thinking about pictures when I putter around in the garage.   Mine is a largely undocumented life.
  

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Reply #13 - 05/05/17 at 08:59:41
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Why now just get sae connectors and replace both ends, both the battery tender and the battery.
  

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