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    Is it possible to connect accessory directly to the battery?
    on: Nov 05, 2022, 09.03 pm
    Nov 05, 2022, 09.03 pm
    Hi all,

    Iím aware of the cansmart and hexcan options available, abs whilst they are very cleaver Iím just looking to attach the wire for my heated vest.

    Itís not something that I need to worry about being left on as it is unplugged when I get off the bike, and the controller also come off with me so Iím loathed to buy a canbus controller simply for this purpose unless I have to.

    So to add any accessories do I you have to use the canbus controller or has anyone wired directly to the battery terminals?

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    Re: Is it possible to connect accessory directly to the battery?
    Reply #1 on: Nov 05, 2022, 11.51 pm
    Nov 05, 2022, 11.51 pm
    Yes. Have a fuse in the lead for safety.

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    Re: Is it possible to connect accessory directly to the battery?
    Reply #2 on: Nov 06, 2022, 11.06 am
    Nov 06, 2022, 11.06 am
    Yes. I have a connector for my heated vest and also my air pump/trickle charger connected to my battery. As stated above, you should have an inline fuse

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    Re: Is it possible to connect accessory directly to the battery?
    Reply #3 on: Nov 06, 2022, 08.40 pm
    Nov 06, 2022, 08.40 pm
    *Originally Posted by duncanmacster [+]
    Yes. I have a connector for my heated vest and also my air pump/trickle charger connected to my battery. As stated above, you should have an inline fuse

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    Re: Is it possible to connect accessory directly to the battery?
    Reply #4 on: Nov 06, 2022, 11.32 pm
    Nov 06, 2022, 11.32 pm
    Thanks gents, no yes the lead for the best has an inline fuse.

    Out of curiosity is there anything wrong with wiring a set of spot lights directly to the battery with an inline fuse and manual switch? I think if it decide to get some Iíd likely go down the canbus controller route but just wondered if that would interfere with the canbus setup?

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    Re: Is it possible to connect accessory directly to the battery?
    Reply #5 on: Nov 07, 2022, 01.04 am
    Nov 07, 2022, 01.04 am
    *Originally Posted by Deefer [+]
    Thanks gents, no yes the lead for the best has an inline fuse.

    Out of curiosity is there anything wrong with wiring a set of spot lights directly to the battery with an inline fuse and manual switch? I think if it decide to get some Iíd likely go down the canbus controller route but just wondered if that would interfere with the canbus setup?

    The downside is forgetting to turn off the lights and killing the battery.

    The ZFE doesn't care what you wire to the battery.

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    Re: Is it possible to connect accessory directly to the battery?
    Reply #6 on: Nov 09, 2022, 10.22 pm
    Nov 09, 2022, 10.22 pm
    Agree with above, I have a set of Aux lights direct off the battery and manual switch and inline fuse, they work great.

    You get paranoid about checking they are off, as they quickly drain the battery and there is no way your are jump starting, unless you have a long downhill. These are pretty heavy when you need to push them.

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    Re: Is it possible to connect accessory directly to the battery?
    Reply #7 on: Nov 18, 2022, 12.33 am
    Nov 18, 2022, 12.33 am
    Im using this and works perfectly. Detects when you switch the bike off and shuts down the lights. The switches look like they were ment to be there and not aftermarket.


    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002616362881.html?spm=a2g0o.order_list.0.0.6c4818029sS0jb


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    Re: Is it possible to connect accessory directly to the battery?
    Reply #8 on: Nov 18, 2022, 01.05 am
    Nov 18, 2022, 01.05 am
    *Originally Posted by AussieJeff [+]
    Im using this and works perfectly. Detects when you switch the bike off and shuts down the lights. The switches look like they were ment to be there and not aftermarket.


    https://www.aliexpress.com/item/1005002616362881.html?spm=a2g0o.order_list.0.0.6c4818029sS0jb

    Looks like you have to splice into the existing Aux light wires and then wire it direct to the battery.
    Does it come with instructions ?

    Seems like a neat solution, as I haven't yet let the battery go flat, but have remembered I left the lights on.

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    Re: Is it possible to connect accessory directly to the battery?
    Reply #9 on: Nov 18, 2022, 01.17 am
    Nov 18, 2022, 01.17 am
    The switches come with a smart module. you may need to select the $40combo picture to get the switches and module together. On the module you wire the red/black direct to the battery, the handlebar buttons and the smart module connect by dedicated 4 wires. After this you are left with 2 of Blue/Yellow wires. These run direct to your lights. wiring below. No expensive can system needed. Not programable but most people just want on /off functions.