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Made it easier (charging battery)
« on: 19.06. 2018 14:56 »
to load the battery.

The screw in battery top is connected to the hot pole of the battery. So I can simple and quick load the battery without open the top or removing the battery.

Made this for all my bikes with a battery.


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Re: Made it easier (charging battery)
« Reply #1 on: 19.06. 2018 18:27 »
Just don't lay a spanner across the top of the battery...
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Re: Made it easier (charging battery)
« Reply #2 on: 19.06. 2018 18:52 »
I put this plug and socket on my battery, (I've pulled it out from it's hiding place, so you can see it). I've also got a compatible socket on the charger lead so it's very easy to just unplug the bikes wiring, (also handy when doing work on the bike that might cause a short circuit) and plug the charger on. I have another plug-connected short lead with croc clips in case I need to use the charger for the car etc.

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Re: Made it easier (charging battery)
« Reply #3 on: 19.06. 2018 20:00 »
Me too. tucks up under seat and out of sight. I've got one on each terminal.

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Re: Made it easier (charging battery)
« Reply #4 on: 19.06. 2018 20:38 »
Me too. I have the same plug on all my bikes but wired into the loom so the bike can run while still connected. Handy for checking dynamo output as well.
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Re: Made it easier (charging battery)
« Reply #5 on: 20.06. 2018 03:24 »
hi guys, good idea not having to take the set off to charge. I have a lead from the battery to the tool box and can charge from there with solar charger or other charger, cheers
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Re: Made it easier (charging battery)
« Reply #6 on: 20.06. 2018 09:40 »

 Rookie, I like your thinking but it is a bit vulnerable, I've done much like the others but use a dedicated input using Anderson 30Amp plugs- good for input and output, can't mess up the polarity- after much messing up of polarity.... *pull hair out*

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Re: Made it easier (charging battery)
« Reply #7 on: 20.06. 2018 10:14 »
To cover the battery area under dual seat so I can't accidentally short the battery when working with the dual seat off I fashioned a 3mm thick rubber flap about 15 cm x 18 cm with 3 holes punched at the rear end and loosely fixed with 3 cable ties to the frame cross member. If I need to access the battery or other electrical components under it I can simply lift it up and over like a trap door and just a quickly flap it over and down again.

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Re: Made it easier (charging battery)
« Reply #8 on: 21.06. 2018 19:46 »
I use Anderson power poles, accessible in the toolbox. Prior to that, I connected the live lead to the back brake light switch, with the other lead on a crankcase bolt. It worked....

But then, I fixed the dynamo, and the charger I built has remained unused! *smiley4*