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Re: Camera wiring problem.
« Reply #15 on: 12.08. 2019 08:51 »
get 4 lithium A size cells plus a 4 cell batttery pack
Use them to hook up to the 87 & 30 contacts on the relay so one wire bypasses the relay & the other wire goes through the 87 / 30 pair ( or 87a depending weather you end up with a NO or NC relay.
A std $ 2 headlamp relay will be fine.
Then use the ignition to trip the relay by hooking the 85 / 86 pair, one to ground & the other to the ignition switch.
Your camera is now totally isolated from the bikes power so it can touch anywhere without blowing the fuse.
Downside is you are limited to the capacity of the 4 batteries which should give you about 10 to 20 hours of recording so you will need a second set to be at home on the charger.
If you are doing this for a long trip, get an automotive charger for the batteries and wire that into the bikes battery so it charges while you are riding thus you should always have a fresh battery pack.
 
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Re: Camera wiring problem.
« Reply #16 on: 12.08. 2019 09:17 »
I have used a BMW type (mini cigar lighter) socket under the front of the seat wired straight to the battery (via a fuse) with positive to the centre pole as normal.

Also doubles as a useful plug-in charging point for the battery via an adaptor I have made for the charger.

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Re: Camera wiring problem.
« Reply #17 on: 12.08. 2019 10:48 »
 This is starting to be unnecessarily complicated
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Re: Camera wiring problem.
« Reply #18 on: 12.08. 2019 11:40 »
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Also doubles as a useful plug-in charging point for the battery via an adaptor I have made for the charger

I like that idea Sav
All the best - Bill
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Re: Camera wiring problem.
« Reply #19 on: 12.08. 2019 12:17 »
I have used a BMW type (mini cigar lighter) socket under the front of the seat wired straight to the battery (via a fuse) with positive to the centre pole as normal.

Also doubles as a useful plug-in charging point for the battery via an adaptor I have made for the charger.

Car fag lighter sockets are handy.  I have one on the top yoke. 

Stick one of these in it and you can charge two phones.


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Re: Camera wiring problem.
« Reply #20 on: 12.08. 2019 15:28 »
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Stick one of these in it and you can charge two phones.

MMMM two phones - gives Mr plod ideas regarding your character
All the best - Bill
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Re: Camera wiring problem.
« Reply #21 on: 12.08. 2019 16:03 »
MMMM two phones - gives Mr plod ideas regarding your character

It does, in TV soap operas.

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Re: Camera wiring problem.
« Reply #22 on: 15.08. 2019 13:12 »
ALL WORKING,  *woo* *woo* *woo*

Triton Thrasher cracked it, +to+ & -to-.
Had my doubts, just shows what I know.  *eek*
Thanks to all who chimed in.

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Re: Camera wiring problem.
« Reply #23 on: 15.08. 2019 13:56 »
Glad to hear it’s working.  Keep it away from vibration.

And don’t come back here with film of you falling off!