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Old 11-08-2009, 12:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Adding 12v accessory plug

Is there a way to add a 12v accessory autlet to a 1996 formula STX. It does not have a battery. I would like to power my GPS and cell phone. Thanks for any help.
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Old 11-08-2009, 02:01 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yes, hook to the same wires that feed the Hi/Lo switch for the headlights.
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Old 11-11-2009, 04:11 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Is that the same for any sled? I've got a '02 Polaris with a battery.
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Old 11-12-2009, 06:45 AM   #4 (permalink)
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For dc power, you are going to need to get a rectifier.
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Old 11-13-2009, 06:36 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Don't hook the accessory wires to the headlight, it can really dim the lights when it's on. You can hook it to a constant power feed by the keyswitch. Unplug the switch and start the sled. Measure each wire until you find 12V on it. On Doos it's usually the large red wire.
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Hi all,

I know this is an old thread, but I just installed the 12v power outlet on my Yamaha RX1 today. I did not wire the positive to the constant power in fear of some forgetful act draining my battery while I'm in the middle of nowhere (paranoid much? I know). Instead, I looked for a line that would only have power once the sled is running. I avoided the line for the headlights due to the great advice here. I ended up using a line designated for "Signals", which I have no idea what that's for, perhaps my display.

I also used an inline fuse on the positive line with a 10Amp fuse. This seems to be working great. It powers my GPS only when running, which is exactly what I wanted. Be sure to get an outlet with a rubber cap to keep moisture out.

I know virtually nothing about AC vs. DC, but..., the sled produces DC power, but the "car charger" plug for my GPS coverts or regulates it to what the device needs. Pretty simple

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