the12volt.com spacer
the12volt.com spacer
the12volt.com spacer
the12volt.com spacer
icon

gps drawing power from battery buzzer?


Post ReplyPost New Topic
< Prev Topic Next Topic >
cwodavids 
Member - Posts: 9
Member spacespace
Joined: July†11, 2013
Posted: July†11, 2013 at 2:07 PM / IP Logged  
Hi all,
Firstly, i have very little electronics experience but do possess a brand new £35 multimeter :-)
Secondly, I fitted a Tomtom Rider GPS to my Yamaha Fazer 600 (60 plate) with a switch (that has a light) half way along the power cable to ensure I don't drain the battery when I am not using it. I would like to fit either a buzzer that activates when the bike isnt running or open to ideas from others as to how I can stop my battery running flat when I forget to turn the switch off.
Any help greatly appreciated in the form of ideas, advice, links or diagrams.
Dave
i am an idiot 
Platinum - Posts: 13,623
Platinum spaceThis member consistently provides reliable informationspace
Joined: September†21, 2006
Location: Louisiana, United States
Posted: July†11, 2013 at 4:06 PM / IP Logged  
You can catch a wire at the ignition switch, or either the headlamp or the tail lamp that is hot only when the key is in the on position.
cwodavids 
Member - Posts: 9
Member spacespace
Joined: July†11, 2013
Posted: July†11, 2013 at 4:15 PM / IP Logged  
That will mean the buzzer is on constantly, no?! Unless you mean the power connection directly to the GPS?
I'm assuming your mean option 2, if that is the case, do I just connect both wires for the GPS power to the ignition wire?
I know I am sounding pretty stupid, but I am no I promise, lol.
i am an idiot 
Platinum - Posts: 13,623
Platinum spaceThis member consistently provides reliable informationspace
Joined: September†21, 2006
Location: Louisiana, United States
Posted: July†11, 2013 at 5:29 PM / IP Logged  
How many wires total on the GPS? And what colors are the wires?
cwodavids 
Member - Posts: 9
Member spacespace
Joined: July†11, 2013
Posted: July†12, 2013 at 2:09 AM / IP Logged  
2 wires, red and black, these are attached to the same colour terminals on the battery.
i am an idiot 
Platinum - Posts: 13,623
Platinum spaceThis member consistently provides reliable informationspace
Joined: September†21, 2006
Location: Louisiana, United States
Posted: July†12, 2013 at 8:42 AM / IP Logged  
Leave the black where it is and move the red one to the taillight wire. The harness with the taillight wire should pass right by the battery.
cwodavids 
Member - Posts: 9
Member spacespace
Joined: July†11, 2013
Posted: July†12, 2013 at 1:37 PM / IP Logged  
Gggggrrrrrr i managed to get it all wired up correctly and now the small transformer that converts the battery power input to 5v 2 Amp has decided to stop working. I checked with the multimeter, the 12v is going in, nothing out the other side, looks like the PCB is not working now... Any ideas?
Dave
P.s. thank you so much for the help so far.
i am an idiot 
Platinum - Posts: 13,623
Platinum spaceThis member consistently provides reliable informationspace
Joined: September†21, 2006
Location: Louisiana, United States
Posted: July†12, 2013 at 5:06 PM / IP Logged  
There should be a fuse (or should have been a fuse) in series somewhere in the line before the box.
cwodavids 
Member - Posts: 9
Member spacespace
Joined: July†11, 2013
Posted: July†13, 2013 at 2:10 AM / IP Logged  
As I said, power is going into the box, its the output that is not working.
i am an idiot 
Platinum - Posts: 13,623
Platinum spaceThis member consistently provides reliable informationspace
Joined: September†21, 2006
Location: Louisiana, United States
Posted: July†13, 2013 at 9:07 AM / IP Logged  
Can you open the box and see if there is a fuse on the circuit board?
Page of 2

  Printable version Printable version Post ReplyPost New Topic
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot create polls in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

  •  
Search the12volt.com
Follow the12volt.com Follow the12volt.com on Facebook
Friday, June 9, 2023 • Copyright © 1999-2023 the12volt.com, All Rights Reserved Privacy Policy & Use of Cookies
Disclaimer: *All information on this site ( the12volt.com ) is provided "as is" without any warranty of any kind, either expressed or implied, including but not limited to fitness for a particular use. Any user assumes the entire risk as to the accuracy and use of this information. Please verify all wire colors and diagrams before applying any information.

Secured by Sectigo
the12volt.com spacer
the12volt.com spacer
the12volt.com spacer
Support the12volt.com
Top
the12volt.com spacer
the12volt.com spacer