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I currently have a 2018 Goldwing Tour and have an external Garmin GPS installed and powered by the fuse box’s switched accessory terminals (screws). I would like to add a second accessory (heated clothing wire connection) to the same set of switched accessory terminals as the GPS. Is this possible, or will the power draw be too much for the single set of terminals? Thanks.
 

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The ACC terminals are fused by a 10-Amp fuse (120-watts total).........

So, depending on your heated clothing load you might be OK.......your Garmin doesn't draw much in comparison.
The best way would be to wire in an external fuse block so you're ready for any additional accessories you might add in the future.
 

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My suggestion is to go directly to the battery for the heated clothing, with a fuse in between:smile2:.


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My suggestion is to go directly to the battery for the heated clothing, with a fuse in between:smile2:.


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Consider adding an isolated system where you can connect all your accessories without worrying about what it may do to your system. The one I use is sold by Show Chrome. See picture. I have both driver and passenger heated clothing, a power port I added to the trunk and my running lights tied to this isolator. Also all my trailer hook ups and accessory lighting is attached to this unit.

You have two always "hot" ports, 3 keyed ports on one side and multiple ports for a trailer hook up or accessory lighting on the other. It works great.
 

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Consider adding an isolated system where you can connect all your accessories without worrying about what it may do to your system. The one I use is sold by Show Chrome. See picture. I have both driver and passenger heated clothing, a power port I added to the trunk and my running lights tied to this isolator. Also all my trailer hook ups and accessory lighting is attached to this unit.

You have two always "hot" ports, 3 keyed ports on one side and multiple ports for a trailer hook up or accessory lighting on the other. It works great.

Not necessary, you all ready have a switched accessory from Honda on the bike next to the battery.
The only thing else is a heated connection, direct to battery works very well and you are not spending $100 plus. And as a bonus, I use the heated clothing connection for the battery trickle charger.
 

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Another vote for an isolated fuse panel wired via a relay so you can run all kinds of farkles.
 

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I go straight to the battery using a Powerlet outlet for both charging my battery with the tender when home and powering heated gear on the road. I can also power my small air compressor from the same socket, or install my dual USB depending on needs.
 

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You could purchase an accessory fuse block and turn it on an off with the Acc protected terminal and then for its main source of power come straight off the battery terminals. Then you can hook up your clothing, GPS or anything else. But, note and read your manual. My 2005 has a connector in the right side fairing pocket for heated gloves which I use for my GPS and OEM voltmeter.
 

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acc terminals

The accessory terminals are protected by a 10 amp fuse.

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I tested 2 acc 10 amp fuses for continuity and both showed good yet the lower terminal is 0v when bike is turned on (or off). Are they each on separate fuse and or do they share a fuse?
 
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