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    Quote Originally Posted by Yammer View Post
    Hi Lee

    It's a 2016 RT never had a problem as of yet. .
    That's interesting.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lee View Post
    That's interesting.
    wonder if the pillion plug has a higher wattage rating? It IS interesting that he's running heated indeed=- mine tripped almost immediately. Canadian model?? Previous owner? lowest setting? Placebo effect...he THINKS it's heating and feels warm??

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    Quote Originally Posted by rick601 View Post
    wonder if the pillion plug has a higher wattage rating? It IS interesting that he's running heated indeed=- mine tripped almost immediately. Canadian model?? Previous owner? lowest setting? Placebo effect...he THINKS it's heating and feels warm??
    The CANbus is limited to 5 amps, a 90 watts jacket would need a 7.5 amps at max settings. Is the passenger plug on the CANbus?
    My RT came without this plug and I had a powerlet plug that fit in nicely in the hole. It is connected directly to the battery, so no CANbus issues.
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    There is only one simple answer. A separate fused connection to the battery. It can be an accessory socket, re-wired or added. It can be a coaxial as used by the jacket makers. It can be an SAE two-pole trailer connector. Pick your poison, but get off the CANBUS controlled circuits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PGlaves View Post
    There is only one simple answer. A separate fused connection to the battery. It can be an accessory socket, re-wired or added. It can be a coaxial as used by the jacket makers. It can be an SAE two-pole trailer connector. Pick your poison, but get off the CANBUS controlled circuits.
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    From 2018 R1200RT owner's manual

    "Electrical system
    Electrical rating of on-board sockets max 10 A, Total for all sockets "

    I am going to wire the front power socket directly to the battery and leave the rear one as is.
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