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12v air bed pump off 2017 650

I have no idea about this electrical stuff. If I am camping and need to pump up an air mattress, would my stock 2017 650 be able to handle a normal 12v air pump? Thanks in advance for any information.
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How many amps does the pump require?

Should be marked somewhere on it.

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How many amps does the pump require?

Should be marked somewhere on it.
40 watts
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That would be 3.3 amps I would wire in a acc plug for it and leave the bike running when filling bed .Or try it @ home.If the battery does not run down you could do it without running bike. It depends on how long that pump is gonna run .40 divided by 12 =3.3

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With the bike running, you should be able to handle the load. Fuse it anyway to prevent any undue incident.

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Not sure how many amps my emergency tire compressor/ inflator draws but that can also be used to inflate other stuff. Get one of those and you can fix a flat as well! My headlight is 36 Watts. I bet heated grips on high would draw 3 amps also.

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Thank you so much everyone for your answers!
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Not sure if the bike charges the battery at idle.
If not, you could actually run down the battery while running the engine and using the pump.

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I have no idea about this electrical stuff. If I am camping and need to pump up an air mattress, would my stock 2017 650 be able to handle a normal 12v air pump? Thanks in advance for any information.
Are you talking an air compressor or air blower?

A 12 volt air compressor will take quite a while to fill a mattress. The 12 volt air blower(designed for inflating mattresses, etc.) will be quite quick.

I carry both when traveling.
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Are you talking an air compressor or air blower?

An air 12 volt air compressor will take quite a while to fill a mattress. The 12 volt air blower(designed for inflating mattresses, etc.) will be quite quick.

I carry both when traveling.
Air blower that has a 12v plug on one side designed to inflate the air mattress
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Try one of these pumps for mattresses. Self contained, battery operated. Recharges from USB. Inflates or deflates. Iíve had mine a couple of years and it works great.

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Search Amazon for flextailgear Max Pump

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Try THIS:

https://www.flextailgear.com/

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Try one of these pumps for mattresses. Self contained, battery operated. Recharges from USB. Inflates or deflates. Iíve had mine a couple of years and it works great.

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Search Amazon for flextailgear Max Pump

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I had a blower that recharged from a 12 volt plug in. I made the mistake of sticking it in the tank bag for charging going down the road. Due to a lack of air circulation it overheated and died. Just sayin'.

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I had a blower that recharged from a 12 volt plug in. I made the mistake of sticking it in the tank bag for charging going down the road. Due to a lack of air circulation it overheated and died. Just sayin'.

I charge my pump before I leave home. Itís good for a couple of air mattress and inflatable pillows, as well as helping deflate them. Donít really know how long the batteries last, since Iíve never run it down on a trip. I havenít used it since last August, and just tried it. Batteries still up.

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I charge my pump before I leave home. Itís good for a couple of air mattress and inflatable pillows, as well as helping deflate them. Donít really know how long the batteries last, since Iíve never run it down on a trip. I havenít used it since last August, and just tried it. Batteries still up.
That would work for shorter trips. Once or twice per year I take a 2-4 week tour.

Screwing with the D battery ones was not going to work. For me, the simplest model is the one that runs on 12 volts. I changed the end on mine to an SAE two pin connection to plug into the powered tank bag/Tender cord direct from the battery.

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