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Hey all! I'm back again with more questions 馃榿

I am looking for some suggestions on a power distribution box. Let's face it, we all knew I was lying to myself when I said I was going to keep this bike "stock."

I currently have a RAM Wireless charger, LED underglows, and the factory 12v charger option installed. I just bought the Zumo XT and want that put on as well but I just don't think at this point, it's going to be feasible or beautiful/tidy to shove it all directly onto the battery terminals. Eventually the heated seat and some auxiliary lights will be added. I need ONE thing to come off of the battery and then distribute the power. Doesn't have to be the cheapest thing, I would like something reliable and dummy-proof.

Not sure how much power draw I've got going on right now, but I did the LED light swap on @Dave 300x 's tutorial and used the same amazon products to cut down on the numbers.

What do you guys think? Battery is factory, should I change it? Am I trying to pull too much or is there a way to realistically have all my gadgets?

Thanks a bunch, guys! <3
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While I haven't used it, Eastern Beaver offers 4 circuit and 8 circuit options for what I consider to be a reasonable price
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What do you guys think? Battery is factory, should I change it? Am I trying to pull too much or is there a way to realistically have all my gadgets?
OEM battery should be fine, I would just add some way to monitor it.
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Extra information for the electric "capacity" of the versys 300 ... copied from the post below: "The stator is rated at 21 amp at 14 VDC or 294 watts output, at 5000 RPM "
(ADV Rider has a thread that says 330W and 350W ... but by the book, 294 is what you get with 21 amps and 14 volts; plus, I'll put my money on @onewizard for most anything electrical related.

Also, The manual says not to add more than 56 watts to the electrical system ... so if you add up the Watts consumed by all you want to add ... and keep it under 56 .. .should be OK?

Full transparency ... I am not an electrical geek ... just know how to look things up ... sort of !




More good info here (post 10 & 12)
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@Respen - when looking through this, I saw where you had talked with onewizard about putting a series regulator on your 300 ... did you ever do that ?
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I'll put my money on @onewizard for most anything electrical related.
I second that, it would take many hours to go through his posts on electrical
Eastern Beaver offers 4 circuit and 8 circuit options
nice looking setup
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I'll second the idea that the Eastern Beaver solutions are fantastic...
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@Respen - when looking through this, I saw where you had talked with onewizard about putting a series regulator on your 300 ... did you ever do that ?
I did not. I'm not very good with electrical and the guide onewizard posted looked way too daunting, especially since I use the x300 as a near daily commuter, I really don't want to screw things up.

The reason I wanted to make the change was to run a LED headlight. I bypassed this route by adding LED driving lights to make up for the headlight change.
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I did not. I'm not very good with electrical and the guide onewizard posted looked way too daunting, especially since I use the x300 as a near daily commuter, I really don't want to screw things up.

The reason I wanted to make the change was to run a LED headlight. I bypassed this route by adding LED driving lights to make up for the headlight change.
Thanks for the follow up !

I may add driving lights ... and if I do, I may add the LED headlight at the same time. Still just gathering info for now !
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I may add driving lights ... and if I do, I may add the LED headlight at the same time. Still just gathering info for now !
Driving lights? What are those?
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Driving lights? What are those?
I suppose there isn't an "industry standard" nomenclature for Auxiliary lights but generally speaking (in my world anyway):
  • Fog Lights --> Light up the road immediately in front of you (shortest range)
  • Driving Lights --> Light up your immediate view of the road ahead (mid range)
  • Spot Lights --> LIght up things far away (long range)
Anything that looks like what @Axel Johansson posted above (y) -- good for seeing ... and for being more visible to others !
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This was super informative.... I want to add some heated grips, a USB charging outlet, and some driving/fog lights i just got for free.
That was awesome finding the rated wattage... the trick will be sizing the electrical units until then.

This outlet i found has a volt meter on it and a 12V outlet:


I need a good switch and harness for the lights still as well.
This was super informative.... I want to add some heated grips, a USB charging outlet, and some driving/fog lights i just got for free.
That was awesome finding the rated wattage... the trick will be sizing the electrical units until then.

This outlet i found has a volt meter on it and a 12V outlet:


I need a good switch and harness for the lights still as well.
I don't know about that one after reading some of the reviews, just saying.
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I have a Denali Powerhub2.

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Oh, I was considering them Auxiliary / Off-Road lights. Thanks!
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Oh, I was considering them Auxiliary / Off-Road lights. Thanks!
One in the same
Extra information for the electric "capacity" of the versys 300 ... copied from the post below: "The stator is rated at 21 amp at 14 VDC or 294 watts output, at 5000 RPM "
(ADV Rider has a thread that says 330W and 350W ... but by the book, 294 is what you get with 21 amps and 14 volts; plus, I'll put my money on @onewizard for most anything electrical related.

Also, The manual says not to add more than 56 watts to the electrical system ... so if you add up the Watts consumed by all you want to add ... and keep it under 56 .. .should be OK?

Full transparency ... I am not an electrical geek ... just know how to look things up ... sort of !




More good info here (post 10 & 12)
I just did a update on the X300 post Stator Output / Wiring / Shunt Regulator

Keep in mind the rating of incandescent lights are at 12.0 Volts DC and the rating of the stator output is at 14.0 volts DC.
What does that mean?? If you are running LED anything and it says it is 28 watts at 12 volts and 2.333 amp DC, that means that at 14 volts DC the current will be 2 amp. HOWEVER the same 28 watt incandescent light will be possibly 2.71 amp DC at 14 volts. Incandescent lights are non linear, note the 100 watt incandescent light in your home inrush current could be 6 to 8 times the running current, or in plain terms that light uses between 600 and 800 watts to start!
A LED light will never draw greater than it's rated current provided it is designed for multivoltage use ( 9-32 VDC as a example-it has a driver specific to the led in use, providing proper voltage at all times)
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