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Offline Carcus

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Battery replacement and charging
« on: February 20, 2020, 12:20:28 PM »
Does anyone know if I can use the accessory socket on my 2011 XC to plug a battery in to maintain voltage whilst I change my battery? I don't want the EML to come on like it would if I just disconnected and re-connected a new battery. Once the battery is replaced could I also use the Accessory socket to plug my optimate charger into to maintain the battery rather than adding leads or lifting the seat?
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Re: Battery replacement and charging
« Reply #1 on: February 20, 2020, 01:55:30 PM »
My experience disconnecting the battery is you just lose your trip data and clock and fuel level. Shouldn't be a mil light lit.
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Re: Battery replacement and charging
« Reply #2 on: February 20, 2020, 02:07:29 PM »
When I bought the bike I had to remove a sat nav charging cable that had been left on it, when I disconnected the battery terminals to release the additional wiring the MIL light came on and I was told unless it gets reset it will take up to 10 full temperature runs of the bike to reset itself due to checking all system after disconnecting, which it did. Everything ran fine as normal but just annoying having MIL light on for so long (I only use the bike in nice weather on a weekend).

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Re: Battery replacement and charging
« Reply #3 on: February 20, 2020, 02:25:19 PM »
You could download TigerTool that will erase the MIL light.

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Re: Battery replacement and charging
« Reply #4 on: February 20, 2020, 02:31:54 PM »
Don't I need a cable or "dongle" for that? Where could I get one and roughly how much please if you know. And what is it called exactly...........

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Re: Battery replacement and charging
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2020, 02:37:17 PM »

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Re: Battery replacement and charging
« Reply #6 on: February 20, 2020, 02:51:02 PM »
Thanks guys, any thoughts on charging through the accessory socket whilst stood using an Optimate with a suitable plug fitted?

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Re: Battery replacement and charging
« Reply #7 on: February 20, 2020, 03:23:38 PM »
Yes, I keep mine topped up all the time using the accessory socket. Works fine.

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Re: Battery replacement and charging
« Reply #8 on: February 20, 2020, 04:12:27 PM »
Great, thank you all for your input.

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Re: Battery replacement and charging
« Reply #9 on: February 20, 2020, 05:15:58 PM »
When it comes to replacing the battery, I always buy Motobatt.
You get four terminals, and I connect all accessories to the "spare" set of terminals.
That way I never have to disconnect the battery from the ECU when adding or replacing accessories.

 


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