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  • Offline Carlos pinto   gb

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    Auxiliary spotlights switch on off
    on: 01 December, 2022, 08:14:53 pm
    01 December, 2022, 08:14:53 pm
    I've auxiliary spotlights on my tiger 1050 connected direct to the battery.
    I wonder if I can add another switch out of view to prevent the kids messing with the lights.
    Using the side stand as a secondary switch or a paralleled installation.
    Any suggestion from triumph experienced people.
    I would appreciated any suggestion
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    Re: Auxiliary spotlights switch on off
    Reply #1 on: 01 December, 2022, 09:51:41 pm
    01 December, 2022, 09:51:41 pm
    If your main intention is to stop anyone turning the lights on and draining the battery (or to turn them off if you forget) why not just power them off a switched feed. If the aux lights are LED you could just tap them into your side lights, still using the switch to turn them off.
    That is how I wired mine initially. I have subsequently installed a Fuzeblock as I needed multiple additional power sources.
    Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool.

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    Re: Auxiliary spotlights switch on off
    Reply #2 on: 01 December, 2022, 11:00:23 pm
    01 December, 2022, 11:00:23 pm
    What you are after is pretty simple. It will just need one extra relay. You interrupt the feed you already have by routing it through the contact on the new relay. Then, you connect the coil (pickup) of the relay to a switched source that only energizes when the ignition or another lighting circuit is on. I'd pick a source that is only on when lighting is needed, then tap into it to power the relay. In fact, in your case, you need a supply that is 'dead' when you switch off your ignition. Depending on your electrical skill level, this is simple, but you need to decide when you want to be able to 'switch on' in order to choose a source. I'm just sketching the solution as I am only familiar with my 2009 wiring which would be simple to modify.

    PS: I HOPE that the supply to your lights has a fuse very close to the battery or you are at risk. If not, fix that.

    PPS: When adding a relay, you'll need a switched (+), and a (-). DON'T ground the negative to the frame. Rather tap off an existing Ground / Earth wire. They are usually black. Be careful, this can go wrong in a hurry if you are not careful. Ask a knowledgeable friend if you are not confident!
    Last Edit: 01 December, 2022, 11:07:09 pm by ZuluTiger

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    Re: Auxiliary spotlights switch on off
    Reply #3 on: 09 December, 2022, 09:00:52 pm
    09 December, 2022, 09:00:52 pm
    it is my understanding that in the UK. Auxiliary Lights or Driving Lights must only be used when in conjunction with Hi-beam, and ONLY if the conditions warrant it.. I.E. reduced visibility, so are normally only active when these are on.
    Fog Lights can be wired independently to the Main Beams.

    On other bikes I have used the feed for the Hi-Beam as a switched feed for a relay, with an independent switch to turn them on and off but it ensures they can only come on when Hi-Beam is in use.

    I could be wrong about the legality of using them independent of Hi-Beams, but I'd prefer to err on the side of caution rather than risk a fine.
    Last Edit: 09 December, 2022, 09:03:09 pm by Woodie
    I never touched it, you can't blame me, it went off when I was cleaning it.