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#998434 - 10/05/17 03:25 PM Skene and trigger wire  
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1. If the brake/tail light on the wet RT is LED (?) why couldn't I connect it to my Skene winky lights controller, like I did with the GT top case tail/brake light?

2. I need a trigger wire near the battery for my fused power block, suggestions please.

TIA,

M


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#998449 - 10/05/17 08:42 PM Re: Skene and trigger wire [Re: markgoodrich]  
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If you have central locking, you should have a round plug under the rear seat. One of those wires is what you'd tap into for the brake light. If you don't have central locking, you'll have a flat four plug connector with a cap on it. If you probe those, one will be the brake light that would have gone to the top case.

I bought Clearwater Darla spot lights for my RT. That has a built in trigger output. That is what I used. If you don't have that, I wonder if one of the wires in that same four wire plug would work. One of those would be the hot wire for the inside trunk light.


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#998467 - 10/05/17 10:36 PM Re: Skene and trigger wire [Re: markgoodrich]  
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Thanks, 92Merc no central locking, I'm trying not to run a trigger wire all the way to the back, but can if absolutely necessary, in which case really all I need is the color of the brake or tail light hot wire. Using that connection would keep me from trying to connect the Skene controller to the brake/tail light, though.

So really, I need a ignition on/go dead off hot wire color and location.


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#998480 - 10/06/17 12:41 AM Re: Skene and trigger wire [Re: markgoodrich]  
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Skene offers detailed, bike-specific instructions here on their website. Their choice of power source does stay on for a short time after ignition off.

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#998481 - 10/06/17 12:59 AM Re: Skene and trigger wire [Re: lkraus]  
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Originally Posted by lkraus
Skene offers detailed, bike-specific instructions here on their website. Their choice of power source does stay on for a short time after ignition off.

Originally Posted by lkraus
Skene offers detailed, bike-specific instructions here on their website. Their choice of power source does stay on for a short time after ignition off.


Thanks, Larry, hadn't occurred to me to do something sensible. That'll work for the Skenes, but I really also need an instant-off trigger for the fused power block.


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#998675 - 10/08/17 11:42 PM Re: Skene and trigger wire [Re: markgoodrich]  
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Originally Posted by markgoodrich
Originally Posted by lkraus
Skene offers detailed, bike-specific instructions here on their website. Their choice of power source does stay on for a short time after ignition off.

Originally Posted by lkraus
Skene offers detailed, bike-specific instructions here on their website. Their choice of power source does stay on for a short time after ignition off.


Thanks, Larry, hadn't occurred to me to do something sensible. That'll work for the Skenes, but I really also need an instant-off trigger for the fused power block.


Are you sure you NEED to have the fuse block go off with the ignition? Will something bad happen if it stays live for 30 seconds or is it a personal preference? If you absolutely require it to go off immediately, Hex ezCAN has one 4A output with variable (0-10 second) timeout. If that's enough you could set it to zero and call it done, otherwise you could use it to trigger a PDM60, Neutrino, or other power module.The ezCAN has other 3 outputs too (4A + 2 x 5A), although I don't know what their timeout periods are - you'd have to contact them to find out.

I like that the ezCAN plugs directly into the wiring harness and doesn't use a Posi-tap for the trigger wire like the other ones.


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#998680 - 10/09/17 12:38 AM Re: Skene and trigger wire [Re: WBinDE]  
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Originally Posted by WBinDE
Originally Posted by markgoodrich
Originally Posted by lkraus
Skene offers detailed, bike-specific instructions here on their website. Their choice of power source does stay on for a short time after ignition off.

Originally Posted by lkraus
Skene offers detailed, bike-specific instructions here on their website. Their choice of power source does stay on for a short time after ignition off.


Thanks, Larry, hadn't occurred to me to do something sensible. That'll work for the Skenes, but I really also need an instant-off trigger for the fused power block.


Are you sure you NEED to have the fuse block go off with the ignition? Will something bad happen if it stays live for 30 seconds or is it a personal preference? If you absolutely require it to go off immediately, Hex ezCAN has one 4A output with variable (0-10 second) timeout. If that's enough you could set it to zero and call it done, otherwise you could use it to trigger a PDM60, Neutrino, or other power module.The ezCAN has other 3 outputs too (4A + 2 x 5A), although I don't know what their timeout periods are - you'd have to contact them to find out.

I like that the ezCAN plugs directly into the wiring harness and doesn't use a Posi-tap for the trigger wire like the other ones.


I don't have the ezcan, so that's moot. I want the fused ppower block to go off when the ignition is turned off so when I'm adding or adjusting farkles I don't have to wait for the system to power down before retesting. Personal preference. Still haven't found a wire that will do so.


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#998685 - 10/09/17 01:08 AM Re: Skene and trigger wire [Re: markgoodrich]  
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Originally Posted by markgoodrich
I want the fused ppower block to go off when the ignition is turned off so when I'm adding or adjusting farkles I don't have to wait for the system to power down before retesting. Personal preference. Still haven't found a wire that will do so.


The taillight wire turns off within a couple of seconds, as long as it's actually plugged in to the taillight. Apparently they're sending CANbus signal as well as power down that wire. If it's unplugged from the taillight, it stays on for 30 seconds or so, presumably because the controller hasn't received a response to its "turn off" message.


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#998690 - 10/09/17 01:19 AM Re: Skene and trigger wire [Re: markgoodrich]  
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Thanks, Bill, do you know the color of the wire?


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#998698 - 10/09/17 02:56 AM Re: Skene and trigger wire [Re: markgoodrich]  
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Originally Posted by markgoodrich
Thanks, Bill, do you know the color of the wire?


Gray with a red stripe.


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