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The Garmin 595's USB socket pigtail only has 500mA. Not enough to keep a Garmin ViRB Elite running.

So I use a cigarette lighter USB adapter in the left storage compartment and run the wire out the closed lid.

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I have a flathead dual usb outlet in the glove box (still leaves room for other stuff) and an always-on USB port by the rear seat (part of the garmin harness). I may add the above amazon voltage meter for kicks.

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Okay. Ordered it. I wouldn’t even know how to interpret the reading, but I ordered one...
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Okay. Ordered it. I wouldn’t even know how to interpret the reading, but I ordered one...
From Yuasa website on how to use voltmeter to determine battery state.

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"Unlike Conventional batteries, AGM types cannot be tested using a hydrometer because they are sealed. Instead a voltmeter can be used to perform an open circuit voltage test. The test can be used for both Conventional and AGM batteries. The test is used to determine the following: battery state-of charge, ability to hold a charge and shorted or open battery cells. Before performing an open circuit voltage test the battery must be fully charged.

Charging a battery using the vehicle’s charging system or a battery charger creates a “surface” charge across the battery’s cells. The surface charge needs to be removed before an accurate test can be performed. To remove surface charge, turn on the ignition for about three minutes then turn it off. Let the battery sit for about 10 minutes before completing a test.

Open circuit Voltage indicates what percent of charge the battery has reached after charging. Open circuit voltage for a fully, 100% charged AGM battery is 12.8 to 13.0 Volts. AGM batteries that are 75% to 100% charged will measure 12.5 to 12.8 volts. Conventional batteries have slightly lower open circuit Voltages: 12.6 volts (12.8 volts with Sulfate Stop) for 100% charge and 12.4 for 75% charge.

If after charging the open circuit voltage indicates that the battery is less than 75% charged, the battery is probably no good and should be replaced. Before the battery is condemned, try charging it again. If the battery is still not close to 100% charged it needs to be replaced. The open circuit voltage test is not conclusive. It is possible to have a 100% charged battery as indicated by the open circuit voltage test that will not start a powersport vehicle reliably. In such cases a load tester is recommended."

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Good info Neal!
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I crawled around my bmw with a multimeter trying to find a problem (wasn’t electrical). Never had a reason to worry about power on the FJR’s, but it’s cheap to have a meter and info that might come in handy sometime.
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Okay. Ordered it. I wouldn’t even know how to interpret the reading, but I ordered one...
Having a voltmeter you will learn its pattern. Then if it deviates from the pattern you will know something is amiss.
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Yes the outlet is switched with ignition..... one day find yourself one of those very low profile chargers that wont take up so much room.
If you've got a 590 series Garmin, it has a USB lead that is on as long as the GPS is on. Or you can get wired ones, mount it up on the bars where it is more handy.
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The Garmin 595's USB socket pigtail only has 500mA. Not enough to keep a Garmin ViRB Elite running.

So I use a cigarette lighter USB adapter in the left storage compartment and run the wire out the closed lid.
Ditto here on the 595 usb, it's pretty useless. There's not enough oomph there to charge either of the phones I've tried.

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Ditto here on the 595 usb, it's pretty useless. There's not enough oomph there to charge either of the phones I've tried.
There is a ViRB control/mode in the 595. I was disappointed not to be able to view the camera on the 595. IIRC the 595 only allows one to turn recording on/off and to snap a still picture. Meh. Haven't put it on my "tools" pallet.

Can't help thinking there is a huge market for a really good motorcycle GPS. My 595 falls short. Starting to wonder how the LCD on my Garmin SmartDrive 61LMT will work in open sunlight. 595 is barely adequate. TPMS control is the only thing I would miss. And the darn 61 was only $100 (refurbished) with a 7" display.

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My garmin 595LM usb pigtail charges great. Phones, Helmets. I don’t know the output, but it charges what I need it to. I don’t use the tpms on the garmin. I use Fobo.

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