Hey Kenshaw, our setups look very similar. Did you hardwire your GPS with a 12 volt receptacle wired directly to the battery? Well I am a bit electrical challenged. When you say receptacle, do you mean like a car battery charger plug. The answer to that would be no. The wire terminates at the bars (which plugs into the back of the GPS) and runs to the battery with an in-line fuse tucked in under the seat.