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heroto

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Running heated gear
« on: December 27, 2017, 10:16:19 PM »

The goal: keep my fingers warm. I mean really warm.

Moving to a warmer climate is not the right answer for me.
I'll get hand guards.
I happen to own an older version of 12v Gerbings jacket and gloves. Zero offers an optional 10 amp 12v socket. I think the Gerbings jacket plus gloves combo would draw a bit less than 10A, and then only on full heat. So in theory this solution that looks simpler than adding heated grips, and in my experience heated gloves are toastier than heated grips as well.
Any thoughts?
Any actual experience?
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Richard230

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Re: Running heated gear
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2017, 04:31:15 AM »

I own a 10-year-old Gerbing jacket liner and it draws 12 amps.  :o
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Re: Running heated gear
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2017, 05:20:30 AM »

You may be able to connect your Gerbing gear to the SAE port. More details here:
http://electricmotorcycleforum.com/boards/index.php?topic=7014.0
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heroto

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Re: Running heated gear
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2017, 06:03:31 AM »

I own a 10-year-old Gerbing jacket liner and it draws 12 amps.  :o
Sounds like you’ve actually measured the draw. Everything I have found so far on the web lists less than 7 for the jacket. This is at 12 v. Was your measurement at 12 or 7 v?
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Richard230

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Re: Running heated gear
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2017, 07:27:59 AM »

I own a 10-year-old Gerbing jacket liner and it draws 12 amps.  :o
Sounds like you’ve actually measured the draw. Everything I have found so far on the web lists less than 7 for the jacket. This is at 12 v. Was your measurement at 12 or 7 v?
Thanks

I was repeating the current draw on the jacket's cloth sticker, but now I realize that my memory was incorrect.  The jacket's power draw, according to the sticker is 120 watts, not amps.  :-[  Voltage would be around 12. 5 volts with the engine off and something like 14 volts with the engine running.
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Re: Running heated gear
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2017, 10:24:34 PM »

I have used my older Gerbing jacket liner with my FX when it ran. I use an Aerostich controller using the SAE plug in the wiring harness. I did not try my gloves with it, but it handled the jacket just fine. Just keep a spare fuse handy and try it to see if it works for you with your gloves.
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