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    Questions about plugging in heated gear.
    on: Nov 28, 2021, 05.51 pm
    Nov 28, 2021, 05.51 pm
    Hi All,

    I bought a Gerbing jacket and gloves for my daughter. She loves to ride on the back, but gets cold easily. That said, can I just plug the gear into the outlet on the back of the bike? What if I get her pants too? Can that outlet handle all that?

    While I am at it, what if I get a jacket, pants & gloves as well? What is the recommended place to plug in? Can the bike handle running all this gear?

    Thanks for any input!

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    Re: Questions about plugging in heated gear.
    Reply #1 on: Nov 28, 2021, 08.58 pm
    Nov 28, 2021, 08.58 pm
    These cuffs can be very good for your daughter.









    If you can handle whatever is plugged into the rear power jack next to the handles, you shouldn't have a problem. But beware! It all depends on the total current draw you connect to that outlet.
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    Re: Questions about plugging in heated gear.
    Reply #2 on: Nov 28, 2021, 09.47 pm
    Nov 28, 2021, 09.47 pm
    Those are cool Digital.

    Never saw those before.

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    Re: Questions about plugging in heated gear.
    Reply #3 on: Nov 28, 2021, 10.11 pm
    Nov 28, 2021, 10.11 pm
    The truth is that they are wonderful and heats up well ...
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    Re: Questions about plugging in heated gear.
    Reply #4 on: Nov 28, 2021, 10.35 pm
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    Nice idea  :028:

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    Re: Questions about plugging in heated gear.
    Reply #5 on: Nov 28, 2021, 11.40 pm
    Nov 28, 2021, 11.40 pm
     Fatherof2. You may or may not have heard of Warm and Safe heated clothing. I have their socks, pants, jacket and gloves which all connect together. The jacket then connects to a lead from the battery that I have coming out between the tank and the seat front on the left side.
      Also I have the Heat Troller [controller] mounted on the left bar attached to the hole for another mirror on the left control block. The red dial is for the jacket and gloves whilst the yellow is for the pants and socks. Like a clock dial, adjustment/increasing temperature, is done by rotating dial in a clockwise position. The Trophy's alternator has no problem in running my two sets of LED lights and all my heated gear at the same time. In fact my wife also has her jacket and heated seat [on high setting] turned on as well, no problems.
      Hope this little bit of information is of help. Cheers.  :028: :028:
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    Re: Questions about plugging in heated gear.
    Reply #6 on: Nov 29, 2021, 07.30 am
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    Check the Power ratings of the gear you want to connect.

    The Sockets are protected by 10 Amp fuses / 120 Watts.
    ( Owners Handbook Page 81 ).


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    Re: Questions about plugging in heated gear.
    Reply #7 on: Nov 29, 2021, 09.24 am
    Nov 29, 2021, 09.24 am
    *Originally Posted by Fatherof2 [+]
    Hi All,

    I bought a Gerbing jacket and gloves for my daughter. She loves to ride on the back, but gets cold easily.

    I plug my heated jacket liner into the engine socket.  I occasionally add my heated gloves as well,  but they plug into my heated liner directly.

    My good lady plugs her heated jacket into the socket at thre rear of the seat. I think it is no coincidence these two sockets are DIN/Hella type sockets, because they are a better design than the remaining sockets and have a more positive connection than traditional cigar lighter sockets.

    I do not use the cheap Chinese DIN plugs as they often only have two contact blades for the negative terminals.  I buy British made plugs, partly because I'm patriotic,  but moreso because they are far better quality.  The ones I buy have an all round blade arrangement for better negative pole connection.

    Last Edit: Nov 29, 2021, 09.29 am by Novocastrian
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