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Offline Ernest T

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Gerbings BMW Power Adapter
« on: October 22, 2013, 05:07:58 PM »
I have a Gerbing's jacket and controller and went to buy the BMW adapter to power the system from the outlet under the seat, but there was a disclaimer that said if the bike has a CANBUS system the adapter can only power gloves that you need a harness to power a jacket.  That doesn't seem right, has anyone used this adapter to power a jacket?

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Re: Gerbings BMW Power Adapter
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2013, 06:10:09 PM »
I don't have any heated gear ( I have enough built in "insulation"
gathered over many years of personal abuse  :015: ), however :

Pages 80 & 81 of the ( UK ) Owners manual gives details of the electrical Accessory Sockets :

• All models have a socket fitted to the left
hand side of the engine, below the
rider’s seat, and a socket fitted in the
stowage box.

• Trophy SE models have a pillion socket
fitted on the left hand side of the
motorcycle, below the luggage rack. This
socket is available as an accessory kit for
Trophy models from your authorised
Triumph dealer.

• Models fitted with a Triumph top box
have a socket located inside the top box.

The sockets will provide a 12 Volt electrical
supply. All sockets are protected by 10 Amp
fuses, therefore items with a current draw
greater than 10 Amps (120 Watts) must not
be plugged into the socket.

You won't be able to access the Glove box or Top Box sockets ( without modification ),
for plugging heated clothing in, but using the rider and pillion ( if fitted ) sockets,
it looks like you should be able to draw up to 10 amps of current from each,
so provided your heated clothing has a Power rating below 120 watts total -
for everything connected into ONE of the sockets, there shouldn't be a problem  :028:

Looking at some Spec's for Gebring gear on "Revzilla" you can expect a heated Jacket to draw around 6.4 amps,
Pants around 4.4 amps, and Gloves around 2.2 amps, so you could wear jacket and gloves,
but not jacket, pants and gloves which would blow the fuse ( at those ratings ),
so it's important to check the rating of the gear you are buying / have bought, before plugging it in !

« Last Edit: October 22, 2013, 06:18:21 PM by Coconut »

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Re: Gerbings BMW Power Adapter
« Reply #2 on: October 23, 2013, 09:37:00 AM »
Chris and I have Gerbing. I have the jacket and Chris has jacket & gloves.
I put the details on Carol's post looking for advise on heated clothes. This may be of interest to you.
P. s. Chris's gear is well within fuse rating.

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Re: Gerbings BMW Power Adapter
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2013, 09:44:26 AM »
Gerbing are exhibiting in Hall 2 at Motorcycle Live show at the NEC from 23rd November to 1st December   :062:  ( or HOT !)




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Re: Gerbings BMW Power Adapter
« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2013, 01:28:00 PM »
That's a little far for me to go!


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Re: Gerbings BMW Power Adapter
« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2013, 01:42:25 PM »
Good point !

I'll be going - let me know if you would like me to ask them anything specific on your behalf  :028: