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    Connecting Heated Gear
    on: Dec 03, 2016, 07.32 pm
    Dec 03, 2016, 07.32 pm
    I have a Gerbing heated liner and had my Concours wired up for it. I don't feel like opening up the Trophy and drilling holes to locate the controls so I was hoping I could plug into the Powerlet port that is located down near my left leg...anyone else using that for heated gear? I need to make sure it can handle the heated gear (proper gauge wiring and fuse).

    The other option would be to hardwire it to the bike with the controller and everything attached to the battery, so any suggestions are welcome.

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    Re: Connecting Heated Gear
    Reply #1 on: Dec 03, 2016, 07.53 pm
    Dec 03, 2016, 07.53 pm
    I was using the powerlet for my heated jacket liner and gloves.  Uses a powerlet to coaxial adapter.  Works well, but a lousy location and no great way to keep the wire from flopping around.

    I just posted in the modifications forum my solution.  Easy to do, but did require a drill bit :002:

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    Re: Connecting Heated Gear
    Reply #2 on: Dec 03, 2016, 08.04 pm
    Dec 03, 2016, 08.04 pm
    I used the power outlet until I fitted a new optimate fitting directly to the battery and just tye wrapped it to the bolt by the steering head.  So I can easily plug in when I forget?

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    Re: Connecting Heated Gear
    Reply #3 on: Dec 03, 2016, 08.05 pm
    Dec 03, 2016, 08.05 pm
    I know that that power outlet by the left leg is connected to a 10 amp fuse, what does the rating of your heated clothing add up to?

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    Re: Connecting Heated Gear
    Reply #4 on: Dec 03, 2016, 08.14 pm
    Dec 03, 2016, 08.14 pm
    Thanks guys. I don't think (or remember) it needing more than a 10A fuse but it's been a while. I installed The harness and controller on the Concours a couple of years ago so it was installed and forgotten! It can easily be researched but can't remember past 5 minutes ago, if you know what I mean :087:?

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    Re: Connecting Heated Gear
    Reply #5 on: Dec 03, 2016, 08.35 pm
    Dec 03, 2016, 08.35 pm
    My vest is 55W or 75W so 4 to 6 amps.

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    Re: Connecting Heated Gear
    Reply #6 on: Dec 03, 2016, 11.01 pm
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    I use that one for my heated gear and wife uses the one at the left rear of her seat. No issues at all and we spent three days in 40 degree temps. I plugged in my harness and then ran it up behind the plastic to the front of the seat. Works for me.

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    Re: Connecting Heated Gear
    Reply #7 on: Dec 04, 2016, 08.39 am
    Dec 04, 2016, 08.39 am
    I used the supplied cable which came with my Keis jacket to connect directly to the battery. It was a simple enough job to remove the tank cover to route the cable and for it to come out at the front of the seat. Easy to store awy in the summer months, but as it is a permanent live, needs a bit of ACF 50 in the connector to keep the water out and prevent corrosion. I also found it easier to connect and remove the connection. When I initially used the plug by my left leg I forgot a few times and pulled the wires out of the jacket plug

     



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