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post #1 of 2 Old Oct 26th, 2015, 11:05 pm Thread Starter
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PDM60 and Heated Gear

Question regarding what to set the PDM at for heated gear. I have a PDM60 installed on my 15 1200RT, and I have connected my Gerbing wiring harness to circuit 4 which is adjustable to 15 Amps. My question is regarding what to set the PDM60 to for different levels of heated clothing. In other words, if I'm wearing the Gerbing jacket and gloves with a combined amp rating of 8.6, what is the most appropriate rating to set the PDM at? Should I go with 10 amps, or can I get away with 9. I guess my ultimate question is, how close do I need to adjust the PDM without tripping the circuit or setting it so high that the equipment or wiring is in jeopardy?

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post #2 of 2 Old Oct 27th, 2015, 3:24 am
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Re: PDM60 and Heated Gear

What size fuse came in your original Gerbings wiring harness? I'm guessing 20A.

I'd say leave it at 15A and see if it works OK. Too big of a "fuse" is bad, but you do want to have a bit of additional capacity to account for small spikes and startup currents.

I don't see 15A as giving you any trouble at all . . .

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