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hello.

i just got heated jackets. They came with the connection that goes to the battery. What is the best way to do the installation? Is there a BMW plug adapter or something that goes in the 12v plugs on the bike?

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post #2 of 11 Old Feb 7th, 2009, 11:44 am
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look here www.motogear4you.com/ there are several versions and connections that you should be able to fine just what you need.

If not here, try the other heated clothes vendors One will be just right. ot try a word search on this site

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I carry BMW plugs etc. Give me a shout, I can lower my standard shipping cost for real small items

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I wired fused leads direct to the battery. They tuck in under the seat until we use them. I did this because I was told they would blow a fuse on and axillary jack.
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I know Larry_P is a vendor here. His liners look like a great deal.

Does anyone have any first hand knowledge on how they work?

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Re: heated gear

I would suggest that you invest few more bucks and buy an adjustable thermostat. I purchased the Heat-Troller brand but there are others. If you connect to the battery or though the aux plug, your only adjustment options will be "on" when you are cold, and "off" when you begin to cook.

I had my Heat-Troller connected to the battery for a while, but I realized that I would run my battery flat if I ever forgot to turn it off, or if someone fiddling with the knob in a parking lot left the thermostat on. I eventually put a relay in the circuit so the thermostat only has power if the bike is switched on.
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Re: heated gear

You won't drain your battery if you forget to turn the heat troller off.

But even if the Heat-troller™ is left turned on and plugged into a power source but unplugged from the heated product , the most power it will draw is just the power to flash the LED.


With a Warm & Safe liner, you'll get to hot using just a off/on switch. I don't even sell them.



Also a off/on switch isn't very effective

The efficiency of the design of the heat troller allows over 98% of the power from your battery to reach your heated clothing. As a matter of fact, we tested the simple on/off switches designed by other companies and in one case found it to lose 25% of the power from the battery by the time the current reached the liner.






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I would suggest that you invest few more bucks and buy an adjustable thermostat. I purchased the Heat-Troller brand but there are others. If you connect to the battery or though the aux plug, your only adjustment options will be "on" when you are cold, and "off" when you begin to cook.

I had my Heat-Troller connected to the battery for a while, but I realized that I would run my battery flat if I ever forgot to turn it off, or if someone fiddling with the knob in a parking lot left the thermostat on. I eventually put a relay in the circuit so the thermostat only has power if the bike is switched on.

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I know Larry_P is a vendor here. His liners look like a great deal.

Does anyone have any first hand knowledge on how they work?
His liner is great. I have only had the chance to use it once (I'm in South Texas) but, it was a 47* day and it was sooo nice to have it.

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Here' Warm & Safe's factory website if anyone needs more info.

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As a matter of fact, we tested the simple on/off switches designed by other companies and in one case found it to lose 25% of the power from the battery by the time the current reached the liner.
Not sure about 25% loss, but there is (was) in my on/off switch.

History of my on/off switch:
4 or 5 winters of light usage with jacket liner only. By the time it got cold enough, we had snow/ice on ground in NY, and I'd put the bike up for the winter.
1 winter of moderate usage, with jacket liner and gloves. Downtime due to nail in tire, and trouble locating replacement for reasonable cost.
1 winter of heavy usage, with jacket liner, pant liner and gloves.
3/4 winter of heavy usage, with jacket liner, pant liner, gloves and insoles. Switch lasted for 31 of 35 mile trip to work today. It smells funny now, and was stuck in the ON position until I gave it a little shake, heard something loose inside. Outside temperature was right around freezing, and will probably be only a few degrees warmer for ride home.

For a switch to over-heat like this means it was eating some of the power that should have gone to my gear. 25%? for a brand new switch, I would doubt. But a switch that's been used for a few years, very possible. I did pry the switch open to find melted plastic.

Now to contemplate $15 for a new switch, or $100 more for controller. Also about due for new tires, so that may sway my decision.

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Re: heated gear

I sell the Single portable heat troller for $60. Made in the USA with a 3 year warranty to. Every heat troller comes with a fused battery harness to.

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