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post #1 of 7 Old Dec 13th, 2012, 4:55 pm Thread Starter
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We got new heated liners and glove liners. Went for a cold ride but we were warm. Like the wireless controls. You still have to plug the jacket into the bike and the gloves into the Jacket, but you can put the control unit anywhere. It was a bright sunny day but cold. Perfect day to check the new gear.

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Absolutely agree. A few months ago, while visiting Adam at Rocket Moto in New Hampshire we upgraded our Gerbing's jackets to Powerlet jackets with wireless controllers. I have used my jacket several times recently and I like (a) the wireless heat controller, AND (b) the ability to fine-tune the heat like I want it. It's not just ON/OFF - now I can vary the heat to what is needed at the time. Nice...

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Absolutely agree. A few months ago, while visiting Adam at Rocket Moto in New Hampshire we upgraded our Gerbing's jackets to Powerlet jackets with wireless controllers. I have used my jacket several times recently and I like (a) the wireless heat controller, AND (b) the ability to fine-tune the heat like I want it. It's not just ON/OFF - now I can vary the heat to what is needed at the time. Nice...
Is the Powerlet liner as warm as Gerbing's? And do you have to plug the receiver for the controller somewhere or is it built in the liner?

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You still have to plug the jacket into the bike and the gloves into the Jacket, .
Yeah, wireless power is still a developing tech. It is clearly possible to transmit enough power for whatever, but the trick is not microwaving anything and everything that comes in between the xmitter and rcvr.

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Is the Powerlet liner as warm as Gerbing's? And do you have to plug the receiver for the controller somewhere or is it built in the liner?

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(1) yes, and (2) no.

I've had both versions of Gerbing's jacket - the original and the new "microwire" product. They both worked just fine. The new microwire jacket liner worked as advertised: smaller wires, more even heat, and VERY fast heat-up. The Powerlet feels as warm as either Gerbing's jacket.

What I always wanted was a temperature controller and when it came time to buy one I learned of the Powerlet controller and then their jacket, so now I have both Powerlet products. You can use the Powerlet controller with whatever brand of heated gear you have.

The receiver is built into the jacket liner. Powerlet also has a dual-voltage capability that lets you limit the voltage drawn by the jacket, in case you have a smaller alternator output or whatever.

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The wireless receiver for the controller is plugged into the jacket and fits in a small zip pocket, just as if it was built-in. You can put the controller transmitter anywhere in a pocket on your tank bag etc. You also have two power settings 105 watts and 60 watts. 60 is what you would use if you connected to the canbus as opposed to direct to the battery. The old LT can be powered off the outlet at 105 watts. I have one direct connected to the battery and up though the seat, and the other is plugged into the outlet at the rear seat. Here is a video. I didn't buy it online but this show a good view of it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKeL87iUZdA

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The wireless receiver for the controller is plugged into the jacket and fits in a small zip pocket, just as if it was built-in. You can put the controller transmitter anywhere in a pocket on your tank bag etc. You also have two power settings 105 watts and 60 watts. 60 is what you would use if you connected to the canbus as opposed to direct to the battery. The old LT can be powered off the outlet at 105 watts. I have one direct connected to the battery and up though the seat, and the other is plugged into the outlet at the rear seat. Here is a video. I didn't buy it online but this show a good view of it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MKeL87iUZdA
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