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post #1 of 11 Old 10-15-2010, 04:43 PM Thread Starter
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Heated gear time limitations?

After moving from FL to VA, I have spent two Winters stuck inside because of cold weather. Time to upgrade my heated grips and get some real gear. Can I run a jacket liner and gloves continuously for hours and not worry about burning it out? Does it need cooldown time? In the past I had an issue with my electrical system and at the same time I was running heated grips for a few hours, so I can't help wonder if it causes a problem.

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Awesome! Sounds like it's going to be a nice Winter this year.

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You need to moniter your voltage if you run a heated jacket, gloves on full for any length of time, you run the chance of running your battery down to low!!!! Go ahead, ask me how I know Ive been monortoring my digital Volt meter ever since.
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You need to moniter your voltage if you run a heated jacket, gloves on full for any length of time, you run the chance of running your battery down to low!!!! Go ahead, ask me how I know Ive been monortoring my digital Volt meter ever since.
+1 Just get a volt meter and make sure the voltage stays over 12.8V. If you can't get enough heat that way, pull one of the headlight connectors to free up 55 watts.

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My system drops from 14.7 to 14.5 with a 52 watt synergy vest on high.
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My system drops from 14.7 to 14.5 with a 52 watt synergy vest on high.
my voltage used to drop down to the mid 13s as I turned my heat up, 90w First Gear, Gerbings gloves and Suzuki grips, but now with the MOSFET regulator, I never see anything other than 14.4 or 14.5 on the meter



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my voltage used to drop down to the mid 13s as I turned my heat up, 90w First Gear, Gerbings gloves and Suzuki grips, but now with the MOSFET regulator, I never see anything other than 14.4 or 14.5 on the meter
I do think the MOSFET is a worthwhile upgrade and will be doing mine someday. But yeah, the one time my cooling fan came on this summer, the voltage dropped to low 12s at idle and would not get above 13.2 at higher rpms untill the fan went off.
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I have never seen anything above 13.9. Hmmm...

When I run my heated gear (gloves, jacketliner, socks) I keep it above the 12.8 area too. I use one of those weather proof Datel voltmeters and it was well worth the investment.. A dual controller also helps to make adjustments to heat settings for multiple items of heated gear.

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... but now with the MOSFET regulator, I never see anything other than 14.4 or 14.5 on the meter


You upgraded only the voltage regulator and got this improvement?
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