Join Date: May 2008
Location: Toronto - way way way too much traffic
Mixing heated gear - questions for electrical gurus
I have a Tourmaster Synergy heated jacket liner. It works brilliantly. It is wired to connect Tourmaster gloves with co-ax connectors. The design has it that the jacket has a temperature controller hanging out of the left pocket. The jacket draws 6.4amps
Tourmaster's gloves have a temperature controller mounted on the left glove. The newer 2.0 versions apparently allow for one dual controller to control both the jacket and the gloves, but that's beside the point for me. Tourmaster's gloves draw between 2 and 2.7 amps depending on the size of the glove.
I was given an older pair of perfect condition Gerbing heated gloves - no temperature controller but an inline on-off switch was wired into the home built connector loom. The connectors are SAE. The Gerbing gloves draw 2,2 amps. When i plug them in they warm up beautifully.
I'd like to use the Gerbing gloves with the Tourmaster jacket. I'd like to avoid having to run wires through my sleeves to power the Gerbing gloves. I would prefer to install co-ax connectors on the gloves, and maybe a Tourmaster heat controller, and connect them to the jacket.
I think, but I don't know, that if I don't have a separate or dual heat controller for the gloves that they will heat according to the setting for the jacket. If I have a separate heat controller for the gloves it sits on the left hand glove and controls both gloves.
I would appreciate thoughts on whether any of this can be done - without destroying anything, shorting anything out or electricuting myself. I do not want to ruin the jacket but I'm quite willing to experiment with the gloves. What do I need? What do I have to do?
As always, thank you.
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