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post #1 of 6 Old 10-18-2014, 12:49 AM Thread Starter
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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?

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I have an older Tourmaster vest and newer gloves with the separate controller. I use a Y-connector to run both the vest and the gloves from the old style push button vest controller. Works OK. The vest feels warm. The gloves don't feel warm, but my hands are OK, not cold, so they are just warm enough. With a warm fleece or poly fill jacket liner over the vest, I never run the hi setting, so don't use the max amps.

You can put coax connectors on your gloves, make or buy a y cord long enough to connect everything, and see how you like it. I run the Y cord through my jacket sleeves to the gloves.

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On the Gerbings jacket I have, the gloves plug into the sleeves, but run on a seperate circuit, so you can control the glove temperature independently of the jacket temperature as long as you're using a dual controller (mine is permanently mounted to the bike). The jacket is wired to allow this and there is no need for an in-line controller between glove and jacket. But it doesn't sound like your jacket is wired this way.

Also, all my Gerbings stuff has co-ax connectors. I would think yours does too, unless the PO changed them?

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On the Gerbings jacket I have, the gloves plug into the sleeves, but run on a seperate circuit, so you can control the glove temperature independently of the jacket temperature as long as you're using a dual controller (mine is permanently mounted to the bike). The jacket is wired to allow this and there is no need for an in-line controller between glove and jacket. But it doesn't sound like your jacket is wired this way.

Also, all my Gerbings stuff has co-ax connectors. I would think yours does too, unless the PO changed them?
These are older Gerbing's gloves according to Gerbing, and came with SAE connectors. They are in almost new condition, though. The fine gentleman who gave them to me, along with riding pants and a heated vest when his family bought him all new gear for his 75th birthday, was generally a fair weather rider. He was also riding less because he bought himself a new twin engine plane for his birthday. Then after a multi-day ride on his V-Rod with another friend, he happened across a Ducati Multistrada and was considering trading the Harley. I wanna be him when I grow up.

Thank you very much to all who commented. I'm going to do a little re-wiring to see how the gloves work. My Tourmaster jacket has little zipped garages on the sleeves where connectors for gloves hibernate. I will see if I can bodge together a solution.

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These are older Gerbing's gloves according to Gerbing, and came with SAE connectors. They are in almost new condition, though. The fine gentleman who gave them to me, along with riding pants and a heated vest when his family bought him all new gear for his 75th birthday, was generally a fair weather rider.
They must be more than 10 years old. My 10 year old stuff is coax.

FWIW: older gerbings is better than the newer.

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