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post #1 of 3 Old 10-05-2009, 09:30 PM Thread Starter
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Question Gerbing's Dual Control Failure!!!

I went to plug my Gerbing's gear in today, looking forward to a nice toasty-warm ride - the first time I've plugged it in since the spring - and .... nothing.
No flashing LEDs, no heat. So when I get back home this afternoon, I pop off the seat, and have a look at the wiring (I installed a fuse box this summer and figure the cause is somehow related) and discover that I have wired both the Pos and Neg to the Neg terminal. Fuse is fine, nothing else looks amiss. I hook the Pos lead to the Pos terminal and button everything back up but still no workee.

I am puzzled.

Is it possible to fry something, maybe a diode, in the controller by hooking both sides to negative?

The only other thing I can think of is that the controll box is mounted under the rear gas tank bracket and it gets a bit warm there. Maybe too much heat?

Anyone ever encountered something like this before?

You can see a pic of the controller here: http://www.gerbing.com/Products/tempControls.html

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I've had a couple of them go bad on me. The first time 1 channel wouldn't turn off. the Second time I lost a channel. I've never had one the both channels died that wasn't a fuse issue. If you still have the inline fuse on the power lead did you check that? Have you tried it with the leads straight to the battery? Does everything else connected to the fuse pannel work?

If it's indead toast gerbings is very good about replacing the units as long as they are in waranty. Sice they are in Olympia I always get things from them next day. I don't know if being in canada is would slow things down, or change the waranty service. Since I also use the perm. mounted units they've always sent me one first so I don't have the take things apart twice. Give 'em a call.

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I've had a couple of them go bad on me. The first time 1 channel wouldn't turn off. the Second time I lost a channel. I've never had one the both channels died that wasn't a fuse issue. If you still have the inline fuse on the power lead did you check that? Have you tried it with the leads straight to the battery? Does everything else connected to the fuse pannel work?

If it's indead toast gerbings is very good about replacing the units as long as they are in waranty. Sice they are in Olympia I always get things from them next day. I don't know if being in canada is would slow things down, or change the waranty service. Since I also use the perm. mounted units they've always sent me one first so I don't have the take things apart twice. Give 'em a call.
Fuse is fine; replaced it anyway. Hooked directly to the battery, still neither side of the controllor works. I'm using the non-controlled hook-up they include with the gear in the meantime, so I'm not in any rush. I want to pull the tank and trace the wires and make sure a wire hasn't been severed or something before I send out for a new one - though you'd think that would affect only one side. Oh, and yes, everything else on the fuse panel works. I can only think that the controller unit is toast. Good to know they'll send out a replacement first.

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