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Yeah, well for close to $400 it had better do something special.
Its not that bad considering it replaces:

dual heat controller – $120
Signal Dynamics voltmeter – $35
Powerlet cigarette lighter jack – $20
Eastern Beaver Power Center 8 – $85.95
Ambient temp gauge $20.00
wiring, fuses and multiple fail points.
It use a ZigBee radio PAN network (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/ZigBee) and allows you to do some very cool things like:
TRIGGERING OPTIONS
Does the Dispatch 1 allow some circuits to be triggered by the motorcycle’s ignition and others to be
on all the time? Yes. There is a setup screen that allows you to configure the system as “all off” when the
ignition is off or “memory on” when the ignition is off. In the “memory on” configuration the controller
will be shut down, but the last used settings will be as they were. This allows complete "flexibility as to
which circuits will on or off once the ignition is off.
Overview:

Dispatch 1 Wireless Motorcycle Power Distribution and Management System by Arboreal Systems MADE IN USA

Dispatch 1 is the state of the art in electrical distribution and wireless management of electrical accessories.

It is:
* The world’s most advanced motorcycle heated garment controller.
* The world’s most advanced motorcycle lighting controller.
* The world’s most advanced motorcycle electrical distribution system.
* The world’s most advanced motorcycle accessory switching and control system.

Dispatch 1:
* Is a completely integrated electrical control center for your motorcycle.
* Is a versatile and powerful heated-garment and switched-circuit controller that manages up to 10 accessories from your cockpit.
* Includes USB and RJ11 outputs for directly powering smart phones, MP3 players, touch pads, GPS units and radar detectors.
* Is a controller for modulating/regulating auxiliary lighting.
* Is a replacement for 2 conventional fuse blocks It's software configurable for setting memory, post-shutdown operating parameters, voltage alarms, PWM rate, and much more.

Dispatch 1 is the next generation in motorcycle electronics. It integrates functionality that was previously available in only a number of stand alone devices into one elegant, efficient, and easy to use system.

Controls
- 4 ten amp heated garment circuits
- 2 ten amp switched outputs (for driving lights and similar)
- 3 “smart” power over USB outputs
- 1 RJ11 output for radar detectors

Power Distribution
- 60 amps total capacity
- Flexible allocation from 5-15 amps per circuit
- Highly efficient relay-less design
- Software configurable always live circuits
- Software configurable settings memory
- Software configurable voltage alarm and auto shutdown

Environmental Data
- Time, date, day
- Ambient temperature
- Motorcycle voltage

Features
- Wireless link between controller and distribution module - Responsive controls
- One controller can control multiple distribution modules. Ideal for multi-bike households

Hardware
- 2 modules, linked wirelessly; one to control the system and one to perform all the electrical control and distribution functions.
- Controller module has 4 tactile response buttons controlling an intelligent graphical user interface. Large transflective, backlit LCD display provides comprehensive control and environmental status.

Benefits
-Provides an unprecedented level of integration of all 3rd party electrical accessories on a motorcycle.
-“Cleans up” the motorcycle cockpit by consolidating virtually all electrical controls into one sleek control center.
-Reliability is dramatically improved by the elimination of a large number of wires, switches, fuses, and relays.
-Since the controller can be easily removed when not required, risk of theft and vandalism is dramatically reduced. If you want your bike to be free of that hillbilly look, this is the answer.
-If you own more than one motorcycle, this is an extremely cost effective solution as you don’t need to duplicate many of the devices that would normally be required on both bikes.
-If you own a Schuberth helmet with Bluetooth, you now have a solution to charging without the need to find an AC outlet.
-An excellent solution for can-bus bikes like BMW's.
-Replaces 4 heated garment controllers, 3 USB adapters, an RJ11 adapter, 2 light switches, 3 relays, 6 switches, 6 fuses, a volt meter, a temperature gauge, a clock, and a whole lot of wire.
-Can be used equally well to regulate heated clothing, grips, seat pads...virtually anything.
- Can be used as a light modulator or light dimmer...your choice.
- Unlike hardware-based solutions, this product allows you to configure the system exactly to your preference via easy to use setup screens.

Configuration Capabilities Include:
- Time and date
- Choice of temperature display units of measure
- LCD contrast
- LCD/switch backlighting
- Settings memory
- Voltage alarm-auto shutdown
- Default environmental screen
- Default screen override
- Personal area network ID
- Circuits remaining on after shutdown
- Timers for after-shutdown circuits
- Pulse width modulation rate
- Variable/switched option for variable outputs
- Unlike hardware-based solutions, this product will grow over time with regular feature enhancements.

Customer & Media Feedback

Dispatch 1 Makes It to Alaska
"Jen Charles arrived in Fairbanks, Alaska after a looooong ride from Berkeley, CA. Her Suzuki DR650 was equipped with the Dispatch 1 and kept her warm and in communication with the rest of the world the whole way."

Dave Hembroff of the AMA recently used the Dispatch 1 on his epic Iron Butt ride with the following comments:
"By the way, my Dispatch 1 was the big hit during the Iron Butt Rally. It worked flawlessly for me in 48 states, over 17 days & nearly 20,000 miles. I wish I had it on my adventure bike. Already my fuse block and my heated gear controllers have blown up on my adventure bike not equipped with the Dispatch 1. The Dispatch 1 is the best farkle EVER."

"The Dispatch 1 is an electrical accessory miracle" - Bolty.net

"You have probably already deduced, from both parts of this posting, that I am really impressed with the Dispatch 1 system." - WebBideWork.com

"Arboreal Systems has developed the coolest system I've ever seen for managing all of your electrical farklery." - Farkle.me
 

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I read the reviews, but didn't see anything about replacing the powerlet jack. How is this done?
 

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I read the reviews, but didn't see anything about replacing the powerlet jack. How is this done?
It is pretty easy, just go directly from the powerlet outlet to the distribution unit. This gives you control of the outlet. One of the reasons I am so high on these units bikes like the "Strom with a limited power capacity, it allows you to turn on and off power as needed, from one location. Otherwise with heated gear, cruiser control, and addition light controls you run out of handle bar space. One wireless control unit works everything
Here is the manual. http://www.arborealsystems.com/Arboreal_Systems/support_files/D1manual.pdf A lot of great info
 

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It is pretty easy, just go directly from the powerlet outlet to the distribution unit. This gives you control of the outlet. One of the reasons I am so high on these units bikes like the "Strom with a limited power capacity, it allows you to turn on and off power as needed, from one location. Otherwise with heated gear, cruiser control, and addition light controls you run out of handle bar space. One wireless control unit works everything
Here is the manual. http://www.arborealsystems.com/Arboreal_Systems/support_files/D1manual.pdf A lot of great info
Oh ok. That's an interesting point about controlling the power to your powerlet.

I was confused b/c I thought you were replacing the actual powerlet with this device. Thanks for the info.
 
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