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Ok so all the heated gear companies say to hook directly to your battery. Ive already got a battery tender, and my eastern beaver fuse block hooked up to my battery. I don't want more items stacked on the battery.

Even though the heated gear companies say to go directly to the battery, are you guys instead hooking up power through the fuse block? I have an eastern beaver 3 spot. I have only one spot used right now currently(gps). So id like to hook up the heated gear through the fuse block and not directly to the battery.

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The heated gear companies say they want it to the battery directly because they don't want to risk damaging the bikes wiring somehow.
 

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so I guess the next question would be ....

if you're using the eastern beaver fuse block, what fuse size should you have in the main power wire going from battery to the relay? This is the fat orange wire with the inline fuse holder in it
 

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i have a powerlet socket wired to one of the feeds of the Eastern beaver 3CS. I believe i have a 20amp fuse on that one, or maybe 15. Never any problems.
THe main feed to the battery for the 3CS requires 30 amp fuse.
 

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It's fine to use a fuse block. Use the same size fuse in the fuse block that came with the heated gear. If for some reason you keep the inline fuse holder that comes with the heated gear, replace the fuse in it with a 30A so the fuse in the block is more likely to blow and you'll know where to check. If you have gear that doesn't include the battery connection lead with fuse, a 10A fuse in the block will work fine. It will be enough to support the load and won't be too big to protect the wiring.
 

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What is the total wattage of the gear you are going to be wearing.
Divide that by 12 and round up.
That is the number of amps it will use at max draw. Use a circuit from the fuse block and make sure it is fused accordingly. You should be good to go so long as the overall draw of everything going into the block does not exceed the max amp of the main fuse to said block.
I run all my acc through a relay nothing is on the stock wiring for that very reason, to avoid damage. The factory uses what ever is just enough to get the job done and nothing more. I would run a circuit to an SAE plug that you can then use as your port for power to heated clothing if it were me.
 

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nd by this, you mean the orange wire I spoke of? the wire that goes from battery to the relay?
Yes. EB should have provided you with fuses. They came with mine when i purchased a year ago. There should be one 30a, green, fuse. Obviously the highest amp fuse provided would go in that feed, since it's powering all three circuits in the relay.
 

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Mine is direct to the battery. I have a FUZEBLOCKS.COM that is to the battery but it's capacity is 10 amp and the controller is 15 amps so I have to go direct.

I also have a battery tender to the battery so that makes 3 direct connections - Battery tender, Fuzeblock and heat controller. I have not had an issue with anything and it works flawlessly. One thing I do is put some foam under the nut on the battery terminal so when I take the the bolt out the nut is at the top and much easier to get started again.
 

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ok gotcha. ill use the fuse block fuse as my fuse for the different heated gear pieces. The SAE connector with the inline fuse in it is overkill so I cut that off and wired the plug & play connector for the eastern beaver.

so now I ask you fine gentlemen ............. where do you keep your heated gear controller? I have the new gerbing/gyde wireless dual controller. So its the controller itself with 2 on/off buttons on it (which is wired to power) ... and then there's a separate little wireless box that controls the temp for the 2 different circuits. Im assuming people just carry the controller in their pocket? Then just have an SAE connector sticking out the side of their bike?
 

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I put a positive and a negative bus bar velcroed to the top of the battery for extra connections.


 

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I have been using the Warm and Safe heated gear attached to the battery tender plug. Have changed the fuse from a 7.5 to a 10 amp.
 

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You can also buy or make a coax to sae adaptor plug and just plug into your BatteryTender plug. Warm & safe even sells a splitter that will allow you to keep the heated gear plugged in and still have an opening for the charger.
 

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I have mine connected through fuse block with no issues. I think my fuse is 15a but it may be 20a, since I rarely use the heated gear on full power the requirement is reduced. No issues with wiring.

On my 2004 I had my controller Velcroed to the left side of the bike, down where the helmet lock would normally go, it was a bit of a stretch to reach it while riding, but doable, the plugin was to a flush mounted connector on the left side plastic cover.

On my 2014 I have my connections on the left side, but the controller I hang from the cable hook on the chest of my Roadcrafter suit, this gives me easy access.

Yours is wireless though, so I would probably find a way to mount the controller on the bars, and put the rest in a pocket and see if it works OK like that, it should.
 

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I use an Easter Beaver PC8 I have a 20 amp fuse leading to my coaxial that pops out between my seat and tank on the left side. I can either plug my gear into the coax or durring the summer I plug my warm and safe usb that resides in my tankbag. In winter I use a y cable to power both my gear and the usb adapter.

I use the Warm and safe pouch for my wireless controller. It also has a lanyard I wrap around my mirror stock. It has never come off when placed on the clutch cable.







The two switches on either side of my stab are for my extra lights and the Easter Beaver headlight relay cutout so I can drop out one headlight to save power.

Thats the way I do it, there is no right or wrong way but with the wireless if you forget to turn off the controller before unplugging it it will go into a sort of default half heat mode so if its in your pocket or tank bag you hv to fish it out before you hop off the bike or when you come back you have to fiddle with it to get full heating.

gerbings pouch

http://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/gerbings-leather-clip-case-dual-portable
 

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