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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 2013, 1:21 pm Thread Starter
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Power for heated gear

I have tracked a few older threads re: power for heated jackets/gloves. There are several suggestions for adding fused outlets because the stock power outlet will not handle loads over 5 amps and shuts down. I just bought a First Gear 90 watt jacket and gloves and it does not work with the stock power outlet. First Gear suggests their direct supply attached directly to the battery. I don't think that one is fused.

Does anyone have experience using a direct-wired heat-troller power supply? Any counter-idications?

I have a 2008 K 1200 GT, recently purchased.
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post #2 of 12 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 2013, 1:50 pm
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I had the stock system crash my heat at the start of a 4 day trip in Oct back in '06. As soon as I got home I purchased two (I added a second plug) direct to the battery hookups from Powerlet. Its the only way to go. I don't have to worry that what I plug in may trip the Can Bus.

I'm sure you could wire your controller direct to the battery but it may not be as convenient as using the factory plug(s).

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post #3 of 12 (permalink) Old Jan 3rd, 2013, 2:59 pm
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I ran a Gerbing jacket directly from the battery last winter, no problems, the gerbing power lead has a fuse holder built in to the positive side so no issues.

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Wired directly to the battery with the supplied (fused) harness and a heat controller has always worked for me with no problems.

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There is room for another power outlet near the factory one. Install a fused line direct to the battery. Solves all your problems.

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post #6 of 12 (permalink) Old Jan 5th, 2013, 9:58 pm
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I also added an extra Powerlet next to the factory plug. On my ZRX I put a plug on the handle bars. I would like to add a Powerlet plug up on or near the handle bars on the K1300GT but can't seem to find one from their website that will work. Where have others installed a plug up front without it interfering with the ignition key or bumping into the gauges? Which type from the website did you go with? thanks.
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I used this navigation mount from Touratech on my K13GT, has two direct wired outlets, it's not cheap but is very well made and also puts the GPS in a very good location.

http://www.touratech-usa.com/Store/2...1200GT-K1300GT
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Thanks for the response. I added a fused plug direct from the battery which I can just fold and stash in the front of the battery compartment. I had some trouble when I first started the bike - I think the system was resetting when I first started after disconnecting and reconnecting the battery. Seems to be running fine now and the power to the jacket seems to work fine.
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Thanks for the response. I added a fused plug direct from the battery which I can just fold and stash in the front of the battery compartment. I had some trouble when I first started the bike - I think the system was resetting when I first started after disconnecting and reconnecting the battery. Seems to be running fine now and the power to the jacket seems to work fine.
Anytime you disconnect the battery a TPS re-set should be done. Ign on, (not started), roll throttle to WOT and release 3x's.

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I have a few bikes so I just use my SAE battery tender connection which is wired to the battery directly. Saves on adding more connections to the bike
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