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Gerbing fuse blown, wired to battery

I got the jacket liner by Gerbing from Las Vegas Motorad. Nice guys they are for sure!! I wired the harness directly to the battery to avoid the canbus follies. The jacket came on for about a minute and it blew the stock fuse in the harness.

I now have a 20 amp fuse in line. I haven't taken it for a ride but I'm hesitant to think I'm doing the right thing. Anyone think I should trouble shoot or is this the right approach?

I figure that when it's plugged in it's full power. That's the biggest draw. Perhaps a rheostat to turn it down some might solve that?

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I can't comment on the fuse issue, but if you don't have the Gerbing controller, I would highly recommend it. Otherwise you will cook unless it is extremely cold.

It's not the speed that kills, it's the rate at which the speed diminishes...
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Makes sense.

I'll go back and get it when then open on Tuesday.

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What was the size of the fuse that blew?

According to Gerbing's web site, their electric liner draws 6.4amp.(77watts)@12volts. I would use a 10amp. fuse and no higher. This is 150% of the full load current of the liner. If it blows a 10 amp. fuse I would question Gerbing directly, about it. There might be a fault in the liner wiring.

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hmm..

I think it was a 15 amp fuse.

That's sorta big, huh?
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I think it was a 15 amp fuse.

That's sorta big, huh?
Yes it is. Try another fuse(10amp.) without the liner attached. If the fuse doesn't blow when turned on, the on/off switch is good. Plug the liner in and try again, if the fuse blows, take the liner back. It should work just fine with an on/off switch. A thermostat is a wonderful addition for comfort, but has nothing to do with the electrical integrity of the heated clothing. It has a lifetime warranty. DO NOT accept a repair. Get a new one.

Believe me, I had an aux. power receptacle failure which at that time was being used for my heated vest. This was at 4:00am. on I-10 east of Desert Center. Ca; while on my way to Phoenix. Any electric garment and it's wiring has to be bulletproof.

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Smile Spoke with gerbing...

They wanted me to use a multi-meter and check for something or other. I didn't pack one on my trip, perhaps my bro has one, no telling. Anyways, I'll return it to the dealer in the morning and get a new one. That's what gerbing suggested.

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They wanted me to use a multi-meter and check for something or other. I didn't pack one on my trip, perhaps my bro has one, no telling. Anyways, I'll return it to the dealer in the morning and get a new one. That's what gerbing suggested.

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