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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 10-31-2018, 07:00 PM Thread Starter
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I have been riding over 4 decades and don't like new things. I am very set in my ways. I ride with a bunch of guys on Indians which means windshields and fairings. We are all trying to extend our ending riding season ! I even considered a windshield on my Vintage Bobber, Blasphemy !!!

I bought a heated jacket liner, bought a cable so it plugs right into my battery charger plug! Really wish I did this a lot sooner ! My whole upper body is toasty now.
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Your own plug wired to the battery or through the factory wired auxiliary socket?
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The reason I ask is because I am curious of the power draw for something like that and wondered if the auxiliary circuit was robust enough to handle it.
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The reason I ask is because I am curious of the power draw for something like that and wondered if the auxiliary circuit was robust enough to handle it.
I have a "chilli" heated jacket (no longer made) which I particularly like because of the variable heat control (operates on a varying on/off cycle) it's 38W so at 13.8V is 2.5A. I've never had it on "constant" as it's too hot...

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I have a fleece liner and a base layer liner both run off small rechargeable batteries which fit into the garments. They each have adjustable heat controls and I never use them on the high setting. The batteries seem to only need recharging every few months, if that but if I’m on the road, I top them off in the hotel. The heat usually generates for 4-6 hrs. on low settings. I’m not all that much of a long distance cold weather rider, so this solution works pretty well for me without wires plugging into the battery. But for continuous cold weather riding, I’d go the wired route.

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Your own plug wired to the battery or through the factory wired auxiliary socket?
The plug goes directly to battery, attached to the charger SAE plug where you plug in the battery tender Drawa 3 or 4 amps max.
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MX, my bike has no aux power plug that I know of. Are you talking about the accessory? And if so what type of plug does it have on the end, USB, SAE, COAX, cigarette lighter???
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It has a Hella plug. I guess this is popular in Europe. I installed one on my bike but have never used it. The bike is prewired for it and the pigtail is under the rear of the tank. An internet search shows you can get adapters from hella to more popular outlets.

It is on a 5 amp 60 watt circuit. That is why I was wondering what the draw of the heated vest was.
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It has a Hella plug. I guess this is popular in Europe. I installed one on my bike but have never used it. The bike is prewired for it and the pigtail is under the rear of the tank. An internet search shows you can get adapters from hella to more popular outlets.

It is on a 5 amp 60 watt circuit. That is why I was wondering what the draw of the heated vest was.
Do have a battery charger plug, if not Winter is coming, it will have a 10 amp fuse. 5 amp fuse would be marginal for heated gear.
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