Heated Gear

Discussion in 'Electrical' started by fatty8235, Dec 15, 2008.

  1. fatty8235

    fatty8235 Member

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    I'm wondering if it would overlaod my battery to perform normal functions as well and provide heated glove and vest for me and jacket and pants for my wife. I know they all run off 12v but don't know if it's too much tasking for the battery
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Shouldn't be a problem with the two things you mention unless you do a lot of low speed stop and go driving and idling.
     
  3. fatty8235

    fatty8235 Member

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    Thanks bro, just didn't know how that might work out for us.
     
  4. glider

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    Hold on a minute, I missed the wifes clothing too. That's 4 items not 2 as I thought. That's quite a load for all 4 pieces plus the normal load of the bike. You may want to upgrade the alternator to a higher output of you plan on running all those items frequently.
     
  5. fatty8235

    fatty8235 Member

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    Thought something along those lines sounded right. Not sure how m,uch she'd get out there with me, but she's asking about it
     
  6. glider

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    There's always the battery pack for the heated clothing as an alternative too.

    It is a self contained hookup separate from the bike.
     
  7. btsom

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    For the gloves, typically, how long, how many hours does a full charge last?
     
  8. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Really couldn't give you an accurate reply here, I have mine hooked into the bike. I was just giving another option.