Water resistance Help.

Discussion in 'TFI Questions Answered By Dobeck' started by BUBBIE, Jun 13, 2011.

  1. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    Guys, I've had a lot of members asking How to keep the TFI,Gen3,4 DRY..

    I know positioning is very important but what say you?

    I was thinking about a plastic bag Loose for some air but directional so the water would Mostly stay out and off..

    You guys must have suggestions for the members who will read here.. Thanks

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    Bubbie I think a plastic bag if mounted so the open end of the bag were facing down to let air in and still keep the face of the unit dry would be a big plus:s
     
  3. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    Not trying to be comical, but I know riders who wrap their non-weather proof GPS units in a condom...do you think this would also work for tuner? Maybe too waterproof/sealed???
     
  4. Billbo

    Billbo Junior Member

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    Do the 'controllers' generate any heat? If not, perhaps shrink wrap could be used.

    Bill
     
  5. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    The amount of heat they generate is negligible.
     
  6. DobeckTechSupport

    DobeckTechSupport Active Member Product Contributor

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    Our controllers are still electronics and you can never claim 100% being waterproof, however, we put a coating agent over all the electronics which pretty much make them water resistant. We've thrown our controller in a bucket of water for 24 hours and the unit continued to function correctly.

    TRUE STORY: A guy along the Mississippi River had a 4-wheeler accident which resulted in his ATV at the bottom of the river. Two days later they finally managed to drag out his quad. Of course we mention this story because he had our controller installed on his quad. Even after the two days of being submerged he sent in our unit to be checked out and it fired up and continued working.

    We do not get many warranty units as a result of water damage. Our main suggestion for all riders is: DO NOT POWER WASH DIRECTLY ONTO THE CONTROLLER!! A little rain or spilled drink is not going to damage our unit, but directly power washing over electronics is never a good idea.
     
  7. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    So,,,,IF WE do cover them like with a open end for a little air movement OR SEALING totally from the water ... Will the plastic cover hold Heat or do any damage?

    I would think you'll say no problem to wrap loosely in a plastic bag???

    thanks

    signed....BUBBIE
     
  8. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    I am sure that a glove or cover of sorts could be made out of a length of old inner tube a wee bit of glue and some zip ties

    Brian
     
  9. Bruce2010

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    so what would happen if you just put a good blob of silicone where the wires come out of the unit and around the rubber plug ??
     
  10. MyfirstHarley

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    Not sure where everybody is placing the TFI on there bike's, I chose to put it in front of the ECM under the right side cover of the Road King. With Dobecks response of the water resistance and then the river drenching I don't think any other covers or such is really necessary is it? Tim
     

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