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  • Offline River27   us

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    Connecting Heated Gear
    on: June 24, 2023, 01:08:31 am
    June 24, 2023, 01:08:31 am
    My 2020 S1000XR has a pigtail under the seat that is attached directly to the battery including a 3 amp fuse. I use it regularly to plug into a battery charger with no problems. Anytime I plug my heated vest into the pigtail it blows the fuse. When I plug into the DIN plug on the dash I get no power. Any help would be appreciated.

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    Re: Connecting Heated Gear
    Reply #1 on: June 24, 2023, 06:40:44 am
    June 24, 2023, 06:40:44 am
    I installed a hex ezcan to run my heated gloves which worked perfectly. I then also had the bonus of being able to add spotlights without having to mess around with the original wiring.

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    Re: Connecting Heated Gear
    Reply #2 on: June 24, 2023, 11:21:04 pm
    June 24, 2023, 11:21:04 pm
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    Re: Connecting Heated Gear
    Reply #3 on: June 24, 2023, 11:34:27 pm
    June 24, 2023, 11:34:27 pm
    it's in the 80Fs here at the moment so feels weird discussing heated gear

    if you had a Keis jacket & insoles like I use then a 3A fuse would be fine.

    other makes are less efficient and use more amps. You need to work out the rating of your gear (read the manual) and change the fuse in the lead from 3A. Of course, you need to bear in mind the rating of the wiring. As the heated gear also trips the accessory socket, rated at 5A, then you might need a 7.5A or 10A fuse. Depends on the make of your clothing.
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    Re: Connecting Heated Gear
    Reply #4 on: June 25, 2023, 02:53:04 am
    June 25, 2023, 02:53:04 am
    i'm using a Hex Ez can, and love that it allows me to use the bikes heated grips controls to manage heating levels.

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    Re: Connecting Heated Gear
    Reply #5 on: June 25, 2023, 11:37:45 am
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    +1 for hex ezcan

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    Re: Connecting Heated Gear
    Reply #6 on: June 26, 2023, 10:22:54 am
    June 26, 2023, 10:22:54 am
    BMW Heated gear (and Widder who originally made the BMW vests I believe) rated their equipment at just under 5 amps so that it could be used with the can bus system but as mentioned earlier in this thread, some makes of heated clothing are rated at a higher ampage so, a) will blow a low rated fuse and b) will trip the BMW can bus system. I use an optimate lead which doubles up for charging the bike and then using the heated clothing when necessary. The leads are easily adapted to connect the heated clothing

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    Re: Connecting Heated Gear
    Reply #7 on: June 26, 2023, 01:54:32 pm
    June 26, 2023, 01:54:32 pm
    I used Gerbing's heated gear when I was commuting and if memory serves their lead/pigtail comes with a 3 or a 5 installed, but included all the way up to 20 depending on your needed load.  I think I was using a 5 on both the XR and in the PC-8 on my AT, but I was only using the heated gloves at that point (commute wasn't long enough to make the heated jacket liner worth the added hassle).
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    Re: Connecting Heated Gear
    Reply #8 on: June 26, 2023, 04:53:40 pm
    June 26, 2023, 04:53:40 pm
    +2 on the HEX ezCAN ... I use the Denali CANsmart equivalent wired to an aux socket where I plug in the heated gear