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Heated gear overloading the GSA

Discussion in 'BMW' started by DaveS, Dec 1, 2017.

  1. DaveS

    DaveS Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    It was cold this week so I dug out my heated jacket the other morning.
    I’ve got a digital switch for it to set the level.
    Plugged it in and set the level and then plugged my jacket in.
    Then power was cut and would not come back on until the bike was turned off and on again.
    So seems to be power drain related. Wouldn’t even work on the lowest power.

    Will need to fit an external supply at the weekend I think.
     
  2. Mikey

    Mikey Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    Used mine this week without a problem.
     
  3. austin

    austin Well-Known Member

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    On the pre-LC models (like mine) the accessory socket is limited to 5amps - 60watts (ish). I would assume the same on the LC. Just wire direct to the battery or via a relay triggered by the live feed to the accessory socket - which is what I have done.
     
  4. Philwhiskeydrinker

    Philwhiskeydrinker Well-Known Member

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    Not tried my top notch heated jacket on the Dullsville yet bit I'm sure the old Bus-Can manage it just fine

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  5. austin

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    Top notch heated jacket..... ha hah hah bloody hah. Recycled car seat heater IIRC. Bus-can.... you been in the whisky again.
     
  6. DaveS

    DaveS Administrator Staff Member Forum Supporter

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    Hmm strange it deffo cuts out straight away when I try to use it.
    Its a Gerbing jacket, not sure what Amps it draws.
     
  7. Philwhiskeydrinker

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    It is top notch (I never said it was expensive), no alcohol was consumed in the making of the previous post

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  8. Mikey

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    Mines a Klein(?). Haven't got any fancy controls, just on and off.
     
  9. austin

    austin Well-Known Member

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    My heated Jacket is a Powerlet one with a variable controller, and after plugging it into the wrong circuit I know it blows a 5amp fuse at about 2/3rds power. The jacket has two circuits, one rated at 60watt, the other at 120watts or approx 10amps on max. I do know a 10amp fuse doesn't blow on max but have a 15 in there for a bit headroom in case the battery ever gets a bit low.
     
  10. DaveS

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    Ive wired in a PDM60 today that I'd taken off the old GSA.
    Heated gear works fine, so I guess that my jacket took more than whatever the limit is on the accessory socket.
     

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