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Old 11-19-2012, 07:34 PM   #2282
John Bentall
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Joined: Jan 2011
Location: London UK
Oddometer: 210
Originally Posted by kev187 View Post
Heated gear and how much drain can the MAX handle?

My 2009 Tmax already has Oxford Heated Grips on it. Their spec is
Source 12-volt DC
Current 4.0 amps
Watts 48 watts

I want to get a Gerbing Heated Vest, and Gerbing states their specs as
Source 12-volts DC
Current 4.5 amps
Watts 54 watts

Can the Max handle the Grips running as well as a heated vest plugged in? I am really good with bikes overall, have not messed too much with electrical stuff like this just yet. I do not want to damage anything and/or drain the battery while riding.

Thoughts and thanks!!!
Those continuous wattages assume that the grips are turned to max and that you run the Gerbings liner at maximum without a temperature controller.
I would not advise the latter, certainly.

Hope this helps.

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