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Old 09-23-2008, 09:31 AM   #226
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5.6 X 13.5 =~77watts

That's quite a bit, my home made vest is 34 watts, and I cook in it.
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Old 09-27-2008, 05:27 AM   #227
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New Controller option?

Has anyone looked at using a BTS730 for a controller? Or some other equivalent IC. It is intended as a light dimmer for cars.

http://media.digikey.com/pdf/Data%20...DFs/BTS730.pdf

It cuts the parts count down a bit.

It is listed at Digi-Key as non-stock with a 1000 pc. buy quantity. Does anyone have a low quantity source?

A "friendlier" package would be nice too.
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Old 10-23-2008, 03:00 PM   #228
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Source for the Coax plugs?

Anyone got a source for the coax plugs or know the dimensions? I tried my local radio shack, but they couldn't seem to match it up correctly?

Maybe if I have the dimensions, I could do my own searching? Is that inside pin 2.1mm or maybe 2.5mm? How about the outside?

I'd like to build my own controller using the coax plugs.
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:51 PM   #229
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OK I did it!

The jacket is done and it's super awesome!! Toasty warm and comfy.

33 feet of 30 ga wire from Radio Shack and the iron on stuff is a great way to go.

As for plugs - just use a regular lamp style plug from the house! I took an old extension cord and chopped the ends off with a foot or so of wire to reach the jacket/bike. works great!

I only spent about $10 total
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Old 10-28-2008, 08:54 PM   #230
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Question overload the charge sys??

Now I'm making pants too. but how can i be sure I won't overload the bike's charging system?

I'm already running grip heaters and the jacket. What happens if I overload the system?

will it cause damage or just not charge the battery enough?
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Old 10-28-2008, 11:45 PM   #231
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baby bottle warmer

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I have a little Minolta camera that I always carry on the bike.

The only problem is, the batteries freeze up. If I carry it inside my jacket, it' too much of a pain to take it out all the time.

So, I bought this little automotive baby bottle warmer, and plug it into one
of the SAE plugs in my tankbag.

Might make a good nut sack warmer.
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Old 10-29-2008, 05:18 AM   #232
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The jacket is done and it's super awesome!! Toasty warm and comfy.

33 feet of 30 ga wire from Radio Shack and the iron on stuff is a great way to go.

As for plugs - just use a regular lamp style plug from the house! I took an old extension cord and chopped the ends off with a foot or so of wire to reach the jacket/bike. works great!

I only spent about $10 total
The only nice thing about using the more standard SAE plug, is you can share gear with your friends if need be.

Sure came in handy when my friend forgot his heated vest the other day. With the same plugs, he could borrow my camera warmer and stuff it under his jacket.
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Old 10-29-2008, 10:38 AM   #233
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Now I'm making pants too. but how can i be sure I won't overload the bike's charging system?

I'm already running grip heaters and the jacket. What happens if I overload the system?

will it cause damage or just not charge the battery enough?
Your battery won't charge & voltage will drop to the point where your lights may be very dim.

You need to look up the spec for your charging system. Keep in mind that these specs are usually based on a higher RPM. If you spend a lot of time near idle, your capacity will be much less.

Re: plugs, I use the std SAE for a variety of outlets on my bike. For a jacket, they require way to much force to remove. Count on forgetting to uplug yourself when you get off the bike. For the jacket, I have an adaptor from the 2-wire SAE to a power plug like those you have on your laptop. This slip right apart, and can also be plugged in with only one hand.
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Old 11-02-2008, 06:34 AM   #234
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Geez dude! Show a little patience and wait for answers in the thread you started about this instead of spamming up other threads, too. Or, better yet, try doing a little of your own research.
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Old 11-02-2008, 04:43 PM   #235
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Geez dude! Show a little patience and wait for answers in the thread you started about this instead of spamming up other threads, too. Or, better yet, try doing a little of your own research.
And others might ask you to stay on topic.
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Old 11-02-2008, 04:48 PM   #236
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Might make a good nut sack warmer.
I can guarantee your nutsack wouldn't last more than five minutes.

Now, if you have nothing useful to say, how about...don't add static to a perfectly good thread.

Thank you.
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:11 AM   #237
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I can guarantee your nutsack wouldn't last more than five minutes.

Now, if you have nothing useful to say, how about...don't add static to a perfectly good thread.

Thank you.
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Old 11-05-2008, 11:21 AM   #238
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Hey XT! Haven't talked to you in a bit!
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Old 11-05-2008, 08:15 PM   #239
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Now if a person were to make jacket liner, a pair of pants, and a pair of gloves, can these all be run from one PWV controller?

I have a vest(New Age) and gloves(Widder) now, but arms are cold, and was thinking that a pair of pants would also increase riding season.
Last night I went for a ride.
Base layer was long sleeved cotton shirt, socks, underwear.
Then new age heated vest.
Then full leathers (no perforations), Sidi Rioadrace boots.
Then Fieldsheer rain suit as wind block.

Was 43 degreesF when I got home, and I was quite comfortable, except my neck and chin.
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Old 11-06-2008, 04:41 AM   #240
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Now if a person were to make jacket liner, a pair of pants, and a pair of gloves, can these all be run from one PWV controller?

I have a vest(New Age) and gloves(Widder) now, but arms are cold, and was thinking that a pair of pants would also increase riding season.
Last night I went for a ride.
Base layer was long sleeved cotton shirt, socks, underwear.
Then new age heated vest.
Then full leathers (no perforations), Sidi Rioadrace boots.
Then Fieldsheer rain suit as wind block.

Was 43 degreesF when I got home, and I was quite comfortable, except my neck and chin.
I'm wiring my Bandit right now, and intend on running my heated clothing, and heated grips off one controller.

should be no problem.
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