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    Senior Member Anyone running Heated Gear? StratTuner's Avatar
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    If you want to control the intensity of the grip or seat heat, then you might search Amazon for

    PWM Dimming Controller For LED Lights or Ribbon, 12 Volt 8 Amp,Adjustable Brightness Light Switch Dimmer Controller DC12V 8A 96W for Led Strip Light By Zitrades

    or click [HERE]

    I use one on the grip heat as that gets too hot sometimes. I could use one on the seat, but since it already has a LOW/HIGH setting, I haven't done it yet.
    The adjustment is under my left hand. I have the resistance box under the plastic, and yes, I had to drill a hole.
    I've used the "Tone" knob from a Fender Stratocaster to replace the boring knob it came with. (see picture)
    Anyone running Heated Gear?-20181025_150652-jpgread below...

    I didn't notice it when I took the photo, but it shows all the switches I've added. One, at the base of the left mirror, controls the "fog" lights in the front.
    the two underneath the handlear control heated grips and power to the USB devices.
    there's even a small hole in the plastic, up and left, of the two switches. This is one LED from a flat strip LED. It comes on when I flip the heated-grips switch to "ON". Oddly enough, it gets brighter or dimmer depending on how I twist the "tone" knob! Unexpected, but cool.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StratTuner View Post
    If you want to control the intensity of the grip or seat heat, then you might search Amazon for

    PWM Dimming Controller For LED Lights or Ribbon, 12 Volt 8 Amp,Adjustable Brightness Light Switch Dimmer Controller DC12V 8A 96W for Led Strip Light By Zitrades

    or click [HERE]

    I use one on the grip heat as that gets too hot sometimes. I could use one on the seat, but since it already has a LOW/HIGH setting, I haven't done it yet.
    The adjustment is under my left hand. I have the resistance box under the plastic, and yes, I had to drill a hole.
    I've used the "Tone" knob from a Fender Stratocaster to replace the boring knob it came with. (see picture)
    Anyone running Heated Gear?-20181025_150652-jpgread below...

    I didn't notice it when I took the photo, but it shows all the switches I've added. One, at the base of the left mirror, controls the "fog" lights in the front.
    the two underneath the handlear control heated grips and power to the USB devices.
    there's even a small hole in the plastic, up and left, of the two switches. This is one LED from a flat strip LED. It comes on when I flip the heated-grips switch to "ON". Oddly enough, it gets brighter or dimmer depending on how I twist the "tone" knob! Unexpected, but cool.
    That's awesome, I really like the idea of being able to adjust the heat with that much control. I'm currently shopping for a a vest

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    I run a warm and safe jacket and oxford heated grips. I also have a gps and a phone charging most of the time. Never had a problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by StratTuner View Post
    I've used the "Tone" knob from a Fender Stratocaster to replace the boring knob it came with. (see picture)
    Anyone running Heated Gear?-20181025_150652-jpg

    awesome! need to add volume and reverb next!

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    Heated grips. (Symtec with a DIY PWM controller)
    WarmNSafe: jacket, gloves, pants, socks
    GPS = phone, USB adapter wired in.
    LED headlight
    LED aux light X 2
    Voltmeter shows 14v all the time with all of the above

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    First battery made it 4.5 years with Heated Grips, Heated Gloves, Heated Jacket liner, and a set of running lights that are always on. Almost a year on a lithium battery with same setup and no issues.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rainier View Post
    Heated grips. (Symtec with a DIY PWM controller)
    WarmNSafe: jacket, gloves, pants, socks
    GPS = phone, USB adapter wired in.
    LED headlight
    LED aux light X 2
    Voltmeter shows 14v all the time with all of the above
    Does the number EVER go down? If it doesn't, then I humbly suggest it's not working.... If it just stays at 14 all the time.... hmmm... doesn't seem like that's what it should do when you start drawing from the battery.
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    I'm adding a voltmeter. Suggestions on places to tap into switched power?
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    Yes. It drops when starting to 13.8. But 14.2 is its happy place

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    Can’t recall exactly but I think it was the running lights

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