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Offline CTPA

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12v socket and Keis heated clothing
on: January 19, 2022, 08:53:04 PM
Has anyone tried powering their keis heated clothing via the 12v socket on the f900xr?

Any issues / limitations?

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Re: 12v socket and Keis heated clothing
Reply #1 on: January 20, 2022, 12:03:22 AM
The current rating for the power socket is only 5A, so about 60w @12vdc or up to 72w @ the charging voltage of 14.4vdc.  Probably safer to go with the 60w number, but if they give a current rating, then use 5A.  Some gear will work within that limitation, some won't.  What's yours rated for?
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Re: 12v socket and Keis heated clothing
Reply #2 on: January 20, 2022, 06:23:52 AM
Thanks for your reply - that probably won't work as the jacket draws a huge amount of power - it's running off a 10A fuse (draw I think I think 112W in total). Either way I guess I'll be running it directly from the battery.

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Re: 12v socket and Keis heated clothing
Reply #3 on: January 20, 2022, 12:55:33 PM
I have both jacket and trousers, but I've now got two plug one for each coming straight from the battery,  no issues

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Re: 12v socket and Keis heated clothing
Reply #4 on: January 20, 2022, 01:22:28 PM
Thanks sparky - jacket and trousers is the best combo  :152:

It's not overloading the battery is it?

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Re: 12v socket and Keis heated clothing
Reply #5 on: January 20, 2022, 01:27:15 PM
Well I've been riding with hen for the past month and , no worries yet  lol :028: :821: :046: :046: :046:

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Re: 12v socket and Keis heated clothing
Reply #6 on: January 20, 2022, 01:40:49 PM
Haha that's good to know, it's still freezing outside and I've been hating using batteries that run out on the return leg home  :190:

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Re: 12v socket and Keis heated clothing
Reply #7 on: January 20, 2022, 04:53:06 PM
FWIW, if you have an ezCAN you can select one of the channels to be a heat controller for heated gear.  The control will be linked to your heated grips (only factory, not aftermarket) and you can choose a % of heat to correspond to each grip heat selection.  e.g. my heated seat is 30% when the grips are on low, 50% on med and 80% on high.  Each channel can handle 10A.  It's one of the cleanest ways to control your accessories without hacking into your wiring harness and tapping wires.

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Re: 12v socket and Keis heated clothing
Reply #8 on: January 20, 2022, 05:40:33 PM
 That's such a cool idea! I'm new to canbus so will be looking forward to experimenting with it. Thanks for the heads up!

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Re: 12v socket and Keis heated clothing
Reply #9 on: January 20, 2022, 10:06:17 PM
I had the Keis waistcoat running through the socket the other day. Only problem was I had it on the high setting and was roasting !!

 



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