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Swish..yes. There is a controller that the jacket plugs into which is basically a rheostat for controlling the amount of heat, then a short cable or wire with one end that plug into the controller and the other end plugs into pigtail for battery tender providing power.
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I've found this works best for me as far as controller and powerlet placement. On my Tiger I have a powerport up front next to ignition so I get my power there and clip the controller to my tank bag. I like it better than having the controller clipped to my coat and using a powerport below my leg. Having it there I would always forget to unplug before getting off the bike and end up yanking the connectors apart. I plan to install a powerport up front on the FJR also.


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I stuck the controller in the right pocket of my tank bag with the control knob facing up so it can be adjusted on the fly for now.
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I run the Gerbings microwire jacket and gloves down to 45, then I will add the pants and socks if it's any colder. Last winter I rode about an hour at 16 degrees....it was awesome to see the faces of people in the cars giving a double take at me!
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I won't even start using electrics till it gets below 40
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I won't even start using electrics till it gets below 40
That will change once you realize the comfort.






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I use the Warm-n-Safe liner and gloves. Have the socks but haven't felt the need. Clip the dual controller on the belt of my 3/4 length jacket, on the left side, and can easily adjust the heat on the fly.

The controllers are much more than a reostat. They are "Variable Pulse
Width Modulators", basically cycles the power on and off at different speeds depending upon how warm you want it.

If you pop for heated gear, get a dual controller! That way you can put your gloves on one circuit and liner on the other. I find my hands like a bit more heat than my chest.
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Must be getting old.

Bought my first heated gear today. Jacket liner, controller and adapter for my battery tender pigtail

Next thing ya know, I'll be meeting Jammer, RR and Papaw in Fla every winter.
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Variable pulse width what? Lol. Rheostats is a basic term for guys like me that don't understand electrics. " Scotty I need more power...give me all ya got"

Yes I opted for the dual controller just in case some day in the future I get the glove liners

Also they tell me you need a hd battery tender pigtail, which I already had. Apparently they make skinny ones and fat ones, thin ones and thick ones, ones that will carry the electrical load and ones that won't. He walked out, looked at mine and said I already had the fat one so I was good to go. Who knew?
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