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zanderh

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zanderh says:

Wiring up heated garments

I've recently purchased a pair of Keis heated inner gloves (linky) that arrived with a lead to connect directly to the battery. I could've got the accessory adapter (as I've got a 12v accessory/lighter socket under the seat) but as I'm a tight bastard I did not.


Is it fairly easy to attach the eyelets onto the battery? Is there anything specific I need to do before/after hooking it up? (like wear a pair of marigolds or do positive before negative, etc)

I'm assuming it's just a case of unbolt one node, attach new eyelet, rebolt and move on? Can't find any instructions or descriptions of the process anywhere online :-/

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zanderh

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zanderh says:

Alternatively

I already have an optimate connector on the side of the bike - would it be easier just to wire up an adapter using the existing battery connection wire & a new tamiya connector to plug in to the optimate socket? Would that work?

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

optimate socket

That would work. Make sure the fuse in your optimate lead is big enough though...

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zanderh

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zanderh says:

cool

thanks eatcs01; the lead I'm going to be butchering already has an inline fuse - it's not going to be a major issue if I leave that on is there..?

Keis sell an optimate connection lead for a tenner which doesn't have a fuse on, so I'm assuming they reckon the fuse on the optimate connection is up to scratch. I'll check the value to make sure though.

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eatcs01

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eatcs01 says:

Leads

There's no harm having 2 fuses inline, but it's pointless. I'm sure the optimate fuse is a very low ampage. Might be worth checking it.

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zanderh

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zanderh says:

Optimate fuse

is rated at 15A apparently. Seems fairly high :-/

Went out and got a female "kyosho" connector this morning; stripped off the eyelets from the existing wire and attached the kyosho (tested the optimate lead on the bike first to make sure I got +/- the right way round), plugged it all in and started to grin when my hands started to warm up.

It probably is entirely pointless having the extra fuse there, but at the moment it's easier to just leave it where it is. Might cut it out at a later date if I do some tidying up, but it'll do for now! Cheers eatcs01 :-)

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