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    I am looking at a pair of these gloves by Powerlet,



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    They draw 24 watts of power for the pair and was wandering if I can use them with the TW?



    It was -15C today.



    Thanks for the help.

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    What year is your bike?



    Post-'01 bikes do a better job of maintaining voltage throughout the RPM range than the early bikes but don't have kickstarters. If the load exceeds the charging system's ability to replenish the battery you could wind up afoot, particularly after short trips or low RPM riding.



    A small voltmeter would help you monitor battery voltage as you ride. 24W is a substantial load, but you could switch it on and off according to the volt meter if it affected charging.



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    Quote Originally Posted by lizrdbrth View Post
    What year is your bike?



    Post-'01 bikes do a better job of maintaining voltage throughout the RPM range than the early bikes but don't have kickstarters. If the load exceeds the charging system's ability to replenish the battery you could wind up afoot, particularly after short trips or low RPM riding.



    A small voltmeter would help you monitor battery voltage as you ride. 24W is a substantial load, but you could switch it on and off according to the volt meter if it affected charging.




    It's a 2006. If I ride with a voltmeter attached will it tell me how much extra watts I have, before I purchase the gloves and install them?



    I believe the temperature controller has 5 settings and an on/off. Would I be safe to assume that the listed power usage on the gloves, the 24 watt draw, would be at max settings or do you think it would be consistent?

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    The voltmeter won't tell you how many watts are available. It will only tell you when your voltage is dropping.



    The gloves should draw less (or at least less often) at the lower settings and at full RPM the system may fully support them. The only way to know is to try.



    The voltmeter is just my .02 due to the absence of the kickstarter on the late models.



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    If you live in the u.s. I have some for sale in the classifieds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by lizrdbrth View Post
    The voltmeter won't tell you how many watts are available. It will only tell you when your voltage is dropping.



    The gloves should draw less (or at least less often) at the lower settings and at full RPM the system may fully support them. The only way to know is to try.



    The voltmeter is just my .02 due to the absence of the kickstarter on the late models.


    Got it! Thanks for the help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmStateCrawler View Post
    If you live in the u.s. I have some for sale in the classifieds.


    I live in Manitoba, Canada. Do you have the ones sold by Powerlet? If so, did you use them with the TW and how'd they work out?



    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler View Post
    It's a 2006. If I ride with a voltmeter attached will it tell me how much extra watts I have, before I purchase the gloves and install them?



    I believe the temperature controller has 5 settings and an on/off. Would I be safe to assume that the listed power usage on the gloves, the 24 watt draw, would be at max settings or do you think it would be consistent?


    The lower settings should draw less power. Using them on 2 or 3 should be well under the max 24 watts. maybe 12 or so?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tyler View Post
    I live in Manitoba, Canada. Do you have the ones sold by Powerlet? If so, did you use them with the TW and how'd they work out?



    Thanks


    They are sedici brand sold by cycle gear. I have used them with the tw but have only had them maxxed out to let them heat up. Didn't notice any dimming or anything that led me to believe they were putting a strain on my 2010's system. I also was charging my phone at the same time. They are very comfortable and I kept turning them from the lowest setting to off because they would get too warm! That was riding in 38° weather. I'll ship them to you for $110.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PalmStateCrawler View Post
    They are sedici brand sold by cycle gear. I have used them with the tw but have only had them maxxed out to let them heat up. Didn't notice any dimming or anything that led me to believe they were putting a strain on my 2010's system. I also was charging my phone at the same time. They are very comfortable and I kept turning them from the lowest setting to off because they would get too warm! That was riding in 38° weather. I'll ship them to you for $110.




    Thanks for the info and the offer. Which model are the gloves and do they come with a wiring harness or would I have to set something else up?



    PS: It was -20C or -4F today and the hands can only take about 30 mins before I have to stop and cup 'em around the transmission for a few mins then I'm good to keep going.

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