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Heated Gloves power usage

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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.
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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