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Re: Heated gloves/jacket controller died
Reply #15 - 01/27/18 at 23:23:32
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OK I found a picture of your vest on eBay
The power comes in separate and the controller is on its own cord from the vest

Your gonna have to open up the vest and figure out what is what
But you should still have Battery + and - inside that controller 
So trace it back to the battery input  connection and find out why you don't

You may be able to jump out the existing controller and wire one on the input to the jack like all the other jackets


Mrclubike wrote on 01/27/18 at 22:53:00:
Does this controller plug into the vest with the 5 pin  and has a separate lead for the 12 volt power in
Is so this controller must have a temp  signal coming from the vest
Most electrically  heated gear just have 2 wires going into them (12v + and -) and you can wire it up on a on-off switch or a variable out put controller

There  are some vest that use 7.4 volts you may have that
Remember if you have no current load on a resistor you will show the same voltage on both ends

If you are not showing 12volt positive with respect to ground on any of those terminals in that controller
My guess is you have a fuse or a safety temp fuse or something inside the vest that may be open

I am wondering where does your gloves plug in
If they are dead try diagnosing them to find your problem   
Gerbings usually run on 12 volts


I assume the gloves are plugging into the sleeves and they are dead 
So the heating element in the vest is more than likely good   
  

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Re: Heated gloves/jacket controller died
Reply #16 - 01/27/18 at 23:54:47
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Mrclubike wrote on 01/27/18 at 22:53:00:
I am wondering where does your gloves plug in


My Gerbing gloves plug into leads coming out of the jacket sleeve cuff. The controller regulated both the jacket and the gloves.

That 7.5 volts was a real head scratcher. The controller was not lit up and appeared dead. Neither the gloves or jacket were heating up, and no voltage across any of the pins at the controller. Only when I stuck the probe back to the bike ground did i read any voltage at the controller, 2 pins showing 7.5 volts.

I'm "going in". I will undo the seem on the jacket where all the connections are at. By feeling I believe it all comes together with that controller at the bottom left side of the jacket. At least I won't have to crack it's chest, more like arthroscopic surgery............ I'll report back what i  find inside
  

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Re: Heated gloves/jacket controller died
Reply #17 - 01/28/18 at 09:11:09
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Mrclubike wrote on 01/27/18 at 18:45:01:
I see heat troller has this


After I have opened the patient I see what that "adapter is doing.  It's not an adapter, it's a shorting plug to allow you to use a standard controller on your 12v input to you're jacket. If the ad/copy people had shown both sides or a schematic of the plug It would have been evident what it was doing.

once I verify what I believe is true, I'll order one and a remote controller.......


  

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