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Old 10-30-2014, 03:06 PM   #21
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Re: Kimpex grip heaters

Installed my fourth set of grip heaters yesterday and this time did something different. I always used the two position switch with the resistor for low before and this time I bought a First Gear Heat-Troller. As long as I don't figure my labor it's still way cheaper than the factory heated grips and I'm not wasting alternator capacity heating up that resistor. It's nice to have full range control of the heat instead of just low and high. Temp was low fifties this morning and I was dialing back the heat at three miles. I'll try to add a pic of the control which may or may not work.
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Old 11-18-2014, 03:56 PM   #22
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Re: Kimpex grip heaters

My hand grip heaters have stopped working. I did the basic check the connection debug but knowing they did not get that warm(for me) I may just change them. I wonder if the Oxford and the Kimplex are compare able in wattage!


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Old 11-19-2014, 12:08 PM   #23
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Re: Kimpex grip heaters

I noticed on the ride this morning that my hands were getting warm! Barely, as it is in the 50s , I believe my controller is going south and leaving me in the cold! I going to replace it, does the First Gear have a power on light?


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Old 11-19-2014, 12:23 PM   #24
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Re: Kimpex grip heaters

the first gear heat troller is a pulse width modulator and has a led that lights up when it pulses power. dialed down low the pulse is short so the light is only briefly on, the higher it is set the longer it is lit.

there is not a light that stays lit when it is on.
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Old 11-19-2014, 10:44 PM   #25
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Re: Kimpex grip heaters

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The white dot that the mark on the control knob is pointing to in post #21 is the LED. When turned up high it is on most of the time. Takes four or five minutes on high and I am turning it down.
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