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post #1 of 30 Old 12-21-2013, 01:54 PM Thread Starter
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diff kind of power block

Anyone tried one of these? I am not really understanding how it all works.


http://www.dualsportplus.com/product_p/pkt-103.htm


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I think it is $5 worth of stuff (wholesale) that is assembled in a dubious manner and sold for an exorbitant price.

You're supposed to attach the red to the positive, black to the negative, and then attach up to four different devices to the whole mess, running it all through one fuse. Beautiful. Abso****inglutely beautiful.

The designer is clearly a graduate of the Wally Thor's Truckmaster School of Trucking and Electrical Engineering.

Looking at it prompted me to go to YouTube and listen to Jan and Dean's 'Schlock Rod' just for old time's sake.

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Ok, I will keep looking

I was looking for a simple setup to add a relay to my heated gloves which go directly to the battery that did not cost too much.


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Call it a hunch but I'm under the impression that Tom doesn't like that thing.

My Kaw Barn - 2004 KLR, 2006 Concours (sold), 1997 Bayou 400.

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Ok, I will keep looking I was looking for a simple setup to add a relay to my heated gloves which go directly to the battery that did not cost too much.
That thing is EXPENSIVE and it isn't a relay, just a fuse. If it's a relay you want you would be much cheaper off just buying one at Princess Auto and wiring it in yourself. Assuming you know something about wiring of course.

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Call it a hunch but I'm under the impression that Tom doesn't like that thing.
Let's just say I'm underwhelmed with the product and the design capabilities that created it.

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Ok, I will keep looking

I was looking for a simple setup to add a relay to my heated gloves which go directly to the battery that did not cost too much.


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You shouldn't need a relay for heated gloves; they don't draw much current. If they did they'd cook your hands.

You could build a very simple cable that would have an in-line fuse, a couple of ring connectors, an SAE connector and the proper power connector for the gloves for about $10. It might not be terribly pretty, but it would be very serviceable.

What do you have right now? What sort of gloves are they and do they have a controller? Perhaps an easy mod is possible.

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How about this setup?

http://www.canyonchasers.net/shop/generic/relay.php

Side note, does princess have a lot of electrical stuff?



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Let's just say I'm underwhelmed with the product and the design capabilities that created it.



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You shouldn't need a relay for heated gloves; they don't draw much current. If they did they'd cook your hands.

You could build a very simple cable that would have an in-line fuse, a couple of ring connectors, an SAE connector and the proper power connector for the gloves for about $10. It might not be terribly pretty, but it would be very serviceable.

What do you have right now? Perhaps an easy mod is possible.

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I have oxford grips to the battery with an inline fuse. I also have a 12 volt cig adapter to the aux brown wires at the cluster. I wanted to make the 12 volt cig direct to battery so it can draw enough for a pump and for the oxford heaters to turn off with the key. Right now if I forget or some clown hits the on button the grips will power up with the bike off. So trying to find something that can fix it all in one redoo.


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Princess Auto does sell a lot of electrical stuff but it's not very specialized.

Try here. They make great stuff. I think you'll find a solution in the 3 Circuit area. That's basically my set up with the same requirements you are looking at.

http://www.easternbeaver.com/Main/Wi...fuseboxes.html

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I was looking at that earlier, I will have to price out all the parts seperatly, wire, connectors, shrink wrap etc and see how much I would save building it myself.


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