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Title: Heated Gear Plug Types
Post by: Biking Sailor on January 09, 2021, 12:36:07 pm
I have been using Tour Master brand Synergy and Synergy II jacket liners and gloves for the past decade. Wearing out my second set now, glove heating gone in the left but still works in the right and the left sleeve of my jacket liner is starting to get a real hot spot around the elbow.   :(

Looking to get new, but am thinking about different brands such as Hot Wire. My main question is it appears they use the same connector plug type for the bike. I have 4 bikes all wired for the Synergy gear and am hoping someone can confirm Hot Wire will plug in to the same connector.


Title: Re: Heated Gear Plug Types
Post by: jay547 on January 09, 2021, 12:46:14 pm
Sorry, can't help you. On the rare occasions that I ride when it's cold (below 50 for the streetbike, below 40 for the d-s are my latest limits), I use battery-powered gear. Although the gloves are too bulky and I gave up on them.


Title: Re: Heated Gear Plug Types
Post by: kver on January 11, 2021, 09:13:39 am

I have been using Tour Master brand Synergy and Synergy II jacket liners and gloves for the past decade. Wearing out my second set now, glove heating gone in the left but still works in the right and the left sleeve of my jacket liner is starting to get a real hot spot around the elbow.   :(

Looking to get new, but am thinking about different brands such as Hot Wire. My main question is it appears they use the same connector plug type for the bike. I have 4 bikes all wired for the Synergy gear and am hoping someone can confirm Hot Wire will plug in to the same connector.


Cant confirm for Hot Wire -- I do have various brands of heated gear acquired over the years and the 5mm? co-ax connectors have all been compatible --

EDIT:
Guess what I was getting at is - I think there's a standard -- and I looked it up - it's 5.5mm not 5mm...    


Title: Re: Heated Gear Plug Types
Post by: Mrs. DantesDame on January 11, 2021, 11:47:34 am
i don't know either brand, but it would be helpful if you told us what kind of connector you currently have. Maybe we can recommend something that works with it.


Title: Re: Heated Gear Plug Types
Post by: PatM on January 11, 2021, 07:34:34 pm
The Tourmaster Synergy 2 jacket I have uses a standard coax connector. I currently connect it to a Gerbing controller.
This would be the female coax connector on the bike:
(http://www.morrisonmotomounts.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/Coax-Connector-MMMM.jpg)

This is what the male connector looks like on the right, not the SAE connector on left.
(http://cornerbunny.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/49269-6.jpg)

I don't know if the Hot wire heated gear uses the same but my experience has been that most of them use the same connector


Title: Re: Heated Gear Plug Types
Post by: Biking Sailor on January 22, 2021, 08:39:58 pm
Thanks for the info. Most helpful.   :bigok:

The major brands are all compatible with the standard coaxial plugs.


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