Heat Controllers


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heidebill
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Heat Controllers

Postby heidebill » Sun Aug 29, 2010 10:32 pm



I purchased a Garment Heat controller off ebay, installed it and it works fine,
But, When I turn the temp down I get a buzz/humm in my radio, and Intercom.
It does not state a manufacturer, but it is the electronic one, about $50 in a small black box
Has anybody dealt with this problem, and what would the solution be?
Thanks Bill



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Re: Heat Controllers

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Aug 30, 2010 3:21 pm

Those electronic heat controllers do not work by lowering the voltage (which would require them to have a large power resistor or high-current transistor, both of which would get very hot). Instead, they alter the duty cycle. In plain English, that means it turns the power on and off really quickly - upwards of 50 times a second. If you set it to a low setting, it alters the duty cycle so it is turned off more than it is turned on. As you turn it up higher, it changes so it spends more time on than it does turned off. When you have it up all the way, it leaves it turned on 100% of the time.

The problem is, this injects an audible signal into your bike's electric system, as you have discovered.

You can try adding a noise filter, capacitor etc. near where the heating controller is connected - that's your best bet for mitigating the noise.

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Re: Heat Controllers

Postby heidebill » Tue Aug 31, 2010 9:40 am

Do you have any idea what size capacitor would be needed?

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Re: Heat Controllers

Postby robb » Wed Sep 01, 2010 10:31 am

Can try this.

http://www.mountiansidedeversified.com/cart/

under Products and Services choose Alternator Noise Filter
Car stereo works good but the tractor 2 way works better.

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Re: Heat Controllers

Postby heidebill » Tue Sep 07, 2010 12:17 am

I would like to mention, that, I also purchased a heating kit to install the heat element into your own garment. Bought 2 of them , my wife sewed them into our liners of our leather jackets, We have used them on this last weekend trip , 500 km each way and very cold, about 5' in the fog. They worked just great, I would recomend them to anyone who wants to take the time to thread them into your own garment. The Heat Controls were on full hot, Don't know if I would install them again.
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Re: Heat Controllers

Postby heidebill » Wed Sep 08, 2010 5:46 pm

I also purchase the Self install heating elements for your garment, here they are installed on our jacket liner, they work great
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