Thank you for the civil and non-insulting response. Too much for our super moderator I guess.Yep, you're missing something. A wall dimmer operates on AC, bike operates on DC. Wall dimmer uses the sinewave of the AC to trigger a solid-state relay (SSR) on and off to modulate the amount of power fed downstream to the light. There is also some circuitry to vary the amount of voltage going to the trigger to the SSR to vary when it actually turns on and off. Wall dimmer will not work on DC - once it turns on the only way to turn it off is to unplug it.
The bike controller uses a PWM (pulse width modulated) system. Similar to a wall dimmer, but you also have to have a clock or oscillator circuit in the system to provide the on-off control trigger signal.
You can find plans online for building one - personally it wasn't worth my time to make one (I've done them when I was younger). I have the dual controller, and am happy. By the time I had found all the parts, made a box, put it together - could have bought a couple of gerbings.
Remember, you're paying for the Research and Development (R&D), the patenting, the production, the distribution, the wages of the worker, and eventually some profit to the designer/builder/owner. And don't forget the shop owner who has to buy it, have it sit in inventory hoping someone will buy it, and be out of that money till someone does buy it.
You're welcome for the response - and the moderator was using sarcastic humor - something that is used A LOT in the military so I just thought it was funny.Thank you for the civil and non-insulting response. Too much for our super moderator I guess.
I have to get an adapter from my insoles to my vest and was wondering if I could incorporate a controller, but I will just fit a simple on/off switch.
I've grown used to the harassment.You're welcome for the response - and the moderator was using sarcastic humor - something that is used A LOT in the military so I just thought it was funny.
Nothing mean was meant by it -just standard banter and harrassment.
I used to use an on-off control for a heated vest grampawinger was kind enough to give to me for the cold rides we go on. While I appreciated the warmth, was constantly turning the unit on and off to prevent either freezing or boiling. Once I got the controller, life was much easier. The cost quickly fades from memory, the ease of use stays.
Last I heard, the answer is yes - uses the same round coaxial type plug.I've grown used to the harassment.
Yeah, but you're an easy mark - like shooting fish in a barrel. Problem is you like it... :twisted:
Would Tourmaster work with a Gerbing controller?
I had wondered how these work. We used to use a monster rheostat doing stage lighting years ago. Little potentiometers I saw all had low power ratings, now I understand due to heat.
Bought this on eBay. For $6, it is worth a try. 10 amp pulse width modulator. Looks pretty similar to the advrider post pics. I will need to fit it with an on/of switch also.