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A friend has offered to give us a couple pairs of heated gloves, but I'll have to wire the bike with outlets to accommodate them. Is there a standard outlet used for these or are they brand specific?
 

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I have multiple brands of heated gear, and all of them use the same "barrel plug", similar to those you'll see on many laptop computers. Like this pigtail for instance...

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/firstgear-dc-coax-plug-y-harness

That's not to say all brands use the same plug, I guess, but all of my brands do so far...

Worst case I would think that you could wire the bike with SAE plugs just to be safe, like those you'll find on a Deltran Battery Tender Jr., and then use pigtails for the brand-specific termination.

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/hotwired-sae-dc-adapter
 

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A friend has offered to give us a couple pairs of heated gloves, but I'll have to wire the bike with outlets to accommodate them. Is there a standard outlet used for these or are they brand specific?
Be careful. I have a Gerbing type which looks different than some of those connections other have posted links to here on Revzilla. I've also seen "BMW Style" mentioned. Sorry I can't be more specific but my answer to your question would be something like "most are like Brand X but some can be like <fill in other>."
 

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There is also Gerbing that has connectors and such. I know some people no longer like Gerbing because of how Gordon Gerbing who is the original owner lost the business. The new owners eventually changed the name to Gyde and also declared that they would no longer honor the original lifetime warranties that many came to expect. I just recently learned that the company was purchased by a new owner and have changed the name back to Gerbing and are again honoring limited lifetime warranties of ALL Gerbing and Gyde heated clothing including heated gear purchased even before Gordon Gerbing lost the business. It must be the original purchaser and they might request to see the original receipt. I was told that it may not be a Gerbing family owned business but it is now a family owned and run business again.



https://www.gerbing.com/12-volt-accessories
 
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Good info. We're going on a ride with them tomorrow, so I'll take a closer look and see what they've got.
 

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Having an Air Bag bike it presented some limitations. So originally I placed this on the lower portion of the cowling (one picture). Although I think it was more pleasing aesthetically, it was inconvenient to reach and with a cable plugged in, it was in the way of my knee when riding. So I repositioned it next to the headset cable holder. This has worked perfectly for both my heated gear as well as for my battery tender.
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..... and are again honoring limited lifetime warranties of ALL Gerbing and Gyde heated clothing including heated gear purchased even before Gordon Gerbing lost the business.......

https://www.gerbing.com/12-volt-accessories
The lifetime warranty applies to the heating element only. Wiring, solder joints, plugs controllers etc are covered for 1 year.
 

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There are a multitude of myths surrounding the Gerbing Heated Clothing story. One thing I do know is that Gordon Gerbing passed away in 2017. Their troubles began when, in an attempt to expand the company, they got mixed up with a venture capitalist firm who promised to infuse enough capital into the business to move the manufacturing base from China to North Carolina. One of the Gerbing sons was running the company at this juncture. The venture capitalist outfit essentially wrested control of the company from the Gerbing family and sold it to Gyde Supply, a conglomerate that makes hundreds of different products. Gyde still owns and operates Gerbing Heated Clothing today. Gordon Gerbing and two sons then started Gordon's Heated Clothing which is still in business.

I wouldn't swear that all the above is 100% accurate but it's my understanding of it.



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I dont know when this happened and honestly dont know the name of the family that owns the company now but they claim that they recently purchased it and changed the name from Gyde back to Gerbing. I just recently received a response via Facebook Messenger from them...
 

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When I first got some heated gear I purchased it from Powerlet (as I remember). Last year I switched to a new Warm-n-Safe jacket. Have not used heated gloves in a long time. The rarely worked to keep my finger tips warm and the heated grips with the correct gloves were all I needed. The gloves I had were designed to plug into a wiring harness in the jacket's sleeves which then had a separate connector in the jacket for the gloves (requires a dual controller).



I use the "Powerlet" sytle sockets. I like their construction and they have always performed flawlessly for me.

https://www.powerlet.com/product/powerlet-socket-only/280
 

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i have multiple brands of heated gear, and all of them use the same "barrel plug", similar to those you'll see on many laptop computers. Like this pigtail for instance...

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/firstgear-dc-coax-plug-y-harness

that's not to say all brands use the same plug, i guess, but all of my brands do so far...

Worst case i would think that you could wire the bike with sae plugs just to be safe, like those you'll find on a deltran battery tender jr., and then use pigtails for the brand-specific termination.

https://www.revzilla.com/motorcycle/hotwired-sae-dc-adapter
exactly !!!!
 
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