Gerbing 12V Accessory Plug
only made it 2 seasons.
I bought this to replace one that burned up after two seasons. I would have changed brands but my jacket is still good. The good~the dual control works well. I have the jacket and gloves. I've ridden in 14°F weather. I have a 30 mile ride to work and arrive warm.
December 8, 2014
Clean connection setup for BMW
Bought this for use with the Gerbings glove/controller setup. Used it to plug into the accessory port on my BMW K1200GT. Good quality and worked as advertised. It would be nice to have a lower profile plug (right angle?) on the Powerlet side as that I occasionally hit the plug with my foot as I repositioned on the bike. A minor nit though.
March 29, 2014
This adapter arrived just in time for winter riding on my BMW K1200LT. It's not cheap, but being able to power my Gerbings heated jacket was worth it.
February 17, 2014
Good length of cord and tight fit. No problem. I am very happy with it.
August 5, 2013
Good if you own a BMW
Easy to remove in the summer time when Heated Jacket not required. You say Heated Jacket in Australia well I live inland and in a southern state, around 28 degrees early morning.
August 13, 2012
Works but tight fit
Most Powerlet type plugs slide into place with little effort. the Gerbings plug requires a firm push to seat. Get some silicone grease for use while breaking it in. I would get a Powerlet branded adapter if I was to buy again.
December 28, 2011
Gerbing Euro Adapter
Worked Great, plugged it into the Accessory port of my 2009 BMW G650GS and used my heated gloves. It would be nice if they put a fuse directly into the power wire of this device versus giving all sorts of warnings to check the fuse on your accessory port. There's no way I'm going to spend 2 hours taking all those plastic panels off the bike to find out the amperage in the accessory port, and even if I did, I not going to change it to use the gloves in the winter. I'll end up cutting the power wire on the adapter and put one in line.
March 7, 2011
Works good enough
I installed Powerlet outlets precisely with Gerbing's heated gear in mind. This part made it all work. However, I have a couple nits.
First, this is the first Powerlet connector I've had that seemed overly tight. I literally have to power push it in so as to make a proper connection. Then I have to really pull to get it out. I realize that there is a desire to have this stuff not come loose in travel, but this is overly tight. Plugging and unplugging will damage my outlet. I hope it bends into a proper fit with use.
Second, because it is so very very tight, I left it plugged in, ziptied to the saddlebag guards. It wasn't until later that I realized other Gerbing's power cords come with a protective cap. This does not. I'll need to take the cap off the battery harness that came with the jacket in order to protect the open plug. You'd think they could include a protective cap for the excessive price of this thing.
My wish list is for the plug to have a right-angle connection, rather than a straight out. I imagine that 90% of the connections using this pug are dashboard mounted, so a straight out would be convenient. However, my outlet is on the side and low, where a straight out connection is an invitation to catch the wind. This is, unfortunately, the only Powerlet cable option.
February 7, 2011