Gerbing 12V Permanent Single Temp Controller
I have two of the Gerbing hard wired heat controllers on my snowmobiles for heated jackets. Love them! Built well, work flawlessly!
I heard from my dealer that Gerbing was going to discontinue the hard wired products, and go eclusively with battery powered products.
I think this would be a mistake! Batteries may work for gloves while watching a football game, or other "marginal" cold activities, but will not work for snowmobiling or motorcycling.
The batteries will never last in the extreme cold and hours of use required for these activities.
Please keep making the hard wired controllers!!
April 1, 2016
Nice, Neat, and Compact
This controller is well made and fits nicely inside the dash on my Fat Boy. The wires going to the LED seam pretty strong on mine. Perhaps they may have improved them on later controllers. The wires are long enough to route back to the battery under the seat. The only thing that they could have improved on would be to include a bezel to go on top of the LED on the dash, I drilled the hole for it a little crooked. Be careful. Other then that, I like it a lot better then the other controller where you have to clip it onto your jacket and then plug that on to your bike and then plug the controller into your liner. With this just one plug from your liner to the bike.
April 9, 2015
Problematic "safety" feature.
I have my controller mounted in the fairing and it controls my heated grips. Apparently the engineers added a voltage sensing circuit to the unit. So if battery voltage dips below some threshold the unit stops delivering power and blinks red to let you know.
Unfortunately, this happens every single time I start the bike up, so that instead of leaving the controller set at a comfortable temperature all day I am constantly turning it off (to reset) and back up to where I want it.
Otherwise a great product...
October 6, 2014
Perfect for the job in hand
Had everything I needed to hardwire my heated vest
March 30, 2014
Works great, nice to have the temperature adjustment.
I had been just using an on/off switch, it's nice to have the adjustibility for the temperature. Had plenty of cord for install.
Was very straight forward installation. Have not used it much so far so not sure on the durability, but other Gerbing products have held up well.
May 6, 2013
Good kit overall
I'm pretty happy with this purchase overall. The wiring is barely long enough to route from my SV's battery to the bars and still maintain full steering ability.
December 6, 2012
We had purchased a different product from another company, and it doesn't compair to this Gerbing product. Will tell everyone about it!!!!
February 20, 2012
Good, but be careful with LED indicator
Overall the temperature controller is excellent, but for the LED indicator wires. These wires are EXTREMELY fragile and once broken, impossible to re-solder to the micro board.
Poorly designed in my opinion as Gerbing should have a more sturdy way to attach the wires to the board.
Revzilla customer service was outstanding, and prompted Gerbing to replace the control board.
BE VERY CAREFUL during installation.
February 13, 2012