Gerbing's Portable Dual Temp Controller
Works as advertised.
Separate controls for gloves & jacket liner are good feature, allowing you to adjust to your comfort level.
April 7, 2014
This control works great and is need to not get overheated
This control is necessary to control the temp of the jacket. Because of the wiring it is hard to find a good place to put this controller for easy reach. The case is a almost must have because of the belt clip.
March 12, 2014
Does What It Should
Gerbing's portable dual temp controller does what it should - it controls my gloves' temperature separate from my insole's temp. Adjusting the knobs with gloves on is easy, and if you're feeling for it, there is a 'click' at each adjustment level. Looking at its construction I see no reason why it should fail under normal usage.
February 28, 2014
Had no problems. Works flawlessly. Used it on a few cold days and I could manipulate the controls with my gloves on.
February 24, 2014
The unit works well, you can adjust two items so they are comfortable. There should be a holder included or a clip for the back. I forgot to order the leather holder and will wait until I have more things to order to get one. If a clip was on it or a way to attach the unit to my belt I would have given it a 5. Right now I put it in my jacket pocket. Unit is kinda of pricey for what it is, but like I said it is necessary I believe.
February 11, 2014
This is a PWM controller that pulses the electricity on/off to control the temperature of jackets, gloves and pants.
I kinda wish that there was a 3rd jack to separate gloves and pants. I dont have pants but have thought about getting them and that is one thing that has made me reconsider that.
You might be able to daisy chain two of these together and turn the linked output to always on to feed a 2nd controller but that is fairly expensive.
If your bikes electrical is maxed out then your headlight may flicker as the unit turns on and off. I corrected this by installing HID headlamps (with projectors, they are important) which use 15w less than the stock headlamps. This gave me enough surplus power that my headlamps no longer flicker.
February 3, 2014
mine came defective
Mine came defective. It does work but the green LED blinks overlap with the amber LED (meaning the green LED also shows amber blinks). I will take it up with warranty / support soon. Also sometimes, it blinks red and stops working. Quality control issues, eh?
One last thing...it does NOT come with a battery harness (not that they say it does). I assumed it did (I did not have one). Gerbing includes a battery harness with their jacket or pants liners only.
January 24, 2014
Much better choices out there
In this day, plugging in a bunch of wires and having to stick the controller somewhere you can get to, much less see is obsolete. When I hop on the bike I just want to throw on my stuff, plug in a single wire and go. I tried the Gerbing for 5 minutes and when all the frustration of connecting it to my gloves and jacket set in, I removed it all and went wireless. That much money for 2 rheostats and 2 leds is rather ludicrous. There is so much room for improvement in this sector, and that goes for all manufacturers.
January 21, 2014