Gerbing's Portable Dual Temp Controller
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In this day, plugging in a bunch of wires and having to stick the controller somewhere you can get to, much less see is obsolete.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
Needed for heated gear
Thermostat works great. Controls to temps. Hook up is straight forward.
January 20, 2014
Don't even think about another controler
I want to thank RevZilla for recommending the Dual controller to start with. If not I would have wasted my money cause I would have bought one eventually. The ability to control my liner and gloves separately is huge towards my comfort and an on/off switch just wouldn't work for long. I seldom have the knobs both cranked all the way up and never together.
The knobs are easy to use even with the gloves on and enough separation that I don't have to look at them. This is the way to go.
January 20, 2014