Rowe Electronics PDM60 Power Distribution Module
Weatherproof and sealed
The major things that attracted me to this device were that it was weatherproof and that I could hook up additional electronics without having to tap into other wires for power. The PDM60 allows me to now have a circuit with where no additional relays are needed and fuses, when blown, that just need a restart of the bike to fix. The LED lamps are helpful too when troubleshooting a faulty circuit. It was a little pricey but worth it in my opinion.
July 28, 2014
Works as well as it claims
Easy connection to the bike.
fairly compact design.
software for setup of device is easy to use.
A lot of range of options for connected devices, from amount of amps to how it comes on and how it's turned off (bike on and off)
extra long cables for good wire management.
If you have a battery tender, it still needs to be plugged directly into the battery, can't plug it into plug connected to this device.
Other than that 1 con, I love this device. Makes it much easier to manage all my extra add-ons on my bike without the need for making sure I have backup fuses in case something happens and one blows.
I haven't made use of adding an extra on/off toggle switch to the device yet for controlling some add-ons that don't need to be powered all the time when the bike is on. but it's on the to-do list. :)
July 23, 2014
Solved my problem!
Installed the Rowe Electronics PDM60 Power Distribution Module on my 2012 Ducati Hypermotard 1100 evo SP. I had enough accessories installed that my ducati was slow to cycle through the control panel lights and the engine light would sometimes stay on. The PDM60 Power Distribution solved those problems! Now I'm using 29 amps for accessories and have 31 amps available for other fun stuff. I highly recommend this produce!
July 23, 2014
EXCELLENT PRODUCT* * Highly recommend for anyone running auxiliary equipment
Purchased the Rowe PDM60 to replace an older, somewhat problematic CamBus on a 2010 BMW R1200 GSA, and I couldn't be happier.
The PDM60 was easy to install, and allows me to run all of my auxiliary devices without any problems.
I cant say anything about the customer service because I haven't had to contact them.
I would buy this again, and have / will continue to recommend it to anyone who run anything from additional lights to GPS, heated seats or a heated riding gear.
Definitely worth the money !!!
July 7, 2014
Best PDM out there
I've had a couple Power Distribution Modules on several bikes and this is by far the best of them. Completely sealed, programable to several degrees/uses, 6 sepreate and distinct circuits, no fuses to mess with, compact, etc... It is however, the most expensive model.
If I had 2 very small improvements for future models I'd ask for a flat bottom so you could secure it with industrial double stick tape. Currentll your only mounting option is to screw it down. Additionally, it doesnt come with any mounting hardware. Maybe if there was a flat bottom base piece that would fix things.
June 27, 2014
Have not installed it as of yet. But not having to worry about riding in the rain is what sold me on it. That and you can program it with your computer to change amperage. Plus, NO fuses to blow!
April 28, 2014
Simple, powerful, effective, isolates add-ons from bike electrical
Does what it is suppose to, a fully digital electronic fuse box, re-programmable to suit your needs (though defaults seem fine for me).
Is amazingly small so easy to fit into bike, has plenty of long leads so easy to wire up.
Used for GPS (Nuvi 660), rear red running LEDS, front clearwater Darla's, and two separate outlets for Gerbing heated clothing (later add this fall). Still leaves a free slot and can easily combine the LED running lights if need be.
Love the fact it can delay trigger of a hot lead, so by default there is a second second lead ot let you use full amperage to start the bike, then the accessories go hot.
Also has ability to trigger one or more of the six lines of a switch if you want to power on/off from the unit power source.
About the only critique is the negative power connectors are simply a screw with six provided eyelets. For the quality of the rest of the kit would have expected a nicer negative terminal bus of some sort, but minor quip - especially one setup and done.
Very glad I setup all the more complicated bike electronics on a completely isolated and independent circuit.
March 31, 2014
Many features packed in to a small package
I installed the PDM60 on a 2013 BMW K1600GTL. Space is at a bit of a premium on this bike so the PDM60’s compact footprint is a great advantage. I’m using the PDM60 to power aftermarket communication equipment, lights, and heated gear.
The physical installation is relatively straight forward and the end result is very neat and tidy. I did run into some difficulty programming the PDM60 and ended up spending approximately 1 hour on the phone with (Blake) at Rowe Electronics. I must give Blake kudos as he hung in there until the problem was solved, outstanding technical support!
For some reason the module would not accept programing while on the bike. The only thing we could figure out was the positive and negative leads from the PDM60 must have found a common ground and this prevented acceptance of the programing. After programming the PDM60 on the workbench it functions beautifully. I’ve subsequently re-programmed the PDM60 on the bike taking care to isolate the power and ground wires and it took the programming immediately.
I’m pleased with the unit and look forward to using it this riding season.
March 28, 2014