Tour Master Synergy 2.0 Dual Rheostat Controller
works with Gerbing heated gear
Bought this controller to connect my heated gloves with my jacket instead of the Gerbing controller since they stopped caring the Gerbing controller. Does the job and you pay a lot less. Good air flow btw lol
January 19, 2016
The Tourmaster system works great especially in weather well below the freezing levels. I've experienced some issues with the controller failing but not sure why. I am ecstatic with RevZilla coming through in a pinch with a replacement controller, because the manufacturer wouldn't have any in stock for 6 months.
However, the heating system is wonderful when you want to ride all year long but don't want to freeze when it is 20 degrees F.
January 4, 2016
Product works well
This controller does just exactly what it claims to do, and does it well. Time will tell how it lasts.
December 14, 2015
Good value compared to the competition
Having been through 3 or 4 controllers that have failed one way or another I was happy to find a similar controller that is compatible with my jacket and gloves for a reasonable price. Service was quick
April 27, 2015
Simple and effective
Bought this to use with my Powerlet glove liners as well as Firstgear heated pant liner and socks.
For those of you who are looking to buy this, you get exactly what's in the picture. There are no additional cables - just the controller and the wires that come out of it. Compatible with Powerlet plugs.
The two knobs each have 5 settings that click to differentiate the different outputs - I was wearing Icon Patrol gloves + heated glove liner + cotton gloves underneath (to prevent burns) and I could still (barely) feel the clicks. Originally I thought this was a dial with a full range of settings, but so far it's been suitable enough. There is also a light for each knob to let you know if it's on or off.
The controller has a belt clip but frankly I can't see anyone clipping it to their belt as it'd be hard to reach with the knobs pointed up (jacket would likely cover) or the settings would change with it pointed down as the knobs would be against your leg (not to mention it might slip off). I used a velcro strap to attach it above my knee, but there was no place for the controller to grip so it would occasionally slip off - my advice is to loop the wire that connects to the battery harness under the strap so that it will stop the connector from slipping off, assuming the harness is on the same side.
I bought this because I needed a controller that had easy access to the controls for on the fly adjustment for my heated gear and it has fully met my expectations. I would definitely buy this again.
November 19, 2013
Better Temperature Control
I bought this to replace the cord and controller for my Tour Master Synergy gloves. The old cord had split near the plug and exposed the wire making the original thermostat controller useless. This allows me to provide better heat control to my gloves and vest from one location. Much easier that reaching over with my left hand to adjust the temp.
February 16, 2013
Well worth the money. Cheaper than First Gear or Gerbing, and well worth the money
December 18, 2012