Firstgear Single Portable Heat-Troller
Works Great, would like to see micro click dial adjuster and lanyard holder
I purchased this to power a pair of Firstgear heated leather gloves, so I had to add a Y-Connector to split power for right and left gloves.
Installation was simple, and there is plenty of cord between the battery terminal and the female input plug to which the dial adjustment unit on the Troller plugs in. However, I would have liked another 8 to 12 inches of lead on the Troller side of that female connection to make it easier for me to locate the Troller dial adjuster unit where I wanted. Also, I'd like to see Firstgear provide a lanyard set-up so that the entire unit can be easily bound and then hung around my neck and under my jacket with a nice factory delivered package. I actually rigged a lanyard and some single wrap Velcro straps to accommodate an easy arrangement for storage on the inside of my jacket to which I plug the y-connector that threads down each of my sleeves.
The Troller dial adjuster does not have any markings to let you know that temperature or power is set to any level such as 1/4, 1/2, 3/4, Full-On, and there is no micro-click to the dial adjuster. The lack of micro-click makes me think that during a ride the dial will work it's way higher or lower by rubbing on clothing while under my jacket, and the lack of markings is an issue because I fail to have an exact baseline for settings that I can correlate to outside temperature. I'll probably use some white paint to set a few index points to use as reference to outdoor temperature to help avoid adjustments during a ride.
With that said, I used the Heat-Troller and gloves this past Saturday on a 100 mile ride and the set-up worked great!
October 13, 2014
I waited too long to get my heated gear. I LOVE my warm fingers now on the winter rides!
April 10, 2014
Works well, consider the remote troller
Hooked up easily to the battery connectors on my bike. Simple adjustable control for heated gear - off to 100% power.
Downside - since I put it in a jacket pocket, I can't adjust the power while on the bike. Consider getting the slightly more expensive remote heat controller.
October 28, 2013
Excellent product. Could not ask for more. Exceeded only by the fantastic customer support of Revzilla.
Could not ask for more. Product quality exceeded only by the fantastic customer support of Revzilla.
October 28, 2013
Pricey, but worth it
I purchased this to keep the heat down on my heated gloves; otherwise they'd get too hot!
October 21, 2013
Just the right product
This controller is great. The fitment is easy and is almost invisible on my bike. Riding with warmth is the best of the advantages and since it does not retract from the look of the bike, it is more than worth the price.
October 14, 2013
Installed on 2008 R1200RT
Wire is to short to run under or along side the gas tank so ran close to the handle bars or just before them and out one of the tank bag holes and it work great this way. Do not have a BMW tank bag so no issues using it this way.
February 6, 2013
Good product, easy to install, intuitive handling, good price.
January 14, 2013