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Question about battery wattage output?

Hi all. I just purchased a Powerlet RapidFire Heated Jacket Liner ( I live in Canada and its still freezing here) and was wondering about wattage output of the battery. The liner draws 105 watts from the connected battery harness with the ability to change it to a 60 watt draw. I'd prefer to stay with the 105 watt draw as I've also purchased glove liners that plug into the jacket liner that draw 14 watts each.

Does anyone know if the Versys battery will handle a 105 watt draw? Thanks to all in advance for any advice.
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Hi all. I just purchased a Powerlet RapidFire Heated Jacket Liner ( I live in Canada and its still freezing here) and was wondering about wattage output of the battery. The liner draws 105 watts from the connected battery harness with the ability to change it to a 60 watt draw. I'd prefer to stay with the 105 watt draw as I've also purchased glove liners that plug into the jacket liner that draw 14 watts each.

Does anyone know if the Versys battery will handle a 105 watt draw? Thanks to all in advance for any advice.
shouldn't be a problem. I use both heated jacket and gloves.
You still need heated gear now?

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Thanks for the reply. Yes its cold here still. Taking a trip next Friday, they are calling for a high of 14 degrees C which means about 2-3 C in the morning when I depart.

I see you ride a 1000 Versys. How do you like it? Actually the trip I'm taking is to a Kawasaki demo event to test ride the 1000. Thinking of trading up my 650 to the 1000 next year.
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I've ridden w/ both my Tourmaster Synergy jacket-liner, and pants-liner, and haven't had any problems.


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Thanks for the reply. Yes its cold here still. Taking a trip next Friday, they are calling for a high of 14 degrees C which means about 2-3 C in the morning when I depart.

I see you ride a 1000 Versys. How do you like it? Actually the trip I'm taking is to a Kawasaki demo event to test ride the 1000. Thinking of trading up my 650 to the 1000 next year.
I love the 1000. I had an '11 Versys 650 for a year and a half before it and it was a great bike too.

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It's the charging system capacity you should look at, not the battery. The only info in my possession is my '09 owner's manual. It does not have any charging system specs. Someone here knows that info, or it is certainly in the service manual for your year bike.
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from the service manual

Alternator:
Type Three-phase AC
Rated Output 8 A/14 V @4 000 r/min (rpm)
Specifications are subject to change without notice, and may not apply to every country.

According to Watt’s Law :
Power = Volts multiplied by Current
P = V * I

14x 8 = 112 watts

lights and computer will draw about 75 watts I'd guess, so run higher rpm with any extra draw would be my advice....ie.8000 rpm would be 225 watts

I know my gerbings controller is a mini timer, only draws on and off in an adjustable cycle, depending on the heat setting
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I added a volt meter to stay aware of what was happening, when I started using Gerbing heated jacket and gloves. Never a problem.
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