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Low cost heat controller for leccy gloves or socks.

I changed from heated grips to leccygloves some time ago. I had the heated grip high/low controller left over and clipped to the bars so I rewired it to the leads to plug the gloves into. Way cheaper than a proper heat controller. I know it is only high/low but that is fine for me. I start on high till my hands are too hot then turn it down to low and leave it. My hands are not usually hot but they rarely feel cold so it is just fine. In arctic conditions occasional use of high does the trick.
The controller is just a multi-way switch, no resistances or any other fancy gubbins.
When you want high heat the 2 gloves are wired in parallel so they both have the full 12V across them. On low they are switched so that they are in series with one another. That means the leccy passes through first one glove then the 2nd one. This reduces the current flowing through both gloves and reduces the heat.
If anyone wants to do it I will draw a tidy circuit diagram and post it.
You could make one I guess but the heated grip one is small and tidy and has been working faultlessly for about 10 years.
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Yes, a circuit diagram would be great.

I am hoping it will help me with wiring up my grip heaters (in a general way), as the supplied instructions actually states that they are not sure how the heaters should be wired. I've not thought of the concept of parallel or series connections between the grips, till now. I have Dual Stars with a Heat troller, still in the box.
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I have Dual Stars with a Heat troller, still in the box.
Look at these instructions for wiring Dual Star heated grips with a Heat-Troller. Should be easy to follow.

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Look at these instructions for wiring Dual Star heated grips with a Heat-Troller. Should be easy to follow.

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Thanks Gustavo. I have been on this Forum for about 9 months now, and I know you give wise, and well thought out information on this kind of stuff.

These are the very instructions that I was refering to in my post. In the first paragraph, Under "Notes", it says "...There seems to be a disagreement as to which wires are best to get the most heat. To see the other way to wire the grips up, go to the website mentioned above. Different people have told me different information on which wire, the White or Blue, is the high current..."
The other link the note refers to has a different wiring diagram.

Maybe I will temorarily wire it up each way and measure the resistance for each. I would assume that the lower the resistance configuration would draw more amps, which would equal more heat for each grip I suppose.
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I sorted out how to wire my high/low controller with a multi-meter set to resistance.
I don't know your unit, is it a high/low or an electronic variable one?
Do you still want my circuit diag?
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I sorted out how to wire my high/low controller with a multi-meter set to resistance.
I don't know your unit, is it a high/low or an electronic variable one?
Do you still want my circuit diag?
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I have a digital type multi-meter with several different resistance ranges.

Sure, I would like to have a look at your circuit. Thanks.
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Sorry TG, I misunderstood your problem. Look at Marc's page (FJR1300) on installing Dual Star heated grips with a H-T. Looks like you can wire just the just the white or white and blue in parallel for more heat.

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Circuit diagram

Here it is. Enlarge to view
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