By adding this controller you can manage the output to your Heated Jacket Liner 2.0. The Hotwired collection allows for garments and accessories to be inter-connected to provide whole body warmth and comfort. Using the latest ultra-fine technology - so thin it can barely be detected within the garment liner - the micro-alloy heating elements produce a gentle warmth reaching a maximum temperature in only seconds.
Use in conjunction with Hotwired Heat Jacket Liner 2.0 to give variable and manageable heat (sold separately)
This controller was included free with my jacket liner purchase. While other brands make you buy a separate controller Cycle Gear consistently includes the controller for free which is a pretty significant price savings.
It does its job and nothing more. I knocked one star off because I wish the button was a little more pronounce and had some click to it. I have a hard time feeling it when wearing gloves or knowing whether I was successful in pushing the button.
Works great but no electrical / physical layout included with mine to show where the controller plugs in. Doesn't include option to attach to shell(s) from other mfg.s (neck, sleeves) to keep from slipping out of shell. Warm, comfortable, only needed low setting so far. Love it but a few minor limitations. Not sure if the sleves are heated but thought they should be.
I really like the size of the controller - about 1/4 the size of my old Heat-Troller. The input cable in inconveniently placed, requiring me to bend the cable 180 degrees the other way to reach the input cable. Also, the instructions are non-existent. It took a couple of tries to get it connected and heating my jacket - please improve the instructions! The output cable to the jacket can easily fall off- I dropped mine in a convenience store while making a purchase- good thing someone pointed it out before I left.
PROS: Simple Controls, Small Size
CONS: Short wires, Inconvenient Input Wire, Falls Off Of Jacket
I got the jacket with this, and as I wrote in that review, I rode last night 150 miles in sub 50 degree weather. I had battery heated gloves (new) and heated grips, so hands were good. The jacket and controller kept my torso warm in the high wind blast of a 75 mile straight blast down Rt 95, at 85-90 mph, the traffic rolling, and the CBRXX humming ( though sportbike wind protection). I confess, this was my first use of this tool, but had trouble operating the control at speed. The controller kit gives ample wire to route the connector so that you'll have maybe 2' of wire to connect the controller and garment to. I ran it from ipunder the seat, and had the controller sticking out a side pocket of my one piece textile suit. So it was sort of dangling at my left hip. So I could operate with my left hand. The light is bright enough to see, and the colors defined, but the button is small, and I found it hard to locate with heavy gloved hands