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Old 01-18-2014, 12:18 PM
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Default Grip heaters on 2K-2

I recently installed grip heaters on my 200 with a 2K-2 ignition, do you guys think the 35 watts will be enough to power them or will I be putting too much load on the system and possibly damaging the ignition?


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Good question. I did a search elswhere, and it would seem that certain grip heaters can use as much as 36-40 watts on the high settings. I wouldn't think they'd draw that much current, but my hands don't get cold.
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I doubt you can damage the system. Only a battery can provide the instantaneous current needed to melt wires. Your 2K2 output will simply go to the grip heaters and you'll use the current that is available. At low RPM it won't be much, but if you're running steady, you'll get heat. Should be enough when your lights are off.
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I plan to run the heaters with no lights, and only on the high setting because I figure at low rpms they won't heat up to a uncomfortable level.

If I do find that they heat up too much I will wire in the low setting, but it seems to be that the low setting and the high draw the same ammount of power because the low just sheds off some heat with this inline white brick "thing".

main thing being I don't want them to damage the stator or any related components if they draw too much power.
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That "white brick thing" is a resistor. It is on the low circuit and does what the name says. It resists voltage for the low setting to be less hot. It gets quite hot so be careful where you mount it. I always gave them a few wraps of electrical tape to insulate it some.

Truth is these days I prefer Symtec brand without the resistor.
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