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Well I did it, bought a pair of heated gloves.

In the past two years I've ridden in every month of the year. During the late fall/winter/early spring the only thing that reduces the amount of time spent riding was my finger tips would get painfully cold. Other than that problem, I''m fine down to the mid 30's.

So, I just bought a pair of Fly Racing Ignitor heated gloves. Like the fact they are battery powered (no cords) and they seem to have good reviews. Appears battery life is around 2-4 hours depending on heat setting. Hope this will allow me to get out more during the colder weather as I hate walking past the bike just sitting in the garage.

Next task will be to see if anyone makes a charger that will plug into the battery tender pigtail I have on the bike.



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I'm guessing if you read the details of your charger, it's already charging @12VDC-15VDC, which is what your 'tender is putting out. A second charger is $17 from Revzilla and you could find a splitter for the 'tender. It wouldn't be that difficult to wire up. Or, you could just plug the gloves charger into the same outlet as the tender.



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I like the looks of those gloves, I might have to ask for a pair for my birthday.
I should have asked this of you before I ordered one a little while ago, but are you
still happy with your ph customs tank bib?

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I'm guessing if you read the details of your charger, it's already charging @12VDC-15VDC, which is what your 'tender is putting out. A second charger is $17 from Revzilla and you could find a splitter for the 'tender. It wouldn't be that difficult to wire up. Or, you could just plug the gloves charger into the same outlet as the tender.
I'll have to do some studying on this. I was wanting to be able to charge the batteries when out on the road. The charger that comes with the gloves is for 110 volts. Seems like Fly Racing should have thought of this and offered a 12 volt rated charger.

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I like the looks of those gloves, I might have to ask for a pair for my birthday.
I should have asked this of you before I ordered one a little while ago, but are you
still happy with your ph customs tank bib?
Yes, still happy with the tank bib. Fit is great, no flapping around. So far it has held up well, no sun fading or drying out. Would buy one again if I ever needed to.



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I'll have to do some studying on this. I was wanting to be able to charge the batteries when out on the road. The charger that comes with the gloves is for 110 volts. Seems like Fly Racing should have thought of this and offered a 12 volt rated charger.
Yeah, 110V-AC INPUT...the side that plugs into the wall! You're concerned about the OUTPUT of that charger. Chances are, these are the same glove-batteries they use for snowmobiles, which also run 12V charging systems.

I'm not familiar with your particular device, but chances are it's 12VDC-15VDC, like your battery tender. I would think they would use ~14.4V batteries rather than 18V or 24V batteries (think cordless drills). You might not find a direct plug-in adapter to accomplish this, but it shouldn't be difficult.

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Thanks! Now the problem will be when the new bib shows up and the wife asks "What have you bought now?"

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Yeah, 110V-AC INPUT...the side that plugs into the wall! You're concerned about the OUTPUT of that charger. Chances are, these are the same glove-batteries they use for snowmobiles, which also run 12V charging systems.

I'm not familiar with your particular device, but chances are it's 12VDC-15VDC, like your battery tender. I would think they would use ~14.4V batteries rather than 18V or 24V batteries (think cordless drills). You might not find a direct plug-in adapter to accomplish this, but it shouldn't be difficult.

I hope I'm making sense here?
Oh yeah, I understand. I just ordered them so when they get here I'll have a better idea what is needed. They appear to use a 'standard' lithium battery. The name starts with a G, Gerbing or something like that. Snowmobile sites might be a place to start looking. Don't know what they call the plug that is on a tender but it would be nice to find something that would just plug into that type of connector.



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Not sure if this is the correct polarity, but ...

http://www.amazon.com/Hopkins-47965-.../dp/B0002Q80RW

"2-pole flat bullet connector" seems to give good results.



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Says here the battery is 7.4-volt lithium-ion. I don't think you can charge that from a 12v system. Fly Racing Ignitor Gloves Review | Rider Magazine



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Says here the battery is 7.4-volt lithium-ion. I don't think you can charge that from a 12v system. Fly Racing Ignitor Gloves Review | Rider Magazine
Yeah it would have to be some kind of a 'step down' charger. Seems if Fly Racing provides a 110 volt charger something could be found to charge a 7.4 volt battery with 12 volts. Maybe the best way to start my search is to contact Fly Racing and see what they have to say.



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