Heated grips resistance question
steven at bixbys.net
Mon Dec 3 12:46:04 PST 2007
Ok, this is a "second opinion" posting. I am putting Symtec style
heated grips on my wife's new Bandit. The grip pads have two
circuits on them, one for high heat, one for low heat, with a common
But, we use HeatTrollers for better control instead of the double-pole
switch arrangements - therefore only one circuit.
Seems like I could just drive the grip pads in series - ie, the
controller goes to the "positive" wires on the pad, and the pad's
ground wire is left disconnected. In my mind, that's more resistance
and therefore more heat.
I posted this question to Maximum Suzuki and a responder said "more
resistance, less heat".
This doesn't make sense to me, whaddy'all think? I'm obviously no
electronics expert or this would be trivially obvious.
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