Originally Posted by CamelBill
I have also learned a tremendous amount from Geek's posts (Thanks Geek!), and followed his lead and installed a voltmeter on my 950. Was out on it all day yesterday, and i can tell you tha the heated gear and grips do dry alot of power. Assuming your regulator is in good shape (mine is new), my experience is about 14.3 volts with nothing on. Grips draw it down to about 13.7, grips and heated vest down a couple more tenths. I avoid using my aux lights when I have two heat draws on, because they can suck a couple more volts. I don't like to drop below 13.5 volts for long, as I have a Shorei battery, and they need a pretty good charge.
I'm sure Geek can (and likely will) provide a much more technical answer, but I thought I'd share my personal experience FWIW . . .
Thanks, Camel, for relaying your experience, I find it quite helpful. Would you mind providing the wattage rating and brand/model of your heated gear?
Looking forward to Geeks input as well on this subject.
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