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Old 03-31-2013, 03:04 PM   #1
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New Owner - Simple Question - 12 volt outlet

Just joined the group via a barely used 2010 990 Adventure. Love it! Simple question. The 12 volt receptacle on the "dashboard". Do I correctly understand I need an adaptor to accept BMW-style powerlet plugs, such as for Gerbing heated gear? Thanks in advance!
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Old 03-31-2013, 05:02 PM   #2
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Just joined the group via a barely used 2010 990 Adventure. Love it! Simple question. The 12 volt receptacle on the "dashboard". Do I correctly understand I need an adaptor to accept BMW-style powerlet plugs, such as for Gerbing heated gear? Thanks in advance!
No need for an adpter as it is a BMW style receptacle, As opposed to the much larger standard cig receptacle in autos.

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Old 03-31-2013, 05:02 PM   #3
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Correct. The socket fits a standard US- style cigarette lighter plug

I see another opinion. Above. Let me be more clear. My 2011 990A has the same socket as all three of my cars.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:48 PM   #4
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The plug in the dash is a standard automotive style cigarette plug. Gerbing, Powerlet, First Gear, and Warm & Safe heated clothing uses coax connectors, so you want a cigarette to coax adapter like the one found on this page...

http://gerbing.com/Products/accessories.php

If the plug in the dash was the BMW style plug you would still need an adapter to mate to the coax plug on the clothing.

The stock fuse for that cigarette plug may not be adaquate for heated gear.
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Old 03-31-2013, 08:58 PM   #5
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On my 2011 - I installed a parallel BMW style outlet, to the same fuse line as the dash item (car style). Easy job - and has been fine for my heated vest. Better position and doesn't get in the way. I would not or do not, run both outlets at the same time as I am fairly sure the fuse would blow. I am using the Tour Master Synergy heated vest for example.

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Old 04-01-2013, 07:50 AM   #6
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Thanks so much for the prompt and helpful replies. Just what I needed! Cheers!
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Ouch.

I'd impale myself on the protruding plug in the first ten minuites.
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Simple question. The 12 volt receptacle on the "dashboard". Do I correctly understand I need an adaptor to accept BMW-style powerlet plugs, such as for Gerbing heated gear?
My 2007 has a BMW powerlet type plug. My electric's guru upgraded the wire gauge from the plug and wired it (with fuse) directly to the battery.

My Gerbings was much warmer with the heavier gauge of wire.
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