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Old 12-01-2009, 01:21 PM   #76
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i am looking to get the Strom sheild gloves,,not sure what heat control i need.
Also the web site says the gloves will not be here until 1-10-10?????
You can either direct connect the StormShield Gloves to the power unit’s battery via the supplied (free of charge) fused cable for ‘full’ heat all the time or you can purchase the StormRider Controller which will give you 9 levels of heat to choose from.

The January 10, 2010 delivery notation relates to the new SnowStorm Heated Ski Gloves. These gloves operate with portable lithium-ion batteries and are intended to be used by skiers and other outdoor enthusiasts. They will actually be added to our website later this month. The StormShield Gloves are available now.

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Old 12-04-2009, 07:27 AM   #77
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Well, phooey.

Looks like I'm going to be getting another season out of my Gerbing setup.

I'll be interested when you guys get the jacket with the heated sleeves in production.

Thanks for the candor and information.
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Old 12-07-2009, 10:27 AM   #78
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The new, smaller and multifunctional controller (which can be used on and off the bike) is scheduled for delivery in fall 2010. Limited quantities for testing will be made available to certain groups in advance. I will give you updates as I have them.

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I'd be happy to test one!!!
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Old 12-08-2009, 05:36 AM   #79
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I'd be happy to test one!!!
You and me both! I'll put in a good word for both of us!

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Old 12-08-2009, 06:33 AM   #80
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As much as I would like to test one, my Stormrider vest seems to regulate heat well enough that it wouldn't be used much.
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Old 12-08-2009, 08:02 AM   #81
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As much as I would like to test one, my Stormrider vest seems to regulate heat well enough that it wouldn't be used much.
Excellent point and glad that you are enjoying your jacket!

Because FabRoc™ use Positive Temperature Coefficient (PTC) technology. PTC means that as the temperature of the FabRoc™ heat technology increases, its electrical resistance also increases in a non-linear fashion. Once the material reaches the desired temperature, it self-regulates by drawing less electrical current until power is again required. It will never overheat and stays at a very consistent temperature.

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Old 12-08-2009, 09:06 AM   #82
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Excellent point and glad that you are enjoying your jacket!

Because FabRoc™ use Positive Temperature Coefficient (PTC) technology. PTC means that as the temperature of the FabRoc™ heat technology increases, its electrical resistance also increases in a non-linear fashion. Once the material reaches the desired temperature, it self-regulates by drawing less ele.ctrical current until power is again required. It will never overheat and stays at a very consistent temperature.

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This doesn't make sense to me. Do you mean that as the temperature increases the resistance decreases? If it increased wouldn't it continue to get hotter? Or does this heat in a completely different way than wire based elements? (or is my physics really that rusty?)
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Old 12-08-2009, 06:16 PM   #83
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I have no problems with the vest, but when paired with the gloves, the vest gets too hot while the gloves are still barely warm. I solved it today. I bought a Gerbing's double controller and it works great. Too long of a wait for the EXO2 controller.
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Old 12-09-2009, 12:17 PM   #84
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This doesn't make sense to me. Do you mean that as the temperature increases the resistance decreases? If it increased wouldn't it continue to get hotter? Or does this heat in a completely different way than wire based elements? (or is my physics really that rusty?)
Ohm's law tells us that E = I * R, where E is voltage, I is current and R is resistance.

Since we can assume that the change in voltage is negligible, we can then conlude that I1 * R1 = I2 * R2. As R2 increases, I2 must decrease, or as the resistance increases, the current decreases. Less current means less heat.
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Old 12-10-2009, 01:41 PM   #85
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thetable,

You beat me to it (not that I could have explained it with an equation). I am stealing some of the technical info from the site here:


"How do the heating components work?"

When the heating element is at room ambient temperature, numerous conductive "chains" exist within the material. When low voltage is applied, current flows through the element, causing a rise in heat. Once the heat rises, it creates a small expansion, causing the conductive particles to move apart from each other. As the resistance of the element increases, the material conducts less current and temperature is regulated.

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Old 12-11-2009, 10:23 AM   #86
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Okay, now I'm confused. (Easy to do)
Is the amount of heat being felt adjustable? What if I don't want it to taper off?
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Old 12-11-2009, 01:01 PM   #87
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The nice thing about Fabroc is that it does level out at a consistent temperature. For a given input voltage the temp will rise to a predefined level and stay there. If it did not level off the temp could rise to uncomfortable levels.

Our TechCenter will give you specific information on the heat temperature of each product that we offer. The bottom line is that the products work and heat extremely reliably and consistently to a temperature that is comfortable for the majority of users. In other words they are feel great. You can purchase an optional controller that will give you the ability to adjust the heat to one of 9 settings ranging from barely on to the full warmth.

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Old 12-11-2009, 01:18 PM   #88
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I have no problems with the vest, but when paired with the gloves, the vest gets too hot while the gloves are still barely warm. I solved it today. I bought a Gerbing's double controller and it works great. Too long of a wait for the EXO2 controller.

rwp2,

I'm glad that the controller worked out for you but we would be be interested to learn more of how everything was previously connected as we've not experienced this concern before...Send me a PM when you have a chance and I will turn your findings over to the technical team.

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Old 12-11-2009, 03:29 PM   #89
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Thanks for setting me straight, guys.
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Old 12-23-2009, 11:59 AM   #90
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Just want to wish everyone a very Merry Christmas. I hope Santa brings you lots of new gear!

Thanks for all of your support!

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