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Old 11-11-2011, 08:01 AM   #106
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Out with the Old, In with the new.

Hey guys!! I am the technician and tester for the AeroStitch PDM60. I build the units from the board up and have many answers to your questions. My personal email is danh@rowe-electronics.com if you want a question answered. I've been reading a lot of the questions everyone has put on here and i'm glad to see that the PDM60 is coming to life. We just released a REV. 5 version. If anyone has questions just email me. Thanks!
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Old 11-12-2011, 05:39 PM   #107
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Pdm60

I'm coming up on one full year of riding with my PDM60 - the original version. It has worked as advertised and I'm quite happy overall. My only complaint is that the largest single circuit is 15 amps and a Stebel horn (a very common farkle) really, truly needs a 20 amp feed. As a result, I need a separate direct battery connection for my Stebel and it clutters up my wiring. I now have five separate direct battery connects and would prefer fewer:
- main BMW bike power
- PDM60 main feed
- Stebel direct 20-amp fused line
- battery tender/heated gear
- Clearwater battery state-of-charge monitor

So: Does the new unit allow for a 20-amp circuit???
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Old 11-15-2011, 08:19 PM   #108
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PDM patience

Ordered my PDM60 v2 as soon as Aerostich confirmed "in stock". They are probably very happy that pains-in-the-a$$ like me will finally stop the pestering calls for status.

Mr. Rowe - where's the user manual for the new unit? I've got my aux electrics setup plan based on the original version, and want to know what's changed and what new options I might have for circuit control and current limits.

My most specific question: which circuit will best serve as supply for 30W HID, which has been running without problems on my low beam's 7.5A fused circuit?

This will be a great rainy winter project.
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Old 11-18-2011, 06:39 AM   #109
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Pdm60 Output Config.

Hey!

Right now this is the Circuit Output Diagram. This tells what each of the 6 circuits can handle. Sweatmark, I believe that any 15 amp circuit should provide power needed to drive your 30W HID light. You can even have it mounted to a external switch on your handlebars and it would work off the 15 amps with no problem. The Rev. 5 manual is 90% complete at the moment. I am installing a PDM60 Rev 5 on a Ducati 1200 Multistrada at the moment and we are taken pictures to insure proper installation for our customers. The Rev 5 unit is basically the same as the previous units but has some minor changes. I hope this answers your questions that you have.



Color - - Circuit/LED - - Max AMP Load - - Switched - - Time Out


Orange - - 6 - - 15 Amps - Ignition - - 180 seconds

Brown - - 5 - - 5 Amps - - Ignition - - Instant Off

Red - - 4 - - 15 Amps - - Ignition - - Instant Off

Yellow - - 3 - - 5 Amps - - Ignition - - Instant Off

Purple - - 2 - - 5 Amps - - Ignition - - 180 Seconds

White - - 1 - - 15 Amps - - Externally Switched - - Instant Off

I couldn't get the formatting to work for this diagram but it should be as follows. 7 lines by 5 columns.
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Old 11-18-2011, 11:45 AM   #110
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PDM60 circuits

Thanks for confirming circuits for latest version.

Here's what I'm planning:


I'm using some of my bike's original iABS connections for the PDM60 install, including the 2.5mm (approx 10 gauge) for 12Vdc supply and ground to transmission case. The iABS harness contains a green wire that's switched by ignition as PDM60 trigger.

Please remind me: is the PDM60 external switch blue wire for circuit #1 seeking ground?
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Old 11-18-2011, 12:58 PM   #111
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Yep the external switch using the blue wire for circuit #1 seeks ground.
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Old 11-19-2011, 04:31 PM   #112
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PDM60 circus

Well, turns out this is all academic... Aerostich says my PDM60 is backordered.

I waited a year for this thing to become available. %$^#!!! Pulled the tank and everything prepared for installation.

(edit: added appropriate explitive)
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Old 12-06-2011, 06:54 PM   #113
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Well, turns out this is all academic... Aerostich says my PDM60 is backordered.

I waited a year for this thing to become available. %$^#!!! Pulled the tank and everything prepared for installation.

(edit: added appropriate explitive)
The website shows it in stock though. I had the same run around last year and after months of waiting I said "screw it" and bought a eastern beaver fuse box. The coolest thing about the eastern beaver...it actually is in stock.

Maybe Rowetech can tell us what is the story with all the delays?
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Old 12-18-2011, 02:06 PM   #114
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Finally received the PDM60 v.2, after delay.

Module looks great, more compact than imagined.

Will document the installation when Honey-Do list is satisfied (is it ever, really?) ASAP.
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Old 12-19-2011, 01:22 PM   #115
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Finally received the PDM60 v.2, after delay.

Module looks great, more compact than imagined.

Will document the installation when Honey-Do list is satisfied (is it ever, really?) ASAP.
Great - we need lots of pics of the new module
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Old 01-05-2012, 10:44 AM   #116
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Hey guys...sorry for the delay. Please let me know what you think and what you might want to change. Email is danh@rowe-electronics.com
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Old 01-08-2012, 05:56 PM   #117
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Hey guys...sorry for the delay. Please let me know what you think and what you might want to change. Email is danh@rowe-electronics.com
How about:
one 20 amp circuit for my Stebel horn?
Integrated battery tender connection?
Remote-mounted LED battery voltage monitor option?
Integrated USB output?
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:01 AM   #118
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How about:
one 20 amp circuit for my Stebel horn?
Integrated battery tender connection?
Remote-mounted LED battery voltage monitor option?
Integrated USB output?
For the Stebel horn two 15A circuits in parallel would generate the required amount of current needed. The newest revision of the PDM60 includes a integrated battery tender connector. With the other two ideas this is something that will be brought to the engineer for consideration.
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Old 01-12-2012, 06:32 AM   #119
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For the Stebel horn two 15A circuits in parallel would generate the required amount of current needed. The newest revision of the PDM60 includes a integrated battery tender connector. With the other two ideas this is something that will be brought to the engineer for consideration.
Thanks, rowetech
I've got both my Stebel horn and heated gear running straight to the battery. Kinda defeats the purpose of having a power module. With this input, I will need to rewire mine as follows
(2) 15-amp ignition-switched paired to feed the Stebel horn
(1) 15-amp external-switched to run my heated gear
(2) 5-amp ignition-switched paired together to feed my Krista aux lights
(1) 5-amp for GPS

With the integrated battery tender, the next-gen PDM60 would be a cleaner wiring job than I have now.

What happened to the idea of software-configurable current limits?
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Old 01-19-2012, 03:55 PM   #120
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Just ordered the newest version for my 2009 KTM 990 Adventure... it shipped from Aerostich the same day I ordered it! Really nice, since the last time I tried to order it, I found out they were sold out of the older version and the new version had no ETA at Aerostich. I must have bugged Steve Rowe too much as he stopped responding to my emails Sorry, Steve!

Looking forward to finally getting my hands on one!
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