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  • RDL Heated Seat Question

    I have a RDL heated seat that I'm reinstalling on my "new to me" '08. I removed it from my bike that was totaled back in March. When I removed it someone at the towing service had conveniently cut the wires and I have just noticed they cut it above the fuse holder. Does anyone know what size fuse RDL uses on their heated seats. I know I can call tomorrow but I thought someone with a RDL might be able to tell me tonight. Thanks in advance.
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  • #2
    LTH, while I do not have the heated seat version of the RDL ( and never will)...but am on my 11th RDL seat...I think you would be safe to use either a 10 amp, or at the most a 15 amp fuse. I would NOT use anything larger than a 15 amp.

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    • #3
      Larry,

      I'd start with a 5 amp. If that won't hold , try a 10 amp. Then 15 amp. The lowest amp fuse that you can put in it without it blowing is what you should use.

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      • #4
        AS suggested use a 15 Amp -that what is used for heated clothing directly connected to the battery.
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        • #5
          The maximum size of the fuse depends on the gauge of the wire. See if you can find a size printed on the jacket of the wire (something like "AWG 14"). AWG 12 is able to handle 20 amps. AWG 14 is able to handle 15 amps. AWG 16 is only capable of handling 10 amps. If you exceed the fuse sizes listed here, you stand a chance of burning up the wire before the fuse blows. Also, best practices say to use the smallest size fuse you can for the device being powered (but never larger than what the wire can handle).

          Unfortunately, I don't have a heated RDL, so I can't directly answer your question. Good luck!
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Taddpole View Post
            The maximum size of the fuse depends on the gauge of the wire. See if you can find a size printed on the jacket of the wire (something like "AWG 14"). AWG 12 is able to handle 20 amps. AWG 14 is able to handle 15 amps. AWG 16 is only capable of handling 10 amps. If you exceed the fuse sizes listed here, you stand a chance of burning up the wire before the fuse blows. Also, best practices say to use the smallest size fuse you can for the device being powered (but never larger than what the wire can handle).

            Unfortunately, I don't have a heated RDL, so I can't directly answer your question. Good luck!
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            • #7
              My RDL heated seat has 7.5 amp fuses from Russell front & rear.

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              • #8
                Thanks Littlejoe for the reply that's exactly what I wanted to hear.

                Originally posted by Littljoe View Post
                My RDL heated seat has 7.5 amp fuses from Russell front & rear.

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