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    Broken Broken Wrist Wire to Gloves...

    ...looking at the wire is there a way to determine which is pos/neg?
    Mine is clearly broken and hate to lose time by sending it off to Gerbing.

    I'm very Electrically challenged.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrafikFeat View Post
    ...looking at the wire is there a way to determine which is pos/neg?
    Mine is clearly broken and hate to lose time by sending it off to Gerbing.

    I'm very Electrically challenged.
    The easiest way is with a volt-ohm meter. Before there is a panic, they are really easy to use. If you don't have one and think this might be the time, you can check Radio Shack. Try for catalog # 22-813. I have a bunch of real nice meters and for quick and easy usage I grab that one first. Once you get one while it will be fairly self-explanatory, try it on a known item such as the battery in your car so you will know what to expect. You'll be fine. HTH Gary
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    If you're only dealing with the wires at one wrist that feed one glove, it doesn't matter: polarity is unimportant in any single electrical load in these circuits.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GrafikFeat View Post
    ...looking at the wire is there a way to determine which is pos/neg?
    Mine is clearly broken and hate to lose time by sending it off to Gerbing.

    I'm very Electrically challenged.
    They (Gerbings) are located in Tumwater. Try giving them a call and you may be able to ride/drive down and have the glove repaired while you wait.

    I have had a glove (they replaced the power wires on both gloves) and liner repaired while I had lunch in the local area.
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    If it's the pigtail on the glove itself - the glove couldn't care less about polarity, it's a resistive load, and they are just as happy with AC/DC/CD.. (just kidding a bit..)

    If you can wire it back together it will work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dbrick View Post
    If you're only dealing with the wires at one wrist that feed one glove, it doesn't matter: polarity is unimportant in any single electrical load in these circuits.
    Quote Originally Posted by deilenberger View Post
    If it's the pigtail on the glove itself - the glove couldn't care less about polarity, it's a resistive load, and they are just as happy with AC/DC/CD.. (just kidding a bit..)

    If you can wire it back together it will work.
    It's the pigtail coming out of the sleeve.

    That was my consensus.
    Going in and out of the glove it should matter on the direction.
    I was going to just splice and try to see if they warmed up.

    My thanks to everyone taking the time to reply.
    I did search the board(s) and really never saw an answer leading me to believe it prolly is a non-issue.
    Again my thanks all!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Raptor02 View Post
    They (Gerbings) are located in Tumwater. Try giving them a call and you may be able to ride/drive down and have the glove repaired while you wait.

    I have had a glove (they replaced the power wires on both gloves) and liner repaired while I had lunch in the local area.
    Oh... I did think of that... But impossible for me during the week...
    Gold Bar is a days ride from anywhere. (tongue in cheek)
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    New issue w/ the accessory plug.

    Does the plug that plugs into the accessory outlet get hot at all?
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