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    Re: Corbin Heated seat - fuse size

    Quote Originally Posted by jfheath
    Of course - design could have changed.
    I was pondering this point as well. Given your seat is 10 year old could Corbin have stepped up the heat and that's why they're saying 7.5A.

    Although the Battery Tender bike harness also uses a 7.5A fuse IIRC.
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    Re: Corbin Heated seat - fuse size

    Quote Originally Posted by jfheath View Post
    Hmm. That's interesting. My notes were written 10 years ago and I cannot remember the original fuse rating, I assume my notes are correct from the info that I had at the time. I'm good anyway - I put in 10 amp cable for the seat and each of the outlets for the heated jackets. I know from experience that the jackets get much hotter when there is less demand from elsewhere - eg steady riding through town. 7.5amp fuse will be OK anyway providing the cable has at least that capacity.
    Of course - design could have changed. With the modern electronically controlled heat controllers, there is a tendency for heated gear to be much hotter when set to full. My Corbin just has a 3 position switch. Centre is off. I cannot work out the difference between the other two 'on' positions.
    My lady says up is low, down is on fire. As for the front seat, I'm not sure if up is low or just not working. SMH
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    Re: Corbin Heated seat - fuse size

    Quote Originally Posted by ST Gui View Post
    I was pondering this point as well. Given your seat is 10 year old could Corbin have stepped up the heat and that's why they're saying 7.5A.

    Although the Battery Tender bike harness also uses a 7.5A fuse IIRC.
    Mine is 14 years old and came with a 7.5 fuse.

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    Re: Corbin Heated seat - fuse size

    Not to hijack the thread... just wondering if anyone else has run into the seat heater cycling on and off too often?

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    Re: Corbin Heated seat - fuse size

    Quote Originally Posted by Chance View Post
    Not to hijack the thread... just wondering if anyone else has run into the seat heater cycling on and off too often?

    Thank you.
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    Re: Corbin Heated seat - fuse size

    I'm gonna hijack this thread and run away with it, I have a Corbin to which I would like to add heat. Does anyone know the part numbers for the heat pad and switch?
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    Re: Corbin Heated seat - fuse size

    Quote Originally Posted by Chance View Post
    Not to hijack the thread... just wondering if anyone else has run into the seat heater cycling on and off too often?

    Thank you.
    Corbin is showing cycling here.

    I cannot feel mine cycling. But temp does creep up with time, so usually shuts it off for a while after 1/2 hr or so.

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    Re: Corbin Heated seat - fuse size

    Quote Originally Posted by Dave.David View Post
    I agree with jfheath, my thoughts were 5a, my other heated stuff is 5a, but I called Corbin because why not. When she said 7.5a and asked her supervisor who said same, I said okay. I'm sure 5a would work just fine, maybe the 7.5 is to give it a tiny bit of wiggle room before the fuse blows. Of course it is up to you.
    Quote Originally Posted by ST Gui View Post
    I was pondering this point as well. Given your seat is 10 year old could Corbin have stepped up the heat and that's why they're saying 7.5A.

    Although the Battery Tender bike harness also uses a 7.5A fuse IIRC.
    When designing a circuit, as Mark said, you add up all the loads, add a 20% safety factor, and choose the appropriate fuse for the wire. A standard 20 amp circuit in a house is designed to carry a 16 amp load under steady state conditions (3 hours continuous load). In a situation where the calculated load falls, at say, 17 amps, you would choose the next larger size wire (#12 carries 20 amps) and use the next larger size breaker (20 amps). Or fuse.

    Not knowing the corbin seat's current draw, I would guess that they are simply using the next standard size fuse.

    Problems arise when you want to add one more aux. light to an existing circuit, or a bigger horn, and radio, etc.

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    Re: Corbin Heated seat - fuse size

    Quote Originally Posted by SMSW
    When designing a circuit
    I know that...


    Not knowing the corbin seat's current draw
    That's the bit I don't know. But if Corbin has been using 7.5A fuses for 14 years or more I don't see any reason to go with 5A fuses. Might be a fun experiment if there's not a DMM handy but I'd keep a 7.5A fuse handy.

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    Re: Corbin Heated seat - fuse size

    Quote Originally Posted by MidLife View Post
    Corbin is showing cycling here.

    I cannot feel mine cycling. But temp does creep up with time, so usually shuts it off for a while after 1/2 hr or so.
    +1 here

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