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Heated Grip Issues


Rik398
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Hey Folks,


Had a bit of an issue with the heated grips on the way home. Problem is that they are a newer oxford unit, and on the way home it was flashing and saying that they were going into 'power saving mode' even though the engine is running and my commute recently has been a fairly long one. First time they have played up.


I am thinking that there is either a dodgy connection somewhere, the battery is buggered for some reason, or the new in built stuff in the unit thinks there is not enough power when there actually is. I will not have a proper time to investigate until the weekend, luckily doesn't look too madly cold round here for the next coupe of days.


My question being whether anyone else has experienced anything similar with the new oxford units with the built in thing that means that there is no need to put a relay on?


Kind of annoying as I ditched the receipt so would be cool if it is a common bug easily fixed.


Thanks Folks.

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I know someone who has had the unit replaced twice as they developed faults this was all under warranty


hopefully its just a loose wire


it wont be the battery as when the bike is running the charging system takes over anyway


it could be your charging system giving up but then you would have a flat battery

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Yeah I doubt it is the charging system. Had dealings with these in the past on bikes and it doesn't seem to be that, generally because all starts fine and nothing is going flat.


Turns out that you can disable the relay system and the 'power saving mode' so will do that until I can get time for a proper look.


I have to say that though they make some decent heat, the connections are fairly poor. I have to wiggle a wire every so often to get the right grip to work. I will probably replace them with some different connections as the push fit ones supplied seem a bit naff.

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Hi, a loose connection will make an high resistive joint causing a volt drop to the unit, hence the shut down mode kicking in. Get the joints sorted first before you call in with a faulty unit.

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the connections are fairly poor. I have to wiggle a wire every so often to get the right grip to work. I will probably replace them with some different connections as the push fit ones supplied seem a bit naff.

 

I think you have identified the problem!


Oxford grips are renown for having poor connections.


:cheers:

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Yeah I think soldering the joints or re-doing them with a decent waterproof 2 pin connection or something will be the way to go.


All works fine with the battery protection option disabled so deffo the problem.


Thanks folks

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