PDM60 question

Tech section strictly for the FJR. Everything from oil changes & suspension setup's to removing sheep hair from hard to reach places on the bike so that your wife never finds out.
Post Reply
Dshane
Squid
Posts: 12
Joined: Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:58 am
FJRModel: 2018 FJR 1300A
Location: N'bridge, Mass
x 18
x 13

PDM60 question

Post by Dshane » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:01 pm

Hello All,
For those that have installed a PDM60 fuseblock, I have a question. I installed it in my 2018 A, all went well. However, when I went to use my electric liner today, the PDM60 kept "blowing its fuse" until I reset it. I tried a different jacket and the same thing. Everything else off the PDM60 works fine. The circuit I am using is set at 15 amps. Does anyone else run their heated gear off a PDM60?

The only think I did differently is I kept the inline fuse on the original wire that is used with the jacket. Would that cause the PDM60 to kill the juice? Before I had the PDM60, I had the heated gear hooked up to the battery and all was fine.

Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance.
Dave in Mass.

User avatar
FJRoss
Veteran
Posts: 413
Joined: Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:41 pm
FJRModel: 2011 A
Location: Fredericton NB (Canada)
x 85
x 258

Re: PDM60 question

Post by FJRoss » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:32 pm

The PDM60 wouldn't even know if there was an in-line fuse - couldn't possibly make a difference. Put an ohmmeter on the jacket liner to make sure there isn't a dead short in it or in the plug. If the jacket and plug are proven to be OK then there is an issue with the PDM60. Mis-programmed or screwed up somehow.
Last edited by FJRoss on Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:43 pm, edited 1 time in total.
Dshane loved this

User avatar
bill lumberg
Contributor
Veteran
Posts: 1129
Joined: Tue Jun 30, 2015 1:03 pm
FJRModel: 2018ES
x 1407
x 1210

Re: PDM60 question

Post by bill lumberg » Sat Jan 11, 2020 7:39 pm

I, too, look forward to learning why this is happening.

I do not have a fuse block installed, though I’ve considered it. For my heated gear, I cut the coax plug off the end, and stripped about three inches of insulation from the wires. I have the rubber removed from my right foot peg. The ground wire goes to the right peg, then I put my foot down to hold it there. I fish the positive wire between the tank and the fairing, moving it around until I can either feel the gear start to get warm, or until the gauges start acting funny. Slap some tape on the wire against the tank to hold it in position, and it’s time to ride. #YOLO.
Last edited by bill lumberg on Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:18 pm, edited 1 time in total.
griff, Dshane, wheatonFJR and 1 others loved this

User avatar
raYzerman
Contributor
Veteran
Posts: 3999
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:49 am
FJRModel: 2014 A Root Beer, 2009 CBF1000A
Location: Millgrove, Ontario, CA
x 1025
x 2830

Re: PDM60 question

Post by raYzerman » Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:48 pm

Jacket liner should only take about 5 amps... I suspect you have a problem in the liner or the controller.... assuming the PDM60 is good but maybe it's reading 1.5 amps not 15? Try a setting like 7.0 and see what happens.
Dshane loved this
Keep yer stick on the ice........... (Red Green)
Duct tape can't fix stupid, but it can sure muffle the sound.

Dshane
Squid
Posts: 12
Joined: Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:58 am
FJRModel: 2018 FJR 1300A
Location: N'bridge, Mass
x 18
x 13

Re: PDM60 question

Post by Dshane » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:26 am

Thanks for the replies, I will work on it today and get back with the results. Hopefully, it's just what raYzerman said and it's at a lower setting.

Dave

Dshane
Squid
Posts: 12
Joined: Sat Mar 18, 2017 7:58 am
FJRModel: 2018 FJR 1300A
Location: N'bridge, Mass
x 18
x 13

Re: PDM60 question

Post by Dshane » Sun Jan 12, 2020 3:25 pm

Update......I reset the PDM60 to default settings which would put the circuit I'm using for the heated gear to 15 amps. All is working correctly. I must have reset the setting when I last used the PDM60 on another bike. Thanks for the responses and esp. Ray.
Bill, I tried your way first, but everytime I put my foot down the wire would come loose!! So I went with Ray's advice.

Thanks again.
Dave in sunny Mass. It's 68 degrees today, but we all know living in New England this is just a tease as we still have three more months of winter. :(
CollingsBob, raYzerman, and bill lumberg loved this

User avatar
raYzerman
Contributor
Veteran
Posts: 3999
Joined: Mon Mar 18, 2013 10:49 am
FJRModel: 2014 A Root Beer, 2009 CBF1000A
Location: Millgrove, Ontario, CA
x 1025
x 2830

Re: PDM60 question

Post by raYzerman » Sun Jan 12, 2020 8:42 pm

I took Bill's method a bit further, stripped 4" off, twisted it a bit and used a zip tie to hold it. That let me steer the bike with my feet so I had both hands free to play with the postive end.
Dshane and CollingsBob loved this
Keep yer stick on the ice........... (Red Green)
Duct tape can't fix stupid, but it can sure muffle the sound.

Post Reply