This connector is used as a suit side entry pocket pass-through, and eliminates the need to thread the power wire through the side entry zip in one piece suits. The SAE end plugs into the electric garment, ending in a QuiConnect 2 coaxial male connector (inside the suit). Captured by the side entry zip or powercord port, this connects to a 6.5" QuiConnect 2 female wire with an SAE end to connect to the standard switch coil cord (outside the suit). The elec-gear wire pass-thru in all of the one-piece suits (Classic Roadcrafter, R3, R-3 Light) was inspired by Steve Hall, who called it the 'Hall-Pass'. Thanks Steve!'
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- Great Accessory, just what I needed. Review by Barry
I have three motorcycles in the garage now and finally need a battery tender. I bought one recently and it has the SAE connecter for delivering power to the motorcycle. The problem is that I have quick disconnect cables on two of my bikes for my electric vest. I mounted the SAE cable included with the tender on the third bike.
What I now needed was an SAE to quick disconnect adapter so I could use the electric vest plugs for the battery tender. This cable from Aerostich is exactly what I was looking for. It's a high quality cable that works perfectly for what I wanted!
Great Product! (Posted on 2/6/12)
- Very well made Review by xrscott
- I thought I would be able to make my own cable for a lot less but I'm lazy so I bought this. The cable is very well made. It's without a doubt better than the one I could have made myself but didn't because I'm lazy. (Posted on 1/21/12)
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- Great cmomon sense here. Wish I'd thought of that. (Posted on 8/23/11)
- This thing works really w... Review by steve wilson
- This thing works really well but I was always concerned about the stub captured in the suit zipper escaping so I secured it to the eye in the zipper with a very small wire tie and now I'm happy. Highly recommended. (Posted on 2/10/09)
Which power connector?
If you have a BMW with a built-in BMW accessory socket, then the BMW-style connector is simple, easy and good. Otherwise we recommend the Quickconnect, also known as coaxial or 'male-and-female' style. It's the easiest to use (to connect and disconnect) and has lowest electrical resistance, so your gear heats up a little faster. (A nanosecond? Half a minute? In use we can't feel any difference, but we once did some controlled bench tests and there is a difference.)
There are zero reliability issues with all styles. All are tough and durable in all weathers and conditions. The SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers) style is the commonest and oldest design, and it's the hardest to push together and pull apart, but this gets slightly easier as it breaks in. It's also the least expensive to manufacture, and is the most widely available at auto parts stores.
The BMW style has one feature the other two don't...It comes apart with a screwdriver. Inside are two little set screws, one holding each wire to it's respective terminal. These make it simple to transfer the plug to another wire if anything does break. This style is slightly larger and bulkier, and by a small margin it's the easiest to manipulate wearing bulky insulated gloves.
But we still prefer and recommend the durable, compact and easiest-to-use Quickconnect coaxial style. Overall, it's the best.
Details Make a Difference: Heated Gear Power Cord Port
This hidden cord port is part of all one piece Roadcrafter Classic's and R-3's. It's a pass-thru for a short wire that connects any electrically heated clothing to the outside of the garment. The other side of this pass-thru is behind the lower flapped pocket that is on the left side.
How it works is you position either a coily power cord (#172) or jumper cord (#162) so the end of the cord that connects to the electric garment is dangling out of this port on the inside of the suit. The other end is 'stored' in the pocket that forms behind the lower left flapped pocket on the outside of the suit.
When you are ready to ride somewhere with an electric garment beneath the suit, you first put on the electric garment. Then you put on the suit. Then you connect the power cord or jumper cord to the electric garment. Then you zip the suit closed around you. Then you get on the motorcycle (or stand close to it) and remove the other end of the cord from behind the flapped pocket and plug it into the power on the motorcycle. Then you ride away warm and comfortable.