How to use Tire Warmers Correctly
- Never have your warmers on when not on the tire. The thermostat only works correctly when it's against the tire.
- Never take your bike off the stand with the warmer on the tire, damages the heating element. It gets crushed very easily.
- Warmers are fragile, never leave them laying on the ground for people to step on. When removing the warmers do it gently. Do not get in a hurry and yank them off the tire. This can stretch the heating element and the wiring, damaging and shortening the warmers life.
- Always wipe debris off the tire before the warmer goes on. Do not use your bare hand! Check the tire first for any damage, objects, tearing. Debris can create space between the tire and the heating element or thermostat.
- Wrap the warmer strap just before the valve stem so you can easily check pressures, and any indicator lights will also be visible.
- Install the warmer centered on the tire and keep it tight. No bunching, the entire warmer must be in contact with the tire.
- If too many warmers are on the same breaker there may not be enough power for the warmer to get hot enough.
A typical set of warmers uses 1100 watts. Most circuits are 15 or 20 amps, so max load is (15A x 120V =) 1800 watts or (20A x 120V =) 2400 watts.
15 amp circuit is only good for 1 set of warmers to work correctly!
20 amp circuit is only good for 2 sets of warmers.
- Keep your warmers rolled up in a bag when not in use.