The Gerbing long Y-cable is specially designed to power the Gerbing 12 volt heated gloves and 12 volt heated socks. The Y-cable cannot be used for 7 volt heated gloves or 7 volt heated socks. Both the heated gloves and the heated socks have a different Y-cable.
The Y-cable for the 12 volt heated gloves:
The 12 volt Gerbing Heated Gloves are supplied with a junior controller (long Y-cable with a built-in temperature controller) and a battery cable. With this set you are able to connect your heated gloves to the battery of a vehicle. If you want to undertake outdoor activities you can connect the 12 volt heated gloves to a portable battery like the B12v5200 or the B12v8000. You will need a Y-cable because it is not possible to connect the Gerbing portable batteries to a junior controller.
The Y-cable for the 12 volt heated socks:
The 12 volt Gerbing heated socks come standard with a long Y-cable and battery cable. With this set you are able to connect your heated socks to the battery of a vehicle. You can also use this Y-cable to the portable 12 volt batteries. If you want to regulate the temperature you will need the single portable controller. It is not possible to use a junior controller with our 12 volt socks.
You might want to buy the Y-cable if you have one of the older models of the Gerbing heated jacket liner. The older models don't have the dual wiring system, which makes it possible to adjust the heat of the jacket seperately from the heated gloves. In this case you have to run the y-cable through the sleeves of the jacket into the dual temp controller.