As a beta tester, that was one of my suggestions. They had 3 pre-programmed maps originally, more recently expanding to 4. I asked why they had any preprogrammed combinations. Let the user choose the function of each channel. Sounds like they listened.Glad they fixed the software to allow any channel to be any function. My Gen1 installed on my bike has an unused channel due to the old choice of 4 options limitation.
They are 2-wire lights using the 2-wire plug. (After straightening the 'hot' pin on the red plug so it would actually make a connection... :seriousWhich lights? Did you use the 2-wire or 3-wire installation option? The 2-wire method is known to cause similar issues with some lights. That is why they changed the design to support 3-wires (power, ground, control). If you are using the 3-wire installation, are you sure you didn't reverse the power and control wires on the light hookups...that might explain all of the light related issues.
Yes, the devices have internal batteries but each of them operate differently when the power is removed. I understand not wanting to allow an aux circuit to have power indefinitely (I have suffered the effects of that. ) but 30 seconds? I asked them <edit>to bump up the timeout to 30 minutes and I was told that running the aux circuit for 30 minutes would totally drain my motorcycle battery.</edit>Doesn't your tablet/GPS have its own battery that will bridge even an hour or two without aux power? In any case, you can certainly request a longer time. They seem to be open to suggestions and have added other user requested features in the past.
What nonsense. :nerd:I asked them about that and was pretty much told that any more than 30 seconds would totally drain my motorcycle battery.
...also, you have to think in terms of the size of the battery - 30 minutes of excessive battery draining will kill your battery...
Agreed. I've left my GPS (one of the items I want to run a lot longer than 30 seconds after shut-down) fired up over night (to maintain accurate Trip Meter calculations) several times and it hsn't been a problem.It's still kind of a silly assertion. Something with a low current draw won't kill your battery in 30 minutes. For example, I have an Ipod charger that I've run for over an hour many times and not killed a battery.
The problem for them is if they up it to 30 minutes, someone will leave something on it that will drain the battery in that time and they'll be blamed for it.Agreed. I've left my GPS (one of the items I want to run a lot longer than 30 seconds after shut-down) fired up over night (to maintain accurate Trip Meter calculations) several times and it hsn't been a problem.
That's a poor excuse. Especially when the feature is disabled by default and set for its lowest value when it is enabled. A dude has got to purposelyy turn it on and move that slider.The problem for them is if they up it to 30 minutes, someone will leave something on it that will drain the battery in that time and they'll be blamed for it.