I had a nice conversation with Blake at Rowe Electronics.
The current version (v2) of the PDM 60 will benefit from being user programmable in the near future. They are in the late stages of a custom cable that will allow that to happen for v2 of the product. My guess is that whenever a version 3 is produced it will include a cable of some variety in the package or be compatible with some every day USB cable you might already have in a drawer somewhere for programming.
Any circuit can be programmed for any Amperage from 1-15A in .25 increments. That is way more flexibility than any fuse panel currently offers.
I am told the reason each circuit is limited to 15A max is due to the construction of the circuit board in the unit. The metal on the circuit board is physically not capable of handling a 20A or 25A load for long durations. That said, I still can't think of an accessory that requires more than 15A (other than a stebel horn or margarita blender
) that we would want to run through a fuse block anyway. Both of those I would prefer to have direct to the battery anyway.
In the near future, Rowe intends to include a package of terminals and posi-loc connectors to help with the installation process. This will ease installation and one will not necessarily need a separate wiring kit like the one RocketMoto has developed.
Ya know, the nice thing about this product is that you can immediately see which circuit is giving you trouble without having to remove seats, body panels, and fairings. You can quickly see that the "Aux lights" on circuit three has failed just by looking at the LED on the module. Instead of digging around for a new fuse to see if a fault still exists or if it was just a week fuse that was the culprit, or if it was a rare current spike, simply turn the bike off a few seconds and restart. The circuitry resets itself if the fault no longer exists. Drive on. If the fault returns, you know that you have an issue with that accessory and are able to convey that to your mechanic. You don't even have to get off the bike. I find that quite confidence inspiring for those that are less inclined to wrench on their bikes.
Rowe-Electronics, I am impressed.
Here is some light reading from the BMWMOA's January edition containing a review of the PDM 60. Also attached is a programming basics sheet and a configuration spreadsheet (excel) for those that might be interested.