Heat gear battery idea!!

Discussion in 'The Garage' started by chorizo, Oct 12, 2012.

  1. chorizo

    chorizo Been here awhile

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    I have all these 12v Bosch tools and wondering if someone has come up a way to use the batteries for heat gear.
    I know you can by them specifically to plug into your jacket but they cost too much. Besides, that would be too easy. I could charge up a handful of 12v Bosch batteries and be set for a weekend of chilly outdoor activities. Just need a way to connect battery to jacket. Im tempted to sacrifice on of the tools if needed maybe a flashlight. Then its just a matter of the cable to jacket.

    What do you all think?
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  2. ttpete

    ttpete Rectum Non Bustibus

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    You could do that. What you'd have to figure out would be how long one would last. If you know the battery rating in amp-hours and the current draw of the vest, you could calculate the endurance. The newer lithium iron batteries would be the ones to use because they are more efficient.
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  3. spafxer

    spafxer Long timer

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    I'm using Lithium Polymer batteries from my RC planes... Warm and toasty in camp.. :evil

    Lots of energy in these though, so use caution. :eek1
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