Heated Jacket

A place to hang out and chat about astronomy

Heated Jacket

Postby Aratus » Tue Dec 26, 2017 2:49 pm

Relatives concerned about me being out in freezing temperatures for hours on end have bought me a heated jacket. I haven't had a chance to try it out in earnest yet, but when I do I'll report my experience here. It takes the form of an armless jacket which can be worn under a normal coat. A 7.2v rechargeable battery in a pocket heats 5 heating pads with 3 levels of heat.
I use an 11" reflector (Celestron CPC 1100) and a 3" refractor, (Sky-Watcher ST80) mounted on an equatorial wedge, housed in a 2.2m Pulsar observatory. I use a ZWO ASI 120MM, ZWO ASI1600MC and Canon 1300D for imaging.
Aratus
 
Posts: 867
Joined: Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:17 pm
Location: East Lincolnshire

Re: Heated Jacket

Postby EIZO » Tue Dec 26, 2017 3:07 pm

a photo and make would have been nice
Celestron Edge 8" Evolution, Esprit 120mm triplet, Sky Tee2, WO Binoviewers, 2" and 1.25" eyepieces, ZWO ASI 178MM camera, Neximage 5, Nikon D4s, D810, Nikkor 70-200 F2.8, Nikkor 14-24, Nikkor 70-200, Nikkor 24-120, Sigma 150-600 Sport
EIZO
 
Posts: 199
Joined: Sun Nov 26, 2017 9:09 pm

Re: Heated Jacket

Postby Aratus » Thu Jan 25, 2018 11:13 am

I've discovered that it takes about 15 hours to full recharge, and also you need to keep it plugged in. It quickly loses its charge if left unplugged. The charger is 'smart' and turns itself to 'standby' when not actually charging.

It seems to work quite well. On the lowest level of heat it will last all night, but at its highest it only lasted 3 hours. The choice of 3 settings depend on the temperature outside, and if you want to 'feel warm' or 'not feel cold'. There is probably a tendency to turn it higher than it needs to be.

The jacket has several extension strips and straps if you need to accommodate a larger body.

There are various jackets by different makes. The variables are the number of of heating panels, and the wattage, and battery size.

This is the make and model I bought, but there are other models and makes.
https://www.arrishobby.com/arris-rechargable-heated-warm-vest-size-adjustable-for-outdoor-use-p-3803
I use an 11" reflector (Celestron CPC 1100) and a 3" refractor, (Sky-Watcher ST80) mounted on an equatorial wedge, housed in a 2.2m Pulsar observatory. I use a ZWO ASI 120MM, ZWO ASI1600MC and Canon 1300D for imaging.
Aratus
 
Posts: 867
Joined: Tue Jan 12, 2016 2:17 pm
Location: East Lincolnshire


Return to General

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 4 guests