How to take care of batteries of heated apparel?
Heated apparel like battery-operated jackets, electric heated gloves, and USB charged socks have different batteries in them. These batteries help these heated gadgets to achieve the best performance. As a result, your body gets better heating and compatibility.
If you own a heated gadget or plan to have it in the future, here is How to take care of batteries of heated apparel?
Heated clothes like battery heated jackets, vests, and battery heated sweatshirts are made to cover the maximum body space. Ultimately, these heated clothes require batteries with larger output and capacities. Usually, batteries used in good heated jackets have a capacity ranging from 4000mAh to 10mAh. The power output for eclectic heated jackets and vests range from 3.7v to 12v.
Smaller heated gadgets like battery heated socks, electric heated gloves, and mittens carry batteries of smaller capacities like 1000mAh to 3000mAh at an output of 3.7v to 7.4v. It is because there is limited space in heated gloves and socks.
Taking care of batteries in heated clothes
Charging the battery
1) Fully charge the battery before the first use.
This is one of the most important steps involved in taking care of batteries of heated jackets, vests, gloves, and socks. Usually, the battery goes to dormant mode when it’s not used for more extended periods. Usually, the capacity of the battery is reduced in this scenario. Once we fully recharge the battery of heated clothes, the capacity is restored.
2) Use only the official charger and cable.
Since different batteries of heated jackets, vests, socks, and electrically heated gloves have different specifications. So, it’s a good idea to use only the official charge and cable.
3) Charge at normal temperature
Do not charge the battery of heated clothes at extreme temperatures. Charge it at normal room temperature, which ranges from 20°C-45°C (32 ℉-113℉).
4) Do not overcharge
Avoid overcharging of battery heated jackets, electric heated gloves, and USB heated socks. Usually, the light changes from orange to green. However, every heated gadget has a different indicator.
How to store the battery of heated clothes?
Maintain lower power level
If you plan to store the battery heated clothes, maintain a lower power level of the battery. Do not store the battery when it’s fully charged.
Charge at regular intervals
If you do not plan to use the heated gloves, socks, vest, or heated sweatshirts for longer periods. Charge the battery every three months.
Always store at normal temperature.
If you are going to store the battery heated jackets, vests, or eclectic heated socks, store them at normal room temperature. It’s a good idea to keep the battery inside the clothing.
Humidity can kill the performance of a battery. That’s why store the battery at a place where there is no chance of moisture. This will ensure proper care and safety of the battery of the heated clothing.
Note: If you feel the battery is swelling, do not charge or store it. Replace the battery or contact the manufacturer.
I hope you liked these care tips for battery heated clothes. If you follow these tips, your battery-operated garments will last longer.
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Annika Ramos is a physiotherapist with a passion for helping people recover from injuries and illnesses. In her spare time, she enjoys exploring her creative side through various craft projects.