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Battery electric clothing (BEC)

Mon Feb 12, 2018 8:19 am

I happened to see the ad below this AM.

If battery-heated clothing is not already a big thing in cold climates, I expect it soon will be.

The same recent advances in cost/density that make BEVS practical also apply to other uses.

Sounds like a good deal, includes battery and charger:
Model # 201G-21XL Internet #207170946 Store SO SKU #1001848969
Milwaukee Extra-Large M12 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Gray Heated Jacket Kit

Extra-Large M12 12-Volt Lithium-Ion Cordless Gray Heated Jacket Kit...

Extended run time for productivity
Washer/dryer safe
M12 system features 100+ tools
Was $199.00
$99.00 /each (limit 5 per order)
Save $100.00 (50%)

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Re: Battery electric clothing (BEC)

Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:04 am

It seems to be designed for workers outside, although it might be a nice choice for winter bicycling too.

I've been thinking about clothes for inside the house since I much prefer heating the person rather than the whole house. My preference is for well insulated clothing that can be pre-heated. Know of any products ?
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Re: Battery electric clothing (BEC)

Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:16 am

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Re: Battery electric clothing (BEC)

Mon Feb 12, 2018 2:37 pm

I've used lithium battery-powered gloves for several years, so I can ride my e-bicycle in colder weather. It's a huge improvement over older tech, but having to tend the two battery packs, which have to be charged no less than every two months or so, is a PITA. They also stopped making the cloth version of the gloves...
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Re: Battery electric clothing (BEC)

Fri Feb 16, 2018 2:53 pm

I have electrically heated gloves I wear when I ride my Scooter in the winter.

The wires run through my armor and under the seat of the bike.

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