External Batteries For Heated Jackets: How To Choose?

External Batteries For Heated Jackets: How To Choose?

The heated jacket is a very practical accessory for anyone who wants to stay warm during their outings in the middle of winter. However, it requires significant power. It is important to choose the right external battery so that you can enjoy the heated jacket for a long time.

Heated jackets are very popular because they are excellent solutions for keeping warm during harsh winters. But these clothes need a quality external battery to work.

Heated down jacket

Most manufacturers offer power batteries for their products, but you should take an extra one for those days when you don't have time to charge your heated jacket's original battery.

With this in mind, it is essential to choose a quality battery that is durable . Common sense would dictate that you steer clear of generic no-brand batteries, which are not expected to provide consistent quality over the long term.

But the truth... is that they work very well too!

Here are some tips to help you make the right choice.

1. How to choose the external battery for your heated jacket?

How to choose the external battery for your heated jacket?

The first thing you need to consider when choosing a heated jacket power bank is the battery type. There are Li-ion batteries and NiMH batteries . NiMH batteries are weaker than Li-ion batteries because they have a lower charge capacity.

They are therefore better suited to short-term applications. On the other hand, Li-ion batteries have a higher charge capacity and are therefore better suited for long-term applications.

You should also take note of the nominal current of the batteries. This is the number of amps the battery can deliver continuously. The nominal battery current must be greater than the current of the heated jacket.

Battery capacity is also important. This value expresses the amount of energy stored by the battery. Depending on what you want to use it for, choose a sufficient battery capacity. If you want intensive use, opt for a capacity greater than 10 Ah.

When choosing a battery for your heated jacket, you will also need to consider the charging time . The shorter this time, the less you will have to wait between each use. It is therefore essential to take this parameter into account before choosing a battery.

The battery for heated vest is the same as the batteries for heated jackets and down jackets

Finally, remember to take a good look at the weight and dimensions of the external battery in your jacket.

Indeed if you find yourself with a huge and heavy battery in your pocket, you will certainly have a great autonomy, but you will lose considerably, in terms of comfort.

For heated jackets we generally recommend a 10,000 mAh or 20,000 mAh external battery, which guarantee a good weight/capacity ratio.

Here is the approximate weight of an external battery , which you should expect, depending on its capacity:

  • 5000 mAh around 150g
  • 10,000 mAh around 250g
  • 20,000 mAh around 350 to 500g
  • 30,000 mAh around 450 to 700g
  • 40,000 mAh around 600 to 900g
  • 50,000 mAh around + 1kg

2. Precautions to take when buying a battery for your heated jacket

external battery buying precaution

If you are using a device with an external battery, you must carefully observe these precautions to avoid damage. It is therefore essential to:

  • Do not leave your heated jacket permanently plugged in, this damages the battery.
  • Do not disconnect the battery by pulling on the wire . The wire may be damaged and cause problems when using your heated jacket.
  • Do not leave your heated jacket too long in the bag . The bag is a place that can damage your battery.

If you have any doubts about your battery, do not hesitate to return it to its manufacturer. Thus, you will avoid problems in its operation.

3. How to charge your external battery?

how to charge your external battery

External batteries are sold with a USB2 power cord in general.

You can charge them on the mains , on the cigarette lighter or on a computer, just like a smartphone.

Some batteries are supplied with their own charging box that plugs into the mains.

The first thing to do is to check that the battery charger is properly connected . If not, make sure the power cable is connected to the mains or to your computer.

4. How much do external batteries for heated jackets cost?

The price of external batteries varies according to their capacity, their weight and their brand.
Its capacity will determine its autonomy, its lightness and its comfort of use.
Price for an external battery of:

  • 5,000 mAh count around ten euros
  • 10,000 mAh count between 15 and 30€
  • 20,000 mAh count between 25 and 40€
  • 30,000 mAh count around 50€
  • 40,000 mAh count around 60€
  • 50,000 mAh count between 70 and 100€

Well, we hope that this article has allowed you to see a little more clearly, in this nebula of objects that surrounds us.

Below you will find some of the external batteries for heated jackets, which we sell in the travel shop. All tested and validated by us.

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