What is the best battery for a heated jacket?
For the first time when you are choosing a heated jacket,you may not notice what is all about the battery.You may just accept it when it comes along with the jacket.
But what about if you consider the battery first other than the jacket?
What is the battery look like?Is it like a cell phone battery?Or is it just as the powerbank?
The answer is it is different from brand factorys.
The nickel–cadmium battery (NiCd battery or NiCad battery) is a type of rechargeable battery using nickel oxide hydroxideand metallic cadmium as electrodes. The abbreviation Ni-Cd is derived from the chemical symbols of nickel (Ni) and cadmium (Cd): the abbreviation NiCad is a registered trademark of SAFT Corporation, although this brand name is commonly used to describe all Ni–Cd batteries.
This type of battery usually use for electrical tools' battery.If you are not a tools guy,which I 100% guarantee that you have not seen this battery before. Electrical tools brand company use this type of battery to power their heated clothing,which seem a kind of cool idea but it sucks. The battery weight 300g to 600g and with a around huge size which I guess every one will feel unconfomfortabel with it.
This brands companys Bosch, Dewalt, Makita, force you to use this old school tyep battery to enjoy the outdoor season.Huge size,shot time using,uncomfortable feel,high price and also,their battery can not mixing using.
Yes the same type of battery with Tesla car.It's also use in laptop battery,also in old tyep of power bank.
Usually 2-4 pics a pack,with a black clothing cover,or a plastic cover. It weight 250-300g, not a very big size compare to Nickel cadmium battery,indeed ,much smaller. Some will have a usb port for you to charge your phone.
But overall,that is still not a good choice.
3.Lithium Polymer Battery
This type of battery is the most saftly battery nowaday, and 99% of the smart phone are using this type of battery.It's light weight and more dualble,much more important it has a larger output.But ,most of the time ,it cost much and do not offer a usb port,the same problem with the battery above.
The best ever. A heated jacket is design to power by a phone powerbank.It means that you can use your own one,or you can buy a larger capacity one or whatever in the market. You can buy the design you want and it's now up to you.
Yes much thinner than ever,you will feel much more comfortable when you are using.
The weak point is that, most of the powerbank output is not big enough for some larger output.But,some brand has develope larger output already and it will surely become more easy for customer to buy in the market.
To be continue...