Purchased a heated vest only to find out it doesn't come with a battery? Don't fret! This is a common practice among many sellers. This blog will guide you through choosing the perfect battery for your vest. Understanding power requirements to selecting a battery that ensures optimal performance, we've got you covered. Get ready to enjoy your cozy winter wear to the fullest!
Importance of choosing the right battery
Choosing the right battery for your heated vest is critical for optimal performance and longevity. Without a compatible power source, your heated vest's potential will remain untapped, or worse, the device may malfunction.
Understanding your heated vest's power requirements
Before selecting a battery, you must identify the electrical needs of your heated vest. Two essential parameters to consider are the working voltage and maximum current requirement.
Identifying the working voltage
Most heated vests on the market work with either a 5V or 7.4V voltage. You can find this information in your product's user manual. While 5V batteries are readily available, finding a 7.4V battery might require reaching out to the vest supplier.
Understanding the maximum current requirement
For 5V heated vests, USB is often the power source. However, the product might not specify its current needs. Based on our experience, most 5V heated vests operate between 1.2-2.0A. Therefore, choose a battery that can output a maximum current of 2A or more.
Selecting the right battery
After identifying your vest's power requirements, you can proceed to choose a suitable battery.
Choosing a 5V battery
Many 5V batteries are designed for charging digital devices. Although they can output a maximum of 2A, some may not support high current output for an extended period. This issue might cause the battery to overheat and interrupt the power supply. Therefore, we recommend choosing a 5V battery specifically designed for heated vests, like the ones from GOKOZY, which can support over 90% of 5V heated vests in the market.
Choosing a 7.4V battery
7.4V batteries are less common and are typically sourced from the heated vest supplier. Make sure to select one that fits your vest's specifications.
Important factors to consider
Besides voltage and current requirements, there are other factors to consider when choosing a battery for your heated vest.
Longevity of battery performance
Some smaller batteries (3000-5000mAh) are light and portable but have shorter usage time, lasting only 1-1.5 hours. On the other hand, larger batteries (over 20000mAh) last longer but are bulky and can significantly impact comfort. A suitable balance would be a 5V 10000mAh or 7.4V 5000mAh battery.
Battery size and user experience
The battery size is another critical factor. An overly large battery might not fit into your heated vest's pocket and can affect wearability due to its weight.
Recommended batteries for different vests
We recommend choosing a battery that fits your vest's requirements while also considering user comfort.
Recommended 5V batteries
For most 5V vests, a 5V 10000mAh battery should provide a good balance of performance and comfort.
Recommended 7.4V batteries
For 7.4V vests, a 7.4V 5000mAh battery is an excellent choice, balancing battery life and portability.
Wrapping it up: Making the right choice
When selecting a battery for your heated vest, remember to:
Checklist: Choosing the right battery
Voltage compatibility:Check the battery's voltage and ensure it matches your heated vest's requirements.
- Maximum current output: Select a battery that can output a current higher than your vest's maximum requirement.
- Support for long-duration high current output: Ensure the battery can sustain a high current output over time without overheating.
- Size and weight of the battery: Choose a battery that fits into your vest pocket and doesn't compromise your comfort or mobility.
By following these tips, you can enjoy your heated vest to the fullest, whether you're out for a winter walk or cozying up at home.
Q1: Why does my heated vest stop working after a few minutes? If your heated vest is switching off after a few minutes, it might be due to the battery not supporting the required output current.
Q2: Why is my battery overheating when used with my heated vest? This could happen if your battery is not designed to sustain high current output over long periods.
Q3: Can I use any 5V battery with my 5V heated vest? While technically possible, some 5V batteries might not provide optimal performance with heated vests. It's best to choose a battery designed for such applications.
Q4: How do I know if a battery is suitable for my heated vest? Check your vest's manual for voltage and current requirements, then select a battery that meets these needs and fits comfortably in your vest pocket.
Q5: Is it better to have a larger capacity battery for my heated vest? While a larger capacity battery means a longer operating time, it might also be bulkier and heavier, affecting your comfort.