Flip the seat cover and you will notice that there is a fairly long zipper on the back. Open it up.
If it is not open far enough, extend the length with scissors and open the whole back.
You will notice a lot of wires inside.
Most of them run on the massage motor, but there will also be a main power connector and a wire that outputs to manual control.
Find the heating pad.
In general, it would be two slightly thicker wires, not one of those choppy motors.
It is likely to stick under a layer of foam, so the gentleman will peel off the foam.
The heating wire itself is embedded in the fabric-
Like materials, and hot cutting. off device.
Cut any zipper that ties the wires together, unplug any quick release connection and remove the heating pad and the main power cord.
Cut off the two of them with a side cutter and let yourself use as many additional wires as possible.
First, determine exactly where you want the heat.
It may be on your shoulder or on your lower back.
You may want to try this coat on and have an assistant on the location.
I decided to be in the middle of the back.
The heating element will enter the inside of the coating, between the lining and the housing. (
This style of coat is only two floors
Insulation and padding is an integrated element. )I also \"pre-
Wiring of heating elements.
I just screw the two wires of the heater on the two wires of the power cord so I know how much length I have to use.
Next, I open the coat and place the heating element I want.
I also looked at where I wanted the power cord to come out of my coat.
I decided on the right.
Side bottom hem because it will be a good place when I drive
Close to seat belts and 12v car power outlets. (
If you mainly want the heated coat to work with a small 12v battery, you can export the power cord to your pocket where you can store the battery. )
I also decided that if I was going to cut a hole for the wire, it might also be a good place to plug in the heater.
The wiring of the heater is very simple.
It only requires two wires of the heater to be connected to the two wires of the original DC power connector.
I peeled off the ends of all four lines, then slid on a small Shrink tube and welded the two pairs of lines together.
Slide the Shrink tube over the bare connection and heat it to shrink in place.
Electrical tape is also OK.
When I put all the parts on the bench
Top, I use moremeter.
While you can use Ohm\'s law and some other electrical math, I just measure the amp in the heater with a multimeter.
A quarterly amplifier.
Multiply it by 12 V and you will find that it is about a 9 W heater.
It doesn\'t sound like much, but it\'s enough to keep it quite warm. My non-
The contact thermometer is measured at 114 degrees Fahrenheit.
With the heater connected to the power plug, it\'s time to sew the whole thing into the coat.
I made a cut a few inches in the lower right corner of my coat that allowed the heater to be inserted and was able to put my entire arm there.
I slid the heater to the correct position of the coat, as marked with a pin in front.
I sewed the four corners of the heater.
That said, I passed through the corner of the fabric material on the heater from the lining and then through the lining.
Only the corners are stitched and the stitching does not go through the back of the coat.
Upon completion, you will only see four small pieces of ring rope on the inside of the coat.
The power cord needs to be securely attached to the coat, as the power cord is pulled and handled a bit when plugged in and unplugged.
I stitched on the entire bottom edge of the coat, on the rope, and then several more times.
With the rope, I sewed the cut of the lining.
When used, the only thing that looks different is the pig tail of the power cord sticking out at the bottom of the coat.
There are at least three ways to easily power the coat.
It is already equipped with an AC power supply that can convert home current to 12v DC.
This can be convenient for working in the garage for a few hours at a time in the cold winter.
I will insert the wall directly in order to get stable power.
In the car, the coat can be powered with a 12v lighter plug.
Keep in mind that some cars provide power to that outlet only when the car is turned on, while others always provide powerup.
My initial idea of this heating coating was that the main use was for the car.
If your car doesn\'t have a good heater, electric-
The warm jacket allows you to feel warm quickly.
Even if you have a great heater in your car, you still need to wait for the engine to warm up.
Also, the heat usually points to the foot in your car.
The heat on the back can allow you to heat more evenly for greater comfort.
I would also like to be able to run the heated coating with the battery, but lead-
The acid battery is heavy.
I also have some HiMH cordless drill batteries but these are higher voltage and still too big to fit into the pocket.
I happened to stop at the big box home improvement store and saw that they had a commercial-
Electric Heated Jacket.
This is powered by a small lithium battery system from a tool company.
When I got home, I realized that I did have a small lithium battery for a craftsman 12v tool.
The electric contacts on this battery are basically 1/4 \"female connections.
I cut off a plug from the old power supply that has a coat Barrel connector of the right size and stripped off the wires at the end. I crimped-
On the two male shovel connectors, push them into the battery.
The barrel end of the short rope is inserted into the coat and the battery enters the pocket.
After using the battery, I took out two connections from the battery and charged it with the normal charger.
If you \'ve also done a lot of work in the cold outside, or just want to warm up while you\'re on the bus, maybe you want to make a heated coat too!
Just some thoughts on what I learned in this project. . .
There is no reason not to wear a gown coat if you are good at sewing, this is a brand --
No matter what your favorite winter dress is, new coat, leather coat.
I wear this coat because I wear it outside in winter.
Frankly, I don\'t have a good hand.
Sew and make it look as good as someone with more sewing experience.
Maybe you want the rope in your pocket.
If you plan to run the jacket mainly with batteries, decide where you want the batteries to go.
You may want to put it in a zip pocket or a pocket you don\'t use.
Sew the power cord so it can go into that pocket.
Then it\'s always out of the way, but when you plug in the battery, it\'s right where you want it.
There are removable liners in some styles.
If the heater and the wire are sewn on it, you can easily remove it and still clean the coat.
When I saw the heated coat in the store, it was $200!
A little DIY, a \"can-
\"Attitude and $5 budget, I can do as well every dress, I believe you can do it too!