Inside Look at Heated Clothing Technology

Inside every one of our heated apparel products contains the technology to keep you warm for hours on end.  Gone are the days of running coils through mazes within the clothing added bulkiness and limited mobility.

We use micro-alloy fibers for heating panels in our 12v Power Sports line, which provide durability, comfort and allows for more electrical current to travel through, thus improving heating efficiency.  The micro-alloy fibers are ideal for larger heating surfaces while still being able to withhold a larger power supply – perfect for our 12 volt jackets, vests and pants.  The micro-alloy fiber also provides enough strength to reach full heating capacity in under 10 seconds.

Mirco Alloy Fiber for Heating Clothing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As for our battery heated clothing, we use carbon fiber wiring which was initially designed for aerospace applications.  The carbon fiber wiring is great for smaller areas with a slightly less power supply (7 volts for our batteries) but is still flexible enough so you never feel the heating panels. Even though the heating panels are a touch smaller than our power sports line, they are strategically placed through the garment to keep your core warm.

Carbon Fiber for Heating Clothing

Fun fact: did you know that there are more than 3,000 threads of carbon fiber in the above photo?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

One of our Heated Panels

Our heated panels are durable enough to roll and throw around with compromising heat transfer.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Discovering Wireless Transmission and New Gear

1895 Pontecchio, Italy – As young Guglielmo fidgeted with his super secret device, he probably had no idea what type of technological storm he was about to unleash upon the world.  Just an adjustment here and the world’s first wireless signal would be sent to a receiver a mile an a half away.

The Genius of Wireless Communication

Well Played Marconi, Well Played

That one signal would allow civilization to order pizzas from their homes, stalk each other on Facebook and even send text messages on the freeway at 73 miles per hour.  What Guglielmo Marconi discovered was a new way of transmitting of communication between human beings.  Before we relied on the human voice, print and messages that had to be carried over miles and miles of wires via the telephone.  Now messages could be carried those same distances seemingly in thin air.

One year later Marconi traveled to England with the hopes of showing British telegraph authorities of adopting the new technology for improving communications across the country.  When W.H. Preece, chief engineer of the British Post-office of telegraphs saw what Marconi’s transmitter could accomplish the stage was set for a rapid explosion of wireless communication.   Just 31 years later phone calls could be made from England to the United States. In 1946 mobile phones were now being used in cars.

Yes… people were making calls from their cars and annoying people well before the cell phone ever came into use.

Just over 100 years later we can perform all sorts of functions with wireless signals.  Think about how earth shattering this invention could be.  Now you can completely ignore your family while arguing with people on the internet while using your IPad in a restaurant.  All with Marconi’s discovery.

But there’s one truly helpful, relevant application that Marconi’s discovery of radio waves has created:  the ability to change the heat settings in your heated clothing with a wireless remote.

Good use of wireless communication

Good use of wireless communication

Don’t believe me?  Check out how this works with the New Grand Touring Collection line of 12V gear by clicking here:  GTC

Sources –

Guglielmo Marconi – Biography

http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1909/marconi-bio.html

John Wiley.com.au – A History of Wireless Technologies

http://media.johnwiley.com.au/product_data/excerpt/95/04708494/0470849495.pdf

12V Heated Motorcycle Gear

Stay out on the road longer with heated gear.

Who ever said that cold temperatures marked the end of the motorcycle riding season apparently had never used 12V Heated Motorcycle Gear. VentureHeat is committed to extending the riding season long into the winter so that as long as you have traction, you are ready to ride.  12V Heated Motorcycle Gear from VentureHeat includes head to toe heated apparel to keep you warm no matter how cold the temperature falls.

Heated motorcycle gear not only enables you to ride longer during the cold weather, but also ride more comfortably and more safely.  By regulating your body temperature, you can focus your entire attention on the road ahead rather than having to deal with cold temperatures which can limit your mobility and control over the bike while out on a ride.

Each item in the 12V Heated Gear lineup includes a battery harness and built-in fuse.  After a quick set-up of connecting the harness to the terminals on the battery, you are ready to experience the luxury of having heated comfort during your ride.

VentureHeat offers a variety of products to keep you warm, from the Heated Motorcycle Jacket Liner,  12V Heated Vests, 12V Heated Pant Liners, Heated Motorcycle Boot Liners, as well as Heated Motorcycle Gloves and Glove Liners.

All of VentureHeat’s Heated 12V Gear can be connected together using only one battery harness.  They also feature multi-zone temperature controls for an even greater degree of customization.  For instance, let’s say you choose to wear a complete outfit of heated gear with a Heated Jacket Liner, Heated Gloves, Heated Pant Liners, and Heated Insoles. With the temperature controllers that come standard with both the Heated Jacket Liner and Heated Pant Liners, (as well as the Heated Vests), you can control the heat on your upper body with a separate setting than your lower body.

The Heated Jacket Liner features pre-wired connectors in a concealed zip-up pocket near the cuffs to quickly plug in the Heated Gloves.  The Heated Pant Liners have a similar feature for the Heated Insoles. Configuring your gear in this manner allows you to control the temperature for both your jacket and gloves with one controller while the other controller adjusts your pants and insoles.  You will find this highly beneficial when out on the road especially if your hands and chest are prone to getting colder than the rest of your body.

 

After getting off your motorcycle, the quick release coax connectors easily unhook so you will never have to worry about tipping your bike over in the event that you forget to unhook the cables before walking away.  The connectors on the clothing can quickly be hidden away in the discreet, zippered pockets.  This feature is highly desirable in situations where you are wearing your motorcycle gear after you get off the bike, like when stopping to get something eat or refueling.

The idea behind the design of the heated motorcycle gear is to maintain a neutral look.  The clothing is constructed to be thin enough to be worn under you usual motorcycle gear.  That way, you can still maintain the same style you desire with the added bonus of being able to wear heated gear underneath.

All of the Heated Motorcycle Gear uses hair-thin micro fibers in the heating elements.  Unlike other companies that use bulky cables and coils to heat the clothing, VentureHeat’s apparel is both coil-free and cable-free.  The Xtreme Comfort Technology (XCT) heating panels provide maximum warmth while maintaining their flexibility.  The heating panels move freely with the fabric of the clothing itself, so you will never notice any obtrusive or uncomfortable cables that many of the other heated clothing companies use.

Learn more about the VentureHeat’s XCT heating panels.

We know that you love to ride, now you can more comfortably.  Check out our selection of 12V Heated Motorcycle Gear to stay out on the road longer.

How Does 12V Heated Gear Work?

From installation to using your 12V heated gear.

VentureHeat offers a full line of heated motorcycle gear that is powered by the existing 12V battery found on a motorcycle or snowmobile.

For an example, let’s refer to the 12V Heated Jacket Liner. The 12V Heated Jacket Liner comes with a battery harness, a built in fuse, and temperature controller.

VentureHeat features a revolutionary micro-alloy heating fibers that do away with cables and coils running through the jacket.  The heating panels are pliable and flexible, allowing them to fit naturally inside of the liner without you even noticing them.

The heating elements are carefully positioned on the front, back, collar and sleeves of the jacket liner to speed up the body’s circulation and spread heat throughout your entire body.  The durable wind-resistant nylon fabric will protect you from the elements while the fleece collar helps to trap and keep heat on your body.

Installing the Battery Harness

Before you use the clothing, you must first connect the battery harness to the battery making sure that the power has been turned off.  Access the vehicle’s 12V battery by following the instructions in the vehicle’s owners manual.

Connect the battery harness to the terminals of the battery by removing the attachment screws then connecting  the red ring of the battery harness to the positive terminal and black ring to the negative terminal.   An SAE adapter can also be purchased to use with an existing battery tender.

Tuck the remaining wires under the seat and run the plug out to the left side making sure that at least a couple of inches from the plug to extend from the body of the vehicle.  The location and manner in which this is done will vary depending on the configuration of the vehicle and can also be attached to the frame using cable ties or electrical tape to secure the wire.  Return any vehicle body panels or equipment to their original location.

Using the Heated Jacket Liner

Once you have completed installing the battery harness, locate the input plug found inside of the jacket on the left side in the lower pocket.  Remove the plug from the jacket and connect the coax cable to the battery harness attached to the vehicle.

To use the included temperature controller to regulate the heat levels, connect the controller to the plugs found inside of the left side of the jacket.

To turn on the power, press and hold the power button for two seconds.  When first turned on, the controller will start on the maximum heat setting and will display a blue light.  To adjust the temperature, click the power button once to change the setting to the high setting with a red light. Click the button again to adjust the heat to a medium temperature with a yellow light and click the button again to change the heat to the low setting with a green light.  To turn the power off, press and hold the power button for two seconds until the lights on the controller turn off.

The controller can be tucked away inside the liner of the jacket, or attached to the vehicle itself depending on your preferences.

Additional Features

The same controller used to adjust the heated jacket’s temperature will also control our 12V heated gloves and heated glove liners.  To use the 12V heated gloves with the heated jacket liner, find the plug inside of the zippered pocket near the cuffs on the jacket.  Connect the coax cable from the heated jacket to the gloves and tuck any excess wire back into the sleeve of the jacket.

The 12V Heated Jacket Liner is also compatible with the 12V Heated Pant Liners using the same battery harness.  Simply purchase a Y adapter and connect both the heated jacket liner and heated pant liners into it.  The same is true if both you and a passenger are wearing heated gear.  See vehicle’s owners manual for power output information.

The total setup takes under 10 minutes to complete, but will keep you warm all year round.

For more information, check out our 12V Technology Page.

12V Heated Jacket Liner

VentureHeat 12V Heated Motorcycle Jacket Liner

12V Heated Motorcycle Jacket Liner

Maximum Comfort with Minimum Bulk

VentureHeat’s 12V Heated Jacket Liner is a must-have for any rider looking to extend the riding season long into the winter months. By using power from the bike’s battery, you will never have to worry about running out of juice while out on the road.

After wiring the battery harness to your bike, the jacket liner features a built-in input near the base that lets you plug directly in. A temperature controller inside of the jacket allows you to adjust the level of heat on the fly or completely power down when additional heat is no longer needed. Pre-wired connectors for optional heated gloves are a great bonus feature, and can easily be tucked away when not in use.

The liner is thin and light enough to wear under any jacket without being noticed. When set to the appropriate heating level, it is easy to forget you are even wearing a heated liner as your comfort level lets you focus on your ride rather than suffering through the cold.

VentureHeat’s micro-alloy fibers eliminate the need for bulky, uncomfortable wires that create hot spots on your back like other heated jackets use. Instead, VentureHeat’s heating element is designed to maintain a natural, fabric-like feel that allows for maximum flexibility. Because of the lightweight feel and ease of use, this heated jacket liner is a necessity for any cold weather rider.