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12 volt blankets

Post by Birdy » Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:05 pm

Was over at Rural King a couple of days ago and noticed they had 12 volt blankets. If you have Rural King nearby and a Monkey that hate to get cold this might help out. I didn't look but it likely run off a American style power plug.
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Re: 12 volt blankets

Post by Wildhorse Cafe » Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:44 am

My wife has a 12v blanket from Ural and she loves it.
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Re: 12 volt blankets

Post by VWK75S » Tue Oct 22, 2019 4:39 am

Better off with a kids sleeping bag.
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Re: 12 volt blankets

Post by cheeseheadmike » Tue Oct 22, 2019 5:52 am

We have one that rates a resounding ‘meh’. It’s fleece, so not wind proof. My fault there. My wife prefers a heavy stadium blanket.
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Re: 12 volt blankets

Post by snowymonkey » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:00 am

I have a smaller sized quilt that I keep in the trunk. Works pretty well for the few Florida cold snaps (nothing compared to you guys up north.... y’all crazy). I am intrigued by the 12 volt blanket though. I bet my wife and smallest monkey would love it :idea:
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Re: 12 volt blankets

Post by Manscout » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:00 am

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I have a smaller sized quilt that I keep in the trunk. Works pretty well for the few Florida cold snaps (nothing compared to you guys up north.... y’all crazy). I am intrigued by the 12 volt blanket though. I bet my wife and smallest monkey would love it :idea:
I'd be happy to send you one that is barely used for the cost of shipping. Since I put the heated seats in the hack, we do not use it anymore. Let me know if you are interested.
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Re: 12 volt blankets

Post by WiskeyJaR » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:17 am

Me wife uses a "Mambe" blanket, has a hood and hand/feet pockets. Not an electric blanket but is waterproof and very warm. She loves it, wears it as a coat when we stop at shops and such.
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Re: 12 volt blankets

Post by S 854 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:27 am

Best use for the blanket is to put it under the monkey... as previously stated, they’re not wind proof— but if you trap the heat between the seat and the monkey they work reasonably well...

Heated seats would be better still... 8)

I bought Julie a “German sniper bag” several years back... wind proof, waterproof and (with her 12v blanket inside) rather cozy... the bags hood even fits over her helmet (them krauts must have gianormous heads!)...best part is the lower half zips off so she can walk around without having to remove the entire bag... not exactly “black tie required” elegant but very serviceable...
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Re: 12 volt blankets

Post by Lofty » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:49 am

Some years ago, I experimented with both a 12V blanket, and a 12V electric window defroster accessory. Used in isolation, both were functionally worthless. Each used a 20A fuse, thus providing a measly 240 watts. That's not nearly enough warmth to make any dent in the northern cold/frost/fog that each accessory was ostensibly intended to protect against.

The 12V window defroster was purchased on a lark, due to curiosity, and was discarded without further thought. I had and still have a real need for a properly warm blanket, though. After some continued experimentation (and expense), this one earned a good rating from me:

https://www.chkadels.com/Trailblazer-Wa ... x-84-39809

The linked product isn't a substitute for intelligent layering. It can make a difference for someone who gets cold easily, or who wears too much cotton and not enough synthetics.
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Re: 12 volt blankets

Post by S 854 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:54 am

Lofty wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:49 am

https://www.chkadels.com/Trailblazer-Wa ... x-84-39809

The linked product isn't a substitute for intelligent layering. It can make a difference for someone who gets cold easily, or who wears too much cotton and not enough synthetics.
I’m not much for blondes, prefer brunettes... but in a pinch it looks like this one would keep a fellow warm...
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Re: 12 volt blankets

Post by Lofty » Tue Oct 22, 2019 12:05 pm

S 854 wrote:
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I’m not much for blondes, prefer brunettes... but in a pinch it looks like this one would keep a fellow warm...

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Re: 12 volt blankets

Post by RC20 » Tue Oct 22, 2019 2:47 pm

For low powered heating to work, it has to be tight to the body. In bed that is easily done and a blanket on top assists radiation in the direction you want.

On a windy cycle, then it has to be both tight and a high degree of wind free. Slightest draft and its gone.

I have a Knatsu Heated Vest that helps but its not bullet proof and the heat is an assist. Better ones now have an inflation setup to you can set to snug and weight gain or loss does not mess up the operation.

Now if you are in Florida where 40 degrees is god awful cold it changes things. Area where winter temps of 20 are the norm, whole different story.

Some go with heated everything but I just have good gloves, legs with pants and leathers and up to the heated vest, leathers and a winter down coat over that. Much below 20 and not much of anything is long term help unless you go heated everything and layers.

Good insulation and good wind breaking are the most important. Rain coats work as no wind gets through the material and if the front is a good overlap not through there.
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Re: 12 volt blankets

Post by snowymonkey » Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:35 pm

Manscout wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 11:00 am
snowymonkey wrote:
Tue Oct 22, 2019 7:00 am
I have a smaller sized quilt that I keep in the trunk. Works pretty well for the few Florida cold snaps (nothing compared to you guys up north.... y’all crazy). I am intrigued by the 12 volt blanket though. I bet my wife and smallest monkey would love it :idea:
I'd be happy to send you one that is barely used for the cost of shipping. Since I put the heated seats in the hack, we do not use it anymore. Let me know if you are interested.

That would be awesome!!

I’ll PM you my particulars. Just let me know how much the shipping is.
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Re: 12 volt blankets

Post by idahotourer » Sun Oct 27, 2019 10:20 pm

My wife has found that the 12v blanket was immensely helped by placing a weighted blanket over top of it. Makes the 12v windproof and helps to retain the heat
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Re: 12 volt blankets

Post by BinDerSmokDat » Mon Oct 28, 2019 2:30 pm

Being wind-proof is as, or maybe MORE, important than heated gear.
Cold weather monkey protocol in this order...

Tonneau cover left on to limit air into the sidecar, leave unbuttoned only at the rear so the monkey can stick out.
Hack windshield (unless like ME you don't want all that air in YOUR lap so the monkey has to tough it out.)
Snowmobile/ski pants and jacket.
Heated vest or jacket liner. You want to apply heat where it is needed, at the core of the body, not on a lap.
Neck protector, ideally one of those fleece or neoprene sleeves, NOT a scarf that can get caught in spokes/driveshaft with potentially lethal consequences.
Non-fogging double pane helmet visor so they can keep their helmet shut completely.

If you do these things, it will greatly increase the comfort of your monkey and you'll get less complaints.

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