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DocSjulle
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PostSubject: Cheap cheap heated hand varmers   Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:12 pm

I have been frezing my hands of here in the spring, but am too cheap to fork out the money for a pair of Warmthru gloves.
And have been getting along with some small Heat Pax 8hour hand varmers.

So I went on the big shop and saw these: USB powered heating hand warmers

At the price of $4 I bought a pair, and they arrived today.



The heating element is just velcroed to the inside, and makes it easy to just stuff it down the motorcycle glove.



When powered from my laptop, the elements get about 40 degrees Celsius.

I'm going to power them from a 5v power supply, and see how much current they draw.
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap cheap heated hand varmers   Sat Apr 18, 2015 5:55 pm

Good idea for sure but its my fingers that really suffer
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap cheap heated hand varmers   Sat Apr 18, 2015 7:48 pm

captain crash wrote:
Good idea for sure but its my fingers that really suffer

Me too 

But the theory of both the Heat Pax disposable warmers and these, is that they are placed on the top of the hand, thus warming the blood going to the fingers, not the fingers themselves.
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap cheap heated hand varmers   Sat Apr 18, 2015 9:00 pm

I love anything like this, ingenuity, that what that idea is, ingenuity.
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap cheap heated hand varmers   Sat Apr 18, 2015 10:41 pm

DocSjulle wrote:
captain crash wrote:
Good idea for sure but its my fingers that really suffer

Me too 

But the theory of both the Heat Pax disposable warmers and these, is that they are placed on the top of the hand, thus warming the blood going to the fingers, not the fingers themselves.

Would they be better placed on the palm of the hand creating a heated grip?, good idea all the same 
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap cheap heated hand varmers   Sun Apr 19, 2015 8:12 am

Actually yes I think they would be, that would help keep your hands much warmer and generate the heat out. 
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PostSubject: Re: Cheap cheap heated hand varmers   Sun Apr 19, 2015 6:48 pm

That would defo help putting them in the palm bit, that would raise the temperature of your hands rather than keep some cold off
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