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    12v electric blankets

    I remember a while back someone mentioning that they used a 12v electric blanket for a bit of heat when wilding, can't remember for the life of me who it was though!

    Just after a recommendation really, i've seen several for sale online but knowing what a fire risk a dodgy leccy blanket can be I'd sooner buy one with a personal recommendation

    Cheers

    Rob
    Better a rainy day on the hill than a sunny day in the office!

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    karenw uses a 240 volt plugged into a adapter in her ciggie lighter socket she has picture of it somewhere
    Last edited by AGING HIPPY; 09-04-2013, 10:12.

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      #3
      It was me!

      I have a 12v leccy blanket, about £15 from eBay.

      I also have a £15 230v Slumberdown leccy blanket, 40w, single from Argos which I use with an inverter. Without a doubt, the mains version is better, heats up fast and is warmer. Even allowing for 20% wastage via the inverter, both use approx 4amps. 30 minutes makes my bed very warm and cosy while taking very little from the leisure battery.

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        #4
        Originally posted by karenw View Post
        It was me!

        I have a 12v leccy blanket, about £15 from eBay.

        I also have a £15 230v Slumberdown leccy blanket, 40w, single from Argos which I use with an inverter. Without a doubt, the mains version is better, heats up fast and is warmer. Even allowing for 20% wastage via the inverter, both use approx 4amps. 30 minutes makes my bed very warm and cosy while taking very little from the leisure battery.
        Hmmm ok good info thanks.

        I have a portable power station with a built in inverter so thats no problem, I guess if I got a mains one it could then be used at home as well.

        Cheers
        Better a rainy day on the hill than a sunny day in the office!

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          #5
          Before splashing out on my Romahome, I used a Ring 40aH power pack with inverter for powering my leccy blanket, netbook etc. I still carry it as additional backup, charging it as I drive, and it's very useful. A good investment!

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            #6
            Originally posted by karenw View Post
            Before splashing out on my Romahome, I used a Ring 40aH power pack with inverter for powering my leccy blanket, netbook etc. I still carry it as additional backup, charging it as I drive, and it's very useful. A good investment!
            I have one like this, except mine is the uprated one with a bigger battery and USB port as well. I had the smaller version previously which has lasted 6-7 years before going pop, not to bad a lifespan really as has had a lot of use.

            http://www.maplin.co.uk/5-in-1-jump-...e-power-224871

            Brilliant bit of kit.
            Better a rainy day on the hill than a sunny day in the office!

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              #7
              I looked at that one but was put off by the 17Ah battery (only about half is usable). I haven't seen one with an uprated battery and at the time, the Ring model with 40Ah, had the largest battery, although this is actually 2 x 20Ah (and supposedly replaceable).

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                #8
                Originally posted by karenw View Post
                I looked at that one but was put off by the 17Ah battery (only about half is usable). I haven't seen one with an uprated battery and at the time, the Ring model with 40Ah, had the largest battery, although this is actually 2 x 20Ah (and supposedly replaceable).
                Can't remember off hand what size battery is in mine, mind you the previous smaller unit I had was only 17Ah and that still did everything I wanted it too, although I have never used it for an electric blanket or anything like that. Will see how we get on.

                Cheers

                Rob
                Better a rainy day on the hill than a sunny day in the office!

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                  #9
                  There are some rather neat low wattage German made heated mats available, though only mains powered.

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                    #10
                    yes please!

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                      #11
                      blanket

                      the best blank warmer i have is the wife

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                        #12
                        wives have their uses

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                          #13
                          Unless you share a 'bag' then husbands aint' much good at warming the wife ............

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