Do you live in that part of the world where the temperature drops below zero degrees in winter or work outside in cold, harsh conditions? In order to keep warm, you should wear multiple layers of clothing to protect yourself from freezing. However, multiple layers are not breathable, limiting your movement. Nowadays, courtesy of advancements in technology, you can wear functional stylish, and lightweight heated jackets to cope with cold weather. In this blog, we list the differences between the 5V and 7.4V electric coats, answering some questions you may have when purchasing heated clothing.
How Does Heated Clothing Work?
Typically, a heated jacket has a pocket that stores a battery pack. Plugging in a battery pack, the inside wire powers the jacket's heating elements. These heating elements are often made of carbon fiber and placed to warm the wearer's chest, back, or other areas. Also, most heated jackets are designed with 3 adjustable heating settings. When pressing the power button, the jacket can flash with light to indicate its working conditions.
What Are the Differences Between 5V Heated Jackets and 7.4V Heated Jackets?
A. Heating Zones
The 7.4V heating jacket not only has 30% larger heating zones but also more heating elements than the 5V electric jacket. A 5V heated coat usually comes with 3 heating zones, while a 7.4 heated coat has 5-6 heating zones. The larger and more heat coverage zones allow the heat to reach more areas of your body, allowing you to experience more warmth.
As opposed than 5V heated jackets, 7.4V heated jackets provide more warmth since the heating zones are larger and more numerous. Wearing it, you are not afraid to go out in winter and are no longer greedy for the warmth of the bed. It appears that there is a burning stove nearby, allowing you to be wrapped in warmth while chasing away any cooling breeze.
B. Output Power
The 5V battery is the first series product. It has a capacity of 10,000mAh and comes with 2 USB ports (5V/2.1A output and 5V/3.0A output) for heated apparel and smart devices, which run for 8-10 hours. With the development of technology and the improvement of customer experience, a lightweight 7.4V battery came into being. The 7.4V battery pack has a capacity of 5000mAh which can work for 8-9 hours on low settings. Equipped with a 7.4V/2.1A high output DC port, it can heat 5-6 heating elements at the same time, distributing heat evenly to each heating zone due to its high power output.
In addition, we also launched a 7.4V 4800mAh battery in 2022. It adopts advanced LG chip, featuring larger power output and higher safety. Also, its heating hours that can up to 8hrs makes it more competitive. Compared with the 5V 10,000mAh battery, this one is smaller and lighter, weighing only 6.67oz/189g, which is convenient and portable to carry outdoors.
C. Safe and Stable
Venustas 7.4V 4,800mAh battery pack is CE, UL, and ROHS certified. With multiple protections built in, including anti-overcharge, anti-over discharge, input over-voltage protects, anti-short circuit protection, and charging cut-off current, etc., the 7.4V battery pack provides you with extra safety. There is no worry about the risk of short circuits, heat during charging, overheating, burning the battery body pr catching fire when the circuit is unstable when you wear venustas heated jackets/vests.
In this blog post, we look at the 5V heated coat and 7.4V electric coat from 3 different perspectives: heating zones, heat output, and safety. We hope this blog will help you when you're trying to decide whether to buy a 5V heated jacket or a 7V heated jacket.