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A Comprehensive Guide: How to Turn on Heated Vest?

24 Apr 2024 0 Comments

“Wow, this heated vest is so cool. It looks warm and stylish to fit your body.”

“I love it too. It’s easy to use with multiple features, so I think maybe you can buy one for cold days.”

When it comes to winter gear that keeps our body warm, we would consider buying a heated vest. Traditional vests may struggle to keep out the cold, and layering too many clothes can be restrictive and uncomfortable. A heated vest offers a more efficient solution, providing warmth without sacrificing mobility.

Heated vests promise to keep the body warm by generating heat automatically. These innovative garments are powered by a battery that transfers electricity through heating elements. When considering purchasing a heated vest, it's essential to understand how to activate it.

In this article, we write a comprehensive guide to help you to use heated vest and provide some tips to fix the issue of a heated vest not working.

Understanding heated vest

Heated vests come with a heating system to generate heat. There are three important parts: heating elements, heating settings, and battery.

How to turn on heated vest?

  • Heating elements, typically crafted from carbon fiber, are safely integrated into the fabric of the vest. These fibers are strategically placed in core areas such as the chest, back, shoulders, and collar to provide targeted warmth.
  • Heating settings can allow wearers to customize the level of warmth. Typically, there are three heating settings, each representing different temperatures to combat various degrees of cold.
  • The battery is the power source of heated vests. They usually are lithium-ion batteries or lithium-polymer batteries, providing the necessary energy to activate the heating elements.

How to Turn on Heated Vests?

Step 1: Check the package.

When you receive the heated vest, please check everything covered in the package, including the apparel, battery, and user instructions

Step2: Check the battery level.

Typically, the battery indicator represents the battery level. Press the button and the LED light will flash, indicating the current battery level.

Note: Venustas 5000mAh*7.4V batteries come with an LCD to show the battery level.

Step 3: Charge the battery.

It’s essential to fully charge the battery for the first use. Please charge the battery first if you find the battery level is low.

Step 4: Plug the power cable into the battery port.

Put the fully charged battery in the pocket and plug the cable inside the heated vest into the battery port.

Step 5: Press the power button.

To turn on, press and hold the button for 3-5 seconds. The heated vest will begin to preheat for 5 minutes (blinking red LED), and then it will automatically adjust to medium heat (white LED).

Step 6: Adjust the heating level.

Press the button to adjust the heating level. Each pressing will cycle through the apparel’s temperature settings. The red light indicates high heat, white indicates medium heat, and blue indicates low heat.

How to charge the battery for heated vests?

Heated vests are battery powered. So, charging the battery is a critical step to ensure it functions effectively.  In the following, we conclude with some tips to help you charge the heated vest battery.

    heated vest battery

    • Use the proper charger. Typically, most heated vests come with a battery and battery charger. Users can charge the battery with the specially designated charger to ensure safety.

    Note: Our 12V heated apparel doesn’t include the battery charger because of our efforts for environmental goals. For the instructions to charge the 12V battery, please read the user manual.

    • Check the battery indicator. Batteries are designed with the LED light to show the battery level. When charging the battery, please check the battery indicator to monitor the charging status.

    Note: Venustas 5000mAh@7.4V batteries come with an LCD. Charging is complete when the reading reaches 100.

    • Remove the power cable. Please unplug the battery in time to prevent any risk. It’s not advisable to charge the battery overnight. Also, store the battery in a cool and dry place after removing the battery.

    How to troubleshoot the heated vest not working?

    Sometimes it’s frustrating to find your heated vest not working. Based on customer feedback, we collect some common issues and conclude a troubleshooting guide.

    Common issues:

    • Connect the battery and press the power button, the battery indicator cannot light up.
    • The power button cannot flash.
    • The power button can flash but the light quickly goes out.
    • The heated vest can work but sometimes it automatically turns off.
    • Some heating areas cannot provide warmth.

    Troubleshooting step:

    If you have the above issues, please follow these simple steps to

    • Check the connection. Please make sure the power cable is safely plugged into the battery port.

    • Check the battery. Please check the battery level. Sometimes low battery level cannot heat up all heating elements. If a heated vest cannot work with a fully charged battery, please use the battery to charge other compatible devices. If it cannot be charged, there’s something wrong with the battery.

    check the battery

    • Check the heating elements. It’s not permitted to disassemble the heated vest to inspect the heating elements. So, maybe you can check the exterior to judge whether there’s something damage to the cable wires. If you find some heating areas cannot work while some can, this issue is largely related to heating elements.
    • Contact the manufacturer. When you find the heated vest not working, it’s advisable to follow the above simple steps to diagnose whether is the issue of battery or apparel. After that, you can contact our customer service team (service@venustasoffical.comfor further help. 

    Learn More:

    Venustas Heated Clothing Troubleshooting Guide

    FAQs

    Are heated vests worth it?

    Yes, heated vests are totally worth your investment. With an excellent heating system, they can help you to get rid of heavy clothes and freely enjoy winter sports.

    Are heated vests good for our health?

    Yes, heated vests are safe for us and have a lot of benefits for us. They are lightweight, comfortable, durable, and fashionable. The heat they generate not only can warm our bodies but also can promote blood circulation.

    Can I wear a heated vest in the rain?
    It depends on the clothing material and the weather. Most heated vests are designed with a waterproof shell to shield you lightly rain or snow. Also, we don’t recommend you wear it in heavy rain to prevent damage to the heating elements and battery.

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