DIY Carbon Heated Blanket

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Introduction: DIY Carbon Heated Blanket

About: DIY carbon heated clothing.

Very expensive to warm at night the whole apartment when you sleep in a bed. Much better to save money on heating and warm a bed only. So I decided to make a heating blanket.
As the heating element I used the carbon tape. It looks like a thin, soft cloth and not interfere in a bed.
The carbon tape can be sewed, but instead it can be simply glued. Because of this I did it in just 1 hour!

Step 1:

To make the blanket I took 2 pieces of inexpensive fabric

6 feet of flexible wire
20 feet of carbon heater tape 15mm from www.carbonheater.us and now on Amazon

silver conductive wire glue paste, female plug 5.5 mm and iron-on no-sew hem tape. The desired temperature can be determined from the table.

Step 2:

Cut a piece of fabric length of 5 feet (150 cm).

Put carbon tape zigzag. Zigzag shape can be any that you like.
Under the carbon tape to put iron-on hemming web tape. Gently press the carbon tape with an iron that is stuck to the fabric.



Step 3:

Glue the wire to the carbon tape using silver conductive wire glue. Due to the silver glue, contacts will be very thin, very small, will not interfere in a bed. These contacts can be easily and quickly done, and they will be very reliable.
Squeeze between two layers of carbon tape some silver from the syringe, insert the bare wire, squeeze glue place until the glue is completely dry.

Step 4:

Put strips of no-sew hem tape along the entire length of the wire. Fold the edge of the fabric and press iron.

Step 5:

Put contour fabric no-sew hem tape.
Cover with second piece of cloth and gently press the iron over the whole area.

Step 6:

Solder the plug. I connect it to the power supply from my laptop. Work is finished.
Blanket ready:)

Step 7:

Blanket consumes about 40 watts. This power is enough not only for home beds, but also for a sleeping bag in a campaign. Then I connect the blanket to a battery 12 volts.

Blanket is a comfortable shelter, but it can also be put on a mattress under a sheet.

Step 8:

Blanket can be embedded in a duvet cover, but also you can be covered by it alone.


Let my warm save you from danger,
And you'll never cry,
Close your eyes and sleep, my angel,
Sleep, dear, rock-a-bye.



During the day I use it to cover my feet in a chair.

3 People Made This Project!

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106 Comments

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hecedric9
hecedric9

Question 4 months ago

So do I need to buy like an RF dimmer or anything like that to control the temperature?

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Shenzhen
Shenzhen

Answer 4 months ago

Yes, to control the temperature you need to buy like an RF dimmer or anything like that.

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hecedric9
hecedric9

Reply 4 months ago

But did you use one?

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hecedric9
hecedric9

Question 4 months ago

I’m confused. What do you mean by you say the desired temperature can be determined from the table? I don’t have much experience in this.

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Shenzhen
Shenzhen

Answer 4 months ago

Do it directly as on the instructable. It is the best tempetature, cost and power.

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hecedric9
hecedric9

Reply 4 months ago

So I don’t need to buy like an RF dimmer or anything like that to control the temperature?

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Shenzhen
Shenzhen

Reply 4 months ago

To have it comfortable you should use an RF dimmer.
But if I were you I would make it without RF dimmer (as a first step) and then decided if it good enough or should be upgraded with a dimmer

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hecedric9
hecedric9

Question 4 months ago

Where can I find 5.5 mm female plug. I’ve looked on Amazon, and I can’t seem to find it. What should I search up? Anyone know where to buy one?

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hecedric9
hecedric9

Question 4 months ago

I’m a beginner when it comes to this electrical stuff. Specifically what kind of wire are you using?

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hecedric9
hecedric9

Reply 4 months ago

Thank you

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anngower54
anngower54

7 months ago

Is there a limit to the voltage? I was wondering if I could connect it directly to my 120v house plug. It says the tempature table cannot be found.... thank you so much for your tutorials! I've been able to make heated gloves and a coat with them

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Shenzhen
Shenzhen

Reply 7 months ago

Carbon tape can work at any voltage absolutely without limit. 120v should be used for floor heating. For a heated clothing included blankets, bags, etc you should use low voltage. The best range is from 12v to 24v

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3865412938
3865412938

1 year ago on Step 1

The female plug site doesn't work, could you tell me what are the specifics or redo the site.
Please and Thank you.

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DonnaR155
DonnaR155

Question 2 years ago on Step 7

How to connect to a battery and how long will it last. Thanks

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Shenzhen
Shenzhen

Answer 2 years ago

I hope you means how to connect wires to carbon. For the best result you should glue it with a silver electrical conductive glue.
This blanket draws ~40 Watts. Run time depends on your batteries power. Time = Battery capasity : 40
For example, if you will use a battery of 100 Watts the run time = 100:40=2,5 hours.

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Nyxira
Nyxira

2 years ago

Hi there, very interesting instructables, thanks very much for them!

It is kind of hard to understand parts of them, though. Do you have an editor?