DIY Carbon Heated Insoles

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DIY carbon heated clothing.

Intro: DIY Carbon Heated Insoles

diy heated clothing kit

60 cm of 15mm carbon heater tape from www.carbonheater.us and now on Amazon placed and sewed on each of some factory insoles. Carbon tape is thin, very soft but strong enough. Because of big length it provide uniform heating of feet.

Tape connected in parallel 2x30cm.

Step 1:

It's powered by 1x18650 for each one. 3,7V x 1,3A almost 5W.

Step 2:

Carbon tape covered by a thin cloth.

Step 3:

Warm and very comfortable. I use it with my heated vest and gloves.

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    16 Discussions

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    BarbaraL53

    2 years ago

    1ST. PICTURE SHOWS A PAIR OF INSOLES WITH THIS TAPE AROUND IT. WHAT ARE THE 4 ITEMS THAT LOOK LIKE COPPER ON THE CENTER EDGE OF THE SOLES? DO YOU SEW ACROSS THE TAPE ON BOTH SIDES AND WHAT DO YOU DO AT THE ENDS. WHERE DO YOU PUT THE ENDS, BY THE HEAL OF THE SOLES. DO YOU STAND ON THE TAPE WHEN IT IS INSIDE SHOES? DO YOU COVER THE TAPE WITH MATERIAL FIRST? THE NEXT PICTURE LOOKS LIKE BLACK SOLES PLEASE EXPLAIN, IS THIS THE UNDERSIDE OF THE SOLES OR SOMETHING ELSE? ALSO HOW DO YOU SEW THROUGH SOLES AND DO YOU NEED SPECIAL THREAD? DO YOU SEW ACROSS THE CENTER OF THE TAPE OR ACROSS BOTH EDGES. NOT SURE I AM MISSING SOMETHING BUT I DO NOT SEE THE FULL INSTRUCTIONS TO MAKE THIS. PLEASE ANSWER QUESTIONS. WANT TO MAKE THIS. THANKS

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    ShenzhenBarbaraL53

    Reply 2 years ago

    Dear BarbaraL53

    1. four items look like copper are
    copper mesh from an old video/audio cable.

    2. yes, they are sewed with carbon

    3. yes, the tape covered with that
    black cloth and I stand on.

    4. you can use any thread you have.

    5. carbon tape placed as a circle, ends
    overlaped a little and sewed.

    6. copper meshes sewed on the opposite
    sides of the carbon circle diameter.

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    cedricd

    3 years ago on Introduction

    what type of battery you use? was looking to buy some 18650 rechargeable and li-ion are realy expensive but keep a constant voltage when nimh do not, kinda new in that and well iv order the carbon tape and now i am confused in the battery.

    ill make 4 pair of those so battery price is becoming an issue

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    Shenzhencedricd

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    The best for now are Samsung 3200 and Panasonic 3400.

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Panasonic-18650-NCR18650B-...

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/2x-Original-Samsung-ICR186...

    There's no any "magic" battery and those last not enough sometimes.

    Of course do not always need to buy the most expensive batteries. It would be reasonable to choose the batteries in accordance with the application.
    In any case, the battery provide maximum capacity only at the lowest current. This means if your battery runs 1 hour one insole, with two insoles it will not work 30 minutes (most likely will only work for 20 minutes).
    That is, if your battery is 2500 mAh battery that does not mean that it will give 2500 mA for an hour.
    Usually the manufacturer provides a table runtime at different currents for each battery.
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    Shenzhencedricd

    Reply 3 years ago on Introduction

    It depends on the shoes, socks, air temperature, our metabolism.
    If your feet is cold, you will need a lot of energy to warm them then 2 batteries may not be enough. It is best to test and choose the most suitable option for yourself.

    Hi Shenzhen, I was wondering if you could make heated socks. How much carbon heated tape do you think I need for 1 pair of socks? What do you use to make your electric circuit ( What conducts electricity) ?

    Thanks for your help !

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    I recommend to use a ultra flex wire and connect with a silver glue.

    The length depend on the voltage you have for your socks and the heat power you would like to have.

    Please, provide.

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    jenndouglas

    4 years ago on Introduction

    How did you make it battery powered about how big is the battery powered pack? I need to figure out a way to make a battery pack that is only an inch wide and about 2 inches long at most. Is that at all possible?

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    nnygamer

    5 years ago on Introduction

    Now combine these with a heel mounted, spring loaded lever type generator so you don't need batteries!
    http://www.dvice.com/2013-5-22/shoe-mounted-generator-powers-portable-electronics

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    AWESOME heal-strike generator & hats off to the kids inventing, researching & developing it !!!

    What wonders we have accomplised in the last 50 years alone so i am real fascinated to see how the next 50 turns out to be and what wonders and marvels we will have available at our disposal !

    Awesome !!!

    For now though, will rely on me trusty 18650 batteries ;-)