How to Make DIY Heated Insoles

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Introduction: How to Make DIY Heated Insoles

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Step 1: To Do Such Heated Insoles You Need!!!

In today’s video I am going to share a brilliant idea about how to make a DIY heated insoles. With the help of the electric heated insoles you will be able to heat any shoes. You can quickly catch cold, when sitting at the computer desk or if you have cold floors at home because excessively cold feet cause catching a cold. But if you make such DIY heated insoles, it won’t be easy get sick.

Step 2: It’s Very Simple and Easy to Make Such DIY Heated Insoles!

Step 3: You Can Take Then When Setting Off on a Fishing Trip, Having Charged Them With a Screwdriver Battery!

Especially if you take drill ice auger with you)) It’s two in one make holes, take your battery out, connect it to your insoles, get warm and you can fish not worrying to much about getting your feet frozen) In general it’s an awesome idea, I think you will fully check that out) All pretty simple and easy.

Step 4: Don’t Be Lazy to Make a Pair of Such Heated Insoles, It’s Worth It!

Thanks for watching!!!

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    30 Discussions

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    WillB127
    WillB127

    Answer 1 year ago

    Hey did you buy the heating wire? If so any updates?

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    WillB127
    WillB127

    Question 1 year ago on Introduction

    Hi, I love your video and the idea is ingenious! My question is about using this design but with a USB attachment. Could you cut the end of a USB cable and solder it to the end pieces of the sock so that you could use a portable USB battery pack?

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    1MoClimb
    1MoClimb

    4 years ago

    Heated insoles are very useful, I have them in my sailplane when on long and/or high altitude flights. For that they have to be powered by a low-voltage battery, mine has 12V. There should also be a pulsing power supply with the duration of the pulse controlled by a solid state switch. All of that you get in Gerbig insoles that they sell mostly to motorcycle riders (that's where I got mine). A version that you can only use at your desk is useless to me.

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    kenobi
    kenobi

    4 years ago

    totalblank yes you get sick from viruses or bacteria BUT why are you susceptible? The virus/bacteria can be around you & you don't catch cold. The cold feet put extra stress on your immune system & make you more vulnerable to getting sick. So yes cold can cause one to catch cold. BTW I've been a physician for 60 years, there;s a good chance I know what I'm saying.

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    AMuslimPharmer
    AMuslimPharmer

    Reply 4 years ago

    Old wives tale dude, sorry. There are studies showing that being cold, having wet hair, etc. does not affect your immune system in any perceivable way.

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    brthomas46
    brthomas46

    4 years ago

    Cold feet or cold anything for that matter does not cause you to catch a cold virus that is a myth. Just wanted to point that out otherwise good instructable.

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    AMuslimPharmer
    AMuslimPharmer

    Reply 4 years ago

    This. I didn't even get past the first page before coming down here to comment.

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    amrus2011
    amrus2011

    4 years ago

    Why bother? Just go down to your local Sporting Goods store and buy a pair of electric socks used by hunters.

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    snowy1998
    snowy1998

    4 years ago

    What AWG of nichrome are you using for 12v @ 3A are we talking warm, toasty, or incinerating for that current?

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    zeikette
    zeikette

    Reply 4 years ago

    ha ha ha , good one ! ( warm , toasty or incinerating" heat ) LOL

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    ChrisB13
    ChrisB13

    Reply 4 years ago

    36 watts should get nice and toasty. I would start with something thin, if it doesnt give off enough heat you could always put a second element in parallel.

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    david.roseman
    david.roseman

    4 years ago

    Downvote.

    How much wire? How do you control the temp from not accidentally burning up? What voltage?! Drill batteries vary, so does everything else? This instructable is just a disaster waiting to happen.

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    FlorinJ
    FlorinJ

    Reply 4 years ago

    Ohm's law and basic thermal insulation computations.

    When you buy the wire, you get its resistance expressed in ohms per meter. You should know your power supply's output voltage. (I'd expect it to drop insignificantly on the wire, if it's a power source meant for more powerful devices, such as an electric drill or screw driver.)

    Given the material of your soles, you should know its thermal conductivity. From that, plus one sole's area, you can compute what power is lost through it for a specific temperature difference between its two sides. (Of course, there will be the sole of the shoe on the other side too, so you need to take that into consideration too - but it's basically the same type of math.)

    You now just need to match the wire's length with the desired temperature difference.

    There might be differences among countries, and I suppose school has changed significantly since I went through it, but this was basic high school physics some 25 years ago.

    Or you can just go very basic and do a few very simple experiments - put tension onto the wire, and see at what length you get a reasonable temperature.

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    Gordyh
    Gordyh

    Reply 4 years ago

    It's all explained in the video.

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    clothier_bruce
    clothier_bruce

    4 years ago

    I think what he's done is to thread some nichrome wire through a long piece of heat-shrink tubing. Neat idea, although it isn't easy to do. Then you heat the heat-shrink ( he used a lighter, which is not as good as a heat-gun ). The wire certainly isn't anywhere near 4mm; possibly 0.4mm, a size I've used for a foam-cutter. There are tables available online which tell you what current you need for any wire gauge to reach your required temperature. If you can do Ohm's law you're home and dry, otherwise you're going to struggle. As a rule of thumb, nichrome wire of around 0.3mm will get nice and warm if the current is around 1/2 Amp. He's using about 2 foot of wire per foot ( sorry about the pun) and the resistance will be somewhere around 10 ohms. You only need 5V at 1A for both appendages, easily done with a 5V 1A charger.

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    ArkadyG
    ArkadyG

    4 years ago

    Роман, удивлен увидеть Вас на этом сайте! Похвально, что завлекаете зарубежную публику.
    Очень полезная инструкция, спасибо!

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    DonaldQ1
    DonaldQ1

    4 years ago

    I guess you have never used an outhouse that has no heat and a wooden seat. Your body will heat a seat wooden seat faster than plastic.

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    DonaldQ1
    DonaldQ1

    4 years ago

    What are you using to hold the wire to the insoles?