heating my gloves

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by A Dustman, Feb 15, 2007.

  1. A Dustman

    Thread Starter New Member

    Feb 15, 2007
    I work outdoors, it's very cold some days, and my gloves don't keep the heat in my fingers, I've tried those heat packs, but they do nothing for my fingers, I tried wiring up some coils, but I haven't been successful in making something that I can use for at least 6 hours on the job. Do you guys have any ideas for what I could use/make? Thanks a lot for any ideas.

  2. Gadget

    Distinguished Member

    Jan 10, 2006
    How many batteries are you capable of carrying..?
  3. thingmaker3

    Retired Moderator

    May 16, 2005
    An important non-electrical part of any heating system is the insulation! The better the insulation, the less power required to maintain a given thermal gradient across said insulation. Insulation may be improved by making it thicker (not always practical) or by using a material with lower thermal conductivity.

    Find a farrier supply house or blacksmithing supply house and order some knit kevlar gloves. They won't be cheap. They will have very low thermal conductivity.
  4. Steve1992

    Senior Member

    Apr 7, 2006
    Air is a very good insulator.

    I ride a motorcycle in Winter; Your glove size is critical, try and maintain a small air gap between your finger tips and glove tips. (10 mm)