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Old 18-10-2018, 05:14 PM   #1
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swaps Can you get a heated car seat to work off a battery?

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I'm after a new workshop chair and I'm very tempted to use an old car seat and it's extremely comfy and was wondering if I could get the heating element and or lumber support pump to work off a battery?
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Old 18-10-2018, 05:26 PM   #2
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Shouldn't see why not in principle; it's how they work in a car when the motor's not running - but not for very long!
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very possible, if they are "plain 12v" system
i know volvo use PWM for there seats, so you would need the module from under the seat And the dash one with the heat settings/on/off buttons, do-able just a bit more fiddling and parts
and you Might be better off with a 12v power supply of the right amp rating, a 12v car batterys a bit big and will go flat after not a long
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Old 18-10-2018, 11:33 PM   #4
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https://www.aldi.co.uk/auto-xs-black...96844226927400
they have a £22 one as well, so if you wanted to try it on the cheap and put that on your existing chair ?
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I have a couple of spare Mercedes sL seats with the relevant ECU. It would be great to be able to repurpose one of them as a workshop seat, with the heated pad and electronic adjustments.

Better still, get a seat with ventilation and lumbar massage functions. But then, I'm getting old
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Old 19-10-2018, 06:52 PM   #6
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very possible, if they are "plain 12v" system
i know volvo use PWM for there seats, so you would need the module from under the seat And the dash one with the heat settings/on/off buttons, do-able just a bit more fiddling and parts
and you Might be better off with a 12v power supply of the right amp rating, a 12v car batterys a bit big and will go flat after not a long
I was thinking mk5 golf GTI leathers which are 12V, would be nice to get them too work off standard drill batteries to get a nice look on them, it would only really be for 15-30 mins at a time anyway so would worry to much about longevity before a recharge.

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https://www.aldi.co.uk/auto-xs-black...96844226927400
they have a £22 one as well, so if you wanted to try it on the cheap and put that on your existing chair ?
I hate my existing chair lol, gives me a bit of sciatica.

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I have a couple of spare Mercedes sL seats with the relevant ECU. It would be great to be able to repurpose one of them as a workshop seat, with the heated pad and electronic adjustments.

Better still, get a seat with ventilation and lumbar massage functions. But then, I'm getting old
Maybe some of the S Class seats with the massage function in them too!

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