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Wagan Heated Velour Seat Cushion with Lumbar Support Eases Back Pain In Cars or Chairs

by Barbara 12. July 2011 10:18

Question about the Wagan Black Velour Lumbar Support Heated Car Seat Cushion and the Wagan Gray Velour Lumbar Support Heated Car Seat Cushion

Q: "Please give me dimensions on this heated seat cushion. I sit long hours at a computer. My chair is not the best. And neither are the seats in my "beater" car. I'd like to be able to get a heated cushion with lumbar support that I can move from office seat to car seat, at least until I decide I want a second one. What device can I add so I can use this seat on AC power? Thanks. Mike.

Answer: Last, first, Wagan sells a voltage converter that you can use with this unit. The AC to DC Adapter by Wagan for 12V Appliances 5 Amp Max.   This AC to DC adapter powers any 12 volt appliance up to 5 amps or 65 watts. Use this AC DC adaptor for 12 volt dc appliances in this range include most 12 v coolers, 12 volt heated seat cushions, 12 volt heating pads, cell phones with 12v cords, etc. Fill your 12 Volt cooler the night before departure. Keep food or beverages cool in motels or campgrounds with AC power. Use your Wagan 12 volt heated car seat cushion in office chairs or easy chairs to ease aching backs. NThis AC to DC adapter powers any 12 volt appliance up to 5 amps or 65 watts. Use this AC DC adaptor for 12 volt dc appliances in this range include most 12 v coolers, 12 volt heated seat cushions, 12 volt heating pads, cell phones with 12v cords, etc. Fill your 12 Volt cooler the night before departure. Keep food or beverages cool in motels or campgrounds with AC power. Use your Wagan 12 volt heated car seat cushion in office chairs or easy chairs to ease aching backs. Note: 12 volt heated seat covers and similar items may not become as warm using a power adapter as when plugged into 12v auto accessory plugs.        

Wagan Velour Lumbar Support Heated Seat Cushion Features:

    Comfortable and soft material, easy to clean: Seat front is super soft polyester velour;Seat back is a knitted polyester fabric. Colors are gray or black.
    Easy to use: Just plug in and warm up.
    Elastic straps and hooks to secure the cushion
    .5 inch thick Lumbar Support
    Universal fit for most cars, trucks, RVs and boats
    High – Low – Off Temperature Control , Maximum Heat 114 Degrees F.
    Input Power: 12V DC
    Maximum Heat: 114 °F
    Power Consumption: 40W
    Fuse: 10 amp
    Power Cord length: 4.3 ft
    Warranty: 1 year limited by Wagan

I hope this helps with your back issues.

Thanks for your question.

Sincerely, Barbara

 

120VAC/DC Converter for 5 amp or less 12V Thermoelectric cooler or warmer?

by Barbara 10. June 2009 10:19

Question about using a thermoelectric cooler/warmer indoors on AC power.

Q: "Which AC/DC converter do you suggest for a larger thermoelectric cooler/warmer that draws up to 5 amps? We'd like to use our cooler indoors as an extra fridge or pre-cool prior to going camping." Thanks. Thomas

Answer: Currently, Koolatron has two units that meet your needs. These are the Koolatron AC Adapter for 12V Cooler and Battery Charger, ABC-1 and the Koolatron AC Power Adapter for 12V Travel Coolers, AC15.

The ABC-1 is the Deluxe Version of the Koolatron AC Adapter is compatible with all Koolatron thermoelectric coolers. This deluxe AC adaptor does everything the AC-15 adapter does plus it is a 120VAC car battery charger. Power your Koolatron Cooler/Warmer at home or office with this AC Adapter. For use with all Koolatron 12V Coolers and warmers and other 12V items as well. Not only is it an AC adapter, it is also a battery charger for your car. Plug into the car's cigarette lighter and charge your car battery over night. You can use it to power all sorts of 12V items that require no more than 12V at 5A of power and use a cigarette lighter socket for a power source. It also is protected against overloading and overcharging. Converts 110VAC to 13VDC. Use indoors only.

The AC15 is not voltage regulated and depends upon the input voltage and the load current. The output voltage is not regulated and depends upon the load current: the output voltage may exceed 14 volts when load current is less than 0.5 amps. 5 amps power draw.The output voltage of the power adapter Important: This power adapter/battery charger is for indoor use only. Intended for use with Koolatron thermo-electric coolers: the user is responsible for evaluating the suitability of the product for use in other applicatDirections for Use: Place unit upright on a hard, flat surface with cooling vents unobstructed. Connect cooler to power adapter output socket first. Then connect the power adapter to an AC outlet. When disconnecting, first remove the AC plug first, then the DC plug. This unit has an auto-resetting electronic shut-down circuit for your protection and for the protection of the unit. A green illuminated LED indicates proper operation. When the shut-down circuit operated, the LED will not be lighted. Disconnect the power adapter from the AC outlet. Allows it to cool down for at least 10 seconds and the circuit should reset. The LED will again light. Any load that causes the LED to go off either draws too much current for the power adapter to handle or has a defect causing a short circuit..

Warnings are similar for both units for safety:

  • Do not operate in an environment where the unit may get wet
  • Do no operate in direct sunlight or near radiant heaters
  • Do not restrict ventilation above or below the unit
  • Do not operate without a load for longer than 15 minutes: Only for the AC15
  • Do not grip cords when disconnecting: grip only the plug and socket
  • Do not rotate the plug in the socket: push straight in and pull straight out.
Thanks for your question.

Sincerely,
Barbara