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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

 

Which Lumbar Seat Cushions and Positioning Seat Cushions for ElderlyWoman in Wheelchair

by Barbara 31. October 2009 15:14

Question about how the memory foam lumbar cushion and regular foam lumbar seat cushions differ from the skin protection and positioning seat cushions.

Q: "Which seat cushion is the better choice for a person who must spend hours daily in a chair? Is the fleece coccyx wedge seat lumbar ortho cushion or the memory foam, etc. cushions a better choice or the Lumex skin protection positioning cushions? My mom has back problems, spends most days in a wheelchair and is in her 80's. Thanks. Steve."

Answer: The lumbar cushions have a cut-out that takes the pressure off tailbones. The memory foam are more firm than the regular foam as memory foam is more dense. These generally sell for $20 to $50, have no attachment strap (just place on the chair and sit on it). In contrast, the Lumex are retailed at over $275, have a gel center layer plus foam layers on top and bottom and have both side wedges for lateral stability and a center pommel for medial thigh support. More important they have a waterproof cover made to reduce shear/friction plus a strap for firm attachment to the chair. The purposes are to provide long-term skin protection and positioning for high-risk patients plus seating comfort.

There are also lumbar support cushions available to give her support in her lumbar region. For example, the memory foam lumbar cushion by Mabis Health Care and the Care Apparel polyurethane foam velour lumbar cushion can give her better back support in her wheelchair.

She probably would be most comfortable with the Lumex seat cushions and either of the lumbar support cushions. Do realize that the Mabis cushion does have a strap for the back of the chair if slippage is a concern.

Thanks for your question. Please contact us if you need more information.

Sincerely, Barbara

Do Heated Seat Cushions Heat Only a Few Minutes?

by Barbara 8. August 2008 04:52

Question about the Wagan Heated Seat Cushions for Cars: The Wagan Heated Seat Cushion with Hi Low Switch, Wagan Deluxe Heated Seat Cushion and the Total Rest Heated Seat Cushion with Dual Voltage and Magnets.

Q: "Do these heated car seat cushions heat for only a few minutes and then shut off. I see that the heated seat with high low switch indicates that."

Answer: As of this date, Safe Home is selling several different heated cushions that can be used in a car. The thermostat regulates the temperature so the turning on and off is subtle, not noticeable to the seated person. Each heated cushion has different features:

  • The ES-WA-9738 has a hi/low switch and a thermostat that turns the heat on and off to maintain a temperature of either 120 degrees F on the high setting or 90 degrees F on the low setting.
  • The ES-WA-2282, the deluxe model heats quickly and maintains a comfortable 110 degrees to 120 degrees F.
  • The WA-9888 is a heated seat with magnets and massage (optional) that can be used as a 12V heated seat cushion or on standard AC current with the adapter (included), Wagan did not supply us with a temperature for this unit. I used on in my office chair and I find the heat comfortable without being too hot.

Until I purchased a minivan with heated seats, I used the basic 9738 heated cushion. In comparison with my minivan seats, this cushion heated within a few minutes to toastly warm. I remember flying into Cedar Rapids from Minneapolis on a bitter cold day in January. Before I reach the tollbooth in the parking lot (and the Eastern Iowa lots are not far from the booth), my seat was warm through my coat. I turned the temperature to low before I got to I-380. I was not aware that the heat turned on and off as there is not signal.

My minivan seats never get that warm and I don't feel the heat for about 10 minutes in the winter. (I used my heated seats in the summer, too. Great on the back.)

Thanks for your question.

Sincerely, Barbara

 

Will this cushion give me a 3 inch boost?

by Barbara 22. June 2008 08:03

Subject: Question about the product Product Code: Seat Wedge Cushion with Blue Washable Cover Product Code: : CA-227

Q: "Hello, I need at least a three inch boost to see the road. Will this cushion give me the boost or will it collapse? How firm is this cushion? Thanks," Eloise

The maximum thickness of this cushion is 3 inches. It is a fairly firm cushion. However, the compression you'll experience is also related to your weight. Our experience is that if a cushion is too firm, it is also uncomfortable. (We once received a sample of a thick booster cushion that was so firm that when a 200 pound employee stood on the cushion, it made barely a dent. Mom who was then 85 tried it and sent to back to us as too hard.).

My favorite is the memory foam coccyx wedge seat cushion. It comes in tan or navy .

One other option is the Fleece Coccyx Wedge Seat Cushion with Handle which I share on my desk chair with Buddy, the Siamese cat. (He sleeps there when I am at the office during the day.)

All three cushions are 3 inches thick. You may need two cushions to boost you high enough.  See our website if you need a navy memory foam lumbar support cushion or a high density foam cushion with back strap and fluid resistant cover. We also have synthetic fleece neck pillows with polyester fill and in navy and in tan that strap around head rests for additional comfort as you drive or nap in your car.

Please contact us if you have further questions.

Sincerely,
Barbara