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Heated case
« on: Dec 23, 2004, 10:18:46 PM »
I'm looking to buy/make/diy a case with some heating system to keep my violin at the same temperature, even when it's cold outside and I go somewhere by foot.

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Re: Heated case
« Reply #1 on: Dec 25, 2004, 04:23:06 PM »
lots of thermal insulation would be required as well as a good seal all the way around.

One option is electric powered heating with batteries though this is likely to weigh a fair amount.

Or possible to get gell pouches that you would put in the microwave to heat then put in pockets though controlling temperature is difficult.

Problem is of course that heating may also tend to dry out which is undisirable.

There are modern thermal insulators available though a compact (ish) case may be a struggle to achieve.

An electrical system is easy to design to control temperature though barrery life might not be great if the temperature drops.
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Re: Heated case
« Reply #2 on: Dec 25, 2004, 09:19:43 PM »
thought about all that stuff too :-\

I guess I'm gonna move to some warm country 8)

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Re: Heated case
« Reply #3 on: Dec 26, 2004, 11:46:29 AM »
I would guess that modern fiddle cases have very good thermal insulating qualities as the bulk is made of polystyrene foam or something similar. Therefore your biggest problem would be to prevent over heating. A very low wattage heating element with thermostatic control to maintain room temperature, say, 20 degrees C. The last time I designed someting like that it was for an incubator (for eggs, not babies).

Hmmm.....thinks.

If you designed it to run at a slightly lower temperature it would switch itself off when you reached home or your indoor venue. Minimal drain on batteries, minimal batteries required and rechargeable of course.

How sad is this on boxing day? I hate working at Xmas.

Good luck, John.

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Re: Heated case
« Reply #4 on: Dec 27, 2004, 10:21:05 AM »
yes, thanks, I'll make something like that when I have the time ;)

 




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