Now that the trenchcoat’s belt is done, my campmates asked me for a final weight of the trenchcoat and batteries. Here it is:
The trench itself weights 21lbs 7oz. The belt, computer, cbox, pouches, wires and batteries make up the rest of the weight. That’s some cargo. It’ll be interesting to see how long I can actually carry that much weight around. I’m up for finding out!
The Anthrolume 4.0 trenchcoat fabrication is very close to complete. Here I detail the new power belt I’ll be wearing under the trench.
Some fun facts:
- Each of the 1,000 LEDs can draw 58mA at full brightness white
- Given that, the entire trench could draw 58A at 5V, or 290W
- The lithium-ion battery packs, running in parallel, can put out as much as 27A at 5V
So as you can see, I can’t run the suit at full brightness, but even at quarter brightness it is plenty bright. I should be visible from at least a mile away.