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What is PTC heater and how does it work?

  • Author:Alice
  • Release on:2016-09-30
What is PTC heater and how does it work?
PTC heater is called Positive Temperature Coefficient which is a unique technolog replaces the traditional heating hot wire with ceramic stones or chips. The simple change with the material makes PTC heater the best choice for long-lasting hot hair tools products.

1. More safety
PTC heaters usually run at 518F(270C) maximum, and the hot red wire traditional heaters can reach 900°F (482°C). As you might think, lower running temperature will bring an smaller increase in safety. As well, because PTC stones or chips do not generate heat at a constant rate, they will cool down quickly to avoid overheating. Even if you forget to turn off the device and leave it there, the temperature will not go rocketing high to like 400C.

2. Longer lasting
Like any of the other equipment, the higher and longer temperatures stay, the shorter the lifespan will be. It is also like the overheated cellphone or laptop. But PTC just generate the heat necessary to fulfill its pre-programed goals—PCB by the best flat iron manufacturer in China,FBT. This limits the cases of overheated flat iron or curling iron which means less chance to get burned and more longer lifetime.

3. The confusing heating up time for the hair tools with PTC heaters.
Sometimes, people always ask us factory to increase the temperature speed as fast as possible, but for PTC, even if we pre-programmed the PCB, it still has different speed on different product even with same PCB. Why? It is because PTC just generate gently the goaled heat as the program request, he doesn’t know if the heat is already emitted in the air. So if we put the temperature tester probe in a different position of the heating plate, it has different temperature speed.