Silicon is the naturally occurring chemical element. Silicone is a synthetic rubber. The terms are often used interchangeably. Raw Silicon is a hard and brittle crystalline solid. Silicone, synthetic rubber, is the material used in flexible heaters.
The unique properties of silicone rubber heaters make them ideal for applications that require a heater with the following characteristics.
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What is a flexible silicone heater?
Flexible silicone heaters are thin and lightweight surface heaters with the ability to flex or mold to the contour of the surface heated. Silicone rubber has several advantages making it an excellent solution to protect the electrical heating elements from damage, a wide temperature range, and superior heat transfer properties. It is also lightweight and flexible.
What Wattage Do I Need? How do you calculate the size of an etched foil silicone rubber heater for your specific application? We know that etched foil heating elements laminated between two layers of silicone rubber has excellent heat transfer properties. The silicone rubber protects the etched heating elements. The design of the component promotes even heat distribution through the silicone to the surface to be heated. Joule’s law, is used in electricity, this is a mathematical description of the rate at which resistance in a circuit converts electric energy into heat energy. How do you calculate the heat needed? It isn't straightforward, and the...