Conventional heaters can be heavy to transport, take up space, and often fail because of faulty wires or coils. A solution, using printed electronics has been developed to account for these deficiencies. PTC printed heaters are now widely used in various industries to deliver heat in a more efficient way.
What is a PTC Printed Heater?
A PTC printed heater is a circuit that is printed on a substrate .. PTC stands for “positive temperature coefficient”, and is a conductive ink that can be printed to be used to generate heat as opposed to wires and coils. PTC ink is printed on a thin, flexible substrate with a polymer base, and various PTC inks can be used depending on the application and the temperature required. The main feature of a printed heater is its self-regulating capability, which is a particularity of the PTC ink formula.
Safety risks, hot spots, and the need for external diagnostic controls can all be eliminated due to the self-regulating feature of a PTC heater.
Designed to deliver uniform heat, PTC printed heaters also provide heat in a short amount of time and consume less energy compared to conventional heaters. e2ip technologies is environmentally aware and seeks to minimize its ecological footprint wherever possible.
A PTC printed heater is made to withstand repeated use and because it has a protective layer, it won’t absorb liquids and chemicals or wear away from mechanical friction.