Battery Powered Nichrome Heating Element (80 Degrees)

  1. Hi there,

    I have been doing research on a lil private project of my own, and am looking for some help.

    Would it make sense to use nichrome wire to build a heating element that will heat to 80-100 degrees? It seems that nichrome is great for heating way way past that temperature. I want to run this initial test off of battery power.

    Thanks in advance for any insights!
     
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  3. More information needed? Fahrenheit?,Open loop control?, closed loop? How about the wrap for pipes that helps keep them from freezing, open loop-constant temp, would that work?
     
    Last edited: Jan 25, 2010
  4. Hi there,

    I'm looking to heat a 4in X 4in pad to 80 degrees F. Sorry I am a real newbie in this area, and trying to prototype a battery powered heating element.

    I'm trying to apply this at a very small scale to not cause any6 bodily harm, start fires etc. Any help is greatly appreciated!
     
  5. Hello. I am trying to create a heating element which can reach 200f withing 2 seconds, is no bigger then 1/4" in diameter, can withstand repeated heating and cooling cycles for long periods of time, and is immersible in propylene glycol. I am shooting for the 3.7v to 7.4v area. Those are the only constraints.
    I have achieved this with nichrome coils, but the lifespan is simply to short.
    Any ideas????
     
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