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Old 25-09-2017, 10:47 PM
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hi. basically i have a 7w 7x11 inch heatmat made by eurorep and it struggles to get up to any decent temp. iv only used ceramics in the past but i had this heatmat which iv hooked up to a stat.
the mat feels very luke warm to the touch and the stat sensor wont go off at all, its set at 80f.
everyone always says these things can get really hot but so far im not impressed. can anyone share some light on these things? cheers
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Old 25-09-2017, 11:18 PM
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80f is only 26C, its not that warm. Its also not a large heatmat either.

Heatmats are also surface heaters, they are very poor at heating their surroundings, meaning you wont feel masses of heat coming off it. have you tested it with a temp gun to see how accurate the stat is?
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