How to use a click heat pad
Each heat pad contains a small metal disc inside the pad floating within the gel, just flex the disc to activate - you should hear a "click-click" sound. The heat pad will immediately start to warm up, to soften just knead the heat pad a little and mould into shape as it heats up. Once heated it will stay warm and the crystals become hard as they cool down ready for reuse.
How to reuse the click heat pad
Just simmer a pan of water and drop the heat pad in, use a cloth to prevent the pad sticking to the pan. Bring the pan to the boil until all the crystals inside the heat pad melt, it will turn clear. Check and make sure all the crystals have cleared, if any remain solid place back into the pan until all crystals are clear liquid form. Leave the heat pad to cool down to room temperature and the heat pad will be ready to use again.
Full instructions are included with each click heat pad.
How hot will the heat pads become when activated?
Once activated each click heat pad will generate a dry heat of 55°c. The amount of heat generated would not cause burn marks or scold and very safe use when some extra heat is needed. They are often used for therapeutic uses on muscles for relief.
How often can the click heat pads be reused?
They are safe to use time and time again as long as the heat pad is not damaged or punctured. If looked after they will last for many years and can be continually reactivated. Should the heat pad accidentally split please dispose of the contents under running water and recycle the plastic.
How long will the heat heat pad stay warm?
The average time is up to 2 hours, this will depend on how cold the air temperature is. If the heat pads are used indoors in a warm room they will retain heat longer than outdoors on a cold day. Should you need longer heat running time take 2 or 3 heat pads with you and simply activate each one when needed for continuous heat.
How do the click heat pads work?
There is no short way to describe the process. Sodium acetate freezes at 54°c but if kept in liquid form is very stable. By clicking the disc inside the heat pad it starts a chain process to force the molecules to revert to it's solid state and the liquid rushes to solidify. This will cause the liquid to crystallise and increase in temperature to 55°c. By boiling water and dropping the heat click pads in reverts the sodium acetate inside the heat pad to it's liquid form ready for the process to be reversed.
Are they safe to use?
The heat click pads contain sodium acetate (a well know food additive), these are non toxic and safe to use.
I've heard the pads can be re-activated in dishwashers and washing machines?
Many bulk users have found using a dishwasher or washing machine set at the right temperature works well for them.
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