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Frequently Asked Questions

Millions of people in many countries put their trust in our products and send us their feedback. We are pleased to publish the most Frequently Asked Questions and our answers.

Why does my heating pad / electric blanket not get warm enough?
Heating Pads:
Depending on the type of usage it may take up to 15 minutes after turning on at the highest setting for the heating pad to get noticeably warm. Clothing, covers and the padding of the heating pad itself insulate the heat and contribute to this gradual warming effect.

Electric Blankets:
Ambient conditions such as room temperature, mattress and bedclothes directly influence heat distribution. Under some circumstances it may take up to 30 minutes after turning on until the electric blanket gets noticeably warm. In order to avoid the escape of heat, the electric blanket has to be covered completely

How high is the final temperature?
Maximum attainable temperature depends on many factors. Amongst other things, these factors include the type of product (heating pad or electric blanket), its finish (e.g. with or without padding, cover) and room temperature. Consequently, no absolute final temperature can be defined.

Why are temperature differences between the individual heating steps not noticeable?
Temperature differences between individual heating settings are +/- 8° C. In addition, ambient conditions and type of usage affect the speed of the temperature increase or decrease. Due to both circumstances, temperature differences of the individual heating settings are barely noticeable.

Is the use of heating pads and electric blankets safe?
Due to the incorporation of flexible cabling, containing an overheating protection as well as proven safety materials and low EMF, it is guaranteed that the heating pad or electric blanket does not present a source of danger if used correctly. The pads and blankets are designed to provide you with safe, fast and constant heat wherever and in the exact quantity you need it.

Does the heating pad produce electronic fields?
Electromagnetic fields are invisible force fields which surround every electric device. Current investigations indicate these may be a potential detriment to health. Thanks to their unique technology, Microlife's heating pads and electric blankets produce very little electromagnetic radiation, are extremely safe to use and pose no risk to health.