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CHECK CORP. SEAT HEATERS SAFE?
Yes, if they
are installed correctly in the application they were designed for. All
Check seat heater systems have at least two levels of temperature control
built into the design. (Temperature Controls include: Self limiting heating
elements, Bi-Metal Thermostats and Electronic Digital Controllers.)
THEY CATCH THE SEAT ON FIRE?
installed seat heaters are extremely safe.
HOT DO THEY GET?
element's maximum temperatures are normally in the range of 135 F to 150 F.
The maximum surface temperature of the seat is normally 105 F to 115 F.
LONG DOES IT TAKE FOR BEFORE ONE CAN FEEL THE HEAT?
Two to Three
SEAT HEATERS HAVE THERMOSTATS BUILT INTO THEM?
heaters have either Bi-Metal thermostats or Electronic Digital Controllers.
MULTI TEMPERATURE SEAT HEATER SYSTEMS AVAILABLE?
Corporation has a two and three temperature seat heater system available as
standard products and we can build a control unit with 10 or more settings
if requested with minor programming changes to our standard control module.
THE TEMPERATURE OF A SEAT HEATER BE ADJUSTED USING A RHEOSTAT?
No, this is
not a practical method for adjusting the temperature of a 12 volt DC system.
LONG WILL A SEAT HEATER SYSTEM LAST?
Corporation's systems have been subjected to an automotive, simulated 10
year durability test and passed. They have also passed the off-road vehicle
seat cushion durability test SAE-J1454 and the Heavy Truck, Million Mile
WILL THE HEATERS FATIGUE OR DAMAGE THE SEAT OVER TIME?
No as the
temperatures of the heating elements are much lower than the maximum
interior temperatures of the vehicles they are installed in. ( Example,
Most vehicle interior temperatures exceed over 200 F when parked in the sun)
WHAT IS THE WARRANTY OF THE SYSTEM?
heater normally carries the same warranty as the seat it is installed in
which ranges from 1 to 3 years.
MUCH POWER DOES THE AVERAGE CHECK SEAT HEATER SYSTEM CONSUME?
3 to 5 Amps.
At 13.8 VDC or 41 to 69 Watts.
YOU USE A SWITCH TO TURN THEM ON OR OFF?
Yes, a switch
is normally used to activate the heaters and to adjust the temperature
settings on multi temperature systems.
WHAT ARE THE CHECK HEATING ELEMENTS MADE OF?
Grade resistance heating wire, foam and adhesive to bond the wire to the
foam. Note: all these materials meet the FMVSS 302 flammability safety
WIRE HEATING ELEMENTS DURABILE?
Yes, they are
the most commonly used seat heater elements used in OE Automotive seating
today. The durability is a function of the strength, flexibility and the
proper application of the wire in the design of the heating element.
CHECK CORP. HEATING ELEMENTS BE MOLDED INTO THE BASE FOAM OF THE SEAT BACK
AND SEAT BOTTOM CUSHIONS?
Corp. has patented an element design that can be molded into the cushions of
the seat when they are manufactured. These heaters become an integrated
part of the seat base foam and this helps them to be more durable and
THE HEATERS MAKE THE SEAT FOAM LESS COMFORTABLE?
No, the seat
heaters stretch and bend with the foam of the seat and therefore do not
change the comfort or the appearance of the seat.
WHAT KIND OF TESTING HAVE CHECK SEAT HEATERS BEEN EXPOSED TO?
Jounce and Squirm, Automotive Entry and Exit, Automotive Knee Cycling, Off
Road Durability Test SAE#J1454 and Heavy Truck Million Mile Shaker test and
FMVSS 302 flammability test.
HOW MUCH DO SEAT HEATER SYSTEMS COST?
MSRP Installed pricing ranges from $200 per seat to $650 per seat depending
on the vehicle make and model, the type of seat heater system being
installed, and the number of other options being installed at the same
time. Part costs range from
$30 to $120 per seat depending on the size of the heating elements, switch
design, harness lengths and the features of the system.
WHAT IS THE CAUSE OF MOST FAILURES?
installation of the seat heater system into the seat.
LONG HAS CHECK BEEN MANUFACTURING SEAT HEATERS?
DOES CHECK MAKE SEAT HEATERS FOR AUTOMOTIVE OE MANUFACTURERS?
Yes, but our
focus is on Industrial, Off Road, RV's, Trucks, Motorcycles, Boats &
Automotive Aftermarket Seats.