What is a PTC heater in a car?

PTC stands for Positive. Temperature Coefficient. PTC’s are self regulated electric heaters used to complement the heater core. Located mostly after the heater core or sometimes in ducts (feet heater), PTC’s have been introduced on climate control systems to compensate for a lack of heat on high efficiency engines.

What is a PTC air heater?

PTC Air Heaters are finned resistor heaters with a large surface area for homogeneous heating of air flows. They achieve a power up to 3kW, depending on the type, and cannot overheat thanks to the PTC effect. Their heating fins in V- or Delta-shape allow for homogeneous heat distribution and low pressure drop.

Is PTC fan heater good?

While traditional heaters are still widely used across multiple industry niches, there’s another, smarter solution. Enter, Positive Temperature Coefficient (PTC) heaters. A PTC heater is safer, more reliable, and more consistent than a traditional heater.

How does a PTC heater work?

PTC heaters are self-regulating heaters that operate in an open loop without the use of external diagnostic controls. PTC heaters use conductive inks printed on thin, flexible polymer-based substrates to generate heat, rather than the wires and coils used in classic fixed-resistance heaters.

Are PTC heaters economical?

Base on those two factors, yes, PTC heaters are cheaper to run. They are less costly than the typical resistive heater. These heaters are very cost-effective to install and operate with little no maintenance required over the useful life of the device.

What are the benefits of a PTC heater?

This simple switch in materials is what makes PTC electric heaters superior to traditional coil electric heaters….In this blog, we will cover what we believe to be the top three benefits of modern PTC heating technology.

  • Increased Levels of Safety.
  • Longer Lasting.
  • Lower Operating Costs and Downtime.
  • Proven Track Record.

Is PTC heater safe?

Positive temperature coefficient (PTC) heaters consist of specialized heating discs built from advanced ceramic materials. These safe, powerful, and energy-efficient heaters allow for exceptional heat production and transfer within even the smallest spaces.