Flex the internal metal disk back and forth until crystals begin to form inside the heat pack and get consistent heat at 130° F within seconds Enjoy the warmth and comfort of Helios Heater heating pads. Fast instant heat with one click !
Easily reactivated in boiling water. The heat reverses the chemistry inside and stores the heat for later use. Use them today or in a year from now. The heat will still be ready for you.
To recharge/reactivate: Place the crystalized heat pack into boiling water. Boil until all of the crystal are dissolved. Removed and allow to cool. Once they are cooled Helios Heater Heat Packs are ready to use again.
The pad contains water, food grade sodium acetate trihydrate (an ingredient in salt and vinegar potato chips) and a stainless steel disc. When the pad is in its liquid state it is a "super saturated" solution.
The Heating-Pad must be in its liquid state and below 50° C (122° F) before it will activate. If the pad is too hot it will not activate. When you activate a warm pad, it will not crystallize and turn white; the pad will go cloudy and remain mostly liquid, this is because only the liquid that is below 54° C (130° F) will crystallize and the rest will remain liquid to generate heat as the pad cools. In this way a warm pad will remain near its maximum temperature until all of the liquid has crystallized. Occasionally it may require a few flexes of the disc but the pad should activate.
Flexing the metal disc in the liquid pad creates a seed crystal that starts a chain reaction causing the pad to crystallize. This crystallization ALWAYS occurs at a temperature of 54 o C (130° F) The pad will not activate if it is above this temperature. Once activated, the Helios-Pad has available to it a predetermined amount of energy. It will use this energy to increase the temperature of the pad to 54 o C and use whatever is left to maintain that temperature. This ability to produce heat for a period of time is accomplished because all of the liquid does not crystallize immediately. Molecules that were not required to heat the pad to its maximum temperature will remain liquid, and crystallize as required, to maintain the maximum temperature. This means that a pad that is warm will maintain its maximum temperature longer than one that is cold.
Once the Heating-Pad has given off all of its heat it will remain in its crystallized state until it is recharged. This is accomplished by placing the crystallized pad in boiling water for 5 to 20 minutes (depending upon the size of the pad) until all of the crystals are melted. Once completely liquefied, remove the Helios-Pad from the water and store it until it is required. The Heating- Pad should remain liquid as it cools. If crystals form as the pad cools it has not been boiled long enough and should be re-boiled.
Depending on its size, starting temperature and insulation, a Heating-Pad will provide heat from 15 minutes to 3 hours. Starting at room temperature and used as a heating pad, it will remain at its maximum temperature for approximately one hour and slowly cool to room temperature in about three to four hours. If you use the pad immediately after it has been recharged, (wrap it in an extra layer of towel as it may be very hot) it will give off heat as it cools and then may be activated while still warm. In this way the pad may last as long as 6 hours.
There is no limit as to the number of times a Pad can be used. There are pads still in use after five years. The pad will not operate if there is a hole in the vinyl. It is manufactured from the same vinyl as is used in water beds.
If the Pad has been stored in its crystallized state for an extended period of time, a small amount of water can evaporate from the pad and cause the solution to become more concentrated. This higher concentration is indicated by "snowflake like" crystals in the liquid pad. The pad will still operate but at a slightly higher temperature. This water loss can be substantially reduced by storing the pad in its liquid state and may be reversed by extending the boiling times and by leaving the pad in water to cool.
If a liquid Pad gets a hole in it, it will activate. The pad will not able to be recharged and must be exchanged. The contents are not dangerous and may be dealt with as if you were dealing with normal salt.
Just before you go out, pre-heat the liquid Heating-Pad in a sink of hot water. (the hotter the better) Store the pad as close to your body as possible (don't activate the pad) and you can use this heat to keep you warm as the pad cools. Once the pad has cooled to a point where you are getting cold, activate the liquid pad and it will heat to keep you warm longer. Please note that vinyl gets brittle when it gets very cold and can be easily damaged.
No. Boing the heat packs for 10-15 minutes is the best and most effective way to reset them.
Yes the pad can be used as a cold pack. Place the pad in your fridge (NOT THE FREEZER) for an hour before use, and then simply use it as you would a cold pack. The Pad will remain cold for an extended period without being too cold.
The Helios Heater heating pads are supremely convenient thermotherapy gel pads specially designed as personal pain management and rehabilitation solutions for use anywhere pain is present. These Hot and Cold Therapy Gel Packs deliver your choice of either hot or cold thermotherapy directly to the source of the pain for fast and effective pain relief. An ideal solution to aches, strains, injuries, headaches and more, these gel packs are reusable for years and years of dedicated use. Not-toxic and latex-free, the Hot and Cold Therapy Gel Packs ensure you are ready for whatever pains life throws your way.
Medical studies indicate that Hot Therapy is an effective pain relief solution that helps promote relaxation and reduce stress. It has been in use for centuries as a natural remedy to enhance the natural recovery process. Heat therapy also increases blood flow, which relaxes sore muscles and provides soothing comfort.
The Helios Heater heating pads are the ultimate heat solution for pain relief, reducing tension and keeping yourself warm while outdoors or at home. The incredible Helios Heater can be used over and over just Press a floating coin inside the heat pack and within seconds, you have a fully activated 130° heat pack.
The Heat Packs are all natural and reusable heating pads that use no electricity – so there is no danger of electricity next to the body.
It stays warm for the amount of time most health care professionals recommend, between 20-120 minutes with different sizes. Because the pads cool off after that amount, there is no danger of falling asleep and getting burned. They reach a maximum temperature of 130°F and WILL NOT burn anything.
They are portable. You don’t have to find electric outlets, worry about extension cords, or stay in one spot. A person can conveniently move around.
You can simply reactivate them in boiling water infinite times.
These pads conform to the shape of the body. Most heat pads and cold packs are rather rigid.
The technology is based on a simple and reusable sodium acetate (a type of salt) & water reaction.
You can use them day after day with ABSOLUTELY no waste.
The importance of utilizing green products in this economy has infinite positive qualities.