Grow over the years, heated apparel has made its way on the market. It’s different from ordinary clothes. When you wear it, unprecedented comfort and warmth cover your whole body in seconds. Most people regard it as a magic invention to deal with the harsh cold. So, what something makes the heated apparel different? It’s the heating element.
Heating elements are almost inside in heated apparel. It can convert electrical energy into heat through the heating cables when powered by the battery. In fact, not all heated apparel use the same heating element. In the heated apparel industry, the most common is carbon fiber heating element and graphene heating element. So, this article leads you to know more about carbon fiber and graphene.
What is carbon fiber?
Carbon fiber composed mainly of carbon atoms is a well-known material in the manufacturing industry. It features high heat resistance, high chemical resistance, low thermal expansion, excellent thermal conductivity, etc. Although its diameter is thinner than a single hair, its strength is far stronger than aluminum alloy. Because of this, it is used extensively in the aviation and military industry.
What is graphene?
Graphene as one kind of 2D carbon nanomaterial is one of the most flexible known materials. With remarkable performance in optics, electricity, and mechanic, experts believe it as a revolutionary material in future has promising prospects in materials science, biomedicine, aviation, etc. Besides that, graphene is known for its outstanding thermal conductivity. That’s the main reason why it enjoys great popularity among manufacturers who specialized in the heated apparel industry.
Carbon fiber heating element vs Graphene heating element
- Heating rate.
Although carbon fiber and graphene are commonly used as the heating element, the latter is more prominent in the heating rate. Graphene heating element generates heat that can up to 50 degrees Celsius within one minute while it takes 3 minutes for carbon fiber. That means that the graphene heating element allows you to embrace the comfortable warmth in seconds.
- Damage-proof ability
Compared with carbon fiber heating element, graphene heating element is better in bending resistance to guarantee its high quality. Besides that, it is well-known that graphene is the thinnest, strongest, and most flexible material. That relieves the concern about its security and durability.
- Heating effect.
Both heating elements have one similarity. That is they can produce heat to keep our body warm. However, the graphene heating element can heat more evenly, which provides a better wearing experience for you. In addition, both can release far infrared to benefit the body, including promoting blood circulation, relieving muscle soreness, and boosting immune functions.
- Development prospect
Developed several years, carbon fiber has been widely applied in various areas with great achievements. As for the graphene, it as a emerging material has unprecedented development opportunities. Moreover, because of this, its price is more expensive than carbon fiber.
Heated jacket with carbon fiber heating elements
This heated jacket is one of the best-sellers in Venustas store. It is covered with 5 carbon fiber heating elements (left & right abdomen, mid-back and waist), which ensures extra warmth to your body. This heated jacket with a tailor design and breathable fabric achieves excellent water-proof ability without compromising its style.
Heated jacket with graphene heating elements
This heated jacket with an all-purpose design is versatile for outdoor work, outdoor activities, and travel. It is equipped with 5 graphene heating elements covered the abdomen, shoulders, and mid-back, which enables you to enjoy long-lasting and comfortable warmth in a short time. With the water-resistant shell and fleece inner, it is a perfect pick for cold windy days and snowy days.
In a word, carbon fiber heating element and graphene heating element have unique features. That means is no certain answer to tell you which one is better. No matter which one you choose, picking the one you like is a great idea.
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