Why is NEXGEN low voltage?

The mechanism for converting electrical energy into heat for carbon based heating is mainly the collision of charged particles in the electric field. The performance of the heater or heating film is directly affected by the current and intrinsic resistance of the electro thermal materials. Graphene’s very high current density and thermal conductivity guarantees faster temperature responses and uniform distribution, essential for optimum performance to ensure no overheating or hot spots. NexGen covers 95% of the area with its patented graphite and graphene mix. In comparison, on average, FAR Infrared and Wire Mats cover 2% to 4%, Carbon Film 60% and Infra Red Panels 2%. 

V2          =  Power

Voltage squared divided by resistance equals power which is measured in watts. Resistance is exactly as it sounds, to stop or resist flow from one thing to another. In this instance we are using heat. The higher the resistance the more power required. Most carbon films or heating cables average 60 to 80 ohms resistance across a 60 cm sheet. In comparison NexGen heating films average between 4 to 12 ohms across a 60cm sheet. The difference in resistance illustrates why we reach required temperatures using a low voltage power supply.

24×24/60 = 9.6 watts

24×24/4 = 144 watts

That’s 93.4% more power!