Winter season is on and here is a useful automotive thing that makes your driving very comfortable in this cool weather...As many of you must have noticed that when there's chilling atmosphere outside and you enter your car, you find the seats very uncomfortable to sit as they are too cool to sit on..but the car manufacturers have this unique thing to make you happy....I am talking about Heated Seats...I'll discuss what is Heated Seats and how they work??
|Heated Seats button in a car|
Heated seats is the optional set of seats which are configured to heat up with a press of a button. These days it is common features of costly luxury cars. The seats are stuffed with electronic circuitry which develops heat and makes them hot enough to make your driving comfortable. The whole functioning is done with the help of a button present in the car. Many car owners opt for external heated configuration in the form of seat covers or customize their seats with some outside vendors. Now take a look on how it functions..
How Heated Seats Work ??
The functioning of Heated seats is done with the help of following materials:
- Heating element
- Connecting Wires
|Inside of a Heated seat (Wired Network is heating Element)|
The basic logic behind the heating mechanism is very simple. If you remember anything about current and resistance in physics then it is very easy for you. A current is passed through the heating element and heating element generates heat to make the seats warm. When a person switches on the button, the relay allows the current to flow through the heating element(which can be a wire and acts as resistance). As the current passes through the heating element, it resists the current from flowing through it which in turn generates heat and that what we need. This heat makes the seats hot and comfortable for winters. But there has to be some limit for the temperature as it may burn the fabric, for this reason the whole setup is connected to a thermostat which reads the temperature of heating element and disconnect the current supply as soon it reaches a preset limit. After sometime when the temperature of the seat lowers, the thermostat allows the current to flow through the circuit and that how temperature is maintained.
Few systems have setting for different ranges of temperature to suit your needs.
Pros and Cons:
As this is boon for all the drivers who wish for cozy seats in this winter season but since it is electrical configuration that's why it's bit risky. Although the car manufacturers make sure the the systems are fault proof and reliable for longer runs.
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