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Can I make holes into silicone heating pad?

Posted by forgoden 
Can I make holes into silicone heating pad?
May 01, 2020 06:12PM
Hello,

I want to order some 220V silicone heating pad from china. The size is correct, but they dont have holes. It is possible to make holes with my drilling machine or will it destroy it?
Re: Can I make holes into silicone heating pad?
May 01, 2020 11:03PM
Its a blob of silicon with a resistance wire over the entire surface.

If you drill into it you will most likely drill through the wire and destroy it.

also 220v! you don't want any hardware touching the wire either.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 05/02/2020 10:09PM by Dust.
Re: Can I make holes into silicone heating pad?
May 02, 2020 01:32PM
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forgoden
Hello,

will it destroy it?

Yes.
Re: Can I make holes into silicone heating pad?
May 03, 2020 03:48AM
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forgoden
Hello,

I want to order some 220V silicone heating pad from china. The size is correct, but they dont have holes. It is possible to make holes with my drilling machine or will it destroy it?

Darwin award incoming.
Re: Can I make holes into silicone heating pad?
May 03, 2020 08:15AM
If you have to ask DON'T

BUT some people who don't need to ask can, others are or will be history smiling smiley


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Re: Can I make holes into silicone heating pad?
May 03, 2020 08:43AM
If:-
  • You have many years of experience.
  • You can deduce from available clues as to where the dangerous (live) parts are.
  • You have learned from many mistakes and lots of damaged equipment in the past.
  • You are sure that you have overlooked nothing (like water getting through the drilled holes).
  • You have prayed really really hard to the right God at a time that you believe him (her) to be listening.
  • There is an Earth Leakage Circuit Breaker in the supply and somebody with an insulated rope to pull you away from the source of electrocution.
Then go ahead. As somebody said recently "what have you got to lose"

Mike

p.s., that is my own personal opinion as I have no training in risk assessment
Re: Can I make holes into silicone heating pad?
May 03, 2020 12:21PM
Verboten Forgoden!


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Re: Can I make holes into silicone heating pad?
May 03, 2020 03:43PM
If you ocntact Keenovo and tell them where you need the holes they may make one for you for a small additional charge over the standard product.


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Re: Can I make holes into silicone heating pad?
May 14, 2020 06:13PM
a hole punch should work well smiling smiley just make sure you unplug it first. also, cut the electric connections off, otherwise you'll likely start a fire or get electrocuted.
Re: Can I make holes into silicone heating pad?
May 19, 2020 12:57PM
I really wouldn't, and here's why..

Standard 1" paper clip for scale, Keenovo 110v bed heater. (I run an industrial live x-ray unit)
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Re: Can I make holes into silicone heating pad?
September 11, 2020 07:06AM
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Diggrr
I really wouldn't, and here's why..

Standard 1" paper clip for scale, Keenovo 110v bed heater. (I run an industrial live x-ray unit)

Thanks for the very useful and conclusive answer
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