The first pocket catalytic heating pads appeared during the First World War. The principle of their action was based on the catalytic flameless oxidation of alcohol or gasoline, which was accompanied by the release of heat. The catalyst in all heaters was platinum. One of the modern representatives of such compact heating means is the Zippo Hand Warmer catalytic heater, which works on the same principle as its distant ancestors.
Pocket catalytic heater Zippo Hand Warmer 40282, instructions for use, features of use, refueling and operation of the heater, review.
gasoline, the catalytic grid of the Zippo Hand Warmer warmer will first significantly reduce its performance, and then completely fail. In order for the Zippo Hand Warmer catalytic heater to work and generate heat, you need to do a few simple operations.
Instructions for use, refueling and launching the Zippo Hand Warmer catalytic heating pad.
1. Remove the cover, then the nozzle with the catalyst and pour gasoline into the heating pad reservoir.
You can refill the Zippo Hand Warmer with a standard watering can, a syringe or directly from a can of gasoline. Using a standard measuring watering can is preferable, since with it you can more accurately dose the amount of gasoline based on the required operating time of the heating pad. Lower risk on the watering can (according to the manufacturer) 6 hours, upper 12 hours.
2. Place the catalyst nozzle on the Zippo Hand Warmer and heat it with an open flame.
If the heating pad is refilled in advance, then in order to avoid premature evaporation of gasoline from the tank, it is necessary to cover its neck with a piece of polyethylene, and only then put the nozzle with the catalyst in place. The catalyst mesh should be heated on the side, above any open flame (more conveniently with a lighter, it does not give soot) for 10-15 seconds. If the air temperature is much lower than zero, then it is advisable to warm up the Zippo Hand Warmer first, for example, putting it in your pocket or in your bosom. This is necessary to accelerate the process of gasoline evaporation onto the heating pad catalyst grid..
3. To put on a cover, and then a cover on a heating pad.
The Zippo Hand Warmer catalytic heater comes into operation within 4-5 minutes, while its surface gradually heats up to 50-60 degrees. As a result, holding it in your hands becomes somewhat problematic. That is why the case comes with a heating pad, which also protects the heating pad itself from excessive cooling, as a result of which the evaporation of gasoline may stop. To stop the operation of the heating pad, it is enough to remove the nozzle with the catalyst from it, let it cool and install it back.
suspension. Dry wet shoes, while sleeping, warm the sleeping bag inside, etc..
burners for 1-2 minutes. And if this does not help, then replace it with a new one, for Zippo warmers they are sold separately.