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Old 10-24-2013, 09:49 PM   #21
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We just used the heated mattress and thought the same thing. The bed seemed to be warm only where there was body pressure. I had the foam topper and the heat seemed to come through.....could have also been the dog keeping my feet warm!!!

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Old 10-25-2013, 09:59 AM   #22
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Originally Posted by rockfordroo View Post
The heaters are only about 150 watts, basically as much heat as a good sized light bulb. They are NOT like electric blankets. I found this out the hard way. First time I tried them, I kept putting my hand under the covers, expecting it to be warm like an electric blanket. The plug is very hard to get into the fitting on the mattress, so I thought it wasn't getting in far enough to make an electrical connection, so I "filed" down the outside of the plug, hoping I could get it in better. (Didn't help, but it made it look ugly.) Ended up giving up and getting into bed, and discovering an hour or two later (the wife had turned it on, even though I had given up) that it was quite warm in there! Then I read here that it's only about 150 watts.
I got a chuckle out of the part about filing down the end - only because I thought the same thing - that I couldn't get the plug in far enough. Then, same story, gave up and went to bed, and discovered that thing really does work pretty good. We used them for the first time 2 weeks ago when it was in the upper 30's. They are great. I turned the thermostat down the second night because the bed was plenty warm.

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Old 10-25-2013, 07:17 PM   #23
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Would it be a good or bad idea to put something like a space blanket under the mattress to direct the heat up?
I think some have tried Reflectix under the mattress to prevent condensation and separate the cool bed door from the heated mattress.
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Old 10-25-2013, 07:26 PM   #24
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I think some have tried Reflectix under the mattress to prevent condensation and separate the cool bed door from the heated mattress.
Ah, I guess the results were mixed?
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Ah, I guess the results were mixed?
yep, we got condensation between the Reflectix and the mattress bottom, but not on the bunk door platform. this occurred whether we used the heating feature or didn't.
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Old 11-04-2013, 06:36 PM   #26
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We have experienced the same thing. First night we tried I thought they weren't working but once you get in they heat right where you lay. Kept sticking my hand under the kids to make sure they were warm.

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