In this review we take a closer look at the Thermotech Automatic Digital Moist Heating Pad, the large model. Read through this review to see if this heating pad is for you or not.
Let me first ask you a question.
Do you want your heating pad very hot? If your answer is no then this heating pad is not for you, I would look at one of the other electric heating pads instead. If your answer is yes and you do like your heating pad very hot, then please read on.
Table of Contents
- Thermotech Automatic Digital Moist Heating Pad Review
- Features of the Thermotech Automatic Digital Moist Heating Pad, 14″x26″
- Does the Heating Pad Use Infrared Heat?
- Dry or Moist Heating
- Tech Specks
- What Does the Thermotech Automatic Digital Moist Heating Pad DO?
- Who Should Buy the Thermotech Automatic Digital Large Heat Pad?
- Thermotech Pros and Cons
- Customer Support and Warranty
- Consumer Ratings Thermotech Heating Pad
- Final Thoughts
Thermotech Automatic Digital Moist Heating Pad Review
Product code: PMT-S766d
3 Key Features:
- 4 different heat settings with 4 time settings
- Well made and sturdy
- Gets very hot
Size: 14″ x 26″
Dry or Moist Heat: Moist Heat
Company: The brand Thermotech is represented by Pain Management Technologies
Benefits of the Large Thermotech Automatic Digital Moist Heating Pad
Pain Relief – By using a heating pad like the Thermotech large pad you can cover a large area, your back for example, and let the heat ease your pain. The heat doesn`t just feel good it works down into the muscle with multiple benefits.
- The heat will relax your muscles and ease muscle spasms.
- The heat will help with deep muscle healing by increasing the circulation of blood.
- The increased circulation of blood, will also help with faster healing.
How to Use the Heating Pad
Start by placing the heating pad in the outer fleece cover.
Plug in the Thermotech heating pad.
Place the heating pad on the body area that you would like to treat.
There is a yellow on/off button to turn the heating pad on press that. A beeping sound will indicate that the heating pad is turned on. The settings are automatically set to a treatment time of 15 minutes at the lowest heat setting of 113F (45C).
To change the treatment time push the on/off button again, and you will get the 30 minutes time setting. Press again for 45 minutes, a fourth time for 60 minutes. If you push it a fifth time the heating pad will turn off. The light will indicate what time setting is used.
Yellow light – 30 minutes
Orange light – 45 minutes
Red light – 60 minutes
This Thermotech heating padcomes with 4 different heat settings. Press the blue button on the controller to set the wanted heat. The light on the controller will indicate what heat setting is used.
Green light – 113 F (45C)
Yellow light – 130 F (55C)
Orange light – 150 F (65C)
Red light – 166 F (75C)
You can change the temperature during the treatment, which is good if you feel that it gets too hot or too cold during treatment session.
Some have experience the heating pad getting very hot to the extent where it has burned. Even at the lowest heat setting it gets very hot. So be careful before you have figured out what heat setting works for you.
When the treatment time is over there will be a soft beeping sound and the Thermotech heating pad will turn off automatically.
Auto off Feature
The heating pad will automatically turn off after it reaches the set time. There is no setting for continuous heat.
How to NOT Use the Pad
Do NOT start on the highest setting – The first time you try this heating pad out, start on the lowest heat setting. Try that out first and go from there. This item gets very hot and you don`t want to burn yourself.
Make sure you read the fine print instructions.
Features of the Thermotech Automatic Digital Moist Heating Pad, 14″x26″
Size of the Heating Pad – Listed and True
The listed size of this heating pad is 14”x26” and that measures the outer cover. The true size is more like 12”x24” and that can make a difference if you are covering a large area, your back for example.
The Thermotech King padcomes with a removable outer fleece cover. It`s comfortable and soft. The cover also comes with a Velcro strap so that you can fasten it to your body.
This cover should be hand washed only. To dry it, let it air dry.
Does the Heating Pad Use Infrared Heat?
One of the questions people have is “does the Thermotech use infrared heat?” This is due to a comment from the company, stating that they use infrared heat.
Well pretty much all heat is infrared heat. This is the infrared heat definition from Wikipedia:
An infrared heater is a body with a higher temperature which transfers energy to a body with a lower temperature through electromagnetic radiation.
So this means that pretty much all electric heating pads use infrared heat.
Dry or Moist Heating
This is a heating pad that use the humidity in the air for the moist heat treatment. No added water is needed for the heating pad. If you live in a dry area, using a humidifier can help bring extra moisture to the pad.
The controller is listed as: 110V AC outlet
Electric/Battery/Microwavable operated: Electric
Cord Length: 6 feet
What Does the Thermotech Automatic Digital Moist Heating Pad DO?
Moist heat increases circulation by bringing in fresh blood cells to the area that is getting treated. This also helps speed up recovery time. The increased blood flow will help recover inflamed joints, it also increase flexibility.
The heating pad can help with the following;
- Relief pain
- Muscle spasms
- Back pain
- Joint pain
- Stiffness and muscle tension
It also helps with other problems where heat has proven to be beneficial.
Who Should Buy the Thermotech Automatic Digital Large Heat Pad?
Hot – If you enjoy a very hot heating pad then this might be a good option for you.
Strap – If you are looking for a heating pad that comes with a strap so that you can wrap it around a joint, this pad comes with such a strap.
Easy controller – If you want an item with easy adjustable time and temperature settings, this pad comes with such controller.
Cover – If you want a removable hand washable cover, this pad comes with it.
Do NOT Buy If…
If you are sensitive to heat. This heating pad gets very hot even at the lowest setting.
If a soft beep annoys you. When the treatment is done there will be a soft beep to indicate that the session is over.
Thermotech Pros and Cons
- Gets very hot
- Comfortable, sturdy heating pad
- 4 heat settings
- 4 time settings
- Easy control to maneuver
- Gets too hot for some
- No continuous heat if you like that
- Only 1 year warranty
- Some have experienced short life span
I just had to put down that the pad gets very hot on both sides, both as a pro and a con. It depends on your needs and wants.
Customer Support and Warranty
It took a little bit of detective work to see who is behind the Thermotech brand and product. Representing the Thermotech brand is an Ohio based company called Pain Management Technologies. If you run into any problems with this heating pad you can contact them here;
Pain Management Technologies
1 Year Warranty
There is a one year warranty on this product.
Consumer Ratings Thermotech Heating Pad
This heating pad gets both good and bad reviews. Most complains are because of how hot the heating pad gets even at the lowest temperature. Another complain is the short life span. But there is also happy satisfied customers. It comes down to what you need.
You can read more customer reviews here.
This Thermotech heating pad is similar priced to its competitors.
To be honest I am not sure if I want to recommend this product due to how hot it gets. So if you are sensitive to heat, take a look at the Sunbeam XpressHeat heating pad instead. This is a good alterntive that does not get as hot.
If you like your heating pad very hot then by all means try out this Thermotech Automatic Digital Moist Heating Pad Heating Pad, 14”x26”, but be careful and start on the lowest heat setting.
Have you used this heating pad? I would love to hear your thoughts on it! If you have any questions feel free to leave them below.