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Infra-red Electric Heater for Clothes Dryers

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000031220D
Publication Date: 2004-Sep-17

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Abstract

An infra-red electric heater is proposed for tumble-type clothes dryers. An infra-red heater will provide direct, radiant energy into clothing rather than the convection heating systems used in production today. The heater(s) will be of varying wattage so as to provide different amounts of energy, depending on the moisture remaining in the clothing. The heater(s) will be controlled by a microprocessor by varying the voltage across a resistive coil with signal inputs from a moisture and temperature sensing device(s).