More Heat Press Safety Tips
Hopefully you had some time to digest part one of my safe heat press machine practices. I know this may seem like common sense to some of you, but it’s always good to review nonetheless. Bringing commonsense information in the forefront of your mind is never a bad idea. It’s why they do refreshers in nearly every form of training.
Heat Machine Safety Tips Continued
After you’ve given your heat press machine ample time to cool off, which means well over an hour, you can finally move your machine. Until that point, do not even begin to touch your machine. You can always get a nice contact thermometer so you can see whether or not the surface is hot.
Back on the topic of electricity, a heat press machine is going to have a huge output of between 1200 and 1400 W. This is regardless of whether or not it’s heating up or is in use. These things use a lot of energy. It’s a best practice to always plug the machine into its own outlet. This is particularly true if you have an older style home.
You’re also going to make sure that the electrical outlet that you are plugging you heat press machine into is grounded. While the chance of a short happening is very unlikely, it’s a risk that you definitely do not want to take. Again, giving the electrical capacity of the power supply within any kind of heat transfer machine, you want to be on the safe side when it comes to electricity.
Since a heat transfer machine uses electricity, you’re definitely going to want to keep this away from water. Even if we’re using the heat press machine hasn’t been wet in a long time, I was taking extra precaution and just wipe it down with a dry towel beforehand just to be sure. The risk of being electrocuted is not worth saving for seconds that it takes to dry an area.
Whenever your heat press machine is an in use, I highly recommend that you unplug it from an outlet. Even if you’re not using the machine, there’s still a trickle charge that’s going from your outlet into your machine. This is not only wasting money, but it’s also putting more wear and tear on the power supply. Also, when the machine is plugged in, there’s always the chance that he can short whenever there is a lightning storm.
This isn’t necessarily related to the heat press machine, but I find it always best to save the box at the packages shipped in. If you ever for whatever reason need to swap it out via warranty, it’s always much easier to ship it back in the original packaging.
While on the topic of packaging, when you first take your heat press out of the box, I want you to do a thorough check of it to make sure that nothings loose nor looks damaged and it looks like it’s a brand-new machine.
Even if you have a question about whether or not something is damaged, I highly recommend that you contact the manufacturer. Do not mess around with your heat press.