The Kendrick Comparison

As recently as April of 2007, Kendrick Astro Instruments touted how thin film elements (at that time used exclusively by Dew-Not.LLC for our Dew-Notâ„¢ heaters) were vastly inferior to their wire elements.

To Quote Kendrick

Interviewer

What are the advantages of so called "thin film technology" in Dew-Not™ heaters?

Kendrick

Actually there aren't any besides cheapening the manufacturing costs.

Interviewer

Why do they make their new FireFly heaters from exactly the same type of heating material as well as their connectors to their heaters using the same crimp connectors as Dew-Not™?

Kendrick

The film has a limited life, like a light bulb, and can get brittle and crack with repeated flexure. Plus the manual crimping on the wire leads tends to be flimsy leading to malfunctions.

Interviewer

Also, why does the current Kendrick web site show incorrect photographs of thin film heating elements? Their own photographs show a custom designed Dew-Not™ heating element which they claim is their own, while showing a nearly 20 year old design heating element as "a competitor's"?

Kendrick

Dew-Not's founder, John Marstiller, has been designing and manufacturing thin film heating elements for over 30 years. During this time he has created products for such diverse applications as home heating and military thermal imagery. John has been awarded over six US and dozens of international patents for these technologies.

You Decide

Is Kendrick being truthful in their comparisons of Dew-Not™ Anti-Dew heating elements? If they are not being truthful about that, then how can you be assured that anything they claim about their own heaters is the truth?

Dew-Not™ - the original thin film, low amperage dew removal heating elements. And still the best!