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Chili Technology offers the ChiliPad Cube, also known as the ChiliPad, a mattress pad featuring a built-in temperature regulation system that provides both heating and cooling.
The pad is constructed with a central control unit known as the Cube, which is connected to a network of silicone microtubes. ChiliPad owners add hot or cold water, which circulates through the tubes before arriving at the Cube. The temperature can be adjusted manually or with a wireless remote; owners can preset the temperature in one degree increments at anywhere from 55° to 110° Fahrenheit (13° to 43° Celsius).
The ChiliPad is available in a total of seven sizes. Four of these sizes – Single, Twin XL, Full, and Split California King – are single-zone pads, meaning they have one Cube unit and provide one temperature-regulated surface. The other three sizes – Queen, King, and California King – are dual-zone pads, making them a good choice for couples with differing temperature preferences. A Twin-size ChiliPad was previously available, but eventually discontinued due to low demand.
In addition to the ChiliPad, Chili Technology recently introduced the ChiliGel, a gel-infused mattress pad that provides up to five hours of cooling. The ChiliGel is currently in production, with an expected release date in mid-February 2019. We will update this review once the product becomes available to the general public.
Please note: Another Chili Technology product, the ChiliPad PLS (CP 100), has been discontinued and is no longer sold on the Chili Technology site. However, the product may be available through third-party retailers and sellers.
Follow these five steps to operate the ChiliPad Cube:
The pad should be unfolded and placed on top of the mattress and underneath a fitted sheet. The pad also has elastic corner straps that fit around the edges of the mattress for added stability. The microtubes can be placed at the head or foot of the bed, depending on the owner’s preferences.
The Cube should rest on a flat surface with at least two feet (24″) of breathing room on each side. It must be plugged into an AC outlet, and should be positioned with the water tank on top to prevent leakage. Owners can utilize risers to place the Cube beneath their bed. Connect the male end of the external tube attachment to the Cube’s female connector. When connecting the tube to the Cube, the blue release button should be facing upward.
The Cube has an opening on the top in which water should be added. Unscrew the cap and add distilled water as needed. Once the Cube has reached full water capacity, turn the machine on using the power button near the opening. The Cube will produce a light beep, and then the tubes will begin to fill with water. As water is distributed into the tubes, owners will need to add more distilled water to the Cube until the ‘add water’ indicator light goes out. They should then screw the cap back into place.
Please note: when new, the ChiliPad’s water tank should have a trace amount of water inside; this indicates the product has undergone quality control tests prior to packaging. If the water is absent, then the ChiliPad may not have been properly tested.
Two buttons – one with a flame icon and another with a snowflake icon – are located next to the power button. Owners use these two buttons to increase or decrease the temperature in one-degree increments until their desired setting is reached. A temperature reading displays the owner’s setting, not the ChiliPad’s current temperature. Once the temperature has been properly adjusted, the number will blink three times. Most temperature changes take effect within 15 minutes.
In addition to manual controls, owners can program temperature settings with a wireless remote. To activate the remote, hold down the Cube’s power button for five seconds; the unit will beep and show a blinking ‘888’ in the temperature display. Turn on the remote control at this point; the unit will beep again and display the current temperature preset. To program the remote with a dual-zone pad, make sure one of the Cubes remains off throughout this process.
To turn off the Cube, simply press the power button while it is running. The display will immediately turn off, though the fans may run for a few moments longer. Owners are advised to unplug the Cube if they do not plan to use their ChiliPad in the next 24 hours. To drain the Cube, use an H-shaped tool that comes with the ChiliPad; the cross-shaped end is used to drain theCube, and the hollow end is used to drain the mattress pad.
Please note that dual-zone Chilipads (Queen, King, and California sizes) feature two microtube networks and two Cube units. To operate these, simply follow the steps listed above for each side of the pad.
The ChiliPad’s features, functions, and product specifications include the following:
Temperature range: The Cube can be programmed in one-degree increments to reach temperatures anywhere from 55° to 110° Fahrenheit (13° to 43° Celsius). Certain factors – such as bedroom temperature and sleeper weight – may affect temperature delivery.
Cube dimensions: The Cube measures 9 1/4″ wide, 9 1/4″ long, and 7 1/2″ tall. It weighs roughly nine pounds.
Energy usage: The average ChiliPad uses 80 watts.
Power sources: The Cube’s power cord must be plugged into an AC outlet to operate. The remote control requires two AAA batteries.
Cord length: The power cord measures eight feet (8′) in length.
Material composition: The mattress pad is made from a polyester and cotton blend. The microtubes are made of medical-grade silicone.
ChiliPad weight limit: The pad operates with up to 500 pounds per zone. However, heavier individuals may not experience the same temperature range as lighter individuals.
ChiliPad dimensions: The table below lists width, length, and thickness dimensions for the ChiliPad in each available size.
|ChiliPad Size||Zones||Dimensions (Width x Length x Height)|
|Single||1||30W” x 75L” x 3/4H”|
|Twin Extra Long (XL)||1||38W” x 80L” x 3/4H”|
|Full||1||53W” x 75L” x 3/4H”|
|Queen||2||60W” x 80L” x 3/4H”|
|King||2||76W” x 80L” x 3/4H”|
|California King||2||72W” x 84L” x 3/4H”|
|Split California King||1||36W” x 84L” x 3/4H”|
Current prices for all available ChiliPad sizes are listed in the table below. Please note the pricing differences between pads with the Cube included and replacement pads
|Product||New (Pad and Cube)||Replacement (Pad Only)|
|Single-size ChiliPad Cube (Single-zone)||$499||$249|
|Twin XL-size ChiliPad Cube (Single-zone)||$599||$289|
|Full-size ChiliPad Cube (Single-zone)||$699||$299|
|Queen-size ChiliPad Cube (Dual-zone)||$999||$379|
|King-size ChiliPad Cube (Dual-zone)||$1,199||$399|
|California King-size ChiliPad Cube (Dual-zone)||$1,199||$399|
|Split California King-size ChiliPad Cube (Single-zone)||$649||$289|
Additionally, customers may purchase replacement Cube units for $399.
The contents of a ChiliPad box depend on whether a single- or dual-zone pad was purchased. A full breakdown is listed in the table below.
|Type of Pad||Number of Pads||Number of Cubes||Number of Remotes||Number of Drain Keys|
Additionally, all ChiliPad Cubes come with a user’s manual, warranty, and registration card.
Sleep trial 90 nights
Warranty 2 years
Warranty Transfer Non Transferable
Chili Technology offers a 90-night sleep trial for the ChiliPad Cube.
Chili Technology offers a 2-year warranty:
The delivery policy for the ChiliPad is as follows:
The ChiliPad can be set in one-degree increments from 55° to 110° Fahrenheit (13° to 43° Celsius).
Yes. Factors like the sleeper’s bodyweight and their bedroom temperature may prevent the ChiliPad from reaching the preset temperature. However, most of these cases result in slight – not significant – temperature disparities.
The Cube should be placed on a flat surface with the water tank facing upward and at least two feet (2′) of breathing room on all sides. Those who wish to place the unit beneath their bed can use risers to keep it in place. The Cube weighs roughly nine pounds, so ensuring the surface can support that much weight is important. It should also be placed within eight feet (8′) of an AC outlet unless an extension cord is used.
Chili Technology recommends using distilled water, and to add a capful of hydrogen peroxide whenever the water tank is full. Scroll down to the cleaning and maintenance section for more information.
Yes. According to Chili Technology, the average ChiliPad costs 18 cents per night to use. This can save homeowners money if their normal heating/cooling costs exceed this amount.
No. The ChiliPad is exclusively designed as a sleep aid, and should not be operated as a heating/cooling agent when owners are not in bed.
The ChiliPad is considered safe for sleepers of all ages.
The ChiliPad measures roughly three-quarters of an inch (3/4″) thick, making it fairly thin, but some sleepers say they can feel the pad through the topsheet.
Step 1. Check the packaging to ensure all components are accounted for:
Step 2. Arrange the pad on the mattress.
Step 3. Check the Cube’s water tank for trace amounts of water. This indicates the product has undergone quality control tests prior to being packaged.
Step 4. Locate a flat surface in the bedroom on which to place the Cube, and ensure this spot provides at least two feet (2′) of uninterrupted airflow on all sides. Place the Cube with the water tank facing up to prevent leakage from occurring.
Step 5. Connect the pad to the Cube unit using a connective hose attachment. Please note that extension hoses, which were previously sold, are no longer available.
Step 6. Plug the Cube unit into the nearest AC outlet using the built-in power cord.
Step 7. Unscrew the water tank’s cap and add distilled water until the tank is full.
Step 8. Turn on the Cube control unit.
Step 9. Add one cap of hydrogen peroxide to the water tank.
Step 10. Set the temperature to the desired setting using manual controls on the Cube unit or the remote control.
Step 11. Allow up to 15 minutes for the ChiliPad to reach the desired temperature setting.
Step 1. Add a capful of hydrogen peroxide to the water tank to ensure the circulation system and tubing remain sterile and hygienic. Before adding hydrogen peroxide, turn on the Cube unit and set the temperature to 75° Fahrenheit (23.9° Celsius). Leave the cap off while the peroxide cleans the system; when bubbles no longer form at the surface, the cleaning process is complete. Chili Technology recommends doing this at least once per month.
Step 2. The mattress pad is machine-washable in a front-loading machine. Secure the hose extension with a rubber band to prevent tearing or damage to the male connector. The pad should be washed in cold water on a gentle cycle, and either air-dried or dried in a machine with no heat.
Step 3. If water or air flow is interrupted, inspect the tubing for kinks or tears.
8 out of 10 owner experiences show that customers have had a positive experience with Chili Technology, irrespective of whether or not they liked their ChiliPad.
Chili Technology first launched in 2007.
Chili Technology does not operate any brick-and-mortar locations. However, the ChiliPad is sold in physical stores nationwide. Use the dealer locator on Chili Technology’s website to find the nearest location – and please note that third-party purchases will not qualify for the 90-night sleep trial through Chili Technology
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