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Hair straighteners

Belongs to:
Hygiene & care

Hair straighteners have a pliers like appearance and are used to iron hairs thermally. Therefor hot plates are electrically heated at the contact area of the pliers.

Frequency ranges:
  • 50–60 Hz
Type of field:
electric and magnetic

Measurements (acc. to literature)

Measurand Value Feature Remarks
magnetic flux density 0.01 µT (measured) - at a distance of 10 - 50 cm; measurement bandwidth: 0 - 3 kHz [1]


  1. Ainsbury EA et al. (2005): An investigation into the vector ellipticity of extremely low frequency magnetic fields from appliances in UK homes.