The Snow Switch Model GF Pro is an automatic snow and ice melting control system. Utilizing standard Environmental Technology snow and ice sensors (sold separately), applications include snow and ice detection and melting for pavement, sidewalks, loading docks, roofs, gutters and downspouts in commercial and residential environments.
The GF Pro interfaces with up to two standard Environmental Technology sensors to meet site requirements. The CIT–1 sensor may be roof or mast mounted and can be paired with the GIT–1 sensor for gutter applications or the SIT–6E sensor for pavement applications. All three sensors detect precipitation as snow at temperatures below 38°F (3.3°C), saving energy and ensuring thorough snow and ice melting. Since 1968, these sensors have been the industry’s most versatile and cost-effective automatic snow melting control sensors.
The GF Pro features built-in 30 mA, self-testing Ground Fault Equipment Protection (GFEP), digitally filtered to minimize false tripping. A ground fault condition must be manually reset using the Test/Reset switch before heater operation can continue.
The GF Pro uses both automatic and manual override operator controls. The adjustable Hold-On timer continues heater operations up to 8 hours after snow or ice conditions end to ensure complete melting. The Heater Cycle control button allows manual initiation or cancellation of a heating cycle. The optional RCU–4 remote control unit can be located for convenient monitoring and control. These flexible control options provide complete snow melting and water evaporation at a low
The GF Pro weighs only 3 pounds and measures 5 1/2” (L) x 8 1/8” (W) x 4 3/8” (H). Comprehensive instruction manuals simplify installation and operation. These products are also supported by Environmental Technology technical support.
The GF Pro is a capable snow and ice control for medium-sized applications whose features and power requirements do not require an APS or EUR Series control panel.