Automatic Snow/Ice Melting Controllers
Optimized for efficiency gains across your processes
Designed for faster installation to reduce your labor time
About the Product
The APS–3C Snow Switch when used with compatible sensors automatically controls snow/ice melting heaters, ensuring minimum operating costs. Typical applications include pavement, sidewalk, loading dock, roof, gutter and down spout snow/ice melting. The APS–3C is interchangeable with earlier APS–3 models.
The adjustable hold-on timer continues heater operation for up to 10 hours after snow stops to ensure complete melting. The optional RCU–3 / RCU–4 Remote Control Unit can be located where system operation can be conveniently observed. It duplicates many of the controls and indicators on the APS–3C front panel. It is used to clear tracked and drifting snow that may not land on a sensor.
The APS–4C Snow Switch when used with one, or more, compatible sensors automatically controls snow/ice melting heaters for minimum energy costs. Applications include pavement, sidewalk, loading dock, roof, gutter and down spout snow/ice melting in commercial and industrial environments. The APS–4C is interchangeable with the earlier APS–4.
The APS–4C provides advanced patented and patent pending ground fault equipment protection (GFEP) as required by the USA and Canadian National Electric Codes. The GFEP automatically tests itself every time the heater contactors operate and once every 24 hours. The trip current can be set at 60 or 120 mA via an internal switch or retained at the 30 ma default value. As an aid to troubleshooting heater ground faults, the APS–4C provides an output that can indicate the ground current on a service person’s portable DVM.
The APS–3C provides a relay closure interface for use with energy management computers (EMC). This feature can also be used for general purpose remote control and annunciation and other advanced applications. The APS–4C provides a complete interface for use in environments supervised by an energy management computer (EMC). This feature can also be used for general purpose remote control and annunciation.
The calibrated 40°F to 90°F (4°C to 32°C) high limit thermostat prevents excessive temperatures when using constant wattage and MI heaters. It also permits safe testing at outdoor temperatures too high for continuous heater operation. The temperature sensor is included.
All sensor and communications wiring is NEC Class 2. This simplifies installation while enhancing fire and shock safety. The APS–3C and APS–4C can interface up to six sensors from the CIT–1 product family. Using more sensors provides superior performance by better matching the controller to site performance requirements.
Both the APS–3C and APS–4C are exceptionally capable deicing controllers.
APS-3C / APS-4C - Automatic Snow/Ice Melting System Controller
+ Automatic Snow/Ice Melting System Controller
+ Energy Management Computer (EMC) Interface
+ Simple to Install and Operate
+ Low System Costs
+ Minimum Energy Costs
+ Compatible with MI, Constant Wattage and Self-Regulating Heaters
+ Multiple Sensor Capability Heater Hold-On and Test Capabilities C-UL-US
+ Automatic Snow/Ice Melting Control
+ Snow Melting/De-Icing Controller
+ Satellite Contactor Interface for Larger Systems
+ Advanced Ground Fault Protection
+ 30mA Ground Fault Protection
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