Thermal Management (Temperature and Moisture Control)
Touch-Safe Convection Heaters (PTC Heaters) for electrical enclosures: DIN Rail
Fan Heaters for electrical enclosures: DIN Rail and Screw Mounted
Fan Heaters for electrical enclosures: Foot Mounted
Moisture can build up not only in outdoor or poorly insulated enclosures, but also in highly protected and well-sealed enclosures.
Moisture, especially when combined with aggressive gases and dust, causes atmospheric corrosion and can result in the failure of components such as circuit breakers, busbars, relays, integrated circuit boards and transformers.
Moisture and corrosion will remain low if relative air humidity stays below 60%. However, relative humidity above 65% will significantly increase moisture and corrosion problems. This can be prevented by keeping the environment inside a control panel enclosure at a temperature as little as 9°F (5°C) higher than that of the ambient air.
AutomationDirect enclosure heaters controlled with thermostats, humidistats (hygrostats) and hygrotherms protect against condensation. These PTC heaters warm the air inside enclosures, preventing water vapor from condensing on components while providing the greatest possible air circulation and low energy consumption. They are also referred to as condensate heaters or condensation heaters.
Welcome to Kickstart where you get to see new products here at AutomationDirect. Today I am going to show you some of our new products in our Thermal Management category. What we have today are our new enclosure heaters from STEGO. Now automation offers a full lineup of enclosure temperature control including: thermostats, air conditioners, heaters and more! You may think that your enclosure only needs to be cooled and not heated, but in some applications, enclosures can have moisture and humidity inside and outside and this will create corrosion leading to damaged components and equipment. There are 16 new part numbers with these new enclosure heaters. These come in several mounting styles like: DIN rail mounted, DIN rail and screw mounted and foot mounted. We offer touch-safe convection heaters and fan heaters. The touch safe convection heaters come in 10W up to 150W heating capacities and operation voltages of 12-30vac or dc and 120-240vac or dc. These are DIN Rail mount only, very quiet and compact and are priced extremely low. The DIN Rail – screw mount and foot mount fan heaters come in 150W up to 1200W heating capacities and operate on 100-120VAC. These as well are compact and very quiet. Some of the foot mounted style and DIN mount/screw mount styles have a built in thermostats whereas the smaller DIN style will require a separate thermostat to control the on/off operation. You can find the agency approvals and specs for these enclosure heaters on our website at : www.automationdirect.com Don’t forget: we sell other enclosure accessories like thermostats, air conditioners, lights and more. Check back with us often on AutomationDirects websites or on Youtube.com/Automationdirect for more Kickstart videos. If you are watching us on YouTube, please let us know what you think about the products or how you plan to use them in your application by leaving us a comment down below. Thanks for watching and we hope to see you again soon.