The SST4-PB is a fully weatherproof Soft Start Timer which provides timed control of infrared and quartz halogen heating up to 4kW prolonging the life of heating elements and reducing energy consumption by up to 30%. It features an integral pushbutton to control the unit, while an LED facilitates location of the pushbutton in the dark, and indicates the status of control (flashing to show when less than one minute remains before the unit will automatically switch off).
The SST Soft Start Timer is a fully weatherproof solution for controlling up to 4kW of electric heaters (such as infrared quartz halogen). It provides timed heat on demand delivering energy savings of up to 30%* by switching off automatically when unattended. The timer will also prolong the life of the heating elements through soft-start and soft-stop technology, thus reducing maintenance costs.
The SST4-PB is operated using an integral pushbutton, which features an LED indicator to ensure the button is easily located in the dark. When triggered, power is gradually applied to the heater over 3 seconds so avoiding large inrush currents and reducing stress to both the heating element and the electrical supply. The heater remains powered for the pre-set time period, set by an internal dial (fully adjustable from 5 to 60 minutes), before being automatically turned off in a similar manner.
The integral LED blinks to notify room users when there is less than 1 minute remaining of the time delay before the heater automatically switches off. The time delay may be reset with a brief press of the pushbutton. The timer can be cancelled at any time with a prolonged button press.
The unit is designed for outdoor installation, rated to IP65 and housed in a robust high-quality polycarbonate enclosure. All connections are made through preinstalled cable glands, and wall mounting is achieved via pre-drilled holes in the enclosure which maintain its ingress protection rating.
The SST4-PB can control a maximum load of 4kW.
This 4kW Soft Start Timer is ideally suited to a number of applications, including retrofitting to existing equipment to achieve significant savings on energy usage and lamp replacement costs.
- Pub and beer gardens
- Restaurants and Hotels
- Patio and gardens
- Smoking shelters
- Outdoor event heaters
- Warehouse infrared halogen heaters
- Garages and hangers
- Agriculture and stabling
(*estimates are based on typical usage estimates)