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 adjustable hold-on timer continues heater operation for up to 10 hours after snow stops to ensure complete melting. The optional RCU–4 Remote Control Unit can be located where system operation can be conveniently observed. It duplicates many of the APS–4C front panel functions.
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 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.
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.
All sensor and communications wiring is NEC Class 2. This simplifies installation while enhancing fire and shock safety. The 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.
The APS–4C is an exceptionally capable deicing controller. For complete information describing its application, installation and features, please contact your local Chromalox Sales Office.
Snow Melting/De-Icing Controller
Satellite Contactor Interface for Larger Systems
Energy Management Computer (EMC) Interface
Accommodates MI, Constant Wattage and Self-Regulating Heaters
Multiple Sensor Capability
Advanced Ground Fault Protection
Heater Hold-On And Test Capabilities
Simple to Install and Operate
Low System Costs
Minimum Energy Costs
30mA Ground Fault Protection