ProMelt electric radiant snow melting cables are the most versatile and lowest cost option for snow melting installation any size, any shape - quickly providing electrically heated walkways and driveways. Cables are ideal for steps, curved or angled areas. Cables can be used for simple rectangular areas too, but mats install faster and easier in those situations.
Environmentally friendly snow and ice removal in the worst conditions is possible without using salt or hazardous chemicals. ProMelt provides energy efficiency and easy installation.
ProMelt heated snow melting cables are manufactured by SunTouch Watts Radiant (pioneers of indoor radiant heat). You choose your configuration and secure to rebar/mesh or using our Cable Strap on a base surface; maintaining the proper and consistent spacing of cables is your job. Larger spacing means less heat but more coverage per cable.
Cables cost 10-15% less than mats and give you layout and heat output options since you control the spacing and determine the layout. Consider ProMelt Mats for a quicker and easier installation (the spacing is already done for you) for just a few dollars more. (See Specifications)
ProMelt is an effective, reliable and invisible snow melting system that will serve you for many years. Projects of 350 SF or less require cables and a snow sensor-controller and are very affordable and convenient.
ProMelt Snow Melting Benefits:
ANSI/NFPA 70 especially Article 426. Plus any local code requirements
285°F (140°C) Short-term max. for asphalt covering
30 or 50 Amps @ 240v, depending on controls chosen
70 A Breaker.
Attach ProMelt over cooled asphalt base layer- Cover with hand shoveled final asphalt layer min 1.5 inch thick-DO NOT DRIVE machines on exposed ProMelt. Roll with small roller or compactor. - See Installation Manual
Use Chairs/dobies so rebar/Mesh ProMelt is attached to is in top 2" of slab - See Installation Manual.
Minimum 1.5 inches sand over cables, max paver thickness of 2.50 inches - See Installation Manual
Maximum 2.50" total thickness over cables - See Installation Manual
Every 24" using cable ties (no metal)
See Installation Manual and TCNA guidelines; 1.25 inch minimum
1.50" inches below top of heated surface-completely covered : See Installation Manual
Minimum 6" from edge of slab or 12" for asphalt without a curb
|Ohms Reading (resistance value)||18 - 23 ohms|
|Power Lead Wire Gauge||14 AWG|
|Power Lead Length||20 Feet|
|Power Lead Type||Armored, NEC color code, Single point connection at 1 corner of mat. No return wire like inferior products|
|Thickness||1/4" in. inch|
|Cable Length||158' ft. feet|
|Cable Length (inches)||1896" in. inch|
|Cable Length (meters)||47.88 m meter metre|
|Watts Per SF 1||50|
|Watts Per SF 2||44|
|Watts Per SF 3||38|
|Heated SF 1||45|
|Heated SF 2||52.5|
|Heated SF 3||59|
|Spacing between runs 1||3|
|Spacing between runs 2||3.5|
|Spacing between runs 3||4|
|Wattage per SF||50|
|Spacing of Heating Wire||3" - 3.5" - 4" on center|
|Heating Power Output per Hour (BTU)||170 BTU per Sq Ft/Hour|
|Heating Power Output Total||6800 BTU total|
|EMF (Electro Magnetic Field)||Yes. Verified by Independent Testing Laboratory as ultra low.|
|Canadian Electric Code reference||Section 62 (CEC) Part I. Plus any local code requirements|
|Safety Listing||ETL Listed for U.S. and Canada under UL (Underwriters Laboratory) 515, IEEE 515.1, and CAN/USA C22.2 No. 130-03 : Listing file number: 3151992|
|Warranty from Manufacturer||10 year warranty backed by USA Manufacturer since 1873|
|Wire Construction||ETFE Fluoropolymer, Braided copper ground plane, Foil shield and Outside polyurethane jacket|
|Total Watts||2000 watts @ 3" inch spacing|
ProMelt Cables provide the most flexible and low cost installation than any snow melting system in 3 easy steps once you have read all instructions, planned the electrical details, and prepared your jobsite:
The ProMelt radiant heating cables are built tough for Permanent installation within virtually any surface to provide efficient melting of snow and ice automatically. They must be completely embedded and at least 1.25 inches below the top of the new layer.