Snow Melting Systems Control: Automatic with Integral Ground Fault Equipment Protection
The Snow Switch® Model GF Pro utilizes standard Environmental Technology snow and ice sensors (sold separately), applications include snow and ice detection and melting for pavement, sidewalks, loading docks, roofs, gutters and downspouts in commercial and residential environments.
The GF Pro interfaces with up to two standard Environmental Technology sensors to meet site requirements. The CIT–1 sensor may be roof or mast mounted and can be paired with the GIT–1 sensor for gutter applications or the SIT–6E sensor for pavement applications. All three sensors detect precipitation as snow at temperatures below 38°F (3.3°C), saving energy and ensuring thorough snow and ice melting. Since 1968, these sensors have been the industry’s most versatile and cost-effective automatic snow melting control sensors.
The GF Pro features built-in 30mA, self-testing Ground Fault Equipment Protection (GFEP), digitally filtered to minimize false tripping. A ground fault condition must be manually reset using the Test/Reset switch before heater operation can continue.
The GF Pro uses both automatic and manual-override operator controls. The adjustable Hold-On timer continues heater operations up to 8 hours after snow or ice conditions end to ensure complete melting. The Heater Cycle control button allows manual initiation or cancellation of a heating cycle. The optional RCU–4 remote control unit can be located for convenient monitoring and control. These flexible control options provide complete snow melting and water evaporation at a low operating cost.
The GF Pro weighs only 3 pounds and measures 5 1/2” (L) x 8 1/8” (W) x 4 3/8” (H). Comprehensive instruction manuals simplify installation and operation. These products are also supported by Environmental Technology Technical Support.
The GF Pro is a capable snow and ice control for medium-sized applications whose features and power requirements do not require an APS or EUR Series control panel.
Features & Benefits
- Automatic snow and ice melting control minimizes operating costs
- Rated for up to 30 amp resistive loads
- Integral 30mA of Ground Fault Equipment Protection (GFEP)
- Weather-resistant NEMA 4X enclosure
- C-UL-US Listed for Temperature Regulating Equipment
- Adjustable Hold-On timer continues heater operation after snow and ice stop to ensure complete melting
- Dual sensor capability to meet site performance requirements
- Automatic and manual-override operator controls for changing environmental conditions
- Optional remote control operation for added convenience
A simple snow switch that turns on the system when it is cold enough to snow and moisture is detected this unit gives you the simple controls that you will want. With GFEPD protection included.
Required Sensors for the GF-Pro: