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Pipe Freeze Protection

Warmup cables are designed to protect PVC and metal pipes, ceramic drains and sprinkler lines in standard and hazardous environments.
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Pipe Freeze Protection

In cold climates, it is necessary to plan ahead to ensure that pipes, sprinkler systems, and sewer drains do not freeze. Warmup self-regulating cable is a perfect solution for these applications because it regulates its output depending on the ambient temperature, making it more energy-efficient to run. Warmup self-regulating cable is well suited for both residential and industrial applications and can be installed indoors and out.

Products

Self-regulating Cables

Spool of self-regulating cable by Warmup

Spools

Spools are available in 250, 500 & 1000ft lengths, and outputs of 5W & 8W. Cables are rated for Class 1 Div 2 and Class 1 Div 1 environments.

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Spool of unjacketed cable by Warmup

Non-Jacketed Spools

This non-jacketed cable is suitable for indoor residential pipe protection. Available in 250ft spools with connection accessories.

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Self-regulating cable kit by Warmup

Plug-In Kits

From 6ft to 100ft, these kits are ideal for DIY plug-in environments. Rated Wet and Dry for Pipe Freeze Protection and Roof/Gutter Deicing.

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Accessories for self-regulating cables

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Speedfit-Pro

Non-strip field connection box.

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Speedfit-Splice

In-line splicing box for fast and weathertight connections in the field.

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Speedfit-Box

Power connection junction box (6 x6 x3) with a pipe-mounting bracket for self-regulating connections.

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Speedfit-Tee

3-Way T-Splice box for fast and weathertight connections in the field.

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Controls

TF115

Ambient temperature control for pipe freeze protection and deicing applications. It can be set from 0°F to 120°F trigger point. It comes with a 5ft bulb sensor. 25A (120/208 and 240V).

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TRACE-2

“Plug and Play” controller and power panel for heat tracing cables on freeze protection and deicing applications.

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How does it work?

Warmup cables are built with two copper conductors separated by a polymer matrix that expands and contracts with the ambient temperature. This, in turn, varies the output of the cable, so that the colder it gets, the more heat it puts out. Cables are secured to pipes in linear or spiraling fashion and connected to automatic temperature controllers.

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Controllers

While self-regulating cables vary the output automatically, adding a controller is recommended to turn off the system in above-freezing temperatures. A simple TRF-115 controller will activate and turn off the system above/below 40 degrees and switch smaller runs up to 22 amps. The TRACE-2 controller will provide GFEP protection to the circuit and handle up to 30A runs.

Maximum Circuit Length

Code Description
TAPE-AL Aluminum foil tape for self-regulating cable. Sold in 180ft roll
SR-LBL  Pack of 10 warning labels.
SR-ZT-100 Pack of 100 heavy duty zip ties, 7″ long.
POWER-KIT Power connection kit for self-regulated cable. Includes 2 warning labels
 END-KIT  End Seal Kit for Self-Regulating Cable
SPLICE-KIT Spice/Tee kit for self-regulated cable
SR-SFIT-BOX Power connection junction box (6x6x3) with pipe mounting bracket.
SR-SFIT-SPLICE In-line splicing box for fast and weathertight connections in the field
SR-SFIT-TEE 3-Way T-Splice box for fast and weathertight connections in the field
SR-SFIT-PRO Non-strip field connection box.
JHE-L-GET Lit end cap for self regulating cable.

Self-Regulating Cable – 120V 250ft Spools

Length (ft) Code Watts Volts
250 SR-5W-120-250 5/in 120
250 SR-8W-120-250 8/in 120

Self-Regulating Cable – 240V 250ft Spools

Length (ft) Code Watts Volts
250 SR-5W-240-250 5/in 240
250 SR-8W-240-250 8/in 240

Self-Regulating Cable – 120V 500ft Spools

Length (ft) Code Watts Volts
500 SR-5W-120-500 5/in 120
500 SR-8W-120-500 8/in 120

Self-Regulating Cable – 240V 500ft Spools

Length (ft) Code Watts Volts
500 SR-5W-240-500 5/in 240
500 SR-8W-240-500 8/in 240

Self-Regulating Cable – 120V 1000ft Spools

Length (ft) Code Watts Volts
1000 SR-5W-120-1000 5/in 120
1000 SR-8W-120-1000 8/in 120

Self-Regulating Cable – 240V 1000ft Spools

Length (ft) Code Watts Volts
1000 SR-5W-240-1000 5/in 240
1000 SR-8W-240-1000 8/in 240

Self-Regulating Cable – Kits

Length (ft) Code Watts Volts
6 SR-K6FT with plug 5/lin 120
12 SR-K12FT with plug 5/lin 120
18 SR-K18FT with plug 5/lin 120
24 SR-K24FT with plug 5/lin 120
50 SR-K50FT with plug 5/lin 120
75 SR-K75FT with plug 5/lin 120
100 SR-K100FT with plug 5/lin 120

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