DS 8 Outdoor Snow Melting Controller

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The DS-8 is primarily designed for gutter, downspout and roof ice melting. The totally sealed, low voltage, remote mount precipitation sensor allows the user to install the small sensor head in a downspout, the bottom of a gutter, or at the end of an antenna boom, up to 10′ away, while keeping the main controller in a more convenient or protected location.

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Snow on Pavement After De-icing Cycle Complete

You may need to adjust your “Delay Off” setting.  Click “Read More” to learn how to do this.

The yellow light at the bottom of my sensor keeps on blinking. Is something wrong?

Quite the opposite actually.  A blinking yellow light on your snow melting controller means everything is working correctly.  Click “Read More” for details.

Can my system be programmed to only detect rain?

No.  Your snow melting controller is specifically designed to detect snow and freezing rain.  Click “Read More” for more information.

I installed my DS8 and my heating system but it is not melting any snow or ice.

You will need to examine the positioning of moisture sensor of your snow melting controller.  Click “Read More” for details.

It is still snowing outside but the snow is no longer being melted off my roof.

Where you place the moisture sensor for your snow melting controller is crucial.  Click “Read More” for instructions.

Quick Set up

Take a look at the inside of the DS-8 and preview the setting options available.  Click “Read More” for details.

DS-8 Controller Wiring

Take a look at the wiring configuration of the DS-8.  Click “Read More” for details.

What does the DEL Dip Switch mean?

This page explains the purpose of DEL or Dip Switch 3 and how it activates the Delay-Off feature on the DS8 controller.

What does the LD Dip Switch mean?

This page discusses the purpose of the LD Dip Switch and how it will determine the length of time your system will remain off when DEL (Dip Switch 3) is set to the ON position.