PRO-Tect: Pipe Freeze Protection Economy Control with GFEP

PRO-Tect: Pipe Freeze Protection Economy Control with GFEP


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  • Available max power outputs: 5W per linear ft., 8W per linear ft., and 10W per linear ft
  • Options for 120, 208, 240, and 277 voltages
  • Automatically varies wattage for optimal energy savings
  • Can be overlapped or criss-crossed
  • Safe: cUlus Listed and cCsaus Listed


The PT-ECONOMY is a relatively affordable pipe freeze protection control for most commercial applications and residential applications. It comes with four manually adjustable temperature set points: 30, 38, 45, and 50 degrees Fahrenheit. It comes with a built-in relay (capable of handling up to 30 amps), a 20-ft. sensor, and Ground Fault Equipment Protection (GFEP). This control can be installed outdoors (NEMA 4X rated waterproofing). Works with voltages ranging from 100-277 VAC.



Activation Temperature 30 F°, 38 F°, 45 F°, 50 F°
Connection Method Hardwired
Ground Fault Equipment Protection (GFEP) Self-test GFEP 30mA
Maximum Load (Resistive Only) 30 A
Voltage 100 - 277 VAC

Warranty / Certifications

Approvals UL and CSA listed
Area of Use Non-hazardous locations
Ingress Protection (IPxx) Rating IP66
Warranty 2 years
Waterproofing NEMA 4X

Product Dimensions

Depth 4.375 in
Height 5.5 in
Installed Depth 0.75 in
Width 8.125 in


Included Sensor 100k ohms, 20' lead


UPC (GTIN-12) 881308057169

Customer Questions & Answers

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Can the unit interface with BMS? Can it communicate with BACNET or MODBUS?

No, the FPT 130 provides a summary alarm via a dry contact relay. This relay is energized whenever the unit is powered. So, with power off the NC contact is closed, and the NO contact is open. When the unit is powered these are in the opposite state. A fault will de-energize the alarm relay and close the NC contact. This allows for a default, power loss alarm without power.

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Can you extend the length of the temperature sensor?

Yes, you can extend the sensor up to 2,000 ft. cable for enhanced installation options

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Why is the blue low temp LED on?

The blue LED lit solid indicates when the temperature falls to 32 °F (0 °C) for all set-points except the 30 °F (-1.1 °C) set-point. For the 30 °F (-1.1 °C) set-point the LOW TEMP alarm will indicate when the temperature drops to 28 °F (-2.2 °C).

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Can I use an RTD?

No, the FPT-130 (PT-Economy) is meant to be used with only the supplied thermistor sensor.

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How do you disable the low temp alarm?

  • Hold down the red TEST/RESET pushbutton for approximately ten seconds.

      - After the first five seconds the unit will go into Manual Mode, energizing the heater cable if it is not all ready energized.

      – After the second five seconds the unit will enter the LOW TEMP blue LED edit mode. This is indicated by the blue LED flashing rapidly. Release the button at this point. (The unit will exit Manual Mode.). 

          Note: The blue LED may flash for a couple of seconds after releasing the red TEST/RESET pushbutton.

          • The blue LED will indicate whether the LOW TEMP Alarm is currently disabled or not.

                – If the blue LED remains on the LOW TEMP Alarm is currently enabled.

                – If the blue LED goes off the LOW TEMP Alarm is currently disabled.

                – To keep the setting as it is wait five seconds and the unit will resume normal operation.

                – To change this setting press the red TEST/RESET pushbutton within five seconds. The new status of this setting will show for three seconds before the unit resumes normal operation.

                     Note: The blue LED will flash rapidly before exiting the LOW TEMP blue LED editing mode and resuming normal operation.

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