9' PRO-Tect DIY Plug-in Heating Cable for Pipes, Constant Wattage (7W/ft), 120V


9' PRO-Tect DIY Plug-in Heating Cable for Pipes, Constant Wattage (7W/ft), 120V

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Features

  • This 9' cable is great for 3/8” – 3/4" diameter pipes up to 11’ long and 1” – 1 1/2” diameter pipes up to 9' long

  • Easy plug-in operation with indicator light and integrated thermostat

  • Stops pipes from freezing at temps as low as -40°F/-40°C

  • 7 watts per linear foot (constant wattage)

  • Safe: cUL Listed, CSA Listed, and cETLus Listed

PRO-Tect DIY Heating Cable for Pipes, Constant Wattage (7W/ft), 120V Description

A burst water pipe in the dead of winter can be a huge inconvenience and completely replacing the insulation needed to prevent pipes in perimeter walls and crawlspaces from freezing can be cost-prohibitive.

To keep your most vulnerable pipes from freezing, the simple and DIY-friendly solution is to install a PRO-Tect heating cable for pipes. This 9' long 120 V plug-in heating cable generates heat (7 watts per linear foot) which will keep your pipes from freezing in low temperatures. The integrated thermostat control, located between the non-heating lead cable and the heating wire itself, will ensure a consistent temperature while minimizing energy use. The thermostat turns the heating cable on when exposed to temperatures below 37.4°F (3°C). It will shut the heating cable off when the pipe has been heated to a temperature of approximately 50°F (10°C).

Features:

  • This 9' cable is great for 3/8” – 3/4" diameter pipes up to 11’ long and 1” – 1 1/2” diameter pipes up to 9' long
  • DIY-friendly with plug-in operation (no additional controls required)
  • 7 watts per linear foot (constant wattage)
  • Safe: cUL Listed, CSA Listed, and cETLus Listed
  • Covered by a 2-year warranty

Specifications

Electrical

Amps 0.52 A
Cable Construction Twin conductor
Cable Type Constant Wattage
Conductor Insulation XLPE
Connection Method Plug-in
Ohms 228.6 Ω
Outer Insulation PVC
Plug-Type NEMA 5-15 (Type B)
Plug-in Cable Diameter 0.31″ / 8mm
Plug-in Cord Length 2′
Voltage 120 V
Watts 63 W
Watts Per Linear Ft. 7 W

Warranty / Certifications

Approvals cUL Listed, CSA Listed, and cETLus Listed
Warranty 2-year warranty

Product Dimensions

Cable Cross Section 0.31″ x 0.23″ / 8mm x 6mm
Heating Cable Length 9′
Splice Dimensions 0.56″ x 6.69″ x 0.94″ / 1.4cm x 17.5cm x 2.4cm

Logistics

Country of Origin (COO) China

Installation

Maximum Pipe Diameter 1 ½″ (3.81cm)
Minimum Bend Radius 1″ (2.54cm)
Minimum Installation Temperature 15°F (-10°C)

Identifiers

SKU PTC120-7W-009
UPC (GTIN-12) 881308072056

Controls

Thermostat Built-in: ON setpoint 37.4°F (3°C), OFF setpoint 50°F (10°C)

Customer Questions & Answers

PRO-Tect DIY Heating Cable for Pipes, Constant Wattage (7W/ft), 120V has 14 Questions and Answers.

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Will heat tape really keep my pipes from freezing?

Simply put, yes--the right type of heat tape will really keep your pipes from freezing. By applying gentle heat, heat tape can prevent the water in your pipes from turning to ice and blocking the flow of water--or worse. Combined with proper insulation, heat tape regulates the overall temperature of your water pipes.

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Can heat tape start a fire?

No, as long as it's properly installed. However, improper installation, use, and/or maintenance of electrical heating cable can cause fires, electric shock, and/ or frozen pipes.

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What is heat trace?

Heat trace, heat tape, or heating cable for pipes is typically an electric heating cable that can be attached to the pipe which helps keep non-flowing water pipes in poorly insulated perimeter walls flowing despite harsh winter temperatures.

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How long does it take for pipes to unfreeze if heat tape is installed?

Unfortunately there's no set answer for this because it depends on many factors such as the diameter of the pipes, the installation density of the heating cables, the outdoor temperature, the installation of thermal insulation sleeves, etc.

There are too many variables to provide an accurate answer. Even though this product is designed to keep pipes from freezing, it is not designed to thaw pipes. If your pipe has frozen with the heat tape installed and energized, please check the placement of the built-in thermostat and verify that the insulation has been properly installed and waterproofed.

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How warm does heat tape for pipes get?

The highest surface temperature of the heating cable for pipes can be between 70°F and 80°F.

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