ZoneBraker Touchscreen Multi-Zone Snow and Ice Melting Controller
- Automatic snow and ice melting control for operating up to 4 different zones via 4 separate contactors
- Useful for big projects where available amperage may be limited like larger driveways or walkways
- Each zone can have a custom time duration to distribute the power accordingly and prioritize the most critical or harder to melt zones
- Easy-to-use touchscreen with single screen setup
- In-screen access to FAQs and troubleshooting guide
The automatic ZoneBraker Touchscreen Multi-Zone Snow and Ice Melting Controller is a high-tech yet intuitive option for controlling your electric snow melting system. The device allows for zoned control of the heating system. This means the total heating coverage can be broken into 4 separate zones (1 zone per contactor for each of the 4 contactors).
These zones can then be "turned on" independently. Zoned control like this means that the ZoneBraker can be used to operate a larger heating system since only one zone will be turned on at a time, which reduces the total power load. This is particularly useful for big projects where available amperage may be limited, like larger driveways or walkways.
The ZoneBraker also allows for users to easily set custom operational times for each zone in case an area of the outdoor surface needs to run (such as the bottom of a sloped driveway where accumulated runoff can be evaporated with a longer runtime).
The ZoneBraker is easy-to-use with its intuitive touchscreen operation along with in-screen access to FAQs and a troubleshooting guide.
This control comes with an upper-limit temperature sensor that will be embedded in the outdoor surface along with the heating elements. This is a supplemental sensor that will help save energy and running costs during operation.
The ZoneBraker does require the use of either a Snow Melt Aerial Sensor (sold separately, SKU: AIR-SS-2) or a Pavement Snow and Ice Sensor Kit (sold separately, SKU: SC-SS-PAV-6E-KIT) to enable automatic control.
- Comes with 4 contactors and can control up to 4 separate zones
- Each zone can be programmed with a customized runtime
- Automatic operation based on the use of either a Snow Melt Aerial Sensor (sold separately, SKU: AIR-SS-2) or a Pavement Snow and Ice Sensor Kit (sold separately, SKU: SC-SS-PAV-6E-KIT)
- Intuitive touchscreen operation
- In-screen access to FAQs and troubleshooting guide
- Covered by a 2-year warranty
|Adjust After-Run Time||true|
|Air Temp Sensor||true|
|Control Remotely via iPhone, Android or Web App||false|
|Digital Temp Readout||true|
|Slab Temp Sensor||true|
Warranty / Certifications
|Approvals||UL & cUL certified to UL508A Standard|
|Ingress Protection (IPxx) Rating||IP67 Indoor Mounting|
|Best Use||Best For Larger Projects With Limited Power Supply|
|Installation Area||Indoor Mounting|
|Minimum Operating Temperature||32°F (0°C)|
|Minimum Storage Temperature||-5°F (-20°C)|
|Number of Relays||4|
|Country of Origin (COO)||United States of America|
Documents & Manuals
- ZoneBraker Touchscreen Multi-Zone Snow Melting Controller Manual (English)
- ZoneBraker Touchscreen Multi-Zone Snow Melting Controller Manual (French)
- ZoneBraker Touchscreen Multi-Zone Snow Melting Controller Manual (Spanish)
- Snow Melt Controller Comparison Sheet Canada (English)
- Snow Melt Relay Panel (English)
- ZoneBraker Touchscreen Multi-Zone Snow Melting Controller Sell Sheet (English)
Customer Questions & Answers
Touchscreen Multi-Zone has 38 Questions and Answers.
Is it okay to cut the heating cable if it is too long for the application for which it was designed?
Never cut the heating cable. A heating cable will not work if it has been cut. If the heating cable is too long, call WarmlyYours to consult with a technician who will guide you in utilizing the additional length of cable.
That depends on a number of variables (like the temperature outside) but generally speaking these snow melting systems are designed to melt 1" - 3" of snow per hour. Anything above 3" per hour is typically considered blizzard conditions.
The material costs are similar. However, electric systems are easier to install, with fewer components and significantly lower maintenance costs. Electric systems will run for a shorter period of time to give the same level of performance but with much higher energy efficiency (typically 95%-98% efficient). Controls and sensors required for the two types of systems are very similar. Electric systems do not usually require slab insulation and do not create the concerns typically associated with hydronic systems. These concerns include, but are not limited to, return temperatures, flue gas venting, waterway shrinkage and property damage caused by leaking pipes or tubes.
Yes. The manufacturer's splice that connects the heating element to the cold lead should be entirely embedded in a noncombustible material (like asphalt, concrete, or mortar) within the outdoor surface that is being heated.
When installing outdoor WarmlyYours snow melting cables for your driveway, patio, walkway, terrace, stairs, ramp, etc. - NEVER cross, overlap, or allow the heating cables to touch each other. Doing so will quickly cause a circuit failure due to excessive heat build up. Always follow the installation instructions and/or design layout plan to ensure the cable is installed with the correct spacing required for proper operation.
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