Pavement Snow and Ice Sensor Kit (SIT–6E Sensor + Housing)
Snow Melting Sensors Description
This kit includes a pavement sensor for detecting snow and ice along with a specialized housing unit for the sensor.
The SIT–6E Pavement-Mounted Snow and Ice Sensor reliably detects snow and ice conditions on pavement surfaces when used with SC-MZ-TOUCH, SCA-DUAL, or SCP-120 controls. The SIT–6E pavement sensor ensures that deicing heaters operate only while needed which minimizes energy costs without sacrificing snow melting effectiveness.
As part of a snow melting system, a SIT–6E sensor will signal for snow and ice melting at pavement temperatures below 38°F (3.3°C) while moisture in any form—including water, snow, sleet or ice—is present.
It’s important for the sensor to be level with the pavement surrounding it. This is why a pavement sensor housing unit, ETI part number 23832 (included in this kit), is needed for each pavement sensor. This housing supports the sensor within the pavement and includes adjustment screws that allow proper leveling with the pavement surface.
For best results, consider using the SIT–6E pavement sensor together with an AIR-SS-2 aerial snow sensor. Including an AIR-SS-2 sensor will allow the snow/ice melting system to energize as soon as falling precipitation (e.g., snow or freezing rain) is detectable.
- Control based upon pavement conditions
- Rugged construction
- Simple installation
- Low voltage operation
- Reliable snow melting
- Minimum energy cost
- Long trouble-free life
- NEC Class 2 for wet locations
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Warranty / Certifications
Documents & Manuals
- Pavement Mounted Snow & Ice Sensor SC-SS-PAV-6E Install Manual A (English)
- SLAB-SS (ETOG-55) Slab Sensor Installation Instructions (English)
- 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)
Customer Questions & Answers
Snow Melting Sensors has 26 Questions and Answers.
How quickly do these systems melt the snow?
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.
Is it okay to cut the snow melting 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.
How does the electric snow melting system compare to hot water tubing (hydronic) systems?
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.
May I cross or overlap the WarmlyYours snow melt heating cable?
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.
Does the factory splice need to be completely embedded during installation?
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.
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Snow Melting Sensors achieved an average rating of 5.0 stars with 16 reviews by our customers.
Good product for the price
Mark G., Aston, PA on 01/02/2024
Other than some miscommunication on individual heat cable rolls versus pre-fabricated mats with cables already attached, the installation went pretty well. the control box I ordered was also backordered so needed to go with a more expensive model.
Mike M., Lakewood, CO on 12/11/2023
The WarmlyYours ice melt I recently installed is working great. They clearly have a 5 star product. I have only two slight complaints: none of the contractors referred by WY ever bothered to call back, so I had to find electrician and concrete guy myself. The plastic cover on the Snow Switch should be hinged instead of fastened with screws.
Outstanding customer service, Pedro and the rest of the team
Vito P., College Point, NY on 11/01/2023
Outstanding customer service, Pedro and the rest of the team is always willing to help with any questions you may have. The heating mats are top notch and easy to install.
Bill, Hawthorne, NY on 10/30/2023
From customer service to product quality, it was nice to have a company in your corner to help tackle a project.
Wonderful as usually
Jasmine U., Oak Grove, MO on 06/04/2023
Pedro and the tech team were wonderful as usual
Great Customer Service for an Excellent Product
Richard K., Lakewood, NJ on 03/17/2023
Our experience with WarmlyYours was great from the beginning. They were easy to work with and provided a custom plan and all the necessary hardware to accomplish the job. We changed the design in the process and we were helped every step of the way. The system was on just this week and everything functioned accordingly.
Must have this if you live in a snowy region
Anonymous, Colorado Springs, CO on 01/03/2023
Works great! No more salt or shoveling!
Mary knows her stuff. If she doesn't know , she calls you bac
Ken S., Commerce Township, MI on 09/28/2022
Mary knows her stuff. If she doesn't know , she calls you back within minutes with an answer.
Scott R., Omaha, NE on 02/01/2022
There is definitely a learning curve but after that it was great to see the finished product working. Customer was extremely happy.
Your online and telephone support system is the greatest!
Bonnie P., Sterling, AK on 10/17/2021
We just finished laying in the wire and poured our cement, just a day before it started snowing-so we are curing the cement as I type. The men are now hooking up the electrical inside portions. The instructions have been so easy to follow step by step. I wanted to let you know it was so easy, I decided to do the one side of my garage with both systems to have a longer driveway of warmth/snow melt...because it was so cost effective that our family man-power did the labor. I plan on contacting you next Spring after the thaw to order up more wire, etc to do the smaller 14 foot section, which will be turned into a bedroom with a big front window I hope to enjoy looking out during the winter, instead of looking at by past 6 foot snow falling off my roof and building a wall I can't see through. I will send the end result after the electrical is finished plus a photo. :):)