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


Built-in GFI Self-test GFEP 30mA
Included Sensor 1 Sensor (20′ lead)
Indicators LED Indicators
Temperature Setpoint 30 °F, 38 °F, 45 °F, or 50 °F


Country of Origin (COO) United States of America

Product Dimensions

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


UPC (GTIN-12) 881308057169

Customer Questions & Answers

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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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Can Pipe Freeze Protection be used indoors and outdoors?

Yes, it can be used for both application types to prevent pipes from freezing and bursting during cold weather.

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What is the power output of this self-regulating pipe freeze protection cable?

We sell three different max power outputs: 10W/ft. 8W/ft., and 5W/ft. Because these cables are self-regulating, the actual power output will depend on the temperature (i.e. the lower the temperature, the higher the power output). 

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How much heat tape for pipes will I need for my project?

The amount of cable needed depends on the size and type of pipe, and on the lowest expected temperature. Once you know the type of pipe (metal or plastic), pipe diameter, length of pipe, and the minimum expected temperature, you can use this form to request a quote. Just follow the instructions on the form to get it back to us. 

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How does this type of pipe freeze protection cable work?

Self-regulating heating cables, like PRO-Tect: Pipe Freeze Protection cables, use a conductive polymer core, which continually adjusts its heat output.
This is why ­­­­­this type of cable, unlike some heat tapes, won’t burn out if it is wrapped closely together, overlapped, or over-insulated. This also means lower operating costs and increased energy efficiency. 

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