Value Snow Melt Control - 100-240VAC
- Voltage: 100VAC – 240VAC; 50/60 Hz, 16A
- Features NEMA 3R enclosure
- Sensor: built-in snow and temperature sensor
- Automatic and manual override operator controls
- 2-year warranty
Value Snow Melt Control Description
This configurable aerial snow melting controller makes automatic snow melting cost-effective in even the smallest applications. Heaters operate at temperatures below the default set point (38°F or 3.3°C) only when the sensor detects precipitation at temperatures below 38°F. Plus, the adjustable hold-on period (3 hours default) continues heater operation after snow stops to ensure complete melting. The SCV-DUAL controller includes an internal magnetic reed switch used for manual heater cycling, as well as configuring the temperature set point and the hold-on time. The controller operates from 100 to 240 VAC to work with a wide variety of applications. It also controls heater loads up to 16 amps.
|Adjust After-Run Time||true|
|Air Temp Sensor||true|
Warranty / Certifications
|Area of Use||Non-hazardous locations|
|Control Options||Automatic with manual override|
|Maximum Current||16 A|
|Mounting Method||Pole Mounted (sold separately)|
|Sensors||Built-in snow and temperature sensor|
|Voltage||100 - 240 VAC|
Documents & Manuals
- SCV-DUAL Line Wiring Diagram with Relay (English)
- SCV-DUAL without Relay Wiring Diagram for Snow Melting 120–240V (English)
- SCV-Dual with Relay Wiring Diagram (English)
- Snow Melt Controller Comparison Sheet (English)
- Value SCV-DUAL Snow Melt Control Sell/Specs Sheet (English)
Customer Questions & Answers
Value Snow Melt Control has 27 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.
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.
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 heating cable?
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 product instructions and/or design layout plan to ensure the cable is installed with the correct spacing required for proper operation.
How much does a snow melting system cost?
A snow melting system typically costs between $8.00 and $20.00 per square foot. However, you'll also want to keep in mind the cost of a control, and if required, sensor/s for your snow melting system, which will add to the cost. Use our free Quote Builder to get an idea of how much a system would cost for your project.
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Value Snow Melt Control achieved an average rating of 4.5 stars with 4 reviews by our customers.
Will have to wait and see!
Cwhr R., Morrison, CO on 06/18/2021
Only the wire is installed in the new walk. I will not be able to give a full review till next winter.
Problem finding a breaker for this system!
Paul B., Lake Zurich, IL on 02/15/2021
Having difficulty finding the appropriate beaker to run this system. Tech support at WarmlyYours says one thing and the supply house where you need to purchase the breaker says another (not available at local Home Depot or Menards). It would be nice if there were a part number, a suggested list of preferred vendors and an up front price range before making this purchase. The prices quoted for this breaker were between $200-$700 (for one breaker)...the entire sidewalk heating system was $1,000. Still cannot locate to correct breaker! Frustrating...
Response from WarmlyYours:
Paul, We are sorry to hear that you are not able to locate the correct breaker for your installation. The GFEP breaker type for outdoor heating is dictated by the National Electric Code and should be selected based on your breaker panel type/brand. For your installation, one 15 Amp 240V GFEP Circuit is required as indicated in the installation and electrical plan. Feel free to reach out to us with the brand of your breaker panel and we will do our best to assist you and find the right parts or direct you to the right place.
No Snow Yet
Fi A., Gatineau, QC on 02/15/2021
Haven’t tried the product yet as there’s no snow! Dealing with everyone was great and they have excellent customer service. I would recommend them in a flash.
Haven’t had a chance to try out yet
Steve P., Idyllwild, CA on 02/15/2021
Haven’t had a chance to try out our sidewalk heater yet. When I called your company Jennifer was extremely helpful in the wiring and setting up the system. Great job Jennifer.