The Hyco soft start heating controllers have been designed to work with all makes of quartz halogen infra red heater and can control up to 3kW of quartz heating load for a pre-determined time adjustable from 1 to 99 minutes. The main purpose of the controllers is to save energy by ensuring that halogen heaters are only on when you need them to be.
Soft start functionality increases the power gradually over 2 to 3 seconds providing a reduction in the high inrush current that occurs when the lamps are first switched on from cold. This potentially extends quartz lamp life. A separate temperature adjustment can be set to ensure that the heater will not switch on unless the ambient temperature is below the user pre-set level from 0 to 24 degs C. With the temperature adjustment set to maximum the heater will always switch on. Automatic PIR operation start mode, and weatherproof for outdoor use (IP65 rated).