DS-8 Snow/Rain Sensor Controller

Features

• Automatic Activation means Lower Deicing Costs
• Reliable Rain And Snow Detection
• Full 30A @ 240VAC Control
• Field Strap for 100-120/200-240 VAC Operation
• Replaceable Remote Precipitation Sensor
• Easy Installation, Full Access to Electronics
• Safe Low Voltage Sensor Head
• Adjustable Temperature Trigger Point
• Adjustable Delay Off Cycle
• Bright Off/On/Triggered LED Status Indicator
• Smart "Manual On" Operates for One Delay Cycle

Specifications

Dimensions 4"(120) x 7"(178) x 2"(70)
Weight 2 Lbs. (0.9 Kg)
Operating Temperature -40oF to +185oF (-40oC to +85oC)
Enclosure Rating NEMA 3R 
Supply Power 100-120VAC/200-240VAC Field Selectable 15W maximum
Trigger Temperature 34oF-44oF (1.1oC-6.6oC) Field Selectable
Delay Off 30-90 Minutes Field Selectable
Load Contact Capacity 30A @ 240 VAC/100,000 operations minimum at full load

 

The DS-8 is primarily designed for gutter, downspout, and roof ice melting and small satellite antenna deicing. The totally sealed, low voltage, remote mount precipitation sensor allows the user to install the small sensor head in a downspout, the bottom of a gutter, or at the end of an antenna boom, up to 10' away, while keeping the main controller in a more convenient or protected location.

An environmentally sealed control switch is provided. The "Manual On" function activates the controlled equipment for testing and special operational conditions. The "Automatic" position allows the DS-8 to handle all detections and control. The "Standby/Reset" position disables triggering and can also be used to clear the delay off timer (see below) from true or test activation. If the switch is placed in "Manual On" for less than 2 seconds, then switched back to "Automatic" the controller will execute one delay off cycle. The delay off cycle is determined by the DEL adjustment with a range of 30-90 minutes. This can be used to clear surfaces with a frost or hail buildup without the danger of leaving the system in a continuous "Manual On" condition. "Standby/Reset" can still be used to clear this delay off cycle. Remote control and monitor up to 1000 feet away is also available when the optional C/M cable listed is installed. The DS-8 is also compatible CDP-2 remote control/status panels.

Download

DS-8 Datasheet

DS-8 Instllation Manual