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8 Foot Pole Mount For Infratech Patio Heaters
Infratech has been an industry leader in infrared technology for more than 50 years and offers some of the finest patio heaters around. You will find these heaters at many luxury hotels around the world. These low-profile electric heaters coordinate with many decor styles, and offer silent operation and superior performance compared to gas; with no harmful emissions or odors. Infratech heaters are over 90% energy efficient, UL listed for outdoor and indoor use and are easy and inexpensive to operate. Infratech offer a wide selection of heating options, for optimum comfort in any outdoor room or enclosed area. Their products are ideal for use in fine homes, restaurants, hotels and more.
Infrared or radiant energy is the most practical way to add warmth to spaces like patios, terraces, verandas, enclosed areas, or any indoor or outdoor setting where heated air cannot easily be contained and re-circulated. A heated quartz element emits a safe, clean wavelength of light that is only absorbed by solid objects, transferring heat directly to a person, table or floor rather than heating the air. For this reason, infrared heat can be distributed very evenly, and will not simply "blow away" in windy or drafty conditions. Infratech medium wave quartz element heaters emit a barely discernible, pleasing glow that will not affect the ambiance of your gathering - unlike competitive short-wave or halogen electric heaters that produce a very harsh glare or bright-colored light.
In today's world, protecting our environment has become a top priority. With Infratech heaters, you can entertain outside without producing the negative environmental effects created by most gas-fired heaters or outdoor fireplaces. Traditional gas burners are often less than 50% efficient and emit carbon monoxide and other hazardous gases as a by-product of combustion and burning fuel. By contrast, Infratech energy-efficient infrared fixtures convert over 90% of input energy directly into radiant heat, and operate for just pennies per hour. Infratech electric infrared heaters are safe for use outdoors or indoors, operate silently, emit no greenhouse gases or unpleasant odors and do not require ventilation. In addition, Infratech comfort heater components and packaging are completely recyclable.
Determine from the chart at right, the approximate measurements and mounting heights for the area you want to heat.
Select the heater(s) that will work both functionally and aesthetically for your space. After selecting the proper size and number of heaters for your space, and determining whether you will be mounting heaters to your ceiling, flush mounting in the ceiling, wall mounting, or using the free-stand pole mounting option, you are ready to choose your controls.
Choose the control option that works best for your control capability requirements or budget. Options include value control installations or solid-state controls. Infratech offers a variety of control options for maximum versatility, affordability and ease of use. Controls range from special, simple on/off switches, affordable variable heat regulators, or solid-state systems with unlimited intensity control. If you need additional assistance, we would be happy to help you in configuring the best possible components for your specific installation requirements. We can assist you in the design of custom controls that integrate seamlessly into the most sophisticated EMS and automated home management systems. Call us at 1-800-325-6262.
W-Series Single Element Heaters
W-Series heaters range from 1,500 to 4,000 watts. The W-Series includes some of our most versatile products.
Infratech has designed custom heaters and control systems for some of the finest luxury hotels and resorts. We are happy to consult with customers, architects and designers, to craft the ideal solution for your particular needs. Call us at 1-800-325-6262.
Each switch simply turns an Infratech heater on and off. You need a separate switch for each heater element up to 3,000 watts per element. If you have a 1,500 Watt heater you need a single switch. If you have a D-model that has 2 heating elements of 1,500 Watts each, you can use a single switch or a dual switch - one for each element since each element can be wired separately to each of the two switches. This provides a degree of control since you can then switch on or off, either one or both heating elements.
Since there's 3,000 Watt limit to switches, you can't use switches with 4,000 Watt heater elements.
Variable controls consist of a dial control with a black knob numbered 1 to 10 ("Hi") and with an "Off" position. Each control can handle a heater element up to 4,000 Watts. The dial control doesn't regulate the amount of heat, but rather regulates an on-off cycle. Set to 10 or "Hi", the heater remains on 100% of the time. If you set the dial to 7, for example, the heater will cycle on approximately 70% of the time and off 30% of the time. Set to 5, the on-of cycle becomes approximately 50% on, 50% off, etc. You can use two dial controls to separately control each element of a dual-element Infratech heater, giving you a great deal of flexibility.
Analog Controls plus Main Relay Control Panel:
For unlimited flexibility this is the setup for you. We can help you design a custom setup to regulate any number of heaters and elements with a single control - or with multiple controls and/or timers. These setups can regulate the heat output of each element. You can specify individual settings for various units, elements, zones, etc.
We will help you though this design process. Tell us is the mounting heights for your heaters and the area you need to cover. We'll work with you to determine the exact degree of flexibility you need and specify the system for your needs. Call us a 1-800-325-6262. Press 1 for Customer Service.
INFRATECH has put their 50 years of electric heating knowledge and experience to work to provide warmth and comfort to residential and commercial outdoor areas. Their Comfort heaters are suitable for indoor, outdoor, ceiling, wall, flush mount, and free-standing permanently installed pole installations.
What is Radiant Heat? Radiant heat or infrared energy are interchangeable terms for comfort heating. Radiant heat is a wavelength of light that is only absorbed by solid objects. This means that we can transfer heat directly to a person, table, floor, etc. without heating the air. Infrared or radiant heat is the only practical way to heat open spaces where hot air can not easily be captured and re-circulated to control the temperature.
Quite simply, an electric infrared heater uses a high resistance nichrome wire encapsulated in a thick-wall quartz tube. Electricity is passed through the wire which in turn heats the quartz tube up to almost 1,600 degrees F, thereby creating infrared waves that provide the feeling of warmth when they hit your skin.
Why Purchase Electric Infrared?
INFRATECH heaters are Aesthetically pleasing: The first reason people consider electric infrared is simply because it looks better. The low profile heaters, low clearance requirements, and short standoffs allow the fixture to blend into the environment seamlessly. Infratech Heaters represent a good balance between heating performance and low visual impact.
Customers prefer to have the heaters mounted directly to beams on patio covers, tucked up under canvas, awnings or built into the ceiling because it is less of an intrusion into the outdoor environment and the "al fresco" experience.
Beyond the physical look of the fixture, Infratech heaters also give off a pleasing glow. Unlike competing electric heaters, that produce a harsh glare, with heating elements commonly referred to as Halogen, T3 or Short Wave, Infratech Infratube fixtures glow a dull orange, that is almost unnoticeable. No visible light or glare comes from Infratech units to spoil the mood or strain your eyes.
Infratech Infratube elements also distribute the heat more uniformly over a wider area. INFRATECH heaters have Low Clearance Requirements to CombustiblesÃ¢: Infratech heaters have the lowest clearance requirements to combustibles. 6" behind the heater face, 18" to the sides (in front of the heater face) and 36" directly in front of the fixture.
With no flame, electric fixtures also have significantly lower operating temperatures, allowing operation in close proximity to combustibles. This includes canvas and wood trellis structures.
The W series, Infratube fixtures generally operate with the housing surface temperature under 160 F in ventilated areas. This allows for much tighter installations and greater flexibility in mounting locations.
INFRATECH heaters are Indoor/Outdoor Rated: Infratech W series heaters are UL listed for Indoor/Outdoor, ceiling and wall mount installations. This means the heaters can be used in completely enclosed areas, including, garages, restaurants, covered porches, etc. In addition to being Indoor/ Outdoor rated, having no open flame has many other advantages beyond the obvious fire safety issues.
(No open-flame gas patio style heaters should ever be allowed in enclosed areas or indoors due to fire hazard and hazardous emission safety issues.)
Many restaurants use gas fired units in areas that can be completely enclosed with drop curtains or canvas walls. Without proper ventilation, only electric should be used to ensure compliance with code and safety requirements.
INFRATECH offers Recessed Mounting Options: Electric infrared fixtures can also be flush-mounted in the roof above walkways and patio areas. Recessed installations require a special mounting frame (available) with ventilation holes, but provide a beautiful and functional look to any installation. This is common in new construction. Recessed installations require a licensed contractor and appropriate planning.
INFRATECH heaters are Easily Controlled: Electric heaters can be operated with a simple on/off switch or units drawing less than 15 amps can be regulated with some budget devices. For larger installations with several units, or with more powerful units, sophisticated solid state control options are available to vary the intensity.
The ability to regulate the heat output by simply turning a wall-mounted control knob makes it possible to install excess capacity, so a patio will be comfortable in a wider range of conditions. Simply turn down the intensity in mild weather and turn the intensity up in colder conditions. (No gas fired heaters can effectively offer with this feature.)
Then there's the low purchase cost: Infratech "W" series have a relatively low purchase price when compared to comparable, permanently installed gas units. Generally the equipment cost is roughly half the price of comparable, permanently installed gas heaters. (Comparing cost to imported, portable, LP heaters, is not apples to apples. They serve different applications and have different requirements.)
When compared to competing electric infrared units, Infratech is comparable in price. Lower priced electric units are either not rated for outdoors, or are of inferior construction with narrow reflectors and often employ painted steel. Lower priced electric heaters also tend to be lower powered and not as effective.
Infratech offers the widest selection of electric infrared heaters for patio heat installations. Wattages and voltages for almost any application are available.
Lowest Cost of Ownership: Infratech heaters have no moving parts. There are no ignitions or valves to replace, and no burners to rebuild. The only part that wears out is the heating element, and they are rated for 5000 hours of continuous use.
Energy Efficient/ Low Operating Expense: Infratech heaters are extremely energy efficient. Testing has shown that, tubular quartz, electric infrared fixtures, can convert roughly 92% of the input energy directly to radiant energy. (The most efficient gas burners operate at less than 50% energy efficiency.)
Not affected by wind: Many people require electric units because of wind. Electric units are not affected by a light breeze or wind. They do not blow out and continue to radiate heat regardless of the conditions. (Gas units can have very unstable flame patterns with winds over just 10 mph. The wind can push the flame to one side of the unit or it may have trouble staying lit. When wind begins to affect the flame, heat output and efficiency drop even further.)
When to use Dual Element Units: Generally dual element heaters are used when aesthetics are favored over function, or when sophisticated controls are used to regulate what would otherwise be an uncomfortable heat. Another use of dual element units is when mounting heights exceed 10 ft. Dual element heaters are concentrated heat; twice the capacity of the single element heater in roughly the same area covered. These are the preferred option when installation cost is not the primary concern. The proper control and heater package will provide comfortable heat over a much wider range of conditions than a standard gas or single tube electric fixture.
Solid State Controls: Solid state controls are offered in several configurations. The primary configuration is a main control with a remote regulator. The other is simply a main panel with a digital control card on the door of the box. Solid state controls are very sophisticated and offer the best control solution. Solid state works like an industrial strength dimmer switch. 80% setting is 80% constant output. No pulsing of the heat. No variation of output.
The remote control system consists of a main control panel, with the solid state relays, heat sinks, and fused heater protection. This is a NEMA 4/12 enclosure intended to be installed in a utility closet, or near pool equipment, in the garage, etc. This box switches the high voltage load, and the heaters are wired directly to it.
The 2nd piece is the remote controller. It is designed to be built into a wall near the heaters and connected to the main panel with low voltage wirin - one twisted pair for each remote control zone. 1 amp of 120 V is also required to power each remote. The installer may tie into an adjacent household circuit to provide this power.
To clarify, there are two different types of zones: Input zones and output zones. A one-zone remote control can regulate up to 4 output zones in the main control box, but 4 inputs can not regulate 1 output.
Solid state controls can be configured in multiple zones to regulate larger heaters or several smaller heaters with one knob. Each zone can have a maximum of 40 amps continuous load (9,000 Watts maximum, per zone)
The zones can be configured in any combination of heaters, as long as they are all the same Wattage. (three 3000 Watt heaters, four 2000 Watt heaters, two 4,000 Watt heaters, one 6,000 Watt, one 8,000 Watt, etc., all at 240 volts.)
To get the most value from the solid state control systems, customers will use the largest heaters they can realistically install, usually WD6024 6,000 Watts, or several W4024 4,000 Watt units. Rarely if ever, should 8,000 Watt units be used.