Driptray/Crankcase/Evaporator heaters are specifically designed for the evaporation of water produced during the defrosting cycle and are for use in the refrigeration sector.
PTC effect – (Positive Temperature Coefficient), the PTC provides a heating power that is dependent on temperature, thus emitting the maximum power at the lowest temperature and reducing the power emission gradually as the temperature rises.
The main advantages of this system are:
Reduction in costs
The use of a Driptray/Crankcase/Evaporator heater avoids the need for any additional protective device. This allows not only to reduce the direct cost of the device but to save further money, eliminating the accessories (fixing supports), the electrical connections and the cost of labour.
How do they work?
Driptray evaporator elements work by changes in temperatures. When the heating element sees a temperature change, e.g. lower than the element circuit connects and generates heat. Adversely, when the temperature lowers, the circuit opens, making them very safe and energy-efficient.
In critical working conditions, when all the water has evaporated from the tank, the resistance is working uncovered with no direct heat exchange. The power emitted by the heater immediately falls to the minimum that avoids any risk of damage to either the heater or the tank.
Easy to assemble
The resistance assembly requires a 17mm hole on one side of the tank (as close as possible to the
bottom). The heater is inserted and fixed with a screw nut, and a gasket is also supplied.
|Type of heater||UCI-PTC1||UCI-PTC2||UCI-PTC3|
|Length of cartridge L / Diameter Ø||120 / 12||180 / 12||240 / 12|
|Evaporation capacity||0.11 Kg/h||0.2 Kg/h||240 / 12|
|Voltage (V)||220 / 260||220 / 260||220 / 260|
|Power in water at 0°C||110W||230W||330W|
|Power with no water||10W||20W||30W|
|Brass connector (key 24)||3/8” GAS||3/8” GAS||3/8” GAS|
|Length of wire LC||1M||1M||1M|
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