Snow-melting regulator Tekmar 1773

Snow-melting regulator Tekmar 1773
Area of use

Non-slip / snow melting land surface / ice-free roof / gutters / ice-free dishes, skylights, etc.

Technical data

Mounting: Din-rail (indoors)
Operating voltage: 230 Vac
Outlet: 1 closing — 230V / 6A
Sensor: 2 x Temperature/Precipitation
Alarm: 24V/15mA
Control moisture/precipitation/temperature

Temperature limit function

Drop-out delay 0,5 10 hours
Basic heating function: Adjustable
Approvals: CE, VDE


TEKMAR has eliminated problems with dirty moisture sensor in metal not giving indication. By developing a technique that instead of measuring the sensor cooling one can ignore the external environment affect.

Microprocessor-based control unit for snow / ice melting on ground surfaces, ceilings and other surfaces where icing and frost causes inconvenience. The system closes a contact to switch the heating system when the precipitation falls within an adjustable temperature zone. The heating is switched out when the surface has dried, the unit is adjustable to the heating time for the compensation of unsuccessful placement of sensors. Sensors are available for installation in ground surfaces walked on by pedestrians / vehicles, and roof surfaces and other surfaces that are not exposed to mechanical stress.

1773 Have a basic heating function that can maintain an elevated temperature in the ground for a faster thawing of the precipitation in harsh northern climates.

Programming the unit is done in the easy menu system that appears on a display, this is also where the device status can be read.

Programming can be done in stages, the unit comes with a basic program and in the Quick setup one make the necessary adjustments to start the application. In other menus, the unit can be tested, advanced settings performed and reset to factory settings.

General function description

The de-icing controller 1773 is a programmable controller which is suitable for many applications where protection against icing are needed.

This tpe of regulator can save 30-40% energy compared with a conventional thermostat.

The saving consists in addition to measuring temperature, measuring rainfall / frost on or directly adjacent to the surface to be protected against icing.

The sensors are of a type where instead of measuring the conductivity between two shiny metal conductors heat up the sensor at regular intervals (about 25 minutes) and measure the cooling of the sensor for detecting any precipitation. This type of measurement gives a good reliability for minimal maintenance.

When connecting two sensors the system starts when any of the sensors detects humidity and preset temperature range for operation and continues until both sensors are dry.


The active temperature range is +5 – -25°C, which includes the temperature range when the precipitation falls and there is slipping hazard. Can be adjusted in the Configuration menu. At ground facilities 1- 2 ground sensors Type 3352 with brass sleeve (must be used in asphalting) or 3353 without mounting sleeve, is used. At the slopes, it is very effective with a transducer at each end of the ramp when the molten precipitation flowing down the ramp while the upper part of the ramp often is the first to get precipitation. It is also important to ensure that the sewage and functioning even at temperatures below zero.

When used for tank facilities and satellite dishes used a 3351 roof sensor combined with air sensor 3115. When frost protection of roof drainage systems mounted a moisture / rain sensor in the gutter / gutter and a temperature sensor in the shade / north wall. When ice protection of satellite mounted moisture / rain sensor on the console of the dish bottom edge.

When the sensors are installed, it is not always possible to know / calculate where the most snow will gather why a function is added, min. heating run time, to compensate eventual deviations. Can be adjusted to work 0, 5, 10 hours (2 hours standard) so that the surface can dry up.

The unit also has a function for basic heating This function keeps the surface at an elevated temperature, eg, -5 ° C to accelerate melting of the precipitation without using full power. The function is used for ground surfaces with high priority, for example, public entrances, emergency intake at the hospital.

At malfunction can troubleshoot and adjust easily be done by using the device status and diagnostics. Failure of donors also indicated by a flashing red LED in the front of the unit.

1773 also has an alarm output (24V max. 15 mA) that can be connected to the alarm panel and transmits a signal in case of fault.