Heatstrip Max: THX Series
HEATSTRIP Max is an Australian designed, engineered and assembledrange of high intensity electric, infra-red radiant heaters suitable for tough outdoor and indoor heating applications.
Why choose Heatstrip electric radiant heaters for your outdoor or hard-to-heat indoor area?
Whilst convection heaters heat the air in between objects, radiant heaters heat the surface of the objects themselves. Heatstrip Max electric radiant heaters are more effective within an outdoor or indoor area because they provide targeted warmth directly to the people and objects in their path.
Using the radiant heating principle, HEATSTRIPMax can provide effective and energy efficient comfort heating for outdoor (undercover and open) and indoor open areas. Heatstrip has successfully enabled many entertainment venues such as restaurants, pubs and clubs to utilise their outdoor dining areas day and night, through all seasons. Within your workplace or business, Heatstrip can provide comfort heating for designated outdoor smoking and leisure areas, as well as for workstation spot heating in factories, warehouses and showrooms. Within your home, Heatstrip can provide comfort heating for undercover alfresco dining and BBQ area, patios, verandas, courtyards and balconies.
Features & Benefits
High Output radiant heat
The Heatstrip Max range of electric radiant heaters produces a high temperature radiant warmth that travels through the air directly to people and surfaces below – similar to the heat rays emitted by the Sun. Radiant heating is the only viable option for outdoor or tough indoor sites.
Unique low-glow heating technology
Specially designed and engineered "low-glow" heating element provides a very gentle and unobtrusive glow. There no blinding light, like other infra-red heaters, so you can enjoy the experience. Energy is directed towards producing heat, rather than an annoying light.
Maximum heat performance – multiple applications
The high temperature output of the Heatstrip Max is perfect for exposed outdoor sites, high ceilings and hard-to-heat indoor and outdoor applications. The dual element design allows for a very compact unit, and maximum efficiency. The Heatstrip Max will perform where other heaters fail.
Suitable for permanent outdoor mounting, no protection needed.
For outdoor applications, the Heatstrip Max is suitable for both permanently exposed (eg. courtyards and patios) and undercover installations – it does not need to be fully protected from the elements.
High Strength element – virtually indestructible
The unique metallic “incoloy” element is 14mm thick, meaning it is vandal proof and will not shatter like other glass quartz heating elements. Provides piece of mind in both commercial and domestic situations.
Commercial grade quality – 2 years full replacement warranty
Constructed of extremely robust, commercial grade material, the Heatstrip Max is designed for long-life and durability in all conditions. It is fully supported by a 2 year replacement warranty under both residential and commercial conditions.
Built from corrosion resistant alloy, it is suitable for use in most applications, including difficult corrosive environments such as coastal areas.
Multi-Purpose Mounting Options
The Heatstrip Max is supplied with flexible mounting options. The standard bracket will allow both ceiling and wall mounting, at various angles, as well as suspension by chains/wires and metal rods. Optional twin mount and end-to-end brackets are also available.
2 models – DIY or hard-wired
2 models are available. The THX 2400 (2400W) is supplied with a lead and plug therefore ideal for a DIY installation. The THX 3600 (3600W) requires hard-wiring to a 15amp power supply.
Australian designed, engineered and assembled
Technical Specifications – Australia
|MODEL||POWER (WATTS)||CURRENT (AMPS)||DIMENSIONS (mm)||WEIGHT (KG)||LEAD LENGTH (mm)||PLUG|
|THX 2400||2400||10||854 x 170 x 80||6||1000||YES|
|THX 3600||3600||15||1184 x 170 x 80||8||1000||NO|
|HEATER TYPE||High intensity electric radiant, infra-red overhead heater with Incoloy 840 element|
|OUTPUT||Refer to model code chart above|
|POWER||230-240 Volts Nominal at 50-60 Hertz, Single Phase|
|CONNECTION||3 Core Cable 2.5mm2|
|APPROVALS||AUSTRALIA / NZ|
|MOUNTING OPTIONS||Suitable for ceiling, wall, beam mounting. Also available for extension mount using rigid fixing poles and chain mount bracket.|
|PROTECTION RATING||IPX5 Protection from water ingress from all directions|
|MATERIALS OF CONSTRUCTION||Anodised alloy casing and end caps, chromed grill|
|COUNTRY OF MANUFACTURE||Australia
The installation of HEATSTRIP Max is simple and easy with the standard mounting brackets supplied. For other more challenging locations there are a range of mounting options available - refer to below diagrams.
The HEATSTRIP Max can be mounted directly to the ceiling; angled downwards on a wall; suspended on chains or poles; attached to beams/rafters; or 2 units together (refer to the Product Manual for more detailed information on each mounting option).
Operating cost comparison
In many instances, patio heaters powered by gas bottles are used as an outdoor heating source. The below table shows the operational cost comparison between HEATSTRIP Max and a bottled gas outdoor heater. The hourly running costs are considerably less and with HEATSTRIP Max you never have to worry about running out of gas; no refilling; no unattractive gas bottle to waste space and HEATSTRIP actually improves the value of your property.
|RUNNING COST||OUTDOOR GAS HEATER||HEATSTRIP Max ELECTRIC RADIANT HEATER|
|THX 2400||THX 3600|
|PER HOUR||$2.77/hour||$0.48/hour (48 cents per hour)||$0.72/hour (72 cents per hour)|
Notes: Calculations of hourly running cost for an outdoor gas heater is based on $25.00 average to fill a 9kg gas bottle and average running time of 9 hours. $25.00 / 9 hours = $2.77 per hour
Electricity tariff used in calculations is 20 cents/kWh
2.4kW x 20 cents = 48 cents per hour
3.6kW x 20 cents = 72 cents per hour
Calculations of yearly running cost are based on 180 hours usage
180 hours x $3.66 = $698.60 yearly running cost for outdoor gas heater
180 hours x $0.48 = $86.40 yearly running cost for Model THX 2400
180 hours x $0.72 = $129.60 yearly running cost for Model THX 3600
General recommendations for HEATSTRIP Max:
• Ideal mounting height: 2.4m to 3.0m. Maximum is 3.5m in a protected outdoor environment.
• Ideal mounting location: ceiling mounted, directly above area to be heated (eg. above a table), however can also be mounted on a wall and angled downwards.
The below table outlines the coverage of each HEATSTRIP Max model (in m2), based on 3 different scenarios. For example, in an outdoor area that is protected from prevailing winds by walls, café blinds etc, (eg outdoor enclosed), Model THX 2400 will cover 10m2 and Model THX 3600 will cover 15m2. This data is based on direct overhead ceiling mounting. If the heaters are wall mounted, the radiant footprint will be reduced.
|MODEL||INDOOR PROTECTED (m2)||OUTDOOR ENCLOSED (m2)||OUTDOOR EXPOSED (m2)|
For the majority of outdoor applications, the most effective method is to spot heat a table or similar area. The below diagrams provides an easy selection guide for the approximate model and quantity of heaters required to heat common residential table settings.
Selections are based on HEATSTRIP Max being mounted at 2.7m from the floor and an undercover fully enclosed outdoor area.
We recommend installing your Heatstrip heater with a timer controller to ensure the unit is turned off after a preset time. Thermofilm recommends Model TT-MTM controller, which includes a timer function (1/2/4 hour) and temperature control (High/Medium/Low). Remote control included.
Please refer to Heatstrip Max Product Manual and Quick Reference Guide below for more detailed information.