Entertain all year round with a stylish outdoor electric heater

Heatstrip Classic: THH-A Series

HEATSTRIP Classic is an Australian designed, engineered and assembled range of premium, high-intensity energy efficient electric heaters - suitable for indoor and outdoor heating applications. applications.

Using the radiant heat principle, HEATSTRIP Classic is a stylish and energy efficient heating option, ideal for outdoor undercover applications such as alfresco dining and BBQ areas, patios, verandahs, courtyards, balconies, both residentially and commercially. Ideal indoor heating applications include spot heating in factories, showrooms, warehouses, assembly lines, halls etc.

Features & Benefits

Why choose HEATSTRIP electric heaters?

Typically, there is constant air movement in an outdoor or open indoor area. Therefore, many conventional patio heaters rely on convection heating, which works by heating the surrounding air. This can be quite impractical for these areas, as this heated air can easily be blown away with natural air movement. Combating this problem, Thermofilm’s radiant style heaters transfer heat directly to objects through infra-red waves.

Whilst convection heaters warm the air in between objects, radiant heaters heat the surface of the objects themselves. HEATSTRIP electric heaters are more effective within an outdoor or uninsulated indoor area because they provide targeted warmth directly to the people and objects in their path.

How does it work?

Our range of heaters can give you comfortable, radiant warmth. Similar to the radiant heat rays emitted by the sun, the ceiling mounted HEATSTRIP Classic range of heaters emits radiant warmth from above. A unique electric heating element and alloy heating surface produces even, radiant warmth directly to individual people and surfaces below. Unlike traditional outdoor gas heaters, which aim to heat the surrounding air and can result in high temperatures close to the heat source and lower temperatures further away, the radiant heat emitted by the HEATSTRIP Classic penetrates through the air to provide a comfortable, even temperature.

The heater that is a design feature

Complete with subtle, unobtrusive minimalist design, the attractive HEATSTRIP Classic comes with a black face and anodised alloy rear casing. The stylish, slimline face of the HEATSTRIP Classic does not emit light or glow when in use, blending elegantly into your décor. Whether you have a traditional or ultra-modern design, a HEATSTRIP heater is the perfect addition.

Multiple Applications:

• Outdoor alfresco and entertaining areas
• Patios, BBQ zones and outdoor kitchens
• Courtyards and balconies
• Verandahs and pergolas
• Garages and sheds

• Cafes
• Pubs and clubs
• Restaurants and gaming venues
• Factories
• Warehouses
• Showrooms
• Halls

Efficient, cost-effective electric heating

The innovative design of the HEATSTRIP heater enables comfortable and even heat dispersion from the heater surface with minimal operating costs, providing an enjoyable and gentle warmth.

The innovative design of the HEATSTRIP heater enables comfortable and even heat dispersion from the heater surface with minimal operating costs, providing an enjoyable and gentle warmth. The cost of running a HEATSTRIP heater is considerably less than gas-bottled patio heaters. Using less of the Earth’s resources, installing one of our HEATSTRIP heaters will ensure that you’re doing your bit for the environment.

Design flexibility

Four HEATSTRIP Classic models are available from 1500W to 3200W, ensuring the heating requirements of any undercover outdoor or open indoor area are met. Brackets for direct ceiling and wall or ceiling angled mounting are supplied as standard. Optional HEATSTRIP accessories include beam or fixed umbrella mount brackets, extension mount brackets, chain suspension brackets, twin mount brackets and flush mounting enclosures.

Minimal maintenance

The HEATSTRIP Classic has no internal moving parts, ensuring quiet and virtually maintenance free operation.

Australian owned

Designed, engineered and assembled in Australia, the HEATSTRIP Classic is fully backed by a 24 month residential warranty, and 12 month commercial warranty. Local service and support provides peace of mind.

Easy to use

The standard HEATSTRIP Classic is controlled by a simple on/off operation, either when plugged directly into a power point, or hard-wired via a wall mounted on/off switch. Models THH1500A, THH1800A & THH2400A are supplied with a lead and plug and can be connected to a normal domestic power point, making it an easy DIY installation. Model THH3200A requires hard-wiring by a qualified electrician to a 15amp power supply.

Corrosion protection

The unique alloy casing material allows the heater to be used in corrosive environments such as coastal/seaside locations, outdoor kitchens and around saltwater pools etc.

Control options

It is recommended to install 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.



Technical Specifications – Australia


THH 1500A 1500 6.3 924 x 165 x 48  5 1000 YES
THH 1800A 1800 7.5 1104 x 165 x 48 6 1000 YES
THH 2400A 2400 10 1364 x 165 x 48 7 1000 YES
THH 3200A 3200 13.3 1774 x 165 x 48 9 500 NO


HEATER TYPE High intensity electric radiant overhead heater with high surface area profiled alloy
OUTPUT Refer to model code chart above
POWER 230-240 Volts Nominal at 50-60 Hertz, Single Phase
CONNECTION 3 Core Cable 1.5mm2

RECOMMENDED 2.3m to 2.7m
MAXIMUM  3.0m (for higher ceiling heights, units can be lowered using optional bracket kits or refer to the Heatstrip Max range)

MOUNTING OPTIONS Suitable for ceiling, wall, beam, fixed umbrella and recess mounting. Also available for extension mount using rigid fixing poles and mount bracket.
PROTECTION RATING IP55 Protection from water ingress from all directions


Mounting Options

The installation of Heatstrip Classic is simple and easy with the standard mounting brackets supplied. For other more challenging locations there are range of mounting options available - refer to below diagrams.

The Heatstrip Classic can be mounted directly to the ceiling, angled downwards on a wall, fitted flush with the ceiling; suspended on chains or poles; attached to beams/poles/umbrella’s; mounted end-to-end, or 2 units together.




Running 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 Classic and a bottled gas outdoor heater. The hourly running costs are considerably less and with Heatstrip you never have to worry about running out of gas; no refilling; no unattractive gas bottle to waste space; no gas emissions and Heatstrip Classic actually improves the value of your property.

THH 1500A THH 1800A THH 2400A THH 3200A
PER HOUR $2.77/hour $0.30/hour (30c per hour) $0.36/hour (36c per hour) $0.48/hour (48c per hour) $0.64/hour (64c per hour)
PER YEAR $499 $54.00 $64.80 $86.40 $115.20

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/kW

1.5 kW x 20 cents = 30 cents per hour
1.8 kW x 20 cents = 36 cents per hour
2.4 kW x 20 cents = 48 cents per hour
3.2 kW x 20 cents = 64 cents per hour

** Calculations of yearly running cost are based on 180 hours usage
180 hours x $2.77 = $656.00 yearly running cost for outdoor gas heater
180 hours x $0.48 = $86.40 yearly running cost for Model THH2400A


Selection guide

General recommendations for Heatstrip Classic:

• Ideal mounting height: 2.1m to 2.7m. Maximum is 3m in a protected outdoor environment.
• Ideal mounting location: ceiling mounted, directly above area to be heated (eg. above a table), but can also be mounted on a wall and angled downwards.
• Protection from winds by café blinds, screens etc. is highly recommended.

The below table outlines the coverage of each Heatstrip® Classic model (in m2), based on 3 different scenarios. For example, for an outdoor area that is protected from prevailing winds by walls, café blinds etc, Model THH 1500A will cover 3m2 and Model THH2400A will cover 4.8m2.

THH 1500A 3.75 3 2.5
THH 1800A 4.5 3.6 3
THH 2400A 6 4.8 4
THH 3200A 8 6.4 5.3


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 Classic being mounted at 2.4m from the floor in an undercover fully enclosed outdoor area.

Please refer to Heatstrip Classic Product Manual and Quick Reference Guide below for more detailed information.





Heatstrip Outdoor Heaters

Heatstrip Selection Guide

Heatstrip Classic Product Manual

Heatstrip Classic Flush Mount Enclosure Manual

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Thermofilm is a major Australian manufacturer and supplier of heating products. Our heating range includes convective panel heaters, radiant panel heaters, radiant strip heaters, portable heaters, outdoor heaters, patio heaters, infra red heaters and under seat heaters for churches. All our heaters are electric and suitable for a wide range of residential and commercial heating applications. Our heating product brands include ELEX™, BLISS™, HEATSTRIP®, HEATSTAR™ and DRYZONE™. The latest addition to our product range is Ozflame™ Bio-Fuel Fireplaces for indoor and outdoor applications. © Copyright 2018 thermofilm.com.au
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