Heatstrip Classic: THH-A Series
HEATSTRIP Classic is an Australian designed, engineered and assembled range of premium, high intensity electric radiant heaters suitable for tough indoor and outdoor heating 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, patio’s, verandah’s, courtyards, balconies, both residentially and commercially. Ideal indoor applications include spot heating in factories, showrooms, warehouses, assembly lines, halls etc.
Features & Benefits
Why choose Heatstrip electric radiant heaters for your outdoor or hard-to-heat indoor area?
As there is typically constant air movement in an outdoor or open indoor area, 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 blow away with natural air movement. Radiant style heaters transfer heat directly to objects through infra-red waves.
Whilst convection heaters heat the air in between objects, radiant heaters heat the surface of the objects themselves. Heatstrip electric radiant 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?
Comfortable radiant warmth from above! 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.
Subtle, unobtrusive minimalist design - The Heater that is a Design Feature!
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, the Heatstrip is the perfect addition – either designed to become a feature or an unobtrusive addition.
Efficient, cost effective electric heating
The innovative design of the Heatstrip enables comfortable and even heat dispersion from the heater surface with minimal operating costs, providing an enjoyable and gentle warmth.
• Outdoor al-fresco & entertaining areas
• Patio’s, BBQ’s zones, outdoor kitchens
• Courtyards & balconies
• Veranda’s, pergola’s
• Garages and sheds
• Pubs & Clubs
• Restaurants & Gaming venues
Significantly lower running costs compared to bottled gas heaters
The cost of running a Heatstrip heater is considerably less than gas-bottled patio heaters (refer to below for more information).
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 or wall/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.
The Heatstrip Classic incorporates no internal moving parts ensuring quiet and virtually maintenance free operation.
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 piece 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.
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.
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
|POWER (WATTS)||CURRENT (AMPS)||DIMENSIONS (mm)||WEIGHT (KG)||LEAD LENGTH (mm)||PLUG|
|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|
|APPROVALS||AUSTRALIA / NZ (also CE, UL/CSA)|
|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|
|COUNTRY OF MANUFACTURE||Australia|
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.
|RUNNING COST||OUTDOOR GAS HEATER||HEATSTRIP ELECTRIC RADIANT HEATER|
|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)|
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
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.
|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 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.
DIY INSTALLATION VIDEO