Snow melting mats enable you to put an end to snow and ice accumulation around your home. At HeatTrak it’s one-stop shopping: We carry everything you need to remove snow.
While you can use our residential mats as standalone items, we offer multiple sizes that can link together to create a continuous system of mats. In order to connect your mats, you might need a few accessories.
1) Every Set of Mats Requires a Power Unit
Every set of HeatTrak residential mats needs one GFCI Power Unit in order to work. This lets power flow to the mats by connecting your system to your standard 120V electrical outlet.
It’s important to note that you need a Power Unit for a set, not for each individual mat. You can connect up to 13 amps to a single Power Unit. If your HeatTrak system adds up to more than 13 amps, you’ll need a second Power Unit.
How do you know how many amps your mat puts out?
We list the product specifications on our website. When you’re shopping for snow melting mats, you can find the number of amps listed on each product page. You can add these up to determine the number of Power Units you need, but if you’re not confident in the math please reach out to our customer support team for help.
Our Power Units are designed to be left outside for the entire winter season. They’re rainproof, but they should never be in a situation where they’ll be submerged in water. The Power Unit contains a 6-foot long cord and a GFCI (Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter) to ensure your safety.
2) Do I Need Cable Extenders?
When you’re shopping for one of our snow melting mats, you’ll notice we carry several options for watertight cable extenders. What makes ours special?
Our extension cables have a matching connector that will connect with every one of our mats, and it matches our Power Units. This way, we can ensure your setup is 100% watertight because our connectors were built for this exact purpose.
When you’re using an extension cord purchased from a third party, it’s a regular extension cord and there’s a good chance this type of extension cord won’t be fully waterproof. If this is the case, water can enter the point where the Power Unit plugs in and then you’ll have a safety hazard.
With HeatTrak cable extenders, you don’t have to worry about possibility.