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SnoMelt (SM)

Product Features


SnoMelt cables are industrial/commercial grade self-regulating heating cables that can be used for snow melting and ice prevention of surfaces such as concrete roads, ramps and paths.  It may also be used on stairways, walkway gratings and loading docks.  It can be cut-to-length at site to match exact lengths without any complicated design considerations.

SnoMelt will not overheat or burnout, even when overlapped upon itself, although this is not recommended. Its power output self-regulates in response to the surface temperature.  Its self-regulating characteristics reduce energy useage and lowers operating costs.

The installation of SnoMelt is quick and simple and requires no special skills or tools. Termination, splicing and power connection components are all provided in convenient kits. See Product, Application and Documentation Links below.

SnoMelt  Type SMB is ideally suted to large scale installations and can be combined with our specially developed, highly energy efficient SnoFlow control systems which can further reduce energy usesage and operating costs.

SnoMelt  Type SMA  is as above, but the braid and outer jacket are replaced with an extruded aluminium outer jacket, offering greater mechanical protection when required.

SnoMelt / SnoFlow  controlled system can reduce operating costs by as much as 80% when compared with conventional controlled snow melting and ice prevention systems.

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SnoMelt (SMB)

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SnoMelt (SMA)

Product Specification


The graph shows the nominal power output at 230V when the cables are buried in concrete.  For other conditions refer to Power Output Factors table below.  Click on the graphs to see a larger version.

  Maximum Surface Temperature 40°C (104°F)
  Minimum Installation Temperature -30°C (-22°F)
  Power Supply 1 - 277 VAC
  Cable Dimensions

SMB 15.4 x 6.5mm +/- 0.5
SMA 15.0 x 6.1mm +/- 0.5

  Cable Weights SMB 15.7 kg
SMA 15.8 kg
  Minimum Bending Radius SMB 40 mm
SMA 50 mm
  Power Factor buried in SAND(wet) W/m in concrete x 0.9
  Power Factor buried in Metal Conduit W/m in concrete x 0.4
  Power Factor buried in Plastic Conduit W/m in concrete x 0.3
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SMB Power Output  (W/m)


Maximum Circuit Length (m)  for various circuit breaker sizes
Termperature (°C)
10A 16A 20A      
  SMB / SMA 10   14   22   36   44              
    0   12   18   30   38              
For use with Type C circuit breakers to IEC 60898
Approvals and Certification
JB9000 3039985
EU DoC Snomelt, SM
Product and Application Datasheets
SnoMelt Datasheet

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