G-Trace is a commercial/residential grade, self-regulating heating cable specifically designed to prevent snow and ice build up on rooves and in gutters. In snow and icey water the cable operates at full power. As the snow melts and the water drains away G-Trace self regulates to half power while it dries, as it gets warmer it gradually reduces its output. It can be cut-to-length during installation.
The G-Trace system is safe as self-regulation prevents overheating. It can even be installed directly into plastic gutters and with UV stable outer jackets the system is durable and reliable.
Example of Applications
- Protects roof and gutters from snow and ice build up.
- For use on commercial or residential premises.
- Can be cut to length
- Can be installed directly into plastic gutters
- Output self-regulates in response to ambient temperature
- No overheating or burnout
G-Trace is available with a corrosion resistant thermoplastic outer jacket (GT) and when greater corrosion resistance is required with a fluoropolymer outer jacket (GT-F).
The installation of G-Trace is quick and simple and requires no special skills or tools. Termination, splicing and power connection components are all provided in convenient kits.
Product Specification - maximum withstand temperature 60°C (140°F)
G-Trace has a power output of 36 W/m in ice at 0ºC and 18 W/m in air at 0ºC. The thermal output of the cable is illustrated on the graph to the right. The graph shows the nominal power output at rated voltage.
Maximum Withstand Temperature
Minimum Energised Temperature
Minimum Installation Temperature
GT 12.95 x 5.95mm
GT-F 12.65 x 5.65mm
Minimum Bending Radius
GT - 40mm
GT - 11.8 kg
GT-F - 12.6 kg
Maximum Resistance of
Cable Gland Thread Size
Maximum Circuit Length (m) for various circuit breaker sizes
For use with Type C circuit breakers to IEC 60898
Approvals & Certifications
EU DoC G-Trace, GT