SelfTec 16 Pipes & Gutters Heating Cable - ELEKTRA

Self-regulating Heating Cable for Pipes and Gutter Frost Protection


Self-regulating electric heating cables, known as ELEKTRA SelfTec®16, are designed to prevent frost damage to various things such as pipelines, gutters, downspouts, valves, and other items that are susceptible to freezing temperatures.

ELEKTRA SelfTec 16 Specifications

  • Power output (+10°C): 16 W/m
  • Power output (0°C in ice water): 22 W/m
  • Power supply: 230 V ~ 50/60 Hz
  • External dimension of cable: 6 x 9 mm
  • Min. installation temperature: -25°C
  • Max. working temperature: +65°C
  • Max. exposure temperature: +65°C
  • Type of heating cable: self-regulating, conductor screen, single-side power supply
  • Screen of heating cables: 100% coverage, PET covered aluminum foil,tinned copper braiding
  • Conductor: tin-coated copper 2 x 0.6 mm
  • Insulation: modified polyolefin
  • Outer sheath: UV resistant, halogen free polyolefin
  • Min. radius of bending cable: 3.5 D
  • Max. cable length per circuit: 100m (+10oC), 90m (0oC),  55m (0oC in water)
  • Max. circuit-breaker, C-type: 16 A
  • Product certificates: EAC
  • Certificate of ISO 9001: IQNET, PCBC
  • Product mark: CE

Installation of Electric Heating Cable On Water Pipes

ELEKTRA Self-Regulating Heating Cable Technology


The capacity of heating cables to adjust their power output (heat) in response to temperature changes in their surroundings is known as self-regulation. The relationship between the temperature of the cable and the pipeline (water supply) is shown in the diagram. Following system activation, the heating cable “warms up” and increases power delivery while the pipe is still cold (blue) (red). The cable “cools down” and uses less power while the pipe is warmer.

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