Helio Mini 30 Watt PTC Smart Aquarium Heater [5-15 gallon]
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Innovative Marine is proud to introduce HELIO, our new line of heaters utilizing ultra-safe PTC (positive temperature coefficient) technology.
* Note: Helio Mini controller has one element plug. Does not include Magnetic Aquarium Heater Holder.
Up until now, the way we chose to heat our aquariums have been electric immersion heaters that use resistance wires as the primary source of heat. This is the same technology commonly used in toasters. When these types of aquarium heaters are exposed to air or become covered with debris, the heat is unable to dissipate quickly enough resulting in a rapid temperature spike, reduction in operation life and eventually catastrophic failure of the aquarium.
When developing the HELIO, we looked at the aquaculture industry and how PTC technology was utilized. After scrutinized detailed analysis, we extrapolated how to efficiently heat (in both cost and thermal dispersion), as well as minimizing the danger of air exposure and for everyday use. PTC technology utilizes solid state ceramic chips that are programmed to reach only a certain predetermined set temperature. As compared to resistance wires that continuously increase in temperature until the element ceases.
Helio 30 Watt PTC Smart Heater - [1 x 30W] Single Element
Aquarium Size: 5 - 15 Gallons *Based on +10°F water temperature increase from current ambient temperature. Heating Element Dims: L 3.5" x D .80" Remote Sensor Dims: L 2.3" x D .31"
Helio Smart Controller Dims: L 3.13" x W 1.31" x H 5"
Helio PTC Smart Controller Specifications
Factory Preset Temperature: 77°F
Factory Preset Low Alarm: 74°F
Factory Preset High Alarm: 80°F
Temp Set Range: 59° - 95°F
Low Alarm General Range: 57° - 93°F
Low Alarm Minimum Range: -2°F from Set Temperature
High Alarm General Range: 60° - 96°F
High Alarm Minimum Range: +1°F from Set Temperature
Accuracy: < ±1°F
Calibration Range: ±9°F
Watt/Amp Draw: 100W 120V / 0.83amps
Error Code Quick Guide
E1-Remote Sensor Not Connected: The remote sensor is not connected. Check the connection between the controller and the remote sensor.
E2-Element(s) Not Connected: One or both elements are not connected. Check the connection between the controller and element(s).
E3-High Temperature Alarm: The aquarium's water temperature has exceeded the high temperature set point.
E4-Low Temperature Alarm: The aquarium's water temperature has subceeded the low temperature set point.
E5-Element (I) Error: Element (I) is out of water or low water flow detected around element (I).
*Note-Mini Controller has one element plug. Does not include Magnetic Aquarium Heater Holder.
E7-Remote Sensor Error: Remote sensor has been detected to be out of water or a sudden temperature swing.
Innovative Marine offers a 5 Year Limited Warranty on the Helio Heating systems. Warranty is valid to the original purchaser against defective material and workmanship for 5 Year from the original date of purchase.