The INFRESCO-VR-1.5kW controller offers variable control of mains-driven loads, specifically
Quartz Halogen Infrared heat lamps, rated up to a total of 1.5kW.
This microcontroller-based unit incorporates a ‘soft-start’ gradual switch on function to
eliminate the lamp’s initial high inrush current – potentially increasing the lamp life by as much
Output levels are selected by up & down push-buttons with a high-intensity LED indicating
when the controller is regulating the power to the lamp load.
A relay override function is built in the circuit design – thus, at maximum power (100%), the
relay ‘switches in’ and bypasses the power (triac) and suppression (choke) devices. This
helps to keep the units heatsink temperature to a lower operating temperature, since they are
not in use in this state and generate no heat. Normal control is resumed below approximately
96% of the power setting.
Installation is simple and once installed is very low maintenance.
Typical applications are Pub Patio areas, Smoking Shelters, Restaurants, Warehouses,
Simple Wall Mounting
IP55 protection for outdoor installation
Simple In-Line wiring, via 3-core cables
Pre-selected heat output levels for optimum comfort control
Power output indication
Integral EMC filter suppression
Relay override at maximum output – minimizing heat dissipation