Snow Melting Systems Control: GF Pro

Snow and Ice Melting Systems Control: Automatic with Integral Ground Fault Equipment Protection

Features & Benefits

  • Automatic snow and ice melting control minimizes operating costs
  • Rated for up to 30 amp resistive loads
  • Integral 30mA of Ground Fault Equipment Protection (GFEP)
  • Weather-resistant NEMA 4X enclosure
  • C-UL-US Listed for Temperature Regulating Equipment
  • Adjustable Hold-On timer continues heater operation after snow and ice stop to ensure complete melting
  • Dual sensor capability to meet site performance requirements
  • Automatic and manual-override operator controls for changing environmental conditions
  • Optional remote control operation for added convenience
Snow Switch Model GF Pro Snow and Ice Control

Snow Switch Model GF Pro Snow and Ice Control

GF Pro Control Panel

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GF Pro Controller Mounting Dimensions

GF Pro Controller Mounting Dimensions

Description

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Snow and ice melting systems control: Automatic, GFEP

The Snow Switch® Model GF Pro utilizes standard Environmental Technology snow and ice sensors (sold separately), applications include snow and ice detection and melting for pavement, sidewalks, loading docks, roofs, gutters and downspouts in commercial and residential environments.

The GF Pro interfaces with up to two standard Environmental Technology sensors to meet site requirements. The CIT–1 sensor may be roof or mast mounted and can be paired with the GIT–1 sensor for gutter applications or the SIT–6E sensor for pavement applications. All three sensors detect precipitation as snow at temperatures below 38°F (3.3°C), saving energy and ensuring thorough snow and ice melting. Since 1968, these sensors have been the industry’s most versatile and cost-effective automatic snow melting control sensors.

The GF Pro features built-in 30mA, self-testing Ground Fault Equipment Protection (GFEP), digitally filtered to minimize false tripping. A ground fault condition must be manually reset using the Test/Reset switch before heater operation can continue.

The GF Pro uses both automatic and manual-override operator controls. The adjustable Hold-On timer continues heater operations up to 8 hours after snow or ice conditions end to ensure complete melting. The Heater Cycle control button allows manual initiation or cancellation of a heating cycle. The optional RCU–4 remote control unit can be located for convenient monitoring and control. These flexible control options provide complete snow melting and water evaporation at a low operating cost.

The GF Pro weighs only 3 pounds and measures 5 1/2” (L) x 8 1/8” (W) x 4 3/8” (H). Comprehensive instruction manuals simplify installation and operation. These products are also supported by Environmental Technology Technical Support.

The GF Pro is a capable snow and ice control for medium-sized applications whose features and power requirements do not require an APS or EUR Series control panel.

Specifications

General
Area of use Nonhazardous locations
Approvals
Enclosure
Protection NEMA 4X
Cover attachment Polycarbonate cover, machine screws
Entries 2 x 3/4″ entry (bottom right) for NEC Class 2 connections

3 x 1-1/6″ entries (bottom left) for supply and load power

Material Polycarbonate
Mounting Wall mounted
Dimensions 5 1/2″ (L) x 8 1/8″ (W) x4 3/8″ (H) / 140mm (L) x 207mm (W) x 112mm (H)
Weight 3 lbs (not including sensors)
Front Panel Interface
Status indicator SUPPLY (green): Power on
HEAT (yellow): Heating cycle in process
SNOW (yellow): Sensor(s) detect snow
GFEP (red): Ground fault condition
GFEP (red, flashing): Failed
GFEP (red, flashing, rapid): GFEP test in progress
Control
Supply voltage 100 – 277 VAC; 50/60 Hz
Contact type 2 Form A
Maximum ratings Voltage: 277 VAC
Current: 30 amps
Heater Hold-On timer 0 to 8 hours; actuated by snow stopping or toggle switch
System test Switch toggles heater contact on and off. If temperature exceeds optional high limit thermistor (45°F), heater shuts off to reduce costs and prevent damage.
Wire and Cable Ratings
Power cable Size for heater load (30 amp maximum)
Sensor wiring #18 AWG jacketed, 3-conductor
Heater cable Size for maximum heater load
Remote wiring #22 AWG jacketed, 2-conductor
Ground Fault Equipment Protection (GFEP)
Set point 30 mA
Automatic self-test Mode A: Verifies GFEP function before contactors operate
Mode B: Verifies GFEP and heaters every 24 hours
Manual test/reset TEST/RESET switch of front panel
Environmental
Operating temperature −31°F to 113°F (−35°C to 45 °C)
Storage temperature −67°F to 167 °F (−55°C to 75 °C)
Snow/Ice Sensors
Maximum quantity 2 ETI sensors
Circut type NEC Class 2
Lead length Up to 500′ (152m) using 18 AWG 3-wire jacketed cable

Up to 2,000′ (609m) using 12 AWG 3-wire jacketed cable

ORDERING INFORMATION

Order Number Description
23917 GF Pro
23918 GF Pro Installation and Operations Manual
21358 RCU-4 Remote Control (Optional)
19272 High-Temperature Sensor w/20′ (6m) lead (optional)
10001 CIT-1 Aerial Sensor
11351 GIT-1 Gutter Ice Sensor
20756 SIT-6E Pavement Mounted Snow and Ice Sensor