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MC1 Halogen Heater Control Box

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MC1 Multi heater control system

MC1 Multi heater control system

  • Allows any number of halogen heaters to be controlled from a single point
  • Provides a means of increasing and reducing output of a halogen heating system
  • Reduces running costs and improves comfort levels
MC1 Side view of terminal covers

MC1 Side view of terminal covers

MC1-P View of opened front cover

MC1-P View of opened front cover

MC1-S View of opened front cover

MC1-S View of opened front cover

Range

Model

Description

MC1-P

Halogen Heater Control Box (Primary) for use with 3 lamp halogen heaters (HN2-4500G & HN2-6000G)

MC1-S

Halogen Heater Control Box (Secondary) for use with 3 lamp halogen heaters (HN2-4500G & HN2-6000G)

MC1-P-L2

Halogen Heater Control Box (Primary) for use with 2 lamp halogen heaters (HN2-3000G)

MC1-S-L2

Halogen Heater Control Box (Secondary) for use with 2 lamp halogen heaters (HN2-3000G)

 

Wall-Mounted Switches

Model

Description

CS-2

Switch for 2 lamp heaters (HN2-3000G)

CS-3

Switch for 3 lamp heaters (HN2-4500G & HN2-6000G)

 

Optional Ancillary Control Devices

Model

Description

FST2-IN

Frost Thermostat

RST-IN

Room Thermostat (for economy not temperature control)

RST-TP

Tamperproof Thermostat (for economy not temperature control)

PROTIM-7

Programmable Timer

WH-402

Movement Sensor

CS-5

Push Button (activates primary control box’s rundown timer)

CS-6

Master Control Button (overrides all control devices except frost thermostat)

 

Technical Specification

Model  

MC1-P

Description

Control box for halogen heater (primary) for use with 3 lamp heaters

Heaters controlled

Maximum 4 x HN2-4500G (4.5kW) or HN2-6000G (6kW)

 

Additional heaters using MC1-S (secondary control box)

Switch required

CS-3

Supply

400V 3ph and neutral

Dimensions

320mm x 340mm x 100mm

Weight

4kg

Special Features

Triacs for soft-start extends lamp life by 10%

 

Individual lamps switched in pairs reducing shock load on the power supply

 

Link for master on/off

 

All heaters connect into external terminal enclosures

 

Individual fuse for each lamp

 

Built-in rundown timer (adjustable 10 to 120 minutes) triggered by boost button

Optional Ancillary Control

Frost thermostat

 

Economy thermostat

 

Programmable timer

  Movement sensor
  Push button to activate control box’s rundown timer
  Master Control Button (overrides all control devices except frost thermostat)

                 

Model

MC1-S

Description

Control box for halogen heater (secondary) for use with 3 lamp heaters

Maximum number in one control circuit

11 x MC1-S (+1 x MC1-P)

Heaters controlled per MC1-S

Maximum 4 x HN2-4500G (4.5kW) or HN2-6000G (6kW)

Dimensions

320mm x 340mm x 100mm

Weight

4kg

Special Features

Can only be used with MC1-P (primary controller)

 

Model  

MC1-P-L2

Description

Control box for halogen heater (primary) for use with 2 lamp heaters

Heaters controlled

Maximum 6 x HN2-3000G (3W)

 

Additional heaters using MC1-S (secondary control box)

Switch required

CS-2

Supply

400V 3ph and neutral

Dimensions

320mm x 340mm x 100mm

Weight

4kg

Special Features

Triacs for soft-start extends lamp life by 10%

 

Individual lamps switched in pairs reducing shock load on the power supply

 

Link for master on/off

 

All connections into external terminal enclosures

 

Individual fuse for each lamp

 

Built-in rundown timer (adjustable 10 to 120 minutes) triggered by boost button

Optional Ancillary Control

Frost thermostat

 

Economy thermostat

 

Programmable timer

 

Movement sensor

 

Push button to activate control box’s rundown timer

 

Master Control Button (overrides all control devices except frost thermostat)

 

Model

MC1-S-L2

Description

Control box for halogen heater (secondary) for use with 2 lamp heaters

Maximum number in one control circuit

11 x MC1-S-L2 (+1 x MC1-P-L2)

Heaters controlled

Maximum 6 x HN2-3000G (3kW)

Dimensions

320mm x 340mm x 100mm

Weight

4kg

Special Features

Can only be used with MC1-P-2L (primary controller)

How It Works

A MC1 control box provides variable output control for a group of halogen heaters from a single point.  This approach allows the intensity of heat to be adjusted by means of a simple wall-mounted switch enhancing comfort and improving economy.

Each system must incorporate one primary control box and a wall-mounted switch (either CS-2 or CS-3 depending on the heaters being controlled).  For larger installations additional secondary controllers (MC1-S) will be required.

Controlling HN2-3000G (3kW) Heaters each with 2 lamps

A CS-2 wall-mounted switch will control up to six heaters.  The CS-2 allows the heaters’ lamps to be switched individually meaning that outputs of 1.5kW or 3kW can be selected.

Control of HN2-3000G 2 Lamp Heaters

Control of HN2-3000G 2 Lamp Heaters

For larger installations up to eleven secondary control boxes can be connected in a control daisy chain with each controlling up to six additional heaters.

Controlling HN2-4500G (4.5kW) Heaters or HN2-6000G (6kW) Heaters each with 3 lamps

A CS-3 wall-mounted switch will control up to four heaters.  The CS-3 allows the heaters’ lamps to be switched individually meaning that outputs of 1/3, 2/3 or full power can be selected.

For larger installations up to eleven secondary control boxes can be connected in a control daisy chain with each controlling up to four additional heaters

Control of HN2-4500G or HN2-6000G 3 Lamp Heaters

Control of HN2-4500G or HN2-6000G 3 Lamp Heaters

Additional Optional Control Devices

The following control devices can be linked to the primary control box.

Frost Thermostat (FST2-IN)

If connected, the frost thermostat will override the settings on the controller or other connected control devices.  When the air temperature drops below the selected set-point, all the heating lamps will be switched on providing frost protection.

Economy Thermostat (RST-IN or RST-TP)

A wall-mounted thermostat connected to the primary control box will ensure that the heating cannot be switched on unless the air temperature has fallen below set-point.  There is a choice between a standard model allowing easy adjustment of set-point (RST-IN) and a tamperproof version (RST-TP).

Programmable Timer (PROTIM-7)

The PROTIM-7 will provide 24 hour/7 day programmable control.  This device has many features including optional PIN protection, automatic summer/winter time changes, advance to next programme, 1 or 2 hour boost and permanently on or off overrides.

Movement Sensor (WH-402)

This device will energise the system when movement is detected.  The integral timer has a range of 5 seconds to 18 minutes and the system will be automatically switched off once the selected time period has elapsed.

Push Button (CS-5)

A wall-mounted push button will activate a rundown timer incorporated in the primary control box.  The time period can be set at 10mintes to 120 minutes and when the pre-set time has elapsed the heating will be switched off automatically.

This command can be cancelled by pushing the boost button for three seconds.

Master Control Button (CS-6)

The wall-mounted master control button, sometimes called the foreman’s switch, provides a means of switching the heating off and will override all other connected devices except a frost thermostat.

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Downloads

Instructions and specification sheets are available for BN Thermic’s entire range of products, including MC1 Halogen Heater Control Box.

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Product Images

MC1 Multi heater control system

MC1 Multi heater control system

MC1 Side view of terminal covers

MC1 Side view of terminal covers

MC1 Side view of terminal covers

MC1 Side view of terminal covers

MC1 Side view of terminal covers - opened

MC1 Side view of terminal covers - opened

MC1 Rear view showing wall mounting holes

MC1 Rear view showing wall mounting holes

MC1-P View of opened front cover

MC1-P View of opened front cover

MC1-S View of opened front cover

MC1-S View of opened front cover

An MC-1 control box installed at a dance school

An MC-1 control box installed at a dance school

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