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Solaira SHP Series High Power Controls for Quartz Infrared Heaters

We are an authorized distributor for Solaira (Inforesight Consumer Products Inc.)

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Cosy All Weather Outdoor Electric Quartz Infrared Heater.  120 or 240 Volts for outdoor or indoor area’s.  Rain and snow proof120 Volt models have 15' cordset with household plug.
solaira alpha h1 50 Alpha High Output Commercial/Industrial Heater for outdoor or indoor area’s (1500, 2000, 3000, 4000, 4500 & 6000 Watt), can be installed in tandem for up to 18,000 watts. Rain & snow proof. Safety glass. 120 Volt: Power Cord Length: 15 feet, plug included. 240 Volt: Power cord, Length: 6 feet. plug NOT included (direct wired heater) Terminal box is included
Cosy XL All Weather with Lights - All Weather 1500 or 2000 Watt 240 Volt Radiant Overhead All Weather Heater, 22" x 4" 4.5", Silver Finish
solaira cosy xl Cosy XL All Weather Outdoor Electric Quartz Infrared Heater 120 Volts (with 15' of household plug and cordset) or 240 Volts for outdoor or indoor area’s.  Ideal for outdoor commercial areas such as Restaurants, Clubs and PubsIP65 rated Rain and snow proof High Output, Professional Grade5000 hour emitter life.


* Infrared Heating Control
* Infrared Paint Drying
* Infrared Ink Drying
* Heat Sealing
* Silent Arcless Switching
* Replace Variable Transformers
* Packaging
* Open-Chassis or Enclosed

* All Solid State Construction
* Exclusive “2 Millisecond” Fuses for Short-Circuit Protection
* Exclusive “ Vbo Clamping” Transient Voltage Protection
* Exclusive Full Rated Operation In 50°C (122° F) without fans
* Universal architecture for 110 - 120V / 208 - 240V application
* 1/2 Second Soft-Start

SOLAIRA SHP CONTROLS are sold without VENTED enclosures. UL approved VENTED enclosures are sold separately or sourced
locally. It is imperative that the enclosure be vented to allow for adequate air flow through the controller, inadequate airflow could cause
the control fuses to not perform to their engineered specification.

SOLAIRA SHP HIGH POWER CONTROLS utilize phase-angle firing to provide infinitly variable control of single-phase A.C. voltages
to variable resistance loads for quartz/tungsten emitter and tube systems. These units are solid state and when operated within their
stated ratings for current, voltage, and temperature, have no known MTBF or life expectancy rating.

SOLAIRA SHP HIGH POWER CONTROLS incorporate exclusive design features to protect power semiconductor
components against damage:
• Unique “Vbo Clamping” provides unmatched protection for power semiconductors against transient voltage
spikes common on commercial and industrial power mains.
• 2 millisecond* fuses protect semiconductors against shod-circuit faults. SOLAIRA SHP HIGH POWER
CONTROLS are equipped with factory and approved fuses coordinated with power semiconductors.
• Proprietary heatsinks are engineered in-house, coordinating finite-element analysis (FEA) with on-site lab
tests. SOLAIRA SHP HIGH POWER CONTROLS operate at 50° C (122° F) with no derating.

Standard configuration of all Series 18D-SOL SCR controls is manual control via a 270° turn potentiometer
(included). A 1/2 second soft-start feature minimizes the current inrush to variable-resistance loads when first
energized. Standard option allow for automatic open or closed loop control in response to analog control signal froma temperature controller, PLC I/O module or other external source. Other options allow controls to be configured for
the specific requirements of each application.

Power Circuit: inverse-parallel semiconductors selected for Vbo Clamping transient protection, with parallel R-C
circuit for dv/dt protection. Current-clamping 2 millisecond power fuses in series with the power
semiconductors provide short-circuit protection.
Mains Frequency: 50/60 Hz standard
Output Voltage: 4% to nominal input voltage, infinitely variable.
Overall Efficiency: 98.5 to 99.5%.
Power Loss: approximately 1-2 watts/ampere/switched pole.
Voltage Drop Across Power Circuit at 100% Output: 1-2 volts maximum per switched pole.
Proof Voltage: (isolation between power circuit, control circuit and ground) greater than 2 kV.
Control input: manual control via 75K Ohm potentiometer with Integral On/Off switch and calibrated dial plate
Control Power: 5 watts minimum, derived from 12 VA isolation control transformer on all units.
Fuse Protection: 2 millisecond fuses are factory tested and coordinated with all power semiconductors, considering:
a. fuse element melt time tmelt
b. peak melt current Imelt
c. arc quench time tarc
d. peak arc current Iarc
Transient Voltage Protection: voltage breakover (Vbo) protection with R-C filters for dv/dt protection.

SOLAIRA SHP HIGH POWER CONTROLS are supplied WITHOUT enclosures. Most electrical supply companies offer
competitively priced options to enclose Solaira SHP controller. Should a contractor or wholesaler require enclosures,
please contact Solaira directly for cost and availability.


SOLAIRA SHP HIGH POWER CONTROLS Model are designed for use on variable resistance loads such as
quartz/tungsten emitters and tubes. Size units by actual load amps and not kW.
1. Always use maximum possible load current for sizing purposes.
2. SHP Controls can operate at either 110-120V or 230-240V with electrician installation based on operating
3. The amp rating on all Solaira SHP power controls is stated on the nameplate. Steady-state current draw
must not exceed that rating.
4. Rated voltage of the connected load should match the input voltage to the power control.

Product Information Sheet
SHP 30 Amp Wiring Diagram
SHP 80 Amp Wiring Diagram

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Description Click "Select" below to view the price and the actual real-time quantity in stock of the item & accessories.
SOLAIRA10079 SHP18230SOL 120 to 240V 30A Solaira Controller-110-120V (0-118 VAC Output) or 208/220/240V (0-206/218/238V Output), 50/60 Hz, controls is manual control via a 270 turn potentiometer (included). Select
SOLAIRA10075 SHP18280SOL 120 to 240V 1ph 80A Solaira Controller-110-120V (0-118 VAC Output) or 208/220/240V (0-206/218/238V Output), 50/60 Hz, controls is manual control via a 270° turn potentiometer (included). Open Chassis Dim: Inches/Millimeters- 12" (305) Height X 6" Width (153 ) X7" (178) Depth Select
SOLAIRA10083 SHE30 Solaira Controller Enclosure for SHP18230SOL Solaira Solid State Control Select
SOLAIRA10084 SHE80 Solaira Controller Enclosure for SHP18280SOL Solaira Solid State Control Select

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