Applications and Features
Anti-Condensation Heaters are used for elimination of water vapor contained inside the enclosures. They also provide frost protection by keeping the internal temperature of electrical enclosure above the freezing temperature. The Anti-Condensation Space (Panel) Heaters prevent condensation through convection.
Outdoor equipment is particularly prone to condensation given the change in temperature as daytime warmth turns to the cold of the night. Condensation may also form in indoor enclosures when humidity levels are too high and temperatures vary. It occurs when warm moist air comes into contact with cooler surfaces. Unless this is kept at bay then this can lead to mold, corrosion, mechanical damage, short circuits and in extreme cases, fire.
For example, a control cabinet where the internal air temperature is 27°C / 44,6°F and the relative humidity is 75%: a drop in temperature to 22°C/ 71,6°F or below will start to form condensation within the enclosure.