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HotPod Residential In-line Duct Heater for Supplemental Heating of a Cold Room or as a Whole House Primary Heating System
We are an Authorized Distributor for the Hotpod now manufactured by TPI Corp./Markel
We are an authorized distributor for Markel Products Co a division of TPI Corp.
The hotpod™ is a device, installed in existing ductwork, which will allow the homeowner to control the temperature of an individual room. The Hotpod™ can also be installed with the optional Silent Boot™ (sold separately) that gives customers a premium, noise-reduced duct system.
Easy to install between floor joists
Flexible duct installation
Installation within a bulkhead that will have ceiling tiles in a drop down ceiling. This type of installation is not covered over by drywall, which means that no access panel will be required by code.
The hotpod™ will be professionally installed by a local heating and cooling contractor in existing ductwork, hard wired and controlled by a standard heating or cooling thermostat.
Heating is achieved by energizing the heating element and using its own internal fan to deliver warm air to the room.
Cooling is achieved by using the internal fan to deliver conditioned air from the main ducts and or other conditioned areas, until the desired temperature is reached.
The hotpod™ can be equipped with the optional Silent Boot™, (sold separately) so the hotpod™ operates incredibly quiet. (The Silent Boot™ can also be used with any existing ductwork to reduce noise.)
|Can be used as a back-up heat system:|
to four units
By adding three to four units in key areas, hotpod™ will keep the average-sized, 1,600 sq. feet home at a safe temperature.
the Main Heating System Fails
This system will independently maintain a reasonable temperature for a home in the event of a main heating system failure.
|No More Frozen Pipes|
|Economical alternative to conventional zoning:|
The hotpod™ will save money by allowing you to heat or cool one room vs. several room.
The hotpod™ can pay for itself in one heating season.
Cost of installing the hotpod™ is thousands of dollars less!
Off and on use of conventional zoning increases repairs and reduces life of heating and cooling equipment!
can lower utility bills up to 50%
child's room at a warm 72 degrees
Conventional installations require a furnace to heat the entire home to maintain the warm 72 degree child's room.
down main thermostat to 65 degrees.
CHOOSE LOCATION (FIGURE 1)
Install HotPod™ in horizontal position ONLY. If using the optonal Silent Boot, select a 14" (35.6 cm) section of duct (or 15-1/2" if a male end of duct will be re-used and inserted into the HotPod) that is a MINIMUM of 4 feet (122 cm) from outlet register.
Remove section of duct.
FOR RIGID METAL DUCT
FOR FLEXIBLE DUCT
Support HotPod™ on both ends with duct hangers or perforated straps. Vibration reduction is recommended.
Install a 24-VAC heating and cooling thermostat.
REMOVE POWER FROM 120 VAC CIRCUIT SELECTED. DO NOT ENERGIZE CIRCUIT UNTIL ALL CONNECTIONS ARE MADE AND HOTPOD™ WIRING ENCLOSURE IS CLOSED AFTER INSTALLATION.
Remove wiring cover. Following all local
codes, connect 120 VAC, 15 amp dedicated circuit. Provide
strain relief for all wiring.
A. Black/hot wire to “L1 in” terminal.
B. White/neutral wire to “NEUTL.” terminal.
C. Green or ground wire to green housing ground screw.
Connect thermostat wire to circuit board:
D. Red/hot wire to “R” terminal.
E. White/heating wire to “W” terminal.
F. Yellow or green, cooling/fan wire to “Y/G” terminal.
G. Blue/common wire to “C” terminal when applicable.
Apply power to the 120 VAC circuit.
Turn room thermostat to maximum heat. Check for HotPod™ Fan and Heater operation.
Note: You may notice a slight odor the first time you use HotPod™. This is normal as the heat oxidizes coatings used to protect metal surfaces. Odor will dissipate after several uses.
Silent Boot Attachment
A low voltage or line voltage thermostat is required to be installed in each room that a HotPod is located. Most inexpensive standard household thermostats such as the White-Rodgers 1F78-151 will work or use the UT8003 thermostat that is included with every HotPod:
Optionally, using a thermostat with a second stage of heat (2 Heat/1 Cool) will allow the HotPod to turn on the fan only first during a call for heat (bring on the fan in stage one). Two stage heat can be achieved with an appropriate thermostat (consult an electrician for proper thermostats and wiring). This can potentially bring the temperature in the room up without energizing the heating coil, by drawing in warmer air from other rooms/ventilation system (similar to the cooling feature of the HotPod.) If the set-point is not reached within a time determined by the thermostat, the heater will come on. The White-Rodgers 1F82-261 Thermostat is recomended by TPI, Inc. for operating the Hotpod in a “two stage heat mode” when the thermostat is set to "Heat". First stage heating is the HotPod fan only operation re-distributing warmer air from other areas. Second stage heating will turn on the heating elements in the HotPod. When the thermostat is set to "Emer" then the HotPod functions on the second stage only, with the heating coils energized whenever the HotPod fan is running. The 1F82-261 can be used in this way with the following wiring: White to W2, Green to Y and G (install a jumper wire at the thermostat between the “Y” and the “G” terminals), Red to R, Blue to C.
|White-Rodgers 1F78-151 Programmable (5+2) 1 Heat/1 Cool Thermostat, Battery Powered|
|White-Rodgers 1F82-261 White-Rodgers Two-Stage Programmable 2 Heat/1 Cool Thermostat (Programmable (5/1/1 day) Heat Pump Thermostat)|
|Aube Technologies TH115-A-024T Low Voltage Thermostat, 7-day programming, pre-programmed, backlight, low voltage, 15-min. cycles. 0.5 A @ 24 V - R, C, W. 7-day programming, pre-programmed, backlight, low voltage. Works with electromechanical relay. ON/STANDBY switch enables thermostat shutdown at end of heating season for added security.|
|Aube Technologies TH141-HC-28 for central systems compatible with Forced hot air or hydronic Electric, gas, oil Electric air conditioning|
|05484 Thermostat Wire 20Ga. 4 Conductor, Carol Brand White 20 Gauge Copper 5 Conductor with PVC insulated solid conductors and jacket. Type CL2 E# (UL) 105C. UL Listed - White, Red, Green, Blue|
|05584 Thermostat Wire 18Ga. 4 Conductor, Carol Brand White 18 Gauge Copper 4 Conductor with PVC insulated solid conductors and jacket. Type CL2 E# (UL) 105C. UL Listed - White, Red, Green, Blue|
|Item ID||Catalog#||Description||Click "Select" below to see our price and actual real-time quantity in stock|
|MARKEL290074||HP6-1000120-2T||500 or 1000 Watts - 120 Volts - 130 CFM - Does not include SB-6 6 inch SilentBoot attachment. Hard wire model. Includes UT8003 thermostat|
|MARKEL290043||HP6-1000120-2CT||500 or 1000 Watts - 120 Volts - 130 CFM - Does not include SB-6 6 inch SilentBoot attachment. 10 foot plug & cordset model. Includes UT8003 thermostat|
|MARKEL290081||HP8-1440120-2T||720 or 1440 Watts - 120 Volts - 210 CFM - Does not include SB-8 8 inch SilentBoot attachment. Hard wire model. Includes UT8003 thermostat|
|MARKEL290067||HP8-1440120-2CT||720 or 1440 Watts - 120 Volts - 210 CFM - Does not include SB-8 8 inch SilentBoot attachment. 10 foot plug & cordset model. Includes UT8003 thermostat|
|Optional Silent Boots|
|MARKEL290098||SB-6||6 inch SilentBoot|
|MARKEL290104||SB-8||8 inch SilentBoot|
|WR10042||1F82-261||White-Rodgers Programmable 2 Heat/1 Cool Thermostat|
|WR10039||1F78-151||White-Rodgers Low Voltage Set-Back Thermostat. Programmable (5+2) 1 Heat/1 Cool Thermostat, Battery Powered|
|AUBE10004||TH141HC-28||Aube Technologies thermostat for central systems. Features a telephone controller input, allowing users to control their heating while they are away.|
|AUBE10036||TH115-A-024T||Aube Technologies 0.5 A @ 24 V - R, C, W. 7-day programming, pre-programmed, backlight, low voltage.|
|MARKEL686334526012||RK120EAA||Columbus Electric RK Series - Heat Only - 50F-90F - Anticipator - Positive off - 2-3F rated differential|
|WIRETS10002||05484||Carol Brand Thermostat Wire 20 Gauge 4 Conductor|
|WIRETS10004||05584||Carol Brand Thermostat Wire 18 Gauge 4 Conductor|
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