Constant Wattage Cable is made up with two parallel conductors or wires. These wires have a heater wire wrapped around and connected in approximately 2-foot intervals in parallel. This design provides constant wattage output or a uniform output all along its length. The heater wires are designed such that if any section of cable should fail the rest of the heater would continue to operate without change.
Constant wattage cable should NOT be overlaped. The effect of double the wattage where the cable crosses will cause high temp failures.The constant wattage output makes maintaining higher and more accurate process temperatures easier. This cable is well suited for freeze protection and many low temp process control applications.
This cable can be cut in the field. When terminated the last 2-foot heater section becomes a cold sections "unheated". This provides an unheated section of cable to penetrate the insulation, enter the junction box and make up power connections. Constant Wattage Cable needs a thermostat on each pipe and each pipe size in order to maintain accurate temperature control.