Electric Foil Heat Mat with Thermostat - Propagation and seed raising
Give your plants the best start possible! Gives excellent germination and a high striking rate for cuttings and seeds.
Correct soil temperature stimulates plant growth, thus maximising yield and quality. Bottom heat cables and foils provide the commercial or home hobbyist with the means to efficiently control root temperature in young plants whilst maintaining a microclimate up to 450mm above the bed.
The watt density is designed so that even on very cold nights, the bottom heat will keep the plants at the desired temperature.
Bottom heat units are supplied ready-to-install, complete with a factory fitted 'ADLOHEAT' weather resistant thermostat controller (capillary thermostat pictured below). All of our heating products are manufactured by us in our factory premises using all Australian materials.
The system is simple to install and requires no specialist knowledge, just an electrical outlet.
- Dial Thermostat controller is factory fitted as standard (our Digital thermostat is available as option)
- 2 metre lead comes standard (any lead available as an option)
- Materials: Specifically designed laminated heating element between heavy aluminium foil and poly backing
- Specifications: approx 150 watts per square metre (custom made to any output required) 240 Volt
- For energy efficiency place insulation foam underneath foil
- Place protective film over the top and sides of foil like a tablecloth as protection against water ingress to the foil
- Provides evenly distributed bottom heat as heat spreads easily along foil.
- We custom make your foil to suit your size and heat requirements.
- To ensure its longevity, do not allow water to penetrate the foil. Do not roll up the foil to store.
- Safe to use
- High speed germination
- Low operating cost
- Vigorous root development for cuttings and potted plants
- Easy to keep clean and germ free
- To use simply roll out, plug in and propagate.
Options available are:
Custom made sizes and extra electric lead length available if required.
Custom made our specialty. You choose the size and we will custom make to any size. Feel free to contact us for assistance with your requirements or for a shipping quote. Phone: 03 59400281 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
How to set up your Electric Foil mat set up:
Flat bench: A suitable flat bench to place your foil mat onto. Preferably situated in a protected area such as a hot house or green house.
Insulation: Firstly place insulation (available for purchase) on top of your bench (to avoid heat loss)
Electric Foil Mat: Roll out the foil mat onto the insulation (silver side up)
Protective covering: Cover foil mat with waterproof plastic film (available for purchase) to cover the top and drape down all sides to avoid water ingress into the mat.
Thermostat controller: Tape the thermostat probe to the foil mat under the plastic film. Note:Place the filled pots/trays on top of the plastic film and over where the probe is placed. The probe senses the temperature of the mat. The thermostat will then turn the mat on and off to maintain the set temperature. Please note:The probe must be in contact with the foil at all times.
Lead: Plug the lead into a power socket. For the Dial thermostat: select the desired temperature. For the Digital thermostat: the temperature is already pre set at 23 degrees C. To alter the set temperature press SET for one second, then press UP or DOWN arrow to choose the desired temperature. The new temperature will be saved automatically.
Periodically check that water is not seeping through the waterproof covering plastic onto the mat. If so, replace the plastic before continuing to use.
Ensure an RCD (safety switch) is fitted to the power circuit.
Do not use if the mat is damaged or if the plastic is worn through.
Do not wet, alter, cut, tear, fold, roll up the mat.
Do not submerge the mat in water or allow to lay in water.
Do not place insulation material, eg polystyrene boxes on top of mat.
Do not roll up the mat to store.
All repairs and installation of replacement parts are to carried out by Adloheat or by a qualified electrician.