Propagation Bed Heating

The warming of plant propagation beds is done to generally improve growth rates; and to give commercial advantage to enable early release of flowering plants onto seasonal markets.

Heatec stock a large range of heating cable types and sizes, enabling us to make up cable to suit any size and application.

A typical installation would involve cables run at 80mm centres, producing approximately 150 W/sq.m.

Although most of the propagation bed heating is sold in kit form, Heatec can provide pricing estimates for the complete installation in some areas.

The kits are generally designed for permanent installation and should be connected by a licensed electrician.

All systems should be thermostat controlled, based on the cable plane (rather than room) temperature.

The cable layout can be designed for either mains voltage or extra low voltage. All mains-voltage systems must incorporate an earthed screen and the installation must include a galvanised steel mesh overlay to prevent mechanical damage.

Heating cable can simply be tied beneath the steel mesh bench as shown in this installation. However, a more energy-efficient method is to use benches incorporating a layer of thermal insulation, as illustrated below:

Remote sensing thermostats with 3m cable to switch up to 3000W available also:
Unenclosed – wall mount $120
Enclosed in weatherproof box, with hinged lid. $180
Prices are ex GST

Prices for 240V cables with 3m cold tails.

Length

Watts

Area

$ ex GST

9.8

118

0.78

204

12.4

149

0.99

213

18.7

224

1.5

233

26.1

313

2.1

258

33.5

402

2.7

282

47.2

567

3.8

328

61.7

741

4.9

376

80.5

966

6.5

438

98

1176

7.8

495

119

1426

9.5

564

155

1859

12.4

683

185

2222

15

783

248

2977

20

990

313

3756

25

1205

395

4722

31

1470

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