Digital controllers

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Digital controllers

Digital controllers have the unique features allowing you to reduce energy waste. Equipped with temperature and moisture sensors, control modes and special functions - they ensure accurate temperature settings reducing energy consumption costs by up to 40%. ​
The fully automatic ECtemp™ 850 with temperature and moisture sensors for when ice and snow melts on grounds, such as pavements, roads, and ramps as well as for roof, gutter, gutter valleys and down pipes.

Features and benefits using outdoor digital controllers

Single, combination or dual zones ​

Up to 4 sensors ​​

Moisture and temperature sensing ​​​

Alarm function​

Efficient control snow removal ​​

Up to 40% Energy saving​

Automatic ”Around the Clock” snow clearing service

78 years of experience resulting in powerful products built with the highest standards of quality control.

78 years of experience resulting in powerful products built with the highest standards of quality control.


Type Name Language Valid for Updated Download File type
Application guide Danfoss Ground application. Ice & Snow Melting Application manual English Multiple 11 Nov, 2020 7.5 MB .pdf
Catalog Danfoss Product catalogue English Multiple 30 Mar, 2021 14.8 MB .pdf
Catalog Danfoss Product catalogue Romanian, Moldavian, Moldovan Romania 18 Jul, 2017 418.0 KB .pdf
Application guide Danfoss Roof application. Frost protection Application manual English Multiple 23 Dec, 2016 8.6 MB .pdf
Data sheet ECtemp 850 (EFIT 850) German Austria 09 Jul, 2019 4.0 MB .pdf
Data sheet ECtemp 850 (EFIT 850) English Multiple 03 Mar, 2021 824.3 KB .pdf

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Case studies

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