DS-2C Outdoor Snow Melting Controller

The DS-2C is a good choice when you are just heating your driveway, stairs or walkways. The DS-2C comes with the ability to handle 30amps and is perfect for smaller ground surface projects under 150 sqft.

General Troubleshooting

A couple of points to always keep in mind when making adjustments to your DS-2.  Click “Read More” for reminders.

How To Wire the DS-2C Controller

Take a look at the wiring configuration of the DS-2C controller.  Click “Read More” for details.

The sensor relay is closed but the deicing system is not running. Why?

A good place to begin troubleshooting is at your breaker or contactor.  Click “Read More” for details.

Does the ASE snowmelt controller have built in GFCI?

No, the ASE series does not have built in GFCI. Please click “Read More” for details. 

After a deicing cycle is complete my pavement still has some snow on it. Why?

You may need to adjust your “Delay Off” setting.  Click “Read More” to learn how to do this.

Installation Example

Take a look at an actual installation example.  Click “Read More” for details.

Which snow melting controller is best for me: DS2, DS5, DS8 or ET02?

We have provided you with details that will help you choose the right snow melting controller for your needs.  Click “Read More” for vital information.

Settings and Programming

Take a look at the inside of the DS-2 and preview the setting options available.  Click “Read More” for details.

My sensor triggers properly most of the time but seems to miss very wet snow.

This could indicate that you need to adjust your trigger temperature setting.  Click “Read More” to learn how to do this.

Can I heat any amount of surface area?

The simple answer is yes, however there are important considerations involved.  Click “Read More” for important information.

Why does my DS unit not operate the way I expect it to?

Ever loyal, it will do what you programmed it to.  You will need to review your settings.  Click “Read More” for suggestions.

Why hasn’t my Controller activated my snowmelt system if its snowing?

When the LTC is ON, your system will not turn on if temperatures reach or drop below 5°F. When the system is on and senses the temperature drop to 5°F, the system will delay-off. 

Mounting and Installation Notes

Here you will find some helpful tips for a successful installation.  Click “Read More” for details.

My sensor just sits there. What could be wrong?

Try these simple troubleshooting tips to isolate what the issue could be.  Click “Read More” for details.