The new R3 ECO is the most controllable electric radiator element we have made. With electric thermostat, 24/7 timer and open window detection the R3 is fully ERP / LOT20 compliant.
The R3 has 2 thermostat sensors, which lets you control either: the radiator’s surface temperature or the air temperature. Whether you are using the Radiator to dry towels or heat the room, the R3 has you covered.
If you’re using the Radiator to warm the room, the air temperature thermostat will regulate the radiator based on how warm the room is. Towel Rails, especially in Chrome, can be extremely hot to touch. Controlling the Radiator’s surface temperature lets you select hot the radiator’s is. Preventing children or the elderly from burning themselves. This is also ideal if you’re drying towels as the thermostat recording is isolated from external heat sources, which would interfere with your towel drying.
Controlling the R3 can be done with and without the remote control. The element’s face contains a control panel, where you can adjust the thermostat temperature and set either a 1 or 2 hour boost mode. With the remote, you can programme the timer as well as all of the other features. The remote is where, the settings are stored, meaning if there is a power cut you don’t loose your settings. Also, multiple elements can be programmed from one remote.
The R3 consists of a single unit, no additional parts or wiring are required to ensure a tidy installation.
- IR Remote controller
- 24/7 time control via remote control
- Measures air temperature from 18°C – 32°C
- Controls water temperature from 30°C – 70°C
- Built-in open window/door recognition
- ERP Lot 20 complaint
- Rated IPX4 for use in bathroom zones
- 24/7 time control via remote control
- Manual control override directly on the element with 2 & 4 hour boost
- Automatic frost protection @ 7°C
- Chrome, white and anthracite colour finishes
- IPX4 Rated
- 1.2m Flex
- 2 Year Guarantee
One problem we’ve found with towel rail is the lack of control. The radiator would be left on constantly and there would be no way to control how hot the radiator is. With an R3 towel radiator, you are fully in control.
As per Lot20 regulations, any towel rail used as a primary heat source must be compliant. When used with the remote control, the R3 is fully compliant with ERP LOT20 Compliant. It is designed to be as economical as possible, with features such as 24/7 timer and open window detection. The R3 is fully ERP LOT20 compliant.
Using the R3 could potentially save around £13.50 per month in electricity for a 300W rail. The payback could be as little as 6 months depending on usage.*
*Figures based on leaving a standard non-controlled 300W towel rail running continuously for 30 days using £0.125p/kw hour. R3 heater is timed for two 6 hour periods each day for 30 days
With 2 thermostats, you can monitor either the air temperature or the radiator’s surface temperature.
This thermostat lets you regulate the radiator based off the ambient temperature in the room, which is ideal if you are using the radiator to heat the room, rather than drying towels.
This thermostat lets you control how hot the surface of the radiator is. Ideal for when the radiator is used to dry towels or other items. This isolates the radiator from the external environment, which might interfere with your towel drying.
The R3 can either be operated by the Remote control or the Buttons on the face of the element. The remote offers easy access to the element (so you don’t have to bend down). With the remote you have full access to all the elements functions. From the face of the element, you can adjust the temperature. As well as selecting 2 or 4 hours boost mode.
Remote and Manual Control
One area of concern we commonly come across (particularly in hotels and guesthouses) is that if some one touches the radiator, could they burn themselves? Also, its common to want to prevent unauthorized personnel from adjusting the radiator. However with the R3, the radiator can let to a lower, safer temperature. Then locked to give the security you need.
- Set a safe low surface temperature
- Lock the element
- Lock the remote with a Pin code