Proudly made in the USA, the Dew-Not Dew Remover is a thick film heater manufactured for operation at 12 volts. 60% percent of the surface area is heat emitting - this means more even heat distribution and no localized hot spots or burnouts often associated with resistance wire heaters. Protected by over 30 USA and international patents, and carrying more than 20 years of constant improvements and enhancements, the Dew-Not Dew Remover is the ultimate in reliability and efficiency. Dew-Not is available for all popular sized telescopes and custom sizes are available upon request. Each heater comes with a standard six foot cord and phono-plug connector. *Compatible with Kendrick controllers and Dew-Buster.*
So exactly what does this mean? Well for starters it means you use a lot less power. In simple terms the OTHER company design has a large amount of rubber involved as well as the fabric overlay. The result is that you must heat the rubber and the fabric before any heat is transferred to your OTA or device. Thus, a 14"/16” from the OTHER companies heater draws a whopping 4.75 amps at 100% power. By comparison, the Dew-Not 14” strip with it’s unique design only draws 1.92 amps at 100% power. The 16” strip they offer only draws 2.15 amps at 100% power. That is a HUGE power savings.
You will find a similar differences in amperage required between the two with the Dew-Not power requirements being considerably lower in every size available. An old setup needed 11.75 amps at 100% power using the 4 heaters from the OTHER company. Buying the same size heaters from Dew-Not the maximum power requirement is 5.23 amps at 100% power. That's less than half the amperage of the previous setup. It obvious if you do the math that these save a lot of power and will make a 100 amp battery last a whole lot longer!
FOR 8" INCH (20.32cm) EYEPIECES
Length: 30.0" (76.2cm)
Filed under: Eyepieces & Accessories