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Portable heaters - 3phase 400V

portable heaters - 3 phase 400V
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Available with 5Kw, 9Kw and 15Kw outputs, Activair portable heaters plug into standard three phase electric sockets (BS EN 60309) to provide immediate warmth. They are reliable, heavy duty electrical heaters, designed for space heating in factories, workshops, warehouses, etc.

Protected to IP X4 (splash proof) Activair portable heaters are suitable for use in damp, humid or wet environments such as laundries, and are approved for use indoors on building sites.

Activair portable heaters are compact, and lightweight, the carrying handles allow them to be easily moved and can also act as wall brackets for permanent installation.

Activair trouble free portable heaters

Activair portable heaters have been designed to provide years of trouble free operation:

Casing and stands - are manufactured from galvanised steel, coated with a corrosion resistant paint
Fan motors - are maintenance free, totally enclosed and sealed for life
Elements -  are long life encapsulated stainless steel tubular elements

Activair portable heaters don't need regular maintenance. However, if they are used in very dusty environments,  we recommend the elements and fan are occasionally vacuumed or wiped to remove any heavy build up of dust.

Safety built in as standard

For complete safety Activair portable heaters are equipped with an automatic cut-out with manual reset. The cut-out will operate if the heater overheats for any reason, for example if the air intake or outlet are blocked, or if it is knocked over.

Because our heaters run on electricity there are no naked flames, gas bottles, or noxious fumes, making them much safer than propane or lpg fired heaters.

Activair portable heaters - controls

Activair portable heaters are completely self contained, and are ready to use straight from the box. Built into each portable heater are a:

Accurate capillary thermostat - adjustable between 0 and 35 C
User control - full heat, half heat, and fan only (for summer cooling)
Fan control - continuous or intermittent operation
Activair 3 phase portable heaters - specification


Model   BX5 BX9 BX15
Element rating kW 5 9 15
  Btu/hr 17000 30750 51000
  kcal/hr 4300 7740 12900
Voltage V 400-3ph 400-3ph 400-3ph
Power stages kW 0 - 2.5 - 5 0 - 4.5 - 9 0 - 7.5 - 15
Maximum phase current A 7.4 13.3 21.9
Noise dBA 47 53 55
Air volume m3/h 500 900 1000
Max. temperature rise C 28 28 42
Built in thermostat C 0 - 35 0 - 35 0 - 35
Power connection   2m lead
5 pin 16A plug
2m lead
5 pin 16A plug
2m lead
5 pin 32A plug
Protection class   IP X4 IP X4 IP X4
Weight kg 6.5 10.5 15
Width mm 275 360 360
Height mm 320 450 450
Depth mm 320 370 370
Price ex. delivery and VAT   £349.99 £449.99 £699.99
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Activair portable heaters - approvals

Activair portable electric space heater approvals

Activair portable heaters have been tested for safety in accordance with the LVD directive, for electro-magnetic interference in accordance with the EMC directive, and are CE marked.

Activair portable heaters - 1 year guarantee

Activair portable heaters are manufactured to the highest standards, and we are confident that they are totally reliable. However, in the unlikely event a fault may occur, they have a full 1 year return to base parts and labour guarantee.

Choosing the correct portable heaterson-line heatloss calculator

Activair portable fan heaters are designed for space heating and are fitted with powerful fans to rapidly circulate warm air and raise the temperature of a room. As a result they have relatively low outlet temperatures, making them unsuitable for spot heating individuals or machinery.

Before selecting a space heater it is important to carry out a heatloss calculation to determine the size required. See heater size calculations for further details, or use our on-line calculator.

Electricity supply requirements for Activair portable heaters

Activair portable heaters are designed for 400V 3 phase 50Hz supplies, and are suitable for use in the UK, most of Europe, Eastern Europe and the Middle East.

Activair portable heaters are supplied with 2m power cables terminated with a 16A (BX5, BX9) or 32A (BX15) 5 pin three phase plug (BS EN 60309). See frequently asked questions for details.

extension lead for portable heaters

Accessories for Activair portable heaters

5 metre 16A and 32A extension leads fitted with BS EN 60309 plugs and sockets are available. Other lengths can be manufactured to order, contact sales for pricing and availability.

Extension Leads
16A extension lead 5 meters (for BX5 / BX9) quote
32A extension lead 5 meters (for BX15) quote

Permanent installation of Activair portable heaters

Activair portable heaters can be permanently fixed to a wall. In such cases they must be at least 1800mm above floor level and connected to the electricity supply by an all pole switch.

Permanent installations must be carried out by a qualified electrician in accordance with local wiring regulations.

What you should know before buying a heater:

For more information or a quotation

Activair portable heaters are a safe and clean way to space heat commercial premises, there are no naked flames, gas bottles, or combustion fumes. They plug into 3 phase electric sockets to provide rapid, convenient heating wherever it is needed.

For a quotation click on the red quote buttons above, or for more information see the most common questions asked about BX portable industrial heaters.

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