MC5 Controller
MC242 Controller
MC227 and MC228X1 (115V version) Controller
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Analogue Heating Controllers

MC5, MC242, MC227, MC228X1

Electrothermal offer 3 different models of 1-Way Heating Controllers which operate up to 800W (MC5), 1800W (MC242) or 2300W (MC227); MC228X1 is the 115V version of MC227 and operates up to a maximum of 1100W. These heating controllers can control one piece of laboratory equipment at a time, or an equivalent load, i.e. for a CMUV22/L which has 3 elements, an MC5 would be needed on each element.

For all 1-Way Heating Controllers
The MC5, MC242, MC227 and MC228X1 Heating Controllers have been designed to control the heating of resistive loads for bench top operation. The heating controllers deliver different levels of power according to your requirements and are suitable for EM series Electromantles, the Electric Bunsen and Heating Tapes.

Each heating controller has 2 neon indicators: "Power On" white neon light and "Mantle/Bunsen Heater On" amber neon light. They all have a regulator control knob which can be turned clockwise to increase power. As the knob is turned, the heating controller's amber neon light will pulsate to show that power is being supplied to the equipment being controlled, e.g. mantles, heating tape. The pulse frequency will decrease as the regulator control knob setting is increased, and at maximum setting, the amber neon will be continually illuminated.

A support rod clamp is provided at the rear of each heating controller to take a standard 12.5mm (1/2") diameter rod. They have a short mains lead with an IEC socket to connect them to the resistive load. An accessory extension mains lead is available where remote operation is required, e.g. in a fume extraction unit. The heating controllers can be mounted on standard 1/2" (12mm) diameter scaffold or retort stands, they can also be wall mounted using a mounting bracket or stand directly on the bench.

Technical Specifications

1-Way Heating Controller model MC5 MC242 MC227 MC228X1
Electrical requirements: 230V 230V, 50 / 60 Hz, 800W 230V, 50 / 60 Hz, 1800W 230V, 50 / 60 Hz, 2300W Not applicable
Electrical requirements: 115V 115V, 50 / 60 Hz, 460W 115V, 50 / 60Hz, 1150W Not applicable 115V, 50 / 60Hz, 1100W
Controller power consumption 1W 1W 1W 1W
Dimensions (d x w x h), mm 130 x 95 x 105 130 x 95 x 105 115 x 120 x 80 115 x 120 x 80
Weight, kg 0.42 0.42 0.82 0.82

Ordering Information for all 1-Way Heating Controllers

Model Description Volts Maximum power
MC5 1-Way Heating Controller 230V 800W
MC5X1 1-Way Heating Controller 115V 460W
MC242 1-Way Heating Controller 230V 1800W
MC242X1 1-Way Heating Controller 115V 1150W
MC227 1-Way Heating Controller 230V 2300W
MC228X1 1-Way Heating Controller 115V 1100W

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