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API Sinking De-Icer, 1500 Watt

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The API Sinking De-Icer operates at the bottom of the tank where it is less likely to be disturbed by livestock, protecting both the equipment and animals. The strong, durable, stainless steel heating element is thermostatically controlled for efficient operation. Rugged and weather-resistant construction handles the elements. That thermostatic control coupled with thermal feedback protects the unit from overheating.

  • Thermostat is positioned above the heating element to ensure safety in low-water conditions
  • Each de-icer comes complete with a galvanized wire guard for use in plastic tanks
  • Recommended for use in 100-300 gallons of water
  • 6-ft cord with durable anti-rub protector
  • LOCKNDRY compatible
  • 1500 Watts, 120 Volts, 60 Hz
  • UL Listed
  • CSA Listed
  • 1 year limited warranty

Specification Description
Brand: API
Cord Guard: Yes
Cord Length: 6 ft.
Package Height: 6-1/4 in.
Package Length: 14-1/4 in.
Package Quantity: 6
Package Weight: 3.02 lb.
Package Width: 14-1/4 in.
Positioning: Submersible
Product Height: 5 in.
Product Length: 15 in.
Product Material: Metal
Product Weight: 3.33 lb.
Product Width: 14 in.
Warranty: 1 Year
Watts: 1500 W
Product Type: Deicers
Power Type: Electric
Manufacturer Part Number 15N
API Sinking De-Icer, 1500 Watt is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Saved My Pond Fish I purchased this right before the cold wave in January where the temperature went down to 4 below zero. PROS: This unit kept my pond from freezing over. It works great. Has auto shutoff when pond temperature is about 40 degrees CONS: This unit draws 1500 watts of power (like having fifteen 100 watt light bulbs on). Power cord is only 6 feet long. (Seems odd being you have to sink it into the pond) OVERALL: If used sparingly, you should be able to keep your electric rate under control and still keep your pond from freezing over.
Date published: 2018-02-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from lasts just bought a replacement for one I've used for 7 winters in the mountains of NH. They work.
Date published: 2017-12-30
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great Product Bought this for a 100 gal water trough. No freezing up at all.
Date published: 2017-03-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from keeps my 600 gallon water trough frost free I've had this deicer for about 4 years now. I pull it out of the trough in the spring and put it back in when we're expecting the first hard freeze of winter. Even though we don't get that much below freezing weather here in central TX, we can get several nights where the temp is in the teens or twenties. On those occasions the deicer has kept the trough frost free. I have come to rely on it so much that I just bought another to keep as a spare.
Date published: 2017-01-28
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Is this product safe for a fish pond

Asked by: Bruce Rowell
Yes this can be used in a pond.
Answered by: BrittanyH
Date published: 2017-11-05

Will this work in a rubber bucket to keep my chickens water from freezing?

Asked by: bbsb87
We do not recommend using this in a rubber bucket. It is designed for use in 100-300 gallons of water.
Answered by: DanielB
Date published: 2017-02-14

I see the unit is recommended for use in large tanks, but will it hurt a 50 gallon plastic tank? The larger tanks are hard for me to clean out by myself. This tank is kept in a corner of my barn, out of the elements.

Asked by: castironmama
We recommend the 10N API Sinking De-Icer which is 1000 watts and more suited for smaller tanks. Always have the guard installed, don’t let the tank run out of water even though the unit is designed with the thermostat positioned above the heating element to ensure safety in low water conditions.
Answered by: CodyP
Date published: 2018-07-17

Can an extension cord be used with this de-icer?

Asked by: Gnome
Yes it can be.
Answered by: BrittanyH
Date published: 2017-11-01

I have several API sinking de-icers How do I check them to see if they are good? It's not cold enough outside to check them in the pond. 42 degrees? Do I need ice?

Asked by: l Benne
The unit will only turn on once the temperature drops below 42 degrees.
Answered by: DanielB
Date published: 2017-06-30

What is the thermostat set at ???

Asked by: MollyD
Turns on at 42 degrees, and will shut of at 73 degrees.
Answered by: ElliottB
Date published: 2017-02-01

can i use this to keep my horses water from freezing. i use a cast iron bathtub

Asked by: hedplz
Yes that would be fine.
Answered by: BrittanyH
Date published: 2017-11-14

Can you set this to keep the water at 80-90 degrees?

Asked by: cmil84
They are automatic units, they will just keep the water above freezing, its strictly a de-icer. What you will need is a heater that will keep the water at that high of a heat range.
Answered by: CBeard
Date published: 2017-02-04
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