The ICE Zapper is a 110 volt "peel-n-stick" heating system that sticks to the back of any 18" - 39" metal dish to prevent snow and ice buildup. This model is the "thermostatically controlled" model that turns on at approx. 35 degrees F to keep snow and ice from collecting on your satellite television or satellite Internet dish, then turn off when it's not needed!
The ICE Zapper is also available in an "Always On" model, which we recommend for the larger dishes such as the "DirecTV Slimline, the HughesNet and WildBlue dishes and others.
An additional Ice Zapper can be used in severe climates or to ensure protection from snow and ice buildup, especially with the larger dishes... HughesNet, WildBlue, etc. Simply place one on each side of the back of the dish to ensure that snow and ice buildup will not occur... and, for ultimate protection, you can even place an Ice Zapper on the arm of your dish to prevent snow and ice buildup there as well if this is an issue with your mount and / or mounting location and / or your environment.
POWER: The Ice Zapper is a 110v heater that comes with a short 3' - 4' power cord. A medium grade "outdoor" extension cord is typically required to connect the Ice Zapper to an outlet unless you happen to have an outlet right beside your dish.
GET 2 or 3! Ice Zappers have a variety of uses... you can stick them on the oil pan of your vehicle or on the sides of your dogs water dish to keep it from freezing! We even use them on the bottom of our metal steps in the winter to save us some shoveling time. They will keep almost anything metal, warm enough so that snow and ice won't stick to it!