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Kendrick Dew Heater Strap

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2005
$65

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Kendrick Premier Brand heaters are the best heaters made and they produce considerably more heat than any other brand. You don’t always need the extra heat, but there are going to be times that you are glad to have it.

Premier Heaters are designed to be used with cameras and camera lenses, telescopes optics of all kinds, binoculars and temperature sensitive electronics.

Premier Heaters require the purchase of one of Kendrick's Dew Controllers. The systems are all 12 VDC with the exception of the #2021-A Digi_Klear Pad Heater, which runs on 120 VAC.

We have heater systems for virtually any optic or electronic device used in amateur astronomy, outdoor photography and medical operating rooms. They are designed to keep electronic devices functioning and optics moisture free in humid and/or cold working environments.

The Premier Heater line is the Kenrick flagship brand and are built of the highest possible quality materials, custom built to their electrical specifications. These are not off-the-shelf heaters! They use the best quality Velcro, elastic and flex heaters available for this line. The cables are cold flexible down to temperatures of -40C and the cable housing is custom make for Kendrick to their specifications. All their competitors use cables that stiffen in cold environments.

Kendrick heaters have been built to use only as much power as necessary and thereby not waste energy. They have built-in foam insulation on one side to help prevent heat loss into the atmosphere and direct the warmth generated by the heaters into the optics.

Attaching Heaters
Generally, Kendrick heaters wrap around your optics, label side out and are held in place by elastic/Velcro attachments. The heaters for Newtonian/Dobsonian Secondary Mirrors, depending on which model you purchase, are either placed on the backside of the secondary and can be held in place by using the polyester batting found inside the secondary mirror holder (heaters #2016, 2017, 2018) or will wrap around the secondary mirror stalk (heaters #2028 & 2028-S). Newtonian Primary Mirror Heaters sit behind the primary mirror in contact with the back side of the mirror. Your mirror holder must allow for removal of your primary mirror to accommodate a primary mirror heater.

Eyepiece Heaters
Customers regularly ask if eyepiece heaters are necessary. They are just as much a necessity as the heater for the main lens or mirror in your telescope. In cool environments, moisture from your eye condenses on the eyepiece glass and without heat, is very difficult or impossible to remove.

Kendrick manufactures four sizes of eyepiece heaters:

  • #2004 - for eyepieces on finderscopes.
  • #2005 - for 1.25" eyepieces and that do not have a huge body (For example: Plossls, Vixen Lanthanum and similarly sized eyepieces).
  • #2006 - for larger bodied (but not massive) 1.25" and 2" eyepieces (For example: Baader Hyperion and Orion Stratus eyepieces).
  • #2006-L - for large body (tall) 1.25" and 2" eyepieces (For example: Tele Vues Naglers, Ethos and Delos, Celestron Lumina eyepieces, Explore Scientific eyepieces, etc).

DEW-Minator Large Eyepiece HeaterDEW-Minator Large Eyepiece Heater!

This heater has been designed specifically for the ever increasing line of large format eyepieces available to the amateur astronomer. It provides plenty of power for those cold or really humid nights yet can be adjusted (via a Kendrick controller) for very mild, low power operation if your conditions call for it.

Like all Kendrick heaters, it has a sewn in, heavy duty elastic strap to allow you to securely fit it to any of your large bodied eyepieces.

.965" for .965" eyepieces and finder scope eyepieces
1.25" for 1.25" eyepieces
2" For 2" eyepieces, 50 mm finder scope objectives, smaller camera lenses. Can also be used on 1.25" oculars but a bit big. To use on 1.25" oculars just slip heater off 2" eyepiece and hang over 1.25" eyepiece.
2" DEW-Minator For 2" "Tall" eyepieces. Same as the Kendrick standard 2" but is extra WIDE for large-format "tall" eyepieces.
3" will fit 3.5" to 5" OD (90mm to 130mm OD)
4" will fit 5" to 5.5" OD (130mm to 145mm OD)
5" will fit 5.5" to 6.5" OD (140mm to 165mm OD)
6" will fit 6.5" to 8" OD (165mm to 200mm OD)
7/8" For Meade 7" refractor, 7" Maksutov-Cassegrain, 8" SCT, Celestron C8, Astro Physics 7" Refractor. Will fit 8" to 9.5" OD (200mm to 250mm OD)
9/10" For Celestron C9.25, Meade 10". Will fit 10" to 12.5" OD (250mm to 310mm OD)
11" For Celestron C11. Will fit 12.5" to 13.5" OD (310mm to 340mm)
12" For Meade 12 SCT. Will fit 13.5" to 15.5" OD (340mm to 400mm OD)
14/16" For Celestron C14 & Meade 16" SCT. Will fit 15.5" to 18" OD (400mm to 460mm OD)
Laptop computer heater For all lap top computers, can also be used on for desktop CPUs that are exposed to cold temperatures. Also makes a great seat warmer!
GoTo Telescope Control Pad Heater For Meade, Celestron, Orion, SynScan & other GoTo Telescope hand held control pads. Keeps control pads working in cold winter temperatures.
Eyepiece box heater For eyepiece and accessory boxes. Can also be used as a seat warmer.

 Heater Specifications

Below, we provide a breakdown of the wattage and amperage of most of the Premier Heaters Kendrick makes. This will aid in choosing the correct controller for your system as your controller must be able to handle the amperage requirements of your heaters, no matter what controller setting you use. For example, if you set your controller to operate at 30%, the heaters will draw their full amperage 30% of the time. The other 70% of the time they will be off. This is called a 30% duty cycle.

NOTE: Kendrick competitors often quote what they consider the high power requirements of Kendrick Premier Heaters. It is important to note that the ratings quoted below are true if your controller is set to operate at a 100% setting. To clarify, if you set your controller to operate at 30%, the heaters will draw their full amperage, but only 30% of the time. The other 70% of the time they will be off. Also, these heaters are intentionally designed to generate more heat than competitors heaters as they are designed to perform under ALL conditions. 

Item No. Heater Wattage Amperage Heater Dimensions
Metric*
Heater Dimensions
Imperial*
2003 Telrad Heater 6 0.4 50 x 90 mm 2" x 3.5"
2004 .965" Eyepiece Heater 2.5 0.2 16 x 75 mm 1/2" x 3"
2005 1.25" Eyepiece Heater 3 0.2 16 x 125 mm 1/2" x 5"
2006 2" Eyepiece Heater 4 0.3 16 x 175 mm 1/2" x 7"
2006-L DEW-Minator Large Eyepiece Heater 10 0.8 75 x 205 mm 3" x 8"
2007 3" Optic Heater 10 0.8 25 x 280 mm 1" x 11"
2008 4" Optic Heater 11 0.9 25 x 370 mm 1" x 14.5"
2009 5" Optic Heater 15 1.2 25 x 460 mm 1" x 18"
2010 6" Optic Heater 17.5 1.4 25 x 560 mm 1" x 22"
2011 7/8" Optic Heater 20 1.6 25 x 660 mm 1" x 26"
2012 9/10" Optic Heater 25 2 25 x 890 mm 1" x 35"
2013 11" Optic Heater 28 2.3 25 x 965 mm 1" x 38"
2014 12" Optic Heater 33 2.6 25 x 1115 mm 1" x 44"
2015 14/16" Optic Heater 52 4.1 25 x 1270 mm 1" x 50"
2005-B1 Bino-viewer Heaters for eyepieces up to 1.5 inch barrel diameter. 5 0.4 16 x 125 mm 1/2" x 5"
2006-B1 2" Bino-viewer Heaters for eyepieces over 1.5 inch barrel diameter. 8 .6 16 x 175 mm 1/2" x 7"
2016 Secondary Mirror heater for Newtonian secondary mirror 1.83" to 2.14" 2.5 0.2 44 x 66 mm ellipse 1.75" x 2.6" ellipse
2017 Secondary Mirror heater for Newtonian secondary mirror 2.5" to 3.40" 4 0.3 50 x 90 mm 2.5" x 3.625"ellipse
2018 Secondary Mirror heater for Newtonian secondary mirror 4.00" and up 9 0.7 50 x 90 mm 3.75"x5.50"ellipse
2019 Electronic Hand Control Pad Heater 10 .8 57mm x 165mm 2.25" x 6.5"
2020 Eyepiece Box Heater 10 0.8 57mm x 165mm 2.25" x 6.5"
2021 Computer Heater for Laptop Computers 36 3.0 215mm x 280mm X 9mm 8.5" x 11" X 0.35"
2022 Rigel Quik Finder Heater 2.5 0.2 16 x 75 mm .5" x 3"

Using the Dew Heaters

Kendrick Premier Heaters require the purchase of one of the Dew Controllers. Kendrick systems are all 12 VDC with the exception of the #2021-A Digi_Klear Pad Heater which runs on 120 VAC.

We recommend that you put your heaters in place at the beginning of an observing session and turn your controller on right away. For Premier Heaters, or heaters for Newtonian or RC Telescopes, we recommend a controller setting that represents about 20 to 40%.

If moisture has already condensed on your optics, we recommend covering the optics, turning the heaters on high and waiting 20 to 30 minutes. Once the moisture has cleared, lower your controller setting and resume observing.

Power Requirements

Kendrick dew control systems require 12 volts DC. If you are using a battery to run the system, we recommend a 5 amp hour battery as a minimum. If you want to run the system from a wall plug, you will need a 120 volt to 12 volt DC "Regulated" step down power supply with a minimum output of 5 amps.Power Supplies

Pictured to the right are Kendrick Regulated 120 volt to 12 volt DC power supplies which are excellent for operating the dew systems from a wall socket. Kendrick also builds portable 12 volt power packs and offers other power solutions that can be used with all your astro equipment that is used in the field. See Kendrick Power Packs for more information on the power systems they offer.

#208-PS25A power supply. How much power do you need? Add up the current draw from all connected equipment and then multiply by at least 2. Generally, you want a power supply that can deliver twice as much power as you think you might need. Otherwise, an overworked PS is going to fail or even get excessively hot.

 

NEW Big-Honkin 25 Amp Power Supply (110VAC or 220VAC)! Big mounts, cooled CCD Cameras, Dew Heaters use a lot of juice. 25 Amps is enough power to run just about any device you would ever need.

 

Returns Policy

You may return most new, unopened items within 30 days of delivery for a full refund. We'll also pay the return shipping costs if the return is a result of our error (you received an incorrect or defective item, etc.).

Items that have been opened, damaged or are otherwise unsaleable will be subject to a minimum 10% restocking fee, to be assessed by Telescopes Canada upon receipt of the returned goods

You should expect to receive your refund within four weeks of giving your package to the return shipper, however, in many cases you will receive a refund more quickly. This time period includes the transit time for us to receive your return from the shipper (5 to 10 business days), the time it takes us to process your return once we receive it (3 to 5 business days), and the time it takes your bank to process our refund request (5 to 10 business days).

If you need to return an item, simply login to your account, view the order using the 'Complete Orders' link under the My Account menu and click the Return Item(s) button. We'll notify you via e-mail of your refund once we've received and processed the returned item.

Shipping

We can ship to virtually any address in the world. Note that there are restrictions on some products, and some products cannot be shipped to international destinations.

When you place an order, we will estimate shipping and delivery dates for you based on the availability of your items and the shipping options you choose. Depending on the shipping provider you choose, shipping date estimates may appear on the shipping quotes page.

Please also note that the shipping rates for many items we sell are weight-based. The weight of any such item can be found on its detail page. To reflect the policies of the shipping companies we use, all weights will be rounded up to the next full pound.

Typographical Errors and Order Cancellations

Telescopes Canada reserves the right to cancel an order due to an error in pricing by Telescopes Canada or one of our suppliers, equipment being no longer obtainable, or other events which are out of our control.

Client-Initiated Cancellations

Client-initiated order cancellations are accepted prior to delivery of the equipment to the customer, thereafter it is a return.
Item No. Heater Wattage Amperage Heater Dimensions
Metric*
Heater Dimensions
Imperial*
2003 Telrad Heater 6 0.4 50 x 90 mm 2" x 3.5"
2004 .965" Eyepiece Heater 2.5 0.2 16 x 75 mm 1/2" x 3"
2005 1.25" Eyepiece Heater 3 0.2 16 x 125 mm 1/2" x 5"
2006 2" Eyepiece Heater 4 0.3 16 x 175 mm 1/2" x 7"
2006-L DEW-Minator Large Eyepiece Heater 10 0.8 75 x 205 mm 3" x 8"
2007 3" Optic Heater 10 0.8 25 x 280 mm 1" x 11"
2008 4" Optic Heater 11 0.9 25 x 370 mm 1" x 14.5"
2009 5" Optic Heater 15 1.2 25 x 460 mm 1" x 18"
2010 6" Optic Heater 17.5 1.4 25 x 560 mm 1" x 22"
2011 7/8" Optic Heater 20 1.6 25 x 660 mm 1" x 26"
2012 9/10" Optic Heater 25 2 25 x 890 mm 1" x 35"
2013 11" Optic Heater 28 2.3 25 x 965 mm 1" x 38"
2014 12" Optic Heater 33 2.6 25 x 1115 mm 1" x 44"
2015 14/16" Optic Heater 52 4.1 25 x 1270 mm 1" x 50"
2005-B1 Bino-viewer Heaters for eyepieces up to 1.5 inch barrel diameter. 5 0.4 16 x 125 mm 1/2" x 5"
2006-B1 2" Bino-viewer Heaters for eyepieces over 1.5 inch barrel diameter. 8 .6 16 x 175 mm 1/2" x 7"
2016 Secondary Mirror heater for Newtonian secondary mirror 1.83" to 2.14" 2.5 0.2 44 x 66 mm ellipse 1.75" x 2.6" ellipse
2017 Secondary Mirror heater for Newtonian secondary mirror 2.5" to 3.40" 4 0.3 50 x 90 mm 2.5" x 3.625"ellipse
2018 Secondary Mirror heater for Newtonian secondary mirror 4.00" and up 9 0.7 50 x 90 mm 3.75"x5.50"ellipse
2019 Electronic Hand Control Pad Heater 10 .8 57mm x 165mm 2.25" x 6.5"
2020 Eyepiece Box Heater 10 0.8 57mm x 165mm 2.25" x 6.5"
2021 Computer Heater for Laptop Computers 36 3.0 215mm x 280mm X 9mm 8.5" x 11" X 0.35"
2022 Rigel Quik Finder Heater 2.5 0.2 16 x 75 mm .5" x 3"

 

 

 

 

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