Q-Rad Panel Heater

The intelligent electric radiator

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Q-Rad monitors the effect of its actions on a room’s temperature. It knows precisely how long it takes to reach the desired temperature and when to turn off as it approaches that target. This minimises the energy that it uses, while maximising comfort – so users stay warm for the lowest possible cost.

Thanks to its low thermal mass, Q-Rad is able to heat up more quickly and react more responsively to changes in room temperature than a fluid-filled electric radiator. This means improved control, comfort and energy saving.

Taking design cues from our category leading Quantum heater, Q-Rad is sleek, slim and stylish. Combining good looks with flexible installation options, Q-Rad is ideal for use in many applications, including in place of conventional convector heaters or electric radiators.

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Energy-saving

Eco Start - delayed start anticipatory control

Eco Start is Q-Rad’s unique, self-learning delayed start function. This learns the thermal characteristics of a room then determines how long the appliance needs to operate to reach target temperature according to room size, heat losses, prevailing weather conditions and so on.

By measuring the heat-up and cool-down times of the room, and how they vary with external temperature, the heater works out what time it needs to start heating to reach the user-defined target temperature at a specified time. This minimises wasted energy and can deliver cost savings for users.

For example, if a user plans to get up at 7am and a desired temperature is 21°C, Q-rad anticpated when it needs to start heating to reach this target, preheating for shorter periods when the weather is mild and longer periods when the weather is cooler.

Instant warmth using dual-element technology for the perfect balance of convection and radiant heat.
Highly accurate electronic thermostat (to +/-0.2°C).
Eco-Start delayed anticipatory control
Open Window Technology
Low thermal heat mass, providing faster room heat up time and lower energy consumption
Responsive reaction to changes in temperature to prevent overheating and energy wastage
Suitable for use as a stand-alone electric radiator or as part of a Quantum Heating System
BEAB approved

Dual-element technology

Q-Rad has a convective element with a variable power output, as well as a radiant element. It uses one or both of these heat sources automatically to maintain an accurate target room temperature.

Q-Rad calculates the time needed to heat a room and the convective element begins by operating at full power. As the room approaches the target temperature, Q-Rad begins to cycle the convective element between full and reduced power output until the target temperature is reached. At this point, Q-Rad switches off the convector, thereby avoiding overshooting and saving energy. To maintain the target temperature, Q-Rad then cycles the convective and radiant elements on and off, as required.

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Open window detection

Should a window or door be left open accidentally, Q-Rad will detect a sudden change in temperature and scale back its output to 50%. Once the window or door has been closed, Q-Rad will resume normal operation. This technology ensures that the output from the heater is reduced when heat is escaping from a room, avoiding wastage and saving money.

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Intuitive operation

Visual and audible feedback

The Heater Control is the electronic interface that lets the user choose when to heat the room and to what temperature. It comprises an LCD display screen and six touch-sensitive buttons that make an audible ‘beep’ when touched; the pitch of the sound rises and falls in line with the temperature selected. This audio feedback may be disabled where not required.

The temperature display is also colour-coded to assist the visually impaired.

Timer modes

Q-Rad comes with four pre-programmed timer modes that can be adjusted to suit a user’s lifestyle, plus the handy Advance function allows for changes in settings temporarily for a boost of short-term heating (between one and four hours).

Child lock

Q-Rad comes with a child lock to prevent little hands from tinkering with settings. To activate the lock, simply press and hold the Back and Enter buttons on the Heater Control for three seconds. The words ‘Child Lock’ at the bottom of the screen indicate that this function is active.

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