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 has a thermostat so that it turns on and off as necessary as long as there is power supplied to it.
We also have one that is “Always On” that we recommend for larger antennas more than 18″ satellite dish so that it struggles less to keep up. With that model, we just plug it in for the winter months here in Montana so that we always have a clear signal and dish but you can unplug them whenever you with also.
This model is the recommended model for use with the smaller satellite dishes such as the 18″ round satellite dishes such as the Dish 300 and Dish 500 or some Wi-Fi antennas as well. We recommend our “Always On” model (Available Here) for use in areas of rapid temperature changes where this “thermostatically controlled” model may not keep up with the temperature changes, heavy snow loads, etc.
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 5′ – 6′ long 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!