500w 0.5kW Heating Element


500w 0.5kW Heating Element – Please add Compression Glands (sold in pairs) in CART.

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Our 500w 0.5kW Heating Element is fully UK manufactured, to exactingly high standards, from high quality component parts (resistance coil wire, magnesium oxide, tubing & electrical connections) then assembled by highly skilled technicians & top CNC machinery.

(Before ordering, please see ###Important Information###, below.)

  • Can be supplied Straight, U Bent (usually to 50mm fixing centres) or formed, see below.
  • As these are standards, stock moves fast, so call Jamie on 01827 215684 to discuss your needs. And I’ll give you a discount, or free delivery – I like a chat! …And I don’t like losing 2%ish to the banks on card payments!
  • Stock straight lengths (halve for U bent length) 24″, 36″, 48″, 60″, 72″, 84″, 96″, 144″
  • Bespoke straight lengths 108″, 120″, 132″, 156″, 168″, 180″. 2 week leadtime.
  • Any power rating, voltage or length can be manufactured. Quantity discounts available. 2 week leadtime.
  • Incoloy 800, “a superior stainless steel”, suitable for air, water or oil, at the appropriate watt densities.
  • 8mm diameter elements.
  • 4BA terminals by default 3.6mm ⌀, but call Jamie for spade, saddle or shell post terminals if required.
  • Can be fitted with 1/4″ Compression Glands, fitted or bagged. Please add these, sold in pairs, to your order when they are suggested additions during the Checkout process. They will appear as “You may be interested in…” when you view your Cart.
  • If you were actually after one of these…

    Immersion Heater
    …Click HERE.

500w 0.5kW Heating Element Available Bends.

1000w 1kW Heating Element
500w 0.5kW Heating Element Available Bends

Elements can be bent or formed into the configurations shown above. Some forming is by a clever machine. Most is done by an even cleverer fellow, built like Popeye. Thus, the more complicated & involved the bends, the more you will have to pay for the spinach required to build the lad up. Straight elements are cheapest, and you could form them yourself. If you are feeling adventurous. Or if your shaping is just too weird and specific. But, in my humble opinion, it is best to let the experts do their work.

###Important Information###

The more “Wiggle Room” you have in terms of power rating & length, then the more likely we are to be able to find something on the shelf. In stock, makes the process both quicker & easier. If elements are required STRAIGHT or NARROW U BENT (ie, <=50mm fixing centres) then lengths will have to be close enuf. But if we can squeeze in a W shaped element (Fig 17 in drawing above), then this allows the “middle leg” to vary according to what lengths are available on the shelf. Likewise, if you can be flexible on power rating, we may not have sufficient 1000w elements to hand, but if you could take 1250w, 1333w, or perhaps 750w, then we are better able to accommodate your needs quickly & cost efficiently.

If no such “Wiggle Room” exists, we can make elements to exacting specifications. These elements are filled, rolled, annealed & dried out overnight in an oven specifically to your needs. This is likely to add a further week to your leadtime. If you are needing large numbers of elements, ie, 30+, it won’t affect the price too much. For manufacturing runs of lower volumes, the price is going to rise markedly. The lower the number, then the higher the price.

It’s best you know all of this, and factor it in, ahead of our conversation. I want you to be a satisfied customer, like all the Good Folks in our Testimonials.

Background information.

Industrial Heating elements are a resistance coil wire (producing heat, like a filament in an old light bulb). This is encased in magnesium oxide (the white powder, compacted by rolling down from 10mm to 8mm, for protection of wire & insulation purposes, bizarrely). This is further encased in a usually stainless steel tube. For more detailed written explanation, click here. For a video explanation by some bloke with a really boring voice, click below.

Just for clarification, an Immersion Heater (see below) is 3 such elements, further housed on a screwplug, with a terminal box housing the connections. If you need Immersion Heaters, call Jamie on 01827 215684. Or possibly visit our sister site ImmersionHeaters.uk and have a browse.

3 U bent element immersion heater
3 U bent element immersion heater

Additional information


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