Model # 001642
When electricity is the energy choice Raypak is the quality choice -- dependable, trouble-free, performance-proven - with corrosion-free, 100% copper and bronze waterways. Two compact models - 5.5kw and 11kw - built to last by the company renowned for reliability.
SpaPak spa/hot tub electric heaters furnish sustained heat to provide the maximum benefits of hydrotherapy...including stress reduction, relaxation and arthritis/pain relief.
The following table shows the heating capability for each model in temperature rise per hour with a given amount of water. For example, the 11kw unit will raise the temperature of 450 gallons of water 10 degrees Fahrenheit in one hour. To determine the gallonage of your spa, multiply the surface area x average depth x 7.5.
We have a Teledyne Laars Electra Star Spa-Pak Heater TE-55. It appears that the heater element ELSR-552-2 is no longer operating. 1) Is the Raypak Flange Element 3"x3" 5.5 kw w/gasket (Mfg code 001801F) a direct replacement/fit into the existing tube? 2) If I were to replace the unit in its entirety, are the Raypak 001642 water inlet/outlet dimensions the same (10" center to center) - though on the side, rather than the rear of the cabinet as the Teeldyne?
Hi. The Raypak Element will not replace the Laars TE-55 Heating Element. The Raypak unit has an 8" center to center inlet to outlet measurement which is located on the side of the unit.
how many amp cricut is required for the 5.5 unit
Hi, Ron. This unit requires a 60 amp GFCI breaker.
Good afternoon this will require a 50 amp breaker for the install. 240v Operation Both of the Raypak Electric Spa heaters operate with 240v single phase power. The model 552 draws about 23 amps @240v and the model 1102 draws about 46 amps @240v.
How can you tell if elements are working to full capacity
Hi, If the heater is heating the water then the element is working at capacity. The element will or it will not heat. it's not going to partially heat or work.
Can I used this for my salt water spa. The spa is about 750 gallons.
Hi, David. These units can be used with a saltwater spa, for your size spa I would recommend the 11KW ELS1102 unit.
have model number r 1102 -2 was working now it is not doing nothing have any suggestions ?
Hi hb, I would Contact Raypak Heaters directly and they should be able to troubleshoot your issue.
Does this heater require special wiring? Would it work for a 27 ft round pool?
Hello, Unfortunately, this would not work on an above ground pool. This is for use with spas only.
can this heater be made to go to 130 deg. I want to use for a different purpose
Hi Fuzzy, The factor setting will not allow this unit to heat that high.
We have an above ground pool, approx 5,300 gallons. Would this heater be an OK way to warm up the pool?
Hello Theresa - The 5.5kW would be undersized. We would recommend Raypak model 001640. This is the 11kW electric heater.
How high can I set the water temperature to with this heater?
The Raypak 001640 spa heater has a high limit thermostat is factory set at 104°F.
For the 5.5KW unit how much water flow is required through the heater(570gph)?
The flow should be maintained above 15 GPM (900 GPH). Failure to do so will cause the pressure switch to drop out, and the heater will become inoperative.
(5 out of 5 stars) Great little heater
Reviewed By: David H. from Colchester, CT ()
Pros: Very easy to wire and set up.
I used this heater to replace my 20 year old broken propane heater. This actually heats my 5 person spa in the same time from cold water to 103° for a fraction of the cost. Very easy to wire and set up.