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Kendrick Premier Heaters

Our 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 our
Dew Controllers . Our systems are all 12 VDC with the exception of our #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 our flagship brand and our highest quality heater. They are built of the highest possible quality materials and the heaters are custom built to our electrical specifications. These are not off-the-shelf heaters! We use the best quality velcro, elastic and flex heaters available for this line. The cables are cold flexible down to temperatures of -40 and the cable housing is custom make for Kendrick to our specifications. All our competitors use cable that gets stiff and brittle in cold environments.

SKUDescriptionPrice 
Bino-viewer Heater Elements
2005-B1 1.25" Bino-viewer Heaters for eyepieces up to 1.5 inch barrel diameter. CAN $179.00
2006-B1 2" Bino-viewer Heaters for eyepieces over 1.5 inch barrel diameter. CAN $189.00
Optical Tube, Control Pad and Computer Heater Elements
2003 Heater for Telrad CAN $48.00
2022 Heater for the Rigel reflex finder CAN $48.00
2004 Heater for .965 inch eyepieces and finder scope eyepieces CAN $72.00
2005 Heater for 1.25 inch eyepieces CAN $75.00
2006 2 inch Heater for 2 inch eyepieces, 50mm finders, some camera lenses CAN $82.00
2006-C Heater for medium sized camera lenses and small refractors. Ideal for tube diameters 2.5” to 3.5” CAN $85.00
2006-L DEW-Minator Eyepiece Heater for large bodied eyepieces CAN $105.00
2007 3 inch Heater for tubes with a 3.5 inch to 5 inch OD CAN $85.00
2008 4 inch Heater for tubes with a 5 inch to 5.5 inch OD CAN $93.00
2009 5 inch Heater for tubes with a 5.5 inch to 6.5 inch OD CAN $97.00
2010 6 inch Heater for tubes with a 6.5 inch to 8 inch OD CAN $102.00
2011 7 inch/8 inch Heater for Meade 7 inch Mak-cass, Meade 8 inch, C8 CAN $108.00
2012 9 inch/10 inch Heater for Meade 10 inch SCT and Celestron C9.25 CAN $128.00
2013 11 inch Heater for C11 CAN $138.00
2014 12 inch Heater for Meade 12 inch SCT CAN $151.00
2015 14 inch/16 inch Heater for C14 and Meade 16 inch SCT CAN $173.00
2019 GoTo Control Pad Heater for Celestron, Orion, Meade, Skywatcher and other GoTo hand control paddles CAN $75.00
2020 Box Heater for eyepiece, accessory boxes. Can be used as chair warmer CAN $64.00
2021 Computer Heater for Laptop Computers CAN $239.00
Wrap-around Secondary Mirror Heater
2028 Wrap-around Secondary Mirror Heater for mirror on 2 inch stalk CAN $117.00
2028-NXT-3 Wrap-around Large Universal Fit Secondary Mirror Heater CAN $137.00
2028-NXT-2 Wrap-around Medium Universal Fit Secondary Mirror Heater CAN $117.00
2028-NXT-1 Wrap-around Small Universal Fit Secondary Mirror Heater CAN $90.00
S2, S3, S4 Secondary Mirror Heater Elements
2016 Heater for Newtonian secondary mirror heaters 1.83 inch to 2.14 inch MA CAN $101.00
2017 Heater for Newtonian secondary mirror heaters 2.60 inch to 3.50 inch MA CAN $105.00
2018 Heater for Newtonian secondary mirror heaters 4.00 inch and up CAN $124.00
Split Secondary Mirror Heater
2029-M Split secondary mirror heater for mirrors with minimum minor axis of 67 mm (2.63") CAN $129.00
R200SS Split secondary mirror heater for mirrors with minimum minor axis of 71 mm (2.80") CAN $105.00
2029-XM Split secondary mirror heater for mirrors with minimum minor axis of 80 mm (3.14") CAN $138.00
2029-L Split secondary mirror heater for mirrors with minimum minor axis of 85 mm (3.30") CAN $138.00
2029-XL Split secondary mirror heater for mirrors with minimum minor axis of 108 mm (4.21") CAN $154.00
GSO RC Secondary Mirror Heater
Other RC Secondary Mirror Heaters
Primary Mirror Heater Elements
2024 10 inch Primary Mirror Heater CAN $168.00
2112 13 inch to 15 inch Primary Mirror Heater CAN $215.00
2026 16 inch to 18 inch Primary Mirror Heater CAN $298.00

Attaching Heaters
Generally, our 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 accomodate 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.

We manufacture 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: Televue's Naglers, Ethos and Delos, Celestron's Lumina eyepieces, Explore Scientific's eyepieces, etc).

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

This heater has been designed specifically for the ever increasing line of large format eyepieces available to the amatuer 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 our heaters, it has a sewn in, heavy duty elastic strap to allow you to securely fit it to any of your large bodied eyepieces.

Heater Specifications
Below, we provide a breakdown of the wattage and amperage of most of the Premier Heaters we make. 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.

NOTE: Our competitors often quote what they consider the high power requirements of our 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 our competitors heaters as they are designed to perform under ALL conditions.

Item No.HeaterWattageAmperageHeater Dimensions
Metric*
Heater Dimensions
Imperial*
2003Telrad Heater60.450 x 90 mm2" x 3.5"
2004.965" Eyepiece Heater2.50.216 x 75 mm1/2" x 3"
20051.25" Eyepiece Heater30.216 x 125 mm1/2" x 5"
20062" Eyepiece Heater40.316 x 175 mm1/2" x 7"
2006-LDEW-Minator Large Eyepiece Heater100.875 x 205 mm3" x 8"
20073" Optic Heater100.825 x 280 mm1" x 11"
20084" Optic Heater110.925 x 370 mm1" x 14.5"
20095" Optic Heater151.225 x 460 mm1" x 18"
20106" Optic Heater17.51.425 x 560 mm1" x 22"
20117/8" Optic Heater201.625 x 660 mm1" x 26"
20129/10" Optic Heater25225 x 890 mm1" x 35"
201311" Optic Heater282.325 x 965 mm1" x 38"
201412" Optic Heater332.625 x 1115 mm1" x 44"
201514/16" Optic Heater524.125 x 1270 mm1" x 50"
2005-B1Bino-viewer Heaters for eyepieces up to 1.5 inch barrel diameter.50.416 x 125 mm1/2" x 5"
2006-B12" Bino-viewer Heaters for eyepieces over 1.5 inch barrel diameter.8.616 x 175 mm1/2" x 7"
2016Secondary Mirror heater for Newtonian secondary mirror 1.83" to 2.14"2.50.244 x 66 mm ellipse1.75" x 2.6" ellipse
2017Secondary Mirror heater for Newtonian secondary mirror 2.5" to 3.40"40.350 x 90 mm2.5" x 3.625"ellipse