Innovative Marine

Helio PTC Smart Heating Element

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100 Watt Helio PTC Smart Heating Element

SKU: 232286

In stock

Discontinued by Bulk Reef Supply

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200 Watt Helio PTC Smart Heating Element

SKU: 232285

In stock


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350 Watt Helio PTC Smart Heating Element

SKU: 232284

In stock


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500 Watt Helio PTC Smart Heating Element

SKU: 232283

In stock

Discontinued by Bulk Reef Supply

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The Helio PTC heating elements from Innovative Marine allow for replacement of elements or expansion of your Helio PTC Smart Heater system. As part of the Helio heater system, the heating elements utilize advanced PTC (positive temperature coefficient) technology to set new standards for safety and reliability. Unlike traditional heating elements that utilize resistance wires to generate heat, the Helio heaters were developed utilizing PTC technology from the aquaculture industry, which relies on solid-state ceramic chips that are programmed to reach a predetermined temperature. Thanks to these smart ceramic chips, the heaters are naturally resistant to overheating. Having built-in temperature regulation and commercial-grade titanium heating sheaths adds redundancy and increased safety to any heater controller system. 



  • Corrosion resistant PTC titanium element
  • Fast warm up with low surface temperature
  • Solid State Ceramic Chips regulate heat
  • Long Life, energy efficient
  • 5 Year manufacturer warranty


The advanced heating elements work hand-in-hand with the PTC Smart Controller which continually communicates with and monitors the heating elements to maintain a stable temperature.


Four Sizes Available

  • 100W
  • 200W
  • 350W
  • 500W


Note: Helio PTC heating elements are not a standalone heating element and are not compatible with other heating systems due to the specialized plug.


Helio PTC Element Comparison Chart



Tank Size


100W Helio


10-25 gal

5.75”L x 0.8”W

200W Helio 


25-50 gal

7”L x 0.8”W

350W Helio


50-85 gal

15.25”L x 0.8”W

500W Helio


85-125 gal

15.25”L x 0.8”W


What’s Included?

Helio PTC Heating Element

More Information
Diameter 0.8"
WiFi No
Warranty 5 Years
Additional Notes Requires Innovative Marine PTC Smart Controller to operate
Temperature Control Controller (Separate)
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Product Questions

Can I just buy the hearer without controller and just use a regular power adapter? If so, what adapter you recommend? I have apex so i let it do the controlling side. Thanks
Question by: John on Jun 28, 2022, 3:48 PM
Hey John, thanks for the question! The helio heater must be run on the helio controller as it is a DC plug.
Answer by: James Johnson (BRS Staff) on Jun 30, 2022, 2:27 PM
how long is the warranty on these heating elements?
Question by: Tomasz Dyrkacz on Nov 28, 2021, 3:20 PM
Hello. Innovative Marine offers a 1 year warranty on the Helio PTC Smart heaters. You can get warranty support by contacting them at warranty@innovative-marine.com
Answer by: William Glenn (BRS Staff) on Dec 13, 2021, 2:28 PM
I have a 68 gal can I use two 200 watt elements or do I need one or two 350 watt. My home is over 200 years old and the ambient temp is pretty cold in the winter. Thank You.

Terri L Coon
Question by: Terri coon on Nov 5, 2021, 6:45 AM
We would recommend 2x 350W, that way if one goes out the other one can still heat the tank adequately.
Answer by: Matt Lucero (BRS Staff) on Nov 5, 2021, 8:27 AM