I have a very large 60amp heater in my garage that works great. Only problem is the ceiling is real high so I have a pair of fans that need to be turned on or all the heat hangs at the top of the ceiling.
I want to figure out how to automatically activate these fans when the heater come on and off. The fans are already on smart switches. Unfortunately this is a dumb heater hooked to what is basically a baseboard thermostat. I don't have any real way to interface with it.
I know there are devices that I can put around the power cord that will sense when current is flowing but I have never used one and I am unclear if anything will work with 240v 60amp. I do have access to the wiring fairly easy so if I needed to put a clamp around one of the hot wires that would be simple.
Anyone have any suggestions on something that might do the job?