The EQP Heater System is a powerful heater that can deliver large amounts of heat to equipment and machinery. It is powered by a 24V DC/AC supply. It is configurable with up to two separate heating elements, and one extra temperature sensing (thermocouple) element. The heater(s) are powered, and the reading from the auxiliary temperature sensor is sent to the EQP gateway. This permits the extended operating temperature of equipment, for example by melting the ice on a drive- up credit card reader that would otherwise freeze over.