UltraHeat RV Heat Pads - Easy to Operate
RV TANK HEATERS:
When the outside temperature is near freezing, and fluid is present within the tank, simply switch or power "ON" the holding tank heaters.
(There must be liquid in the holding tank, pipes, and elbows whenever UltraHeat heaters are on.)
The tank heater immediately starts protecting your holding tank from freezing up.The built-in sensor within the heat panel will active "ON" the heat panel as soon as the fluid contents in the tank drops to a temperature of 44°F (7°C). When the liquid within the holding tank is heated and rises to 64°F (18°C), the heat panel will automatically power cycle "OFF" and deactivate, awaiting the fluids to again drop to 44°F (7°C) and repeat the cycle.
Switch or power "OFF" when the ambient outside temperature rises and remains above freezing, or when tanks are empty.
Failure to follow these operating instructions could result in damage to your system and voiding of your warranty.
Note: UltraHeat Tank Pads have a built-in sensor control, designed to power cycle the panel based on tank's interior liquid temperature. This product has been tested and is designed to be used as a heating device for RV fresh water supply, gray water and waste water holding tanks made of standard grade plastics. UHI Worldwide, Inc. assumes no liability for any usage of product for purpose other than what is consistent with the original design and testing.
RV PIPE AND PIPE ELBOW HEATERS:
Power or switch the UltraHeat Pipe Heaters sometimes called Pipe Warmers "ON" only when the outside temperature is approaching freezing and only when liquid is present in the pipes.
Switch or power "OFF" when the outside temperature rises and remain above freezing, or when pipes are void of fluids.
Note: Pipe Warmers are not sensor controlled. This product has been tested and is designed to be used as a heating device for RV (fresh water supply, gray water and waste water) drain pipes made of standard grade rigid plastics. UHI Worldwide, Inc. assumes no liability for any usage of product for purposes other than what is consistent with the original design and testing.
RV GATE VALVE HEATERS:
These heaters sometimes referred to as arctic valve heaters are rarely ever used; think of them like the spare tire for your car, nice to have when you need it! You have the "Stinky Snake" hose connected and are ready to vacate your tanks...
If your gate valve is frozen closed in freezing temperatures, switch or power "on" approximately 5-7 minutes or until the valve is free.
Switch or power "off" the gate valve heaters.
Evacuate the tanks, and close the gates as normal.
Note: UltraHeat Gate Valve Heat Panels are designed for short term, manual operational use only, as needed in freezing cold weather only. Must be switched and wired to operate independently from all other UltraHeat heat panels and systems. This product has been tested and is designed to be used as a heating device for RV drain pipe gate dump valve, made of standard grade plastics.
Intended to work primarily with “Valterra” gate values (the most commonly used within the Industry), or similar models with a smooth and level flat surfaces on the exterior three sides of the gate body itself.
UHI Worldwide, Inc. assumes no liability for any usage of product for purposes other than what is consistent with the original design and testing.
The Basics of Each Type
Basic concepts as an overall system.
First, only power “ON” any RV or Leisure Vehicle UltraHeat system or section of a system only after both of these two conditions have been met:
Ambient outside temperature is approaching or below freezing conditions (32°F, 0°C), and will remain.
Fluids are present throughout the system or section of a system you are powering on. Drain pipes are full, and there is fluid present with in the storage container, volume constant at minimum to cover the area of the panel’s mounting surface.
Power “Off” the UltraHeat system(s) once the ambient outside temperature rises above freezing and is predicted to remain above or once any segment (Gray, Black or Fresh) has been evacuated of fluids, that segment must be powered "Off".
As to the ambient outside temperature, this is why we developed and recommend the “Master Ambient Control System”; it takes out the need to monitor the temperature and manually power “on/off” the overall system. This Master Control does not eliminate the need of switch kits to control separate systems, the Master Control only controls the power feed to the total system.
Fluids present is why we always recommend separately controlling each section (Gray, Black or Fresh), independently with the availability to power “ON/Off” each as needed. Most all RVer’s will start out with a full or some Fresh Water within it's tank, and if they follow most all Manufacturers guidelines, all Gray and Black systems will be vacated prior to heading down the road. If the temperature dictates, only the Fresh Water Tank will need to be powered “ON”. And as the utilities are used, the other systems can be powered “on” once there is enough fluid present in each and powered “Off” again once vacated.
Some manufacturers installing UltraHeat heat panels have independently elected to control all systems (Gray, Black or Fresh) with just one switch and using a power relay. If this is your case, the only difference in operation is that when you must start out with a little fluid in all waste holding tanks as well as the fresh water, enough to cover the bottom of each tank with at least ¼” (6.35mm) of fluids. When you go to vacate your holding tanks you must power “Off” this one switch control prior to doing so. Once vacated, the RV’er must then refill all emptied tanks with some water or other fluids as stated prior (normally a gallon (liter) or Two. Once this is accomplished and temperature still dictates, power “ON” the single switch again.
Note: Failure to follow these procedures can give cause in creating a scenario where permanent damage may result to the holding tank systems and/or their associated heat panels.