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Old 01-03-2012, 06:16 PM   #1
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How do I check or test the artic pak to be sure it is working properly?
The light on the switch never comes on even when the temperture is in the 40's. I don't want to take any chances with a faulty artic pak.
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Old 01-03-2012, 07:25 PM   #2
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I turn mine on and then go feel the pads that are on the waste water lines (since they are easy to get to) to see if they are getting warm. However, if you aren't getting a light on the switch I'm guessing you have a blown fuse or circuit breaker. My light comes on no matter what temperature it is outside.
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Old 01-03-2012, 08:00 PM   #3
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Thanks Tim & Lisa. This brings another "?". Where would the fuse be? We have checked all the fuses we can find inside and out and have replaced any that looked bad. There are fuses under the dash, under the steps and also inside on the back wall down near the floor. Where else might there be a fuse box?

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It might help us to know what rig you have. Make/model/year..... Sometimes you have to help us a little. Once we know that, we can move you in to the proper forum and get you some help. You posted in the "on the road forum" and you may be, hope you are. Best results are gotten when you post specific questions, to place in the specific forum for your camper.

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Old 01-04-2012, 07:53 AM   #5
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How do I check or test the artic pak to be sure it is working properly?
The light on the switch never comes on even when the temperture is in the 40's. I don't want to take any chances with a faulty artic pak.
The light in the switch is only an indicator that power has been applied to the heating pads. Each circuit to the heating pads has an in-line t-stat that turns on at around 44 degrees and turns off at 65 degrees. You can check the pads by just placing your hand on them and you should feel warmth providing it's cold enough for them to come on. As for the light in the switch, it could be burned out. Mine lasted one season and the switch light for my steps burned out over this past weekend. The switches aren't too hard to replace should you need to. Just be sure when you buy a new one it's for 12 volts. The same switch is available for 120 volts as well. The only difference is the bulb inside it.

Sigma A1 Series Rocker Switches.pdf

The switch is available at most RV Dealers but I've found them on ebay as well.
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The light in the switch is only an indicator that power has been applied to the heating pads. Each circuit to the heating pads has an in-line t-stat that turns on at around 44 degrees and turns off at 65 degrees. You can check the pads by just placing your hand on them and you should feel warmth providing it's cold enough for them to come on. As for the light in the switch, it could be burned out. Mine lasted one season and the switch light for my steps burned out over this past weekend. The switches aren't too hard to replace should you need to. Just be sure when you buy a new one it's for 12 volts. The same switch is available for 120 volts as well. The only difference is the bulb inside it.

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The switch is available at most RV Dealers but I've found them on ebay as well.
where are the pads you mentioned?


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where are the pads you mentioned?

In my case there are pads on the elbows on the sewer lines at the termination and I can see and reach the ones on the black tank. The pads on the tanks are located on the bottom. Some are easier to reach than others. I have a bath and a half with both terminations on the driver's side.
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