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Old 12-27-2017, 10:26 PM   #1
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tank heating pads on CC 34RL2

So far have had no problem with unit but just keep forgetting to ask this question. How do the heating pads work on this unit. Do they come on automatically when temps go down and unit is plugged in? Is there a switch I don't know about. Just now having very cold temps where I am and got to thinking about this issue. I drained all low point drains etc. Just wondering.
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Old 12-27-2017, 11:06 PM   #2
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Should be a switch on your control panel. When you turn it on, it supplies power to the heating pads.

The pads have internal temperature switches that then turn them on and off. As I understand it, they turn on around 42 deg and off around 65 deg,
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Old 12-28-2017, 08:57 AM   #3
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Ditto above. My 34RL2 has a switch on the control panel.
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Old 12-29-2017, 08:38 AM   #4
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Same here, switch on CP, I thought I read they come on if it falls below 50F but not 100% on that data point.
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Old 12-31-2017, 11:41 AM   #5
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If your water tank is drained, can you still use heating pads?
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Old 12-31-2017, 12:33 PM   #6
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Hugh & Fran ... the Ultraheat website actually states to use the heaters only when there is fluid in the tank... just wondering ... if your tank is empty, why turn on the heat pad anyways?
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Old 12-31-2017, 06:42 PM   #7
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Hugh & Fran ... the Ultraheat website actually states to use the heaters only when there is fluid in the tank... just wondering ... if your tank is empty, why turn on the heat pad anyways?
I assumed the heat pads were also on the grey and black tanks. Are they only for the water tank?
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I assumed the heat pads were also on the grey and black tanks. Are they only for the water tank?
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Old 12-31-2017, 08:45 PM   #9
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4 tanks ... 4 heat pads. Unfortunately (at least on mine) all 4 activate off one switch. I always dump all 3 at the same time, so guess I never thought of it where one would be empty and the others had some fluid. Shagrin is on my face ...
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4 tanks, 4 pads, 2 switches on mine. I think my literature says they kick on at 40 degrees or below.

Oh, and my switches are not labeled so, I don't know which 2 tanks each switch controls.
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