Safety & Warnings
Read all instructions in this guide before using your Heater.
This product is intended for indoor residential, office and personal shop use only, not for industrial or other commercial applications. Use only with electrical wiring that is in good working order and that meets applicable codes and ordinances. If you have any questions whether your wiring is adequate, consult a qualified electrician.
When using this electric unit, basic safety precautions should always be followed to reduce the risk of fire, electric shock, and injury to persons, including the following:
- Read all instructions before using this unit.
- This product can draw a large amount of power in certain circumstances. It is essential that the device is connected to a grounded power supply that has been installed by a professional inline with Australian Standards.
- This product should not share an outlet or powerboard with other devices, as doing so may trip the mains power, or could potentially damage your product.
- Always use a surge protected power board to power the device.
- CAUTION: Risk of Electric Shock. Do not open or try to repair the heater yourself.
- This heater will get hot when in use. To avoid burns, do not let bare skin touch hot surfaces.
- Keep combustible materials, such as furniture, pillows, bedding, paper, clothes, and curtains at least 1m from the front of the heater and keep them away from the sides, top, and rear. Do not place towels or other objects on the heater.
- Extreme caution is necessary when any heater is used by or near children or the disabled, or when the heater is left operating and unattended.
- Do not operate any heater with a damaged cord, after the heater malfunctions, or has been dropped or damaged in any manner. Contact our Support Team for examination, electrical or mechanical adjustment, or repair.
- This heater is not intended for use in bathrooms, laundry areas and similar indoor locations. Never locate heater where it may fall into a bathtub or other water container. To protect against electrical hazards, do not immerse in water or other liquids.
- Do not touch the control panel or plug with a wet hand.
- Do not run cord under carpeting. Do not cover cord with throw rugs, runners, or similar coverings. Arrange cord away from traffic area and where it will not be tripped over.
- Do not insert or allow foreign objects to enter any ventilation or exhaust opening as this may cause an electric shock, fire or damage to the heater.
- To prevent a possible fire, do not block the air intakes or exhaust in any manner. Do not use on soft surfaces, like a bed, where openings may become blocked.
- Do not use in areas where gasoline, paint, explosive and/or flammable liquids are used or stored as this heater has hot and arcing or sparking parts inside. Keep unit away from heated surfaces and open flames.
- Always plug heaters directly into a wall outlet and never use with an extension cord or relocatable power tap(outlet/power strip).
- To disconnect the heater, turn controls to OFF, then remove the plug from the outlet. Pull firmly on the plug, do not unplug by pulling on the cord.
- Always unplug the unit before moving or cleaning, or whenever the heater is not in use.
- Use only for intended household use as described in this manual. Any other use not recommended may cause fire, electric shock, or injury to persons. The use of attachments not recommended or sold by unauthorized dealers may cause hazards.
- Always use on a dry, level surface. Use on floor only.
- Do not use outdoors.
- WARNING: To reduce the risk of fire or electric shock, do not use this unit with any solid-state speed control device.
- Do not attempt to repair or adjust any electrical or mechanical functions on this unit. Doing so will void your warranty. The inside of the unit contains no user serviceable parts.
- Connect to properly grounded outlets only.
- PET OWNERS NOTE: The health of birds and some small pets are extremely sensitive to the fumes given off during the initial use of many appliances. Although these fumes are not harmful to humans, it is recommended that this heater not be used around birds and small pets during its initial use until the manufacturing corrosion coatings burn off.
- This heater may include an audible alarm to warn that parts of the heater are getting excessively hot. If the alarm sounds, immediately turn the heater off and inspect for any objects on or adjacent to the heater that may cause or be affected by high temperature. DO NOT OPERATE THE HEATER WITH THE ALARM SOUNDING.
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Warning: Electrical Shock Hazard
Do not use with damaged cord or plug. Use with an adequate electrical system that is up to code. The supply cord has a polarized plug. As a safety feature, this plug will fit in a polarized outlet only one way. To prevent electric shock, fully insert the plug. If the plug does not fit contact a qualified electrician. Never use an extension cord. Do not operate any heater with a damaged cord or plug or after heater malfunctions, has been dropped or damaged in any manner. Do not operate heater with a broken heating element or ceramic cone or any visual imperfections.
Do not operate heater with its ventilation obstructed.
Pet Owners Note
The health of birds and some small pets are extremely sensitive to the fumes given off during the initial use of many appliances. Although these fumes are not harmful to humans, it is recommended that this heater not be used around birds and small pets during its initial use until the manufacturing corrosion coatings burn off.
It is important to know your heater’s parts and features to ensure its proper and safe use. Review these before using your heater.
7 Fin Oil Filled Heater
Before initial use, some assembly is required. Attach casters to heater body using components provided as shown in Fig. 2.
1. Turn the heater (A) upside down. Remove the wing nut (E) from the straight tip of each U-bolt (B). Hook one U-bolt under the heater base between the heater control box and the next fin.
2. Align a pedal (D) with the U-bolt tips. Insert the bent tip through one of the pedal bolt holes. Insert the straight tip through the other hole. Use the removed wing nut to secure the straight tip to the pedal.
3. Hook the other U-bolt under the heater base between the last two fins. Attach pedal in the same manner as described in the previous step.
4. Remove the nuts (C) preassembled to the casters (F). Insert the caster stems through the caster holes in the pedals. Use the removed nuts to secure the casters to the pedals. Turn the heater upright.
Always operate the heater in the upright position following all instructions and recommendations listed in this manual.
Place the heater in the area of the room that is coldest.
Plug heater directly into 120V AC 60Hz outlet. Be sure the plug fits tightly in outlet. A loose connection may cause overheating and damage to the plug or heater.
NOTE: To prevent overloading a circuit, do not plug the heater into a circuit that is also proving power to other items.
- To start the heater, press one or both power switches (Fig. 3) from the off position to the Low or Med heat mode positions. When both switches are pressed the heater will operate in High heat mode.
- Turn the Thermostat control counterclockwise as far as it will go to the maximum (+) position.
Power Level Switches
Low switch = Low heat mode (600 watts)
Med switch = Medium heat mode (900 watts)
Low + Med switch = High heat mode (1500 watts)
After the heater has been turned on and the area has reached the desired temperature, slowly rotate the Thermostat Control counterclockwise until the heater shuts off (you should hear a faint "click"). By leaving the thermostat at this setting the heater will automatically maintain this area temperature. To maintain a lower temperature, rotate the control further in the counterclockwise direction toward the minimum (-) position. To maintain a higher temperature, rotate the control clockwise toward the maximum (+) position.
Important Safety Features
The power indicator light that is located in the power switch turns on when the heater is switched on to tell you that the heater has power.
The heater is equipped with an automatic overheat protection device located inside the body of the heater. If the heater is covered, or if the heater gets too hot for any reason, the automatic overheat protection device will turn the heater off.
The unit must be reset to resume operation. To reset the unit, turn both power switches to "O" (Off) and unplug the heater. Wait for 10 minutes for the heater to cool down. Plug the heater back in and restart.
To prevent further automatic shut-off, locate the heater far enough away from a wall or other object to allow for sufficient airflow.
Always place the heater on a smooth level surface. The heater is also equipped with a safety tip-over switch to turn the power off to the heater when the heater tips over. To resume heater functions simply stand heater upright. With tip over protection, the heater will only operate when placed upright on a level surface.
Use of Timer
1. Regulate the time of timer according to the clock by turn it clockwise. Do not force the clock to turn counterclockwise as this can damage the unit.
2. The timer has a small switch, the function is as follow: I=Unit is always on = Timer function is ON. Set the timer to the position. There are 96 small plastic pins on the timer, each corresponds to a 15-minute interval. Push the pins outward corresponding to the time you want the heater to turn ON and push the pins inward corresponding to the time you want the heater to turn OFF.
A. Do not use the timer function unattended.
B. The heater will not operate if the timer is set to the position and the pins are not activated according to the times required.
C. If the heater loses its electricity supply, e.g. Switched off at the mains socket or in the event of a power failure, the time should be reset after the power on again.
3. The pilot light will be on when the timer is set to ON position or the timing function is activated.