Maintenance

 
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Car heating plug sockets


Car-heating is timer-controlled. There is a timer for each plug socket, and the user can set it as needed. Under all circumstances, it is enough to have the engine-block heater on for two hours, and a longer heating time is sheer waste of energy. In mild weather, a shorter heating time is sufficient.

If you are not going to use your can soon, do not plug it in. In this way you save energy and your car as well.

Always keep the cover plate of the plug socket box locked and never leave the cord hanging loose. If the cord is connected to the plug socket but not to a car, a maintenance person may remove it.

Do not plug your car in to any other plug socket than a car-heating one.

Check the condition of the car-heating plug sockets regularly and report any faults you notice.

 

The use of the Uni 45 S timer

Make sure that the white triangle outside the ring of the timer points at the correct time. If it does not, turn the small black knob in the middle of the timer clockwise until the time shown is the correct one.

When you want to set the heating time, turn the outer ring of the timer clockwise until the red arrow points at the time when you want your car to be ready for use. For example, if you want your car engine to be warm at 3 pm (i.e. at 15.00 on the 24-hour clock), turn the outer ring so that the red arrow points at number 15. The heating will start at 1 pm (i.e. at 13.00 on the 24-hour clock) then. The green arrow on the ring shows the time when the heating starts.


The use of the Siemens timer


The timer uses a two-hour switching cycle. Turn the timer knob to show the number of waiting hours until you start the car. The engine will then have been warming about two hours when you start it. As long as the timer is not reset, the same heating cycle will be repeated daily.
If the car-heating is not working, check the following matters:

  1. Has the automatic fuse inside the plug socket box tripped to the low position? If it has, raise the lever of the automatic fuse back to the high position.
  2. Has the fault current fuse or fault current guard inside the plug socket box tripped to the low position? If it has, raise the lever of the fault current guard back to the high position.
  3. Is the heating apparatus of your car in working order?

If, despite these measures, the car-heating still doesn’t work or the automatic fuse or fault current guard trips again, then the fault is in the plug socket.