Step 5 - Heater
UNPLUG THE HEATER BEFORE FILLING OR DRAINING YOUR WATERBED
Follow any specific instructions from
your heater manufacturer.
Place the heating pad in the center area of the deck avoiding any
cracks between decking boards. For Queen and Super Single sizes,
place on one side or the other.
DO NOT PLACE THE HEATER OVER ANY DECKBOARD CRACKS
Always install the heater in
accordance with the manufacturers recommendations
Never turn on a heater unless there is at least 4 inches
of water in the mattress or it is full
Never place the heater over any hardware or cracks
Place the heater in the middle or near the foot of the
Run the power cord through the cutouts in the deck near
the head of the bed
If cutouts are not provided, remove at least one board
and cut a 3" piece off the corner
Many controls are meant to be mounted, damage to the
control or wires can occur if you don't
mount the control properly
Gently roll the temperature sensor out
When filling the mattress, use a mixture of warm and cold
water so that it will be easier for the
heater to get your bed up to temperature
After filling the mattress with water, turn the heater
Do not use with an extension cord
If you need to use an extension cord, use on of at least
(smaller numbers are larger size wires)
If anything goes wrong with the heater or the mattress
leaks, unplug the heater immediately
You Should Know About Using A Heater
Mounting A Thermostat
Mount the Thermostat Control to either side of the frame depending
on where you will plug it in. It may be mounted on the side as
shown, or underneath. See manufacturers instructions. Use the
screws provided. Plug the cord from the heating pad into the
DO NOT plug into the wall
socket at this time.
Run the thermostat control's sensor tube through the corner
cut-out onto the deck. The sensor tube should be positioned away
from the mattress pad between the frame and heating pad. At least
12 inches is preferred. Consult your installation instructions for
more detailed or specific instructions.
DO NOT plug into the wall socket yet!
To test the heater, plug it in and set the temperature. Place your
hand on the heating pad. As soon as it becomes warm, UNPLUG
Running the heater without a waterbed mattress full of water could
damage the heater. Direct bodily contact with the heater for a
prolonged period could result in a burn.
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