Plantar Diesel Heaters

Submitted: Friday, May 17, 2013 at 17:21
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I have just installed a Plantar 2KW diesel heater and cannot understand how to operate the controls as it does not make sense. I have no idea how to operate the red and green button. Can someone please help me. I did see that Bruce C has installed one so hopefully help is not that far away. Thanks
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Reply By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 19:42

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 19:42
Hi. Mine is called a Snugger brand but is similar to the Plantar. Before first time starting you need to make sure that diesel fuel is as for up the supply pipe as possible and to the inlet of the heater unit if you can. If you have the rotary adjustable temperature switch, turn it to high (highest temperature setting) I would think your green button is the start one.Push it and it can take 10 to 15 seconds for the pump to start "clicking", provided there is fuel in the supply pipe it may take 2 or 3 sequences of clicking, with a delay in between, to get the unit to fire up. It will then start up the fan turbine and if you look outside will be blowing quite a bit of white smoke. Allow it to run for maybe 10 minutes till it settles down and the smoke has stopped and then reduce the temperature. I turn mine down to about the 7 oclock position which in our van is very comfortable. I guesss the red button would then be the off one. Cheers,Bob..
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Reply By: phil300 - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 20:52

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 20:52
This may help

http://www.autoterm.ru/download/re_4d_eng.pdf

try here

cheers phil
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Follow Up By: sullyvanners - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 20:59

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 20:59
Unfortunately this is not for a 2kw model. The controller has a dial and two lights green says power and red light is heat but it doesn't make any sense.
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Follow Up By: phil300 - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 22:12

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 22:12
another 1 to tryhttp://www.espar.com/www/espar.com/tech_manuals/AIRTRONIC%202-4/Airtronic%202-4%20TD%20TS%20Parts%2012-2012%20ESPAR.pdf

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Follow Up By: sullyvanners - Friday, May 17, 2013 at 22:42

Friday, May 17, 2013 at 22:42
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Follow Up By: phil300 - Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 19:42

Sunday, May 19, 2013 at 19:42
sorry about that look at page 13-14-15hope it works

cheers phil.
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Reply By: Member - Bruce C (NSW) - Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 18:07

Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 18:07
Hi Sullyvanners,

I have just ducked out and tried my unit to refresh my memory for you.

At start up both the red and the green are on.
As the boss had put tea out I could not spend too much time waiting for any of the lights to go out and I cannot remember if in fact any of them extinguish. Once your unit is primed and is warming up I would assume you have done the installation successfully.

If you press the white button the left side red light turns green and it is a boost button if I recall from the instructions which came with it.

When I set my unit up it took a long time for the diesel to come through. In fact I had to do a restart about 4 times before she was sufficiently primed and would working
properly.
I was in a state of confusion for a while, much as you are, apparently.

Once the unit is primed with diesel it takes a few minutes to start to warm up and after that it works well.

Working the controls;

the black knob is a reostat and switch in the one unit.
Turned fully anti clockwise is the off position.
Turn knob clockwise and you will hear a click. Unit has turned on.
Continue to rotate knob clockwise to control heat level.
Press whit button for boost operation, red LED will turn green to indicate boost function.
(I think)

If you need any more info just put in a follow up in this reply and I will be notified automatically and I will get back to you if needed.

Hope this helps
Cheers, Bruce.
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Follow Up By: sullyvanners - Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 21:27

Saturday, May 18, 2013 at 21:27
Thanks Bruce. Still confused as rang the supplier and he said not to use the grey button to turn on red light as this is only turned on when wanting to turn the unit on remotely by mobile phone. Unit works fine with both green lights on and have found we can adjust speed via the rheostat. Just don't really know what the grey button really does.
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