LaSalle Bristol RV Conversion Van – 277-000163 Water Tank Heating Pads
- Holding Tank Heating Pad
- LaSalle Bristol
Full-contact, weatherproof heating pad helps prevent your RV holding tank or step from freezing. Built-in thermostat automatically turns the heating pad on and off depending on the temperature of the tank or step. Easy, peel-and-stick installation.
- Full-contact heater pad keeps your exposed RV holding tank or step warm during freezing temperatures
- Works with tanks with a 29- to 40-gallon capacity
- Can also thaw out a tank system or a step if it’s already frozen
- Built-in thermostat automatically operates the heater pad
- Turns on when the tank or step temperature reaches 45 degrees F
- Turns off when the tank or step temperature reaches 67 degrees F
- Flexible, weatherproof carbon fiber material bends to fit the contours of a surface
- Easy, peel-and-stick installation onto the bottom of your tank or step
- 2-Wire design with 16-gauge wires
- White wire is for ground
- Red wire is for power
- Compatible with DC power when in transit
- Runs through a converter while connected to a power source when your RV is parked
- Cold room tested down to -32 degrees F
- QAI certified
- Pad dimensions: 25″ long x 7-1/4″ wide
- Pad thickness: 3 mm
- Length of wires: 36″
- Input voltage: 13.5V DC
- Power draw: 5.8 amps
- Wattage: 78 watts
- 1-Year warranty
The Therma Heat RV tank and step heating pad meets the following certification standards:
- Safety for Electric Heating Appliances, UL499
- Safety for Heating Elements (CSA) C22.2 No. 72-m1984 (R2004)
- Flammability tests (UL) 746C, 15 and CSA 0.17,9,2
- Dieletric Voltage Withstand Test (UL) – 1000 volts/1 minute
- Thermal Aging Test (UL)
Note: This heater pad should be installed on non-conductive surfaces only.
When the outside temperature is cold enough, the exposed freshwater holding tank or step on your RV will freeze. For tanks, this stops the flow of water from reaching your sink, shower, or other freshwater source. Furthermore, the frozen water could potentially cause cracks or other irreparable damage to your tank or pipes, which would mean you would have to replace them. And a frozen step can be extremely slippery as you try to enter or exit your RV or camper.
The full-contact ThermaHeat heater pad will prevent this by keeping your holding tank or step warm during freezing temperatures. It has a built-in thermostat that automatically operates the pad. When the temperature of the tank or step drops to 45 degrees F, the pad will turn on. When the temperature rises to 67 degrees F, the pad will turn off. It can also completely thaw out a tank or a step if it’s already frozen, assuming that none of the components have been damaged. The heater pad does all the work for you, preventing you from having to go out in the cold and thaw it out by hand with a heat gun or hair dryer, which can melt the side of your tank or step if not used properly.
Installation and Wiring
This heater pad has easy, peel-and-stick installation onto the bottom of your tank or step. The flexible carbon fiber material is designed to fit the contours of any surface. The pad is meant for use on fresh water tanks, but can be installed onto gray water or black water tanks. Please note, however, that adding a heat source to a gray water or black water tank may create excess gasses and odors.
The pad has a white wire for ground, and a red wire for power. This 2-wire design is compatible with DC power while your RV is in transit. It can also run through a converter while connected to a power source when your RV is parked.
Additionally, you are able to install this pad with other ThermaHeat heater pads (sold separately). In order to do this, they must be connected and run parallel. You would daisy-chain the red wires together and connect them to the battery of your RV or camper and then daisy-chain the white wires together and ground them. In order to turn the pads on and off, you will need to install a switch (sold separately) between the battery and the pads.