Heated Throw INSTRUCTIONS

Heated Throw
INSTRUCTIONS
Model Number
TY24W100DA3b
Note: The specifications and/or components of this product are subject to change without prior notice
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5
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IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS............................................................... 3
Connecting the Controller .................................................................. 5
Overheat Protection ........................................................................... 5
Using the Controller ........................................................................... 6
5.1
5.2
Auto Off.......................................................................................................... 6
Pre Heat ......................................................................................................... 7
7.1
7.2
7.3
7.4
Treatment For Localised Soiling ................................................................. 8
Hand Washing (Recommended) .................................................................. 9
Machine Washing.......................................................................................... 9
Drying ............................................................................................................ 9
10.1
Troubleshooting Table ............................................................................... 11
Using Your Heated Throw .................................................................. 7
Recommended Cleaning Instructions ............................................... 8
8 Servicing Your Heated Throw and Controller ................................. 10
9 Electrical Schematic Diagram .......................................................... 10
10 Troubleshooting ............................................................................... 11
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Thank you for purchasing our Heated Throw. Each unit is manufactured to ensure
safety and reliability. Before using for the first time, please read the instruction
manual carefully and keep it for future reference.
1 IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
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Before connecting and switching on the Heated Throw, ensure that the voltage indicated on the
rating label corresponds to the mains voltage in your home.
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Read the instructions carefully, in conjunction with the illustrations, before using for the first time.
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If the cord of this Heated Throw is damaged, unplug and discontinue use of the product
immediately then contact the manufacturer.
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Check that your Heated Throw is not damaged before switching it on.
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Always unfold or unroll before switching on.
Failure to observe these instructions may result in overheating. This may activate the
overheat safeguard system, thus leaving the Heated Throw permanently inoperative.
Misuse of this Heated Throw will invalidate your warranty.
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When storing the Heated Throw, allow it to cool down before folding. Fold or roll neatly but not
tightly and without sharp bends in the heating elements. Store where no other heavy objects will
be placed upon it.
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The Heated Throw should not be used on an adjustable bed or chair. However, if the Heated
Throw is used on an adjustable bed or chair, check that the Heated Throw and cord do not
become trapped or rucked (creased or Bunched up), for example, in hinges.
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The Heated Throw is not to be used by young children unless the controls have been pre-set by a
parent or guardian, or unless the child has been adequately instructed on how to operate the
controls safely.
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This Heated Throw is not intended for use by persons (including children) with reduced physical,
sensory or mental capabilities, or lack of experience and knowledge, unless they have been given
supervision or instruction concerning use of the appliance by a person responsible for their
safety.
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This Heated Throw is not intended for use by young children or infirm persons without adequate
supervision.
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Heated Throws are intended for human use only. Not for animals and pets.
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Do Not Allow Pets or Animals To Lie or Chew On This Product or On The Electrical Cords Etc.
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Prolonged application at the highest heat setting can result in skin burns.
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Do not use the Heated Throw rucked (creased or Bunched up) or folded.
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Keep the controller away from an open window.
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Do not use pins in the Heated Throw as these may damage the electric wiring.
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The flexible supply cord and controller must, as far as practicable, be kept outside of the Heated
Throw. Do Not Cover the Controller.
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Do not switch the power on if the Heated Throw is wet or in a folded state.
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Switch off at the power outlet and remove the plug from the mains when the Heated Throw is not
in use.
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Do not leave heavy objects on the Heated Throw, e.g. suitcases, books, etc. when the unit is
switched on as this will trigger the over temperature device and render the Heated Throw
PERMANENTLY inoperable. This may also invalidate the warranty.
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Do not dry-clean this Heated Throw. Cleaning liquid may have a damaging effect on the
insulation covering of the heating unit. Follow washing directions located on the Heated Throws
rating label and in this Instruction Manual.
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If using while lying on a bed, persons suffering from bed-wetting should not use this Heated
Throw. (note: the Throw is not to be used as an under blanket)
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This Heated Throw is not to be used continuously.
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This Heated Throw is not to be used while asleep.
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If any abnormality or defect in operation is observed, discontinue its use immediately and consult
the distributor regarding its examination and/or repair.
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The Heated Throw should be examined frequently for signs of wear, either of the Heated Throw,
controller or flexible cord. If wear is visible or if any abnormality or defect in operation in the
Heated Throw is observed, discontinue use immediately and consult a qualified and registered
person for service. (i.e. such as an electrician)
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The Heated Throw must not be used on or near a water bed.
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Depending on the controller type, you may notice a blue flash in the controller when moving from
one setting to another. This is NOT dangerous. It is caused by the internal copper parts making
contact with the switching mechanism when moving..
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It is recommended that your Heated Throw is inspected by a qualified and registered person (i.e.
such as an electrician) after 3 years of use.
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This Heated Throw is intended for domestic use only. It is not intended for use in hospitals or the
like.
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Switch off from the power outlet and remove plug when the Heated Throw is not in use.
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Only use the controller supplied with this Heated Throw.
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For additional protection, it is strongly recommend that the use of a residual current device (RCD)
with a tripping current not exceeding 30mA be used on the circuit supplying this product. If you
are unsure if your home has this device, please contact your nearest Electrical Contractor.
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Always treat Electrical Appliances with the upmost care. Do not use this product in any other
fashion or for any other purpose other than stated in these instructions.
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3 Connecting the Controller
Ensure Power is Off and the Plug is Removed from the Wall Socket
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To fit the controller plug, simply hold the socket with one hand and push the
controller plug all the way until the locking tab locates over the lug on top of the
controller plug.
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To remove the controller, lift the locking tab up with your finger and pull the
controller plug directly out. Do Not Pull the controller cable and Do Not try and
pull the controller plug out without first lifting the locking tab as you will damage
the socket.
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Do Not fold, roll or kink the cables. Allow the cables to hang freely.
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Ensure the cables are not pulled so tight that they bend hard at the Heated
Throw connector end.
4 Overheat Protection
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The Heated Throw is fitted with numerous overheat safeguard systems.
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This offers protection against overheating or damage to the elements by
disengaging the power to the elements before overheating hazards occur.
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Should there ever be a problem with the heating element in the Heated Throw, it will
automatically close down the operation and the Heated Throw will turn off.
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The controller must not be covered. The controller has built in protection, so that
if the controller overheats, it will automatically close down the operation
Permanently.
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Should this occur, the Heated Throw will turn off.
Please refer to the Troubleshooting Guide in the back of this manual
before calling the service department or before returning the Heated
Throw.
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5 Using the Controller
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Use your Heated Throw with Detachable Controller Model MC-111A3 Only.
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Do not use any other controller.
Heat Level
LED Indicators
0 = Off
1 = Low Heat
2 = Medium Heat
3 = High Heat (For preheating only)
0 = Off
Temperature
Select Slide
Knob
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To select the required heat setting, slide the “Temperature Select Slide Knob” up or
down to your desired setting.
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The selected position will be indicated by lighting up the corresponding Red light.
i.e.
If Heat setting “1” is selected, 1 LED will illuminate.
If Heat setting “2” is selected, 2 LED’s will illuminate.
If Heat setting “3” is selected, 3 LED’s will illuminate.
If Heat setting “O” (Off) is selected (at either end of the slide) no LED’s will
illuminate.
5.1 Auto Off
This controller is fitted with a 3 hour Count Down Auto Off Timer which starts to
countdown from when your heat setting has been selected, and will switch power
off to the elements after approximately 3 hours. (+/- 15 Minutes)
Note: Once a heat setting has been selected and the controller is powered ON, the
countdown timer will not be affected by adjusting heat level.
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The timer will only be reset to 3 hours by sliding the control knob to heat level
“O” or after being powered OFF and then back On.
When the controller has timed out, the element will turn off and the Red LED’s
will flash.
Slide the control knob to the “O” position to reset.
Turn off and unplug the Heated Throw when not in use for prolonged
periods.
5.2 Pre Heat
The controller has a pre-heat facility in order to warm the Heated Throw Quickly.
Once you are warm enough, please turn the controller down to setting 2 or 3.
Please DO NOT leave the Heated Throw set on the Preheat setting (No. 3) once
you are warm enough as you may get too hot.
NOTE: The Heated Throw may not feel warm to touch unless it is wrapped
around your body. Areas of the Throw not in contact will stay cool.
6 Using Your Heated Throw
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Read the Important Safeguards section first, then ensuring the Heated Throw is
fully unfolded, not creased and the controller plug is fitted securely, you can then
plug in and switch on.
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Wrap the Heated Throw around your body or drape over your legs.
The Heated Throw MUST NOT be used as an Under Blanket (as per with an
ordinary Electric Blanket) instead the Heated Throw must only be used by
Wrapping around your body and shoulders or draping over your legs etc.
When Wrapping the Throw around your body and shoulders, ensure the
controller connection is at the bottom and facing on the outside for comfort.
If using in conjunction with another normal blanket, place the Heated Throw on
top of the other blanket. The Heated Throw must always be positioned on the
outside to prevent overheating.
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Do Not fold, roll, kink or trap the cables. Allow the cables to hang freely. Ensure
the cables are not pulled so tight that it bends hard at the Heated Throw
connector end.
IMPORTANT:
DO NOT Cover The Controller At Any Time.
The Heated Throw must not be used while sleeping.
MISUSE AND FAILURE TO FOLLOW THESE INSTRUCTIONS MAY TRIGGER THE
OVERHEAT PROTECTION SYSTEM AND RENDER THE HEATED THROW
PERMANENTLY INOPERATIVE. THIS MAY INVALIDATE THE WARRANTY.
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7 Recommended Cleaning Instructions
Ensure the controller is unplugged from the power point and
disconnected from the Heated Throw before cleaning
Do Not Wring, Do Not Spin Dry
7.1 Treatment For Localised Soiling
Never Use Hot Water as the Heated Throw may shrink and will void your
warranty.
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The area affected should be sponged gently using a natural wool detergent or
mild soap flakes dissolved in lukewarm water (30°C Max), followed by two
consecutive spongings using clean, soap-free lukewarm water.
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Lightly compress the treated area between two towels to absorb excess water.
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Refer to the section “Drying” for drying instructions
Do Not Wring or Spin Dry the Heated Throw.
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The connections to the Heated Throw must be kept free of moisture.
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7.2 Hand Washing (Recommended)
Never Use Hot Water as the Heated Throw may shrink and will void your
warranty.
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Remove the controller and place the Heated Throw in lukewarm (30°C Max)
water (bathtub or large laundry tub is ideal) mixed with either a natural wool
detergent or with mild soap flakes.
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Soak your Heated Throw for approximately five minutes, and then gently
squeeze the soapy water through the Heated Throw.
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Rinse your Heated Throw thoroughly with clean lukewarm water until no more
suds are visible and allow water to drain off the Heated Throw. Gentle squeezing
to remove excess water may be applied.
Do Not Wring or Spin Dry the Heated Throw.
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Refer to the section “Drying” for drying instructions.
With normal use it is recommended that you hand wash your Throw once a year.
7.3 Machine Washing
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Remove the controller and place your Throw in the washing machine with either
a natural wool detergent or with mild soap flakes.
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Set your machine to the Delicate Wool or Gentle cycle (without Spin Dry) and
set the water temperature to warm (30°C Max). Do Not Wash With HOT Water.
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When the cycle has finished, allow water to drain off the Throw. (Do Not Spin
Dry) Gentle squeezing to remove excess water may be applied or Drip Dry
Do Not Wring or Spin Dry the Heated Throw
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Refer to the section “Drying” for drying instructions
7.4 Drying
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Spread the Heated Throw out on a clean surface (e.g. a large table) to dry in a
shady area.
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Your Heated Throw can also be dried on a clothes line provided the Heated
Throw is not creased or folded and as long as pegs are not used on the element
areas of the Heated Throw. i.e. Hang from the edge of the Throw only.
Note: The Heated Throw must be thoroughly dried (including controller socket)
before using.
DO NOT WRING OR SPIN DRY THE HEATED THROW. Gentle squeezing to
remove excess water may be applied or Drip Dry.
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8 Servicing Your Heated Throw and Controller
NOTE: There are no user serviceable parts in this Heated Throw or controller.
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The Heated Throw should be examined frequently for signs of wear, either of the
Heated Throw Fabric, controller or flexible cord. If wear is visible or if any
abnormality or defect in operation in the Heated Throw is observed, discontinue
use immediately and consult a qualified and registered person for service. (i.e.
such as an electrician)
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It is recommended that your Heated Throw is inspected by a qualified and
registered person (i.e. such as an electrician) after 3 years of use.
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If the Heated Throw is not operating correctly, please check the Troubleshooting
Guide in the back of this manual before contacting our service department.
9 Electrical Schematic Diagram
MC-111A3
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10 Troubleshooting
If you have a problem with your Throw and/or controller, please check the
Troubleshooting table below to see if the problem can be resolved.
If the troubleshooting table is not able to help solve your problem, please call our
service department before returning the product for replacement as they may be
able to help. (Refer Warranty Page for Contact Number)
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If the problem cannot be resolved and you need to return the Heated Throw to
the retailer, we please ask that:
o The unit is packed carefully back into its original packaging.
o Original proof of purchase is attached.
o A brief note attached to the Heated Throw explaining the reason why it is
being returned.
10.1 Troubleshooting Table
Problem
Cause
Remedy
The Temperature Slide Knob is in the “O” position
The Power Plug may not be plugged in to the power
point and switched on.
No Power to
Controller / No
indicator lights
Lights are on but
not heating
Lights are on but
cannot change
any of the settings
Controller Slide
Knob is in the 1, 2
or 3 heat setting
but no lights are
on.
There may be no power to the power point
Slide the knob to setting 1, 2 or 3. The corresponding
Lights should illuminate.
Ensure the power plug is inserted into the power
point correctly and switch on.
Ensure there is power to the power point. Test with
another appliance such as a table lamp.
The controller has overheated and blown the OverTemp thermal fuse
If all the above are okay, the over temperature safety
device has activated. Call the service Department.
DO NOT COVER CONTROLLER
The Heated Throw Elements have malfunctioned.
The Heated Throw elements have been damaged
and a new Heated Throw must be ordered.
Detachable Plug from Controller to Heated Throw is
not fitted correctly or has come loose.
Ensure the detachable plug is fitted correctly into the
socket on the Heated Throw and the locking tab has
clipped over the lug on the plug.
The selected heat setting is too low.
Increase the Heat setting
Pre-heat time is too short.
Allow the Heated Throw more time to heat up.
More time is required depending on the ambient
temperature.
Throw not in contact with Body
The Throw may not feel warm to touch unless it is
wrapped around your body. Areas of the Throw not in
contact will stay cool
Program may have locked up to protect itself due to a
power surge.
Unplug the controller from the power point, wait 2
minutes and then plug in and switch on again.
The Power Plug may not be plugged in to the power
point and switched on.
Please follow the same steps as under “No Power to
Controller / No indicator lights”
Please follow the same steps as under “ No Power to
Controller / No indicator lights”
Heated Throw will automatically turn off after
approximately 3 hours. Slide the Knob to the “O”
position, wait 5 seconds, then select heat setting 1, 2
or 3.
The controller has overheated
The Auto Off timer has activated and turned off the
Heated Throw.
LED’s Flash
Controller has Timed Out
Slide the knob to the “O” position to reset then select
the desired heat setting.
Controller is Warm
to Touch
This is normal
Nothing to do. Is no cause for alarm.
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