Electric Heater - Portable Baptistries

The Portable Baptistry
TM
Electric Heater
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Important Safety & Operational Information
120V / 240V Convertible • Thermostat controlled • GFCI Protected (120V)
120V = 1375W/12.5A • 240V = 5500W/25A
The Portable Electric Heater is a circulation style heater that is designed for use with the Portable Baptistry™.
It operates in conjunction with the Submersible Pump and Thermal Cover included with every Portable Baptistry™.
For optimal Portable Electric Heater performance with the Portable Baptistry™:
• Set up indoors in an ambient room temperature above 65°F
• Fill the Portable Baptistry to no more than 3 inches from the top
• Use the Thermal Cover floating in place on the water
The Portable Electric Heater can be used with other type of baptistries. Performance will be subject to the baptistry’s size
(gallonage), the baptistry’s insulation, the thermal covering, and ambient room temperature.
Maximum Convenience of 120 volt Configuration
The Portable Electric Heater is pre-configured for 120 volt and plugs into a standard 15 amp grounded receptacle allowing
for immediate and more convenient ease of use.
IMPORTANT: The Baptistry must have the Thermal Cover in place floating on the water to prevent heat loss during the
heating process. Without the Thermal Cover on the Baptistry, the water will not heat up on 120V.
Maximum Performance of 240 volt Configuration Conversion
The Portable Electric Heater can be easily converted for more powerful 240 volt use by an electrical professional.
IMPORTANT: When converting the wiring of this Heater for 240 volt use, the Power Cord and Plug replacement must be
4 wire, 8 to 10 AWG Cord, and 240V, 30A, 4 prong Plug. The Circuit Breaker installed in the breaker panel of the facility
location of use, MUST BE a 240 volt, GFCI protected, 30A Circuit Breaker.
See the enclosed schematic for proper wiring.
WARNING! Only electrical professionals should convert the Portable Electric Heater wiring for 240V use.
Monitoring Heater Performance during 120V use
IMPORTANT: To the human touch, the water temperature will not feel warmer coming out of the Portable Electric
Heater during 120 volt heater operation. Remember, it is heating up the whole Portable Baptistry™ 1°F per hour on 120
volt, unlike the more obvious feel of 4°F rise per hour on 240 volt.
Therefore, please use an actual Thermometer to establish and log your starting water temperature, and to then monitor
the progress until the water temperature reaches approx. 80°F, and feels more obvious to the touch.
Convenient Floating Thermometers are available for purchase from PortableBaptistry.com
Comfortable Water Temperature for Immersion Baptism
Comfortable water temperature for Baptism ranges from of 80°F to 95°F. If starting water temperature is 60°F for example,
allow 24 hours of heat up time to reach a comfortable 84°F (1°F rise/hour on 120v).
NOTE: In the winter time when tap water temperatures are generally colder, it is recommended that the Portable Electric
Heater be started 30 to 36 hours ahead of Baptism Service, to allow enough time to heat the Portable Baptistry™ to the
comfortable Baptism temperature range.
WARNINGS TO PREVENT FIRE, SHOCK, INJURY, AND DAMAGE TO EQUIPMENT AND PROPERTY
WARNING: STAND HEATER UPRIGHT DURING OPERATION.
WARNING: PLUG HEATER AND PUMP INTO FULLY GROUNDED ELECTRICAL OUTLETS ONLY.
WARNING: DO NOT ENTER BAPTISTRY WHEN HEATER AND PUMP ARE IN USE OR SET UP FOR OPERATION.
WARNING: UNPLUG AND REMOVE THE HEATER,PUMP & HOSES FROM THE BAPTISTRY BEFORE ENTERING.
WARNING: ALL REPAIRS AND MODIFICATIONS SHOULD ONLY BE CONDUCTED BY A QUALIFIED TECHNICIAN.
WARNING: DO NOT PLACE HEATER IN WATER. Operate the Heater a minimum of 5 feet from Baptistry, keeping the Heater
dry during operation (and storage) to prevent equipment damage and potentially fatal electric shock.
If Heater or power connections become wet, unplug immediately and dry thoroughly before plugging in.
IN
DO NOT OPERATE
OUT
WARNING!
HEATER ON ITS BACK!
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Heater Operation: Setting Up The Circulation Loop
The Portable Baptistry Electric Heater is configured for 120V and plugs into a standard 15A grounded receptacle.
The Heater, with 2 included Hoses, operates in conjunction with the Submersible Drain Pump and Thermal Cover that are
included with every Portable Baptistry from PortableBaptistry.com.
The Drain Pump and Hoses circulate the water from the Baptistry to the Heater, and back to the Baptistry.
OUT
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SETTING UP THE CIRCULATION LOOP (See diagram below)
Step 1. Stand the Heater upright, the Handle on top, a safe distance of 5 feet from the Portable Baptistry.
CAUTION: DO NOT OPERATE THE PORTABLE ELECTRIC HEATER LYING ON ITS BACKSIDE.
Step 2. With Portable Baptistry pre-filled or filling, connect the Garden Hose (included) to the Submersible Pump (see u).
Step 3. Connect the other end of the Garden Hose to the Water Inlet (”IN”) on the lower right side of the Heater (see u).
NOTE: The Heater’s Water Inlet and Outlet fittings are labeled
and
on the right side of the Heater.
Step 4. Attach a second Garden Hose (included) to the Water Outlet (”OUT”) on the upper right side of the Heater (see v).
Step 5. Place the other end of the second Garden Hose and Submersible Pump into the Baptistry (see v).
Step 6. Plug in the Submersible Pump to a grounded 120 volt power outlet, and confirm water flow circulation from the
Pump, thru the Heater, and back into the Baptistry. Check the Garden Hose connections for leaks and secure.
Step 7. Plug in the Heater to a grounded 120 volt power outlet, turn the Thermostat Knob to “HIGH”, and check to see that
the Indicator Light located to the right of the Thermostat Knob is on.
Step 8. Place the floating Thermal Cover on the water surface of the Baptistry to prevent heat loss during heating process.
IMPORTANT: Without the Thermal Cover on the Baptistry, the water will not heat up on 120 volt use (see w).
Step 9. Turn the Thermostat Knob to adjust the water temperature to the preferred setting. The maximium water temperature
setting on ‘High’ is approximately 98° to 102°F. Generally a comfortable water temperature for baptism is 80° to 95°F.
IMPORTANT: Prior to storing, the Portable Electric Heater should be thoroughly drained of water by tilting it 90 degrees
on its Water Inlet/Outlet side to empty any remaining water out thru the Water Inlet/Outlet.
Do not store the Heater in a wet location like a bucket or tote where it may be in setting in water.
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120 volt vs 240 volt Performance
Portable Electric Heater with the Portable Baptistry™
120V Heats Up in 24 to 36 hours ≈ 1°F per hour
240V Heats Up in 6 to 8 hours ≈ 4°F per hour
Converting the Portable Electric Heater to 240v requires the following (see the schematic for dertails):
1) Inside the Heater Enclosure, replace the 3 wire, 12 AWG, 120v GFCI Cordset with a 4 wire, 8 to 10 AWG power
cord that is the proper length to reach to your 240v outlet without the use of extension cords, along with a 4
prong, 30A, 240V plug.
2), Also inside the Heater Enclosure, move the Blue Jumper wire from the right side of the Contacter, to the
Terminal Block (see Schematic)
3) 240v breaker in your Breaker Panel must be 30 A and GFCI Protected.
IMPORTANT: The 10 gage power cord must be 4 wire, 8 to 10 AWG (Black, White, Red, Green), and the 240v Plug
must be 4 prong, 240v, 30A. NOTE: Use a Twist-Lock Plug and Outlet configuration for best connection.
NOTE: Though 240v is more powerful (4°F rise per hour), 120v (1°F rise per hour) outlets are more common to
locate and thus 120v is more convenient to use than 240v. 120v is also more feasible to use with extension cords.
Since most Portable Baptistry users set up the Portable Baptistry 24 to 36 hours ahead of baptism time, most use
the Portable Electric Heater on 120v and it works great.
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Troubleshoooting Guide
Symptom
Possible Cause & Action Required
The water coming out of the Heater Outlet Hose
feels cold.
This is normal. The Portable Baptistry Heater heats the whole Portable Baptistry
(500 gal.) at a rate of 1°F per hour on 110v (4°F per hour on 220v) and to the touch
a person cannot detect that degree of temperature difference.
If the Red Light on the front of the Heater is aglow and the Thermal Cover is floating
on the surface of the water, the Heater is heating the Baptistry.
Set the Thermostat Knob to High.
With the Floating Thermometer that came with your Portable Baptistry or Baptistry
Heater Universal Kit, check the water temperature when you start and again in a
few hours and you will see the increase in temperature at a rate of 1°F per hour on
110v (4°F per hour on 220v).
Example: On 110v, at a temperature rise of 1°F per hour, if you start the Heater with
the water temperature at 60°F, you will need 25 hours to reach a comfortable
baptism temperature of 85°F.
The Portable Baptistry Heater has been running
for 4 hours and the water still feels cold to the
touch.
This is also normal. The Portable Baptistry Heater heats the whole Portable Baptistry
(500 gal.) at a rate of 1°F per hour on 110v (4°F per hour on 220v) and to the touch
a person cannot detect that degree of temperature difference.
If the Red Light on the front of the Heater is aglow and the Thermal Cover is floating
on the surface of the water, the Heater is heating the Baptistry.
Set the Thermostat Knob to High.
With the Floating Thermometer that came with your Portable Baptistry or Baptistry
Heater Universal Kit, check the water temperature when you start and again in a
few hours and you will see the increase in temperature at a rate of 1°F per hour on
110v (4°F per hour on 220v).
Example: On 110v, at a temperature rise of 1°F per hour, if you start the Heater with
the water temperature at 60°F, you will need 25 hours to reach a comfortable
baptism temperature of 85°F.
The Red Light on the front of the Portable
Baptistry Heater is not aglow and no water is
coming out of the hose into the Portable
Baptistry.
The Circulation Drain Pump is not connected to the Heater with the Hoses, or it is
not plugged in and running water thru the Heater.
The Red Light on the front of the Portable
Baptistry Heater is not aglow but water is
flowing thru the Heater.
Set the Thermostat Knob to High.
Is the Circulation Drain Pump connected to the Heater with both Hoses, and running
water thru the Heater, or is the water running thru the Heater coming directly from
the faucet?
It should be circulating via the Pump with both the Inlet and Outlet Hoses connected,
and not running thru the Heater with just one Hose, and not directly from the Faucet.
Is the GFCI light aglow on the end of the heater
cord?
If not, try a different outlet circuit. If that does not resolve the issue, contact
PortableBaptistry.com for possible replacement of the GFCI.
Is the Pump you are using the original pump
that came with you Portable Baptistry or the
Baptistry Heater Universal Kit, and are the Inlet
and Outlet Hoses the 2 original Hoses?
The Pump and Hoses should be the same specifications as the originals for proper
Circulation Loop setup.
IMPORTANT: Do not use a Pump greater than 1/4 HP. The Inlet Hose must be the
same length and diameter as the Outlet Hose and with no kinks.
Is there a Filter connected to the Hose in the
Circulation Loop returning water to the
Baptistry?
If so, remove it from Circulation Loop and use the Filter attached directly to the
Pump for approx. 3-4 hours operating time, separate from the Heating Setup.
Have you ever started up the Baptistry Heater
with hot tap water already in the Portable
Baptistry, or run hot water directly from the tap
thru the Portable Baptistry Heater?
If so, an internal Hi-limit Reset may need to be reset. Contact Portable Baptistry.com
for easy instructions.
The Portable Baptistry Heater was running all
night and the water is cold.
If the Red Light on the front of the Heater is aglow and Thermal Cover is floating on
the surface of the water, the Heater is heating the Baptistry.
Set the Thermostat Knob to High.
With the Floating Thermometer that came with your Portable Baptistry or Baptistry
Heater Universal Kit, check the water temperature when you start and again in a
few hours and you will see the increase in temperature at a rate of 1°F per hour on
110v (4°F per hour on 220v).
Example: On 110v, at a temperature rise of 1°F per hour, if you start the Heater with
the water temperature at 60°F, you will need 25 hours to reach a comfortable
baptism temperature of 85°F.
My Baptistry Heater didn’t work the last time
we used it.
Following the above Troubleshooting List, isolate the Heater Setup with a simple
controlled test known as the Bucket Test using a small bucket of water to serve as
the Baptistry.
You will have a result within 10 minutes.
To download a fresh copy of the Portable Baptistry Heater User Guide to print or bookmark for future reference please go to:
http://www.portablebaptistry.com/user
For direct assistance please call PortableBaptistry.com at 1-800-931-2226.
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Limited Warranty
Congratulations!
Your purchase of this Portable Baptistry Heater clearly demonstrates your appreciation of excellence. You have selected a state-of-the-art
product, completely unique to the Baptistry market today. Please take a few moments to carefully read this important ownership and warranty
information.
Limited Warranty
PortableBaptistry.com warrants the Portable Baptistry, components and replacement parts to be free from any and all defects in material and
workmanship for a period of one (1) year from the date of purchase, except where otherwise stated herein. Upon receipt and
inspection,PortableBaptistry.com will repair or replace, at its sole discretion, any component returned during the warranty period subject to
the following terms and conditions:
1. Original proof of purchase is required for this warranty to apply. Proof of purchase consists of a copy of the original dated sales receipt/invoice
with your returned component.
2. As determined by PortableBaptistry.com, this warranty does not apply to damage resulting from negligence, abuse, normal wear, or any
defect or non-conformity caused by improper or unreasonable use, including but not limited to color fading, cuts, punctures, abrasions, wrinkles,
brittleness of the Baptistry Liner, as well as any component(s) deterioration due to exposure to the elements.
3. PortableBaptistry.com shall not be liable for any damages to persons or property as a result of use of the Portable Baptistry, including but
not limited to building structures and interiors.
4. This warranty does not apply to the cost of shipping & handling of the Portable Baptistry component(s) for warranty claim.
5. This warranty is in effect only when the Portable Baptistry has been purchased for private use; commercial use is not covered under this
warranty.
6. Certain components, such as the Submersible Pump, the Portable Step, and the Baptistry Liner, have their own individual warranties that
this warranty does not supersede.
PortableBaptistry.com makes no warranties other than the warranties described above.
Directions for warranty claim
For a warranty claim contact: PortableBaptistry.com,12314 Beverly Park Rd, Suite 119, Lynnwood, WA 98087, (425)348-5009.
Before shipping any Portable Baptistry component(s) for warranty claim, you must obtain a Return Merchandise Authorization number (RMA#)
from PortableBaptistry.com. Please write the RMA# on the outside of the shipping package, clearly legible with the shipping label. We recommend
shipping your Portable Baptistry component(s) insured for the full replacement purchase price.
Please send Portable Baptistry component(s) needing repair to:
PortableBaptistry.com
12314 Beverly Park Rd, Suite 119
Lynnwood, WA 98087
Please allow up to four (4) to six (6) weeks for the processing of any warranty claim.
Repair Service
PortableBaptistry.com offers a repair service for damaged Portable Baptistry component(s) not covered by the Limited Warranty. For current
repair and replacement part info, contact PortableBaptistry.com
IMPORTANT WARNINGS TO PREVENT FIRE, SHOCK, WATER DAMAGE AND EQUIPMENT DAMAGE
WARNING: DO NOT PLACE HEATER IN WATER. Operate Heater a minimum of 5 feet from Baptistry, keeping Heater
dry during operation (and storage) to prevent equipment damage and potentially fatal electric shock.
If Heater or power connections become wet, unplug immediately and dry thoroughly before plugging in.
WARNING: STAND HEATER UPRIGHT DURING OPERATION to avoid damaging malfunction and potential injury.
WARNING: PLUG HEATER AND PUMP INTO FULLY GROUNDED ELECTRICAL OUTLETS ONLY.
WARNING: DO NOT ENTER BAPTISTRY WHEN HEATER AND PUMP ARE OPERATING OR OTHERWISE PLUGGED
IN. Always unplug and remove Heater and Pump from the Baptistry area before entering the Baptistry.
For questions regarding the proper use and safe operation of
the Portable Baptistry Electric Heater,
or the conversion of the Heater from 120v to 240v,
contact PortableBaptistry.com at 1-800-931-2226.
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