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Safety Instructions
IMPORTANT SAFEGUARDS
WARNING: To guard against injury, basic safety precautions should be observed, including the following:
READ AND FOLLOW ALL SAFETY INSTRUCTIONS
DANGER: To avoid possible electric shock, special care should be taken since water is employed in the
use of reptile habitats. For each of the following situations, do not attempt repairs by yourself; return the heater
to an authorized service facility for service or discard the appliance:
1. A. If the appliance falls into the water, DO NOT reach for it! First unplug it and then retrieve it.
B. If electrical components of the heater get wet, unplug the heater immediately.
APPLIANCE
C. Carefully examine the heater after installation. It should not be plugged
in if there is water on parts not intended to get wet.
D. Do not operate any appliance if it has a damaged cord or plug, if it is
REPTILE
HABITAT
malfunctioning, or if it has been dropped or damaged in any manner.
E. To avoid the possibility of the appliance plug or receptacle getting wet,
position reptile habitat to one side of a wall-mounted receptacle to prevent
water from dripping onto the receptacle or plug. A drip loop, shown in the
figure to the right, should be arranged by the user for each cord connecting
POWER CORD
an aquarium appliance to a receptacle. The drip loop is that part of the
cord below the level of the receptacle, or the connector if an extension
cord is used, to prevent water traveling along the cord and coming in contact
with the receptacle.
DRIP LOOP
2. If the plug or receptacle does get wet, DO NOT unplug the cord. Disconnect
the fuse or circuit breaker that supplies power to the appliance. Then, unplug
and examine for presence of water in the receptacle.
3. Close supervision is necessary when any appliance is used by or near children.
4. To avoid injury, do not contact moving parts or hot parts such as heaters, reflectors, lamp bulbs, etc.
5. Always unplug an appliance from an outlet when it is not in use and before cleaning it. Never yank cord to pull plug from outlet. Grasp the plug and pull to disconnect.
5. Do not use an appliance for other than its intended use. The use of attachments not recommended or sold by the appliance manufacturer may cause an unsafe condition.
6. Do not install or store the appliance where it will be exposed to the weather or to temperatures
below freezing.
7. Make sure the appliance is securely mounted on aquarium/terrarium before operating it.
8. Read and observe all the important notices on the appliance.
9. If an extension cord is necessary, a cord with a proper rating should be used. A cord rated for fewer amperes or watts than the appliance rating may overheat. Care should be taken to arrange the cord so that it will not be tripped over or pulled.
10. DO NOT PLACE OVER PLASTIC CROSS BRACES OR ON PLASTIC SCREENS! This might cause
the plastic cross breams and/or the plastic screen to melt that could result in a fire.
Grounding Instructions
• This appliance should be grounded to minimize the possibility of electric shock. This appliance is equipped
with an electric cord having an equipment grounding conductor and a grounding type plug. The plug must
be plugged into an outlet that is installed and grounded in accordance with all appropriate codes and ordinances.
• This appliance is for use on a nominal 120-volt circuit, and has a grounding plug that looks like the plug
illustrated in (Figure A) below. A temporary adapter which looks like the adapter illustrated in (Figure B) and
(Figure C) below may be used to connect this plug to a two-pole receptacle as shown in (Figure B) if a grounded
outlet is not available. The temporary adapter should be used only until a grounded outlet can be installed
by a qualified electrician. The green-colored rigid ear (lug, and the like) extending from the adapter must be
fastened to a permanent ground such as a grounded outlet.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Clean and Care Guide
When performing any maintenance inside, outside or around your reptile habitat always ensure that your basking
heater is in the off position and unplugged for at least 15 minutes prior to beginning any maintenance. If the
maintenance requires that you detach the basking heater from either the screen top or frame, never place the
basking heater on any surface unless it:
• Has cooled for at least 15 minutes and is unplugged in the off position.
Failure to do this may cause damage to surfaces touched by the bottom of the basking heater. It is also important
to never touch the underside of the basking heater while it is plugged in and/or in either the Hi or Lo setting.
THE BOTTOM IS EXTREMELY HOT AND WILL BURN SKIN. Always use caution when cleaning the basking
heater or any surface in direct or indirect contact with the basking heater. Using the basking heater in any way
not intended by the manufacturer or in any way other than in these instructions could cause damage to your
home and your person. Only clean plastic surfaces with a soft damp cloth and while it is unplugged and has
cooled for at least 15 minutes.
SAVE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
Installation
On Screen:
1. First, remove basking heater from package.
2. Unscrew screen mounting thumbscrews from bottom of basking heater.
3. Place basking heater on screen in desired location. Note: We recommend that you place the basking heater in a position over any basking surfaces inside the reptile habitat. It is optimal to place both your basking heater and basking platform to one side of the aquarium. This allows the reptile to self-regulate body temperature. DO NOT PLACE OVER PLASTIC CROSS BRACES OR ON PLASTIC SCREENS!
4. Now that you have your basking heater positioned in the desired location, replace the screen mounting thumbscrews to secure the basking heater to the screen.
5. Once the basking heater is secured to the screen replace the screen over the aquarium/terrarium in a secure horizontal position.
6. Now plug the basking heater into an approved, properly grounded electrical outlet.
7. Your basking heater is shipped in an OFF position. Select either Hi or Lo setting to provide the optimum basking temperature (see chart called “Basking Recommendations” for recommendations).
DO NOT PLACE OVER PLASTIC CROSS BRACES OR ON PLASTIC SCREENS!
Installation
On Reptile Habitat Frame:
1. First, remove basking heater from package.
2. Attach the mounting bracket to the habitat frame. Tighten the safety tension knob to secure the basking heater to the frame. Note: We recommend that you locate the bracket for the basking heater in a position over any basking surfaces inside the habitat. It is optimal to place both your basking heater and basking platform to one side of the habitat. This will create a temperature gradient, allowing the reptile to self-regulate body temperature. DO NOT PLACE OVER PLASTIC CROSS BRACES OR ON PLASTIC SCREENS!
3. Fasten the heater to the bracket. Slide the bracket tab into the heater slot until it clicks firmly into place.
4. Ensure the basking heater is secured to the aquarium/terrarium in a secure horizontal position.
5. Now plug the basking heater into an approved, properly grounded electrical outlet.
6. Your basking heater is shipped in an OFF position. Select either Hi or Lo setting to provide the optimum basking temperature (see chart called “Basking Recommendations” for recommendations).
7. To remove the mounting bracket from the basking heater, press the tab on the top of the mounting bracket while sliding the heater away.
DO NOT PLACE OVER PLASTIC CROSS BRACES OR ON PLASTIC SCREENS!
Basking Recommendations
Basking Temperature Provided (°F)
DISTANCE
HIGH
LOW
2.5
4
5.5
7
8.5
10
161.6
123.8
104
93.2
86
82.4
129.2
104
93.2
87.8
82.4
78.8
(Inches)
Reptiles
Basking
Temperature
Needs (°F)
Aquatic Turtles
80-85
Bearded Dragon
95-105
Anoles
88-90
Leopard Geckos
85-90
Basking Temperatures (°F)
107°
102°
97°
92°
87°
82°
77°
72°
HI
LO
5.5
7
8.5
10
Basking Distance (Inches)
*All measurements assume a room ambient temperature of 72°F.
Parts Diagram & Identification
Screen Mounting
Thumbscrews
Frame Mount
Replacement Parts
KEY
1
2
1
2
ITEM DESCRIPTION
Screen Mounting Thumbscrews (2 Set)
Frame Mount (1 Set)
Questions or Missing Parts:
Call Customer Service (800) 423-6458
(M-F 7:30 am - 5:30 pm Eastern Time)
Troubleshooting Guidelines and Tips
IMPORTANT:
Always unplug any basking heater before inspecting or disassembling for any reason.
If basking heater becomes immersed in water, do not attempt to re-use. It should be discarded and
replaced with a new heater.
If the Basking Heater is not heating:
• Double check that the heater is securely plugged into wall socket.
• Check to see if the Hi or Lo indicator light is on. To activate the heater, press the selector switch on the heater to the Hi or Lo setting. The heater rises in temperature for 15 minutes to reach the full heat output.
• If the indicator light is on and flashing: The heater’s overheat sensor has activated and the heater is in protection mode. Remove any obstacles from below the heater that may prevent airflow into the heater, being careful not to touch hot objects with bare skin. Unplug and allow heater and obstructions to cool before handling.
• The overheat sensor will re-start the heater once it senses that the temperature has cooled to an acceptable level. If the selector switch is in the Hi or Lo position, the heater will resume heating.
LIMITED TWO YEAR WARRANTY: United Pet Group, a division of Spectrum Brands, Inc. (UPG) warrants this product
against defects in material or workmanship for two years from the date of original purchase, subject to the conditions
and exceptions stated below. Your sales receipt is your Proof-of-Date-of-Purchase. If the product exhibits such a defect,
UPG will repair or replace it, at UPG’s option, without cost for parts or labor. The product must be shipped postage paid to
UPG. Proof-of-Date-of-Purchase is required. You are responsible for proper shipping. Call Customer Service at 1-800423-6458 for return authorization and shipping address. This warranty does not cover damage caused by accident,
misuse, abuse or failure to follow the instructions accompanying this product. All implied warranties, including any implied
warranty of merchantability or fitness for any purpose are limited to two years from the date of original purchase. Fish and
plant loss, personal injury, property loss or damage (direct, incidental, or consequential) resulting from the use of this product
are not covered by this warranty. Because some states/provinces do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental
or consequential damages, or allow limitations on how long an implied warranty lasts, the above limitations or exclusion
may not apply to you. This warranty gives you specific legal rights. You may also have other rights which vary from state/
province to state/province.
Questions? Problems? Missing Parts?
Before returning the product, please call our Customer Care Department at 800-423-6458, Monday–Friday
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m., Eastern USA Time or email us at consumer@tetra-fish.com. Our Customer Care
Department is here to provide assistance to help you solve your problem.
United Pet Group, a Division of Spectrum Brands, Inc.
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