Flat bench: A suitable flat bench to place your foil mat onto. Preferably situated in a protected area such as a hot house or green house.
Insulation: Firstly place insulation (available for purchase) on top of your bench (to avoid heat loss)
Electric Foil Mat: Roll out the foil mat onto the insulation (silver side up)
Protective covering: Cover foil mat with waterproof plastic film (available for purchase) to cover the top and drape down all sides to avoid water ingress into the mat.
Thermostat controller: Tape the thermostat probe to the foil mat under the plastic film. Note:Place the filled pots/trays on top of the plastic film and over where the probe is placed. The probe senses the temperature of the mat. The thermostat will then turn the mat on and off to maintain the set temperature. Please note:The probe must be in contact with the foil at all times.
Lead: Plug the lead into a power socket. For the Dial thermostat: select the desired temperature. For the Digital thermostat: the temperature is already pre set at 23 degrees C. To alter the set temperature press SET for one second, then press UP or DOWN arrow to choose the desired temperature. The new temperature will be saved automatically.
Periodically check that water is not seeping through the waterproof covering plastic onto the mat. If so, replace the plastic before continuing to use.
Ensure an RCD (safety switch) is fitted to the power circuit.
Do not use if the mat is damaged or if the plastic is worn through.
Do not wet, alter, cut, tear, fold, roll up the mat.
Do not submerge the mat in water or allow to lay in water.
Do not place insulation material, eg polystyrene boxes on top of mat.
Do not roll up the mat to store.
All repairs and installation of replacement parts are to carried out by Adloheat or by a qualified electrician.