Why is Low Battery Voltage a Problem?
Running a 12-volt diesel burner below the required battery voltage results in no-starts, dirty CAD cells, increased fuel consumption and burner component damage. No-starts can lead to a build up of fuel in the combustion chamber. This build up can eventually ignite and melt components.
As voltage drops on the battery, amp draw increases. Increased amp draw puts a strain on the temperature controller and burner’s electrical components, which can cause them to fail prematurely.
Green Light Means GO – – – It’s That Simple
A green indicator light (located inside the electrical enclosure) tells the operator if the battery is sufficiently charged.
- If the Green light is ON the battery is charged and the burner(s) will start.
- If the Green light is OFF the battery is not charged and the burner(s) will not start.