The High Temperature limit sensor is intended for two purposes, either as a slab sensor when the EUR-5A is used for heating sidewalks, patios or drives ways or for ambient air temperature when the unit is used for roof and gutter melt systems.
In roof and gutter applications the sensor is run outside the building and placed in a location that is out of direct sunlight and away from other heat sources such as air conditioners or vents.
In slab applications this sensor is usually installed in conduit. If this was not provided for when the slab was poured then the alternative is to either use it as an ambient air sensor or bypass this function all together.
The High Temperature limit can be bypassed by installing a 470K-ohm resistor in place of the sensor on pins 1 & 2 Refer to figure 9 in the manual.
High Temperature Limit Sensor
The High Temperature limit sensor is connected across terminals 1 and 2. There is no polarity requirement. See Figure 9.
If the High Temperature limit sensor is not used, then a 470k ohm resistor must be connected in its place, across terminals 1 and 2 of the EUR–5A. This is necessary to allow the EUR–5A to operate without the sensor. If the circuit is left open, the Heat indicator on the EUR–5A panel will flash.