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2012

Hybernator Gas Water Heater Timer

New gas water heater timer
Invention-dynamics.com/Hybernator.html
Hybernator gas water heater timer
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Hybernator programmable gas water heater timer

120Vac 50-60 Hz
Digital LCD screen

Rotates gas control valve knob between desired temperature set point and vacation setting.
Vacation setting is typically 50 degrees F to prevent tank from freezing.
Choose any desired temperature set point.
For example 120 degrees F is considered most economical temperature
Generally 130-135 degrees F to kill bacteria when washing clothes.
If hot water runs short, increase tank temperature

How to adjust water heater temperature
How to increase amount of hot water

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Hybernator is made of stainless steel.
Buttons are solid when pushed.
Hibernator buttons
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Control buttons are clearly marked and easy to see

Motor rotates gas knob slowly and gently
Press Hybernator icon buttons to rotate gas control knob
Hybernator LCD display
Hybernator display
Display shows 'Vac Temperature' when timer is plugged in first time


Hybernator Instruction manual .pdf

Hybernator works by rotating gas control knob back-and-forth between 2 temperature settings that you choose.
For example, set timer to rotate gas control between 50F and 120, or choose 135F, or 145F
How to adjust temperature on different gas control knobs
Choose different temperature settings for each program.
There are 4 programs: 2 for weekdays, and 2 for weekends, and each program can have different temperature setting.

Hybernator fits these gas control valves
For gas control thermostats that rotate clockwise to increase temperature
Watch Type 1 Installation
Watch Type 2 installation
It does not matter if gas control knob is red, black or white, or water heater uses LP or NG fuel
How to adjust temperature on different gas control knobs

gas control thermostats

Hybernator fits these gas control valves
For gas control thermostats that rotate counterclockwise to increase temperature
Watch Type 1 Installation
Watch Type 2 installation
Knob color, knob design, and general control valve design do not matter
How to adjust temperature on different gas control knobs

Instruction sheet is sent with product and shows programming, but does not show detailed installation. Buttons are solid when pushed.
Invention Dynamics VP says: “Instruction sheet is sent with product and shows programming. For convenience of customers, installation information is provided via website or YouTube video”.
Visit website or UTube to watch video of installation.
Type 1 Installation
Type 2 installation
Hybernator Instruction manual .pdf

Hybernator installation

Same basic installation for TYPE 1 and 2

Type 1 Installation
Type 2 installation

Use marker and mark current temperature setting. Example shows temperature about 132F. Also mark Low temperature, if Vacation does not show on control knob

There are 4 programs, and each program can have different temperature settings, so you may want to mark more than 1 temperature on gas control. The mark will help reach desired temperature when programming timer.

Next, rotate gas control knob so it is straight upward. 

Gas knobs vary: Rotate knob until triangle indicator is straight up, or on other gas controls, rotate knob until the word ‘Warm’ is upward.

Hybernator arrives from factory with dial in vertical position, so set gas control knob in vertical position

Install hybernator gas water heater timer
There are 2 different brackets so Hybernator fits each different style gas control. Choose bracket that fits your gas control.
Hybernator rotates gas control knob between temperatures selected when programming timer

Read instructions carefully

Missed step can result in confusion. Instructions arrive with product.
There are 4 weekday programs, 4 weekend programs
This will give 2 ON times and 2 OFF times for weekdays/ and 2 ON-OFF for weekends.
Advantage is that temperature settings can be different for weekdays and weekends.
Individual days cannot be set differently from each other.
Type 1 Installation
Type 2 installation
Hybernator Instruction manual .pdf
Watch Utube videos first
Watch installation video carefully first.
Knob must be rotated to horizontal position before setting current time.
So knob on gas control knob has to be rotated to correct position before attaching hybernator
Mount timer to water heater before programming
Hybernator icon
Plug in timer, and then press either rotation button to watch Hybernator rotate gas control knob.
After knob is rotated to selected temperature, then set program times.
Installing this product on gas water heater will void water heater warranty
      BUT, installing new anode rod, installing power anode rod, and other minor changes will also void water heater warranty.
      After first year, water heater warranties are limited to free replacement parts if part fails due to workmanship.
      Remove timer before requesting warranty service.
      Do not call water heater company and ask if Hybernator voids warranty, or they will suspect that water heater is out of warranty.


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