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Old 06-16-2019, 02:10 PM   #1
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Default Espar D2L with Easy Start Pro Controller Wiring Diagram

I thought I would post this as I am up fitting/improving on the Sportsmobile build I am doing currently which includes the new Espar D2L and Pro Controller. This controller has a built in high altitude switch and much less wiring compared to the older controller. You do however have to tell it to "switch" to high altitude when started. The controller however has built in diagnostic and the fan on the heater has higher use life. The other parts of the installation are pretty straight forward like the other models; (fuel, power). Its basically 4 wires/pins and a resistor (they ship with) you deal with outside of the power and fuel. The pump as well is quieter. The installs for these heaters are more than covered enough on the web with many examples so that won't be covered in this thread.

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Old 06-20-2019, 04:40 PM   #2
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I also found out you need an adapter with the new fuel pump for Espar D2L, the hose they send doesn't fit right. The new pump has two thin male barbs on both ends rather than one being larger than the other like the older pumps. You could get away the older one with working with it with some parts from auto store using adapters to a 1/8 hose. I think many are just clamping it down on these new ones thinking they are good as the vendor I got this from said no one has ordered an adapter or brought this up, but you can pull it off with a good tug. Shady for sure if you did, these are teh small details that are important. You need a 3.5mm to a 5mm adapter. I ordered one p/n 2518888 80 01 02 and will see if it will work from pump to fuel pick up quick connect. I am pretty sure it will.

I will post my results when I get the adapter and hook up the line. Not a how to, but at least those who can understand how to hook these up will have a part number. It took me a call to tech support to figure this out as this is the first new pump I have worked with.

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Old 06-20-2019, 10:14 PM   #3
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Who did you get yours thru ? Heatso ??
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Old 06-30-2019, 02:56 AM   #4
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You will need the adapter to go from 3.5 to 5mm hose to handle the intake side of the pump, the new pump uses 3.5mm on BOTH sides. I think others just rolled with the other hose and clamped it tight...not recommended. Use the right sizes and fits. I got the heater all up in running after having to order twice separate parts to get things all sorted. Its less confusing in wiring, the pump is WAY quieter than the old one, the controller is nothing special; but it does a lot more. I would recommend overall this upgrade. For the most part the older how to's are close enough for the heater install...just wiring, adapter, and hose issues are a little different. I am sure others will do an entire write up on install, this post is more of a helpful tech note for experienced installers who are familiar with the older system.

adapter picture has part number, its the plastic bag...I ordered a bunch for future installs so I don't have to deal with this in future. It stalled this heater install two weeks before I got everything sorted out parts wise. Thanks a ton to the Espar Tech Support, they were very helpful providing the wiring guide and the adapter part number so I owe this to them to share it reducing the calls they will get.

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Default Re: Espar D2L with Easy Start Pro Controller Wiring Diagram

have you guys seen the chinese clones of the espar for about $125.
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Old 07-21-2019, 01:59 PM   #6
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have you guys seen the chinese clones of the espar for about $125.
You pay for what you get...even the Espar "kits" you get on amazon or ebay are totally different than what you get from authorized distributors "kits" - there are big differences for ease of install, controller features, and accessories/hardware that come with the kit that can make the installation easier.

For for example a kit I installed recently had a harness that was two feet shorter to the controller, and a muffler that was way smaller; inferior hardware. It was a customer supplied Espar heater kit from Amazon, totally not worth the $200 he saved at all compared to going to a much better quality kit I use, but he had no idea to be honest of the differences in controllers, kits, and accessories.

There are not shortcuts to a quality product or kit, I see it all the time home builders using inferior products on their builds because they are trying to save a few $ or read about it online...there typically is a huge difference in the end result. If you are saving money on labor at least use a quality product.

How can anyone expect something that a product for half the cost will perform as well? Plus its fire and gas...not something I would take a short cut on personally.
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Some of us want to get many thousands of hours before we need to replace a heater. So we pay the premium for known brands with support.
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I thought I would post this as I am up fitting/improving on the Sportsmobile build I am doing currently which includes the new Espar D2L and Pro Controller. This controller has a built in high altitude switch and much less wiring compared to the older controller. You do however have to tell it to "switch" to high altitude when started. The controller however has built in diagnostic and the fan on the heater has higher use life. The other parts of the installation are pretty straight forward like the other models; (fuel, power). Its basically 4 wires/pins and a resistor (they ship with) you deal with outside of the power and fuel. The pump as well is quieter. The installs for these heaters are more than covered enough on the web with many examples so that won't be covered in this thread.

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Thanks so much for posting this diagram of the Pro Controller. I hadn't seen it before on their partner site or DVD they include. I bought the D2L with the Easy Pro Controller from esparparts.com.

I was really confused for a while with all the different wiring from the main harness that I thought I had to splice and make connectors until I came across your post and realized I had all the adapter to just plug in.

However, when I first turned it on it gives me a fault code "No Heater" with a wrench icon and doesn't fire up or anything, then the control turns off. Did you happen to encounter anything like this? How long did it take for your unit to fire right up? I know there seems to be a fuel priming period which causes faults.

Also, did you do anything with the other set of wires coming off the main harness? I have the power and ground hooked up and checked the voltage, all good there from that casing, but the other casing with 6 smaller wires in it I haven't done anything with it. Any help would be much appreciated!
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Thanks so much for posting this diagram of the Pro Controller. I hadn't seen it before on their partner site or DVD they include. I bought the D2L with the Easy Pro Controller from esparparts.com.

I was really confused for a while with all the different wiring from the main harness that I thought I had to splice and make connectors until I came across your post and realized I had all the adapter to just plug in.

However, when I first turned it on it gives me a fault code "No Heater" with a wrench icon and doesn't fire up or anything, then the control turns off. Did you happen to encounter anything like this? How long did it take for your unit to fire right up? I know there seems to be a fuel priming period which causes faults.

Also, did you do anything with the other set of wires coming off the main harness? I have the power and ground hooked up and checked the voltage, all good there from that casing, but the other casing with 6 smaller wires in it I haven't done anything with it. Any help would be much appreciated!
You likely hooked up the wrong wires at the main harness. The loom with the "big" set of wires...you don't use, you use the one with the resistor and you flip the resistor to the controller side. You purchased from an authorized dealer, give ESPAR support a call...they can help you figure it out. You only have to connect a few wires - controller, power, and pump wires...super easy. It takes a while to fire it up, I use a brake bleeder to get fuel to the heater before I start to fire it up...but it still takes a while.
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Appreciate the quick reply, @slamit!

I ended up having all the connection locations correct, and Espar support took my number to call me back since they had to look into it further. After I got off the phone with them, I double checked all the connections again and realized the connection I had to create with the supplied connectors after moving the resistor wasn't fully connecting as to why it did not read the heater at all. The power wire was likely touching but not the full communication wire(s)? I didn't use that orange plastic piece to tightly secure all the connections inside the socket chamber when first making it. Once I did that, it initialized properly then took about 5-6 start cycles before it was humming.

So far so good and stoked for hunkering down while the snow is failing to get an early start on the powder days at the slopes!

Next up, is clearing the SRS alert... If I am reading correctly on the forums, I should of unhooked the main battery power before disconnecting the driver's seat and airbag. I'll see if my ODB reader for my Astro van works to clear it, but if not that will be my next task.

Thanks again!
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