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post #1 of 9 Old 10-29-2010, 02:41 PM Thread Starter
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I was wondering if it was possible to make the block heater into a block heater/ battery charger.

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im sure it can be done somehow,heres a bump for ya,someone should know.

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yea these things PULL ALOT and I mean ALOT of energy its like 1200 watts so you would be dead in the AM

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I think he means can you make it to where its like a trickle charger/block heater when you plug it in. Not making the block heater run off the battery like you guys are thinking. Its something i've thought about before, and i imagine it could be done.

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thats what i meant, "can you make it to where its like a trickle charger/block heater when you plug it in". Sorry for not explaining myself better.

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buy a trickle charger and mount it someplace under the hood ... and tap it into the block heater cord should work, as long as you have a heavy enough cord running to the truck

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buy a trickle charger and mount it someplace under the hood ... and tap it into the block heater cord should work, as long as you have a heavy enough cord running to the truck
Agreed. It's what you have in RV's. Something like a http://www.amazon.com/Battery-Tender-021-0123-Junior-Charger/dp/B000CITK8S/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=automotive&qid=1288402093&sr=8-1.

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yeah issue is 110 and 12v, if you put an inline resistor on the wires to the battery then yes but you would have to be really careful not to over charge

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