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post #1 of 2 Old 02-25-2008, 08:06 PM Thread Starter
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This winter i started using an external magnetic heater on my oil pan in addition to the original plug in heater. This made starting much much better. 2 problems though... 1-I don't want to crawl underneith my truck at night (especially when it it 20 below) to stick this thing on the oil pan. 2-I dont want to have to plug in 2 seperate heaters.

here are my questions...does anyone know of any permanent mountable oil pan heaters? Also, can I hardwire both heaters into one plugin(any advise on the best type of plugin?)


Lastly, how much auxillary battery power would it take to run these heaters for @4-8 hours so that when there isn't any plugin available I can still use them? Would it be possible to have a charger hardwired to the same plugin as the two heaters?

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Maybe a bigger lead to the truck that will handle the amps. also a circuit breaker for the same purpose. Add the amps each heater pulls (should be on the heater) that will give you that info. That is what I would do but I also would check that info with a qualified electrician. Wouldn`t want to burn my house down.

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