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Join Date: May 2008
Location: Blue Springs, MO
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Electric power availability question
With the truck in my sig, I power nothing more than stock with the current electrical system. I dont know what the alternator puts out, or if it even says. What I want to do is add a 12v 250-400 watt pad heater to my veg filter and would like to know if I can do this or if I would need a high output alternator. I wouldn't flip the heater switch until after I have started the vehicle so the glows and all would be off. or shoudl i be looking at amps?
Also, what do I wire the heater to, a battery or the alternator? Is it ok to hook it to one battery only?
Late 99 (2/99) Black F250, CC LB 4x4 Lariat 214k. All Stock for the moment...
1995 PSD, ext cab, one wheel wonder
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, 297k miles, 30k on wvo. totaled 5/8/11 RIP This truck is for sale as a parts truck (Jason is about to receive forged rods, and drop kick his PMR's)
DB high torque starter
DIY Electric fuel w/ wvo conversion
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Last edited by ridiculously_necessary; 11-18-2008 at 07:03 AM.