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Old 12-06-2010, 02:02 PM
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off topic... Is RTV conductive? and block heater ?

I just replaced a cord end on my pull out cord reel and I sealed up the end with RTV silicone. I put a bunch in and I know its touching all three wires in the plug, so being a novice with electrical I wanted to make sure that its non-conductive so I don't start any fires!

Also I was wondering if I can use my cord reel for my block heater, can I?
How many amps does the block heater pull? should the normal old pull out cord real be safe?

Thanks!
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Old 12-06-2010, 02:39 PM
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Well I just found the answer to one of my questions from an old post...

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This has been posted several times this year already, it draws 1000 watts and about 9 amps.

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Now my cord reel says 13amps and 1625 watts. seems to me like it would be enough. is it?
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First, No, RTV isn't conductive I wouldn't worry about it bridging conductors.

Next, your reel sounds like it would be fine IF it's in good shape. Just like an starter motor there are brushes or some kind of shoe that runs on a conductor ring so the cord can maintain electrical contact as it reels in & out. THAT needs to be in good working order as it's the "weak link" in the system. It's not like you're using it on a drop light with a 100w bulb
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First, No, RTV isn't conductive I wouldn't worry about it bridging conductors.

Next, your reel sounds like it would be fine IF it's in good shape. Just like an starter motor there are brushes or some kind of shoe that runs on a conductor ring so the cord can maintain electrical contact as it reels in & out. THAT needs to be in good working order as it's the "weak link" in the system. It's not like you're using it on a drop light with a 100w bulb
Thanks for the help, I figured it would be ok but I wanted the piece of mind of hearing it from someone who knows! Don't want any fires!
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Just for future reference.......watts divided by volts = amps.
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Thanks, so no one would be worried about using a cord reel for the block heater?
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