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Old 01-27-2014, 01:20 PM
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Would a power inverter b stupid with timer on it to warm my block 45 minutes b4 I leave work since it's 10 out n I can't plug truck up during the day. I leave my truck n a parking lot for 10 hours a day n ride to work with other people. ..
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it would drain your batteries faster then it would warm it up...block heaters take a good bit of amperage.
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Even for 45 minutes it would kill battery's. Then how much is it pulling at my house then
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But if I had a spare battery that was a marine battery that sat n a tool box that charged as truck runs like on a trailer that u pull that has a battery for a winch then it should work ?
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It's a 1000 watt heater I believe so at 110 volts it's pulling 9-9.5 amps

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But if I had a spare battery that was a marine battery that sat n a tool box that charged as truck runs like on a trailer that u pull that has a battery for a winch then it should work ?
That could work. I'm not too sure how long it would run without charging but you could even set a timer to it. Usually it only needs to be on about 3 hrs before starting.

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Riseinside1892 is right it will need alot longer than 45 minutes to make a difference.

What is the reason behind doing this, you shouldn't have any issues starting when its that cold so I would be looking into fixing why it wont start vs ways around it. Or are you just wanting to make for easier starting, would be easier and cheaper to just run the 5w40 in the winter.
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A 1000 wat block heater will draw approx. 9 amps at 120 volts. If we assume that the inverter is 100% efficient, which it is not, the inverter would draw a minimum of 90 amps at 12 volts. Your battery would have to be able to maintain an output of about 100 amps for a minimum of 3 hours without the voltage falling too far. Each inverter is a bit different, but if the voltage drops too low, the inverter will shut down.
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Riseinside1892 is right it will need alot longer than 45 minutes to make a difference.

What is the reason behind doing this, you shouldn't have any issues starting when its that cold so I would be looking into fixing why it wont start vs ways around it. Or are you just wanting to make for easier starting, would be easier and cheaper to just run the 5w40 in the winter.
No issues at starting today it was 12 here n it started with no problem I jus no in theory that a warm motor to start is better than cold 1
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