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Block heater cord VOLTAGE?

Anyone know the voltage at the element? I trying to test to see if my cord is frapped or if its the element. I get a test or about 25 volts at the end of the block heater cord.

Is this correct, 25 volts at the element?
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To me, that seems low. Since it runs off AC and usually consumes about a 1000W/hour. That's why most people put them on timers.


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That is not correct, should be 110-120volts.


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To me, that seems low. Since it runs off AC and usually consumes about a 1000W/hour. That's why most people put them on timers.
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the heater draws about 10to15 amp the cord are known to break at the plug end cut it back and put end on it thats what i did
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Ampere draw is more like 8-10amps

Watts = Voltage x Amps

1000watts = 110V x 9.09 Amps

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Anyone recommend a certain timer?

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how much monies it run to leave one plugged in all night?
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how much monies it run to leave one plugged in all night?
It well for me would turn out to be .20 cents a hour to have my truck plugged in.

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well it wont be worth it. you would seriously be better off to just put a timer on it.
It raises my electric bill 10 dollars a month. To have my truck plugged in for 8-12 hours a night.


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