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post #1 of 4 Old 01-15-2009, 04:59 PM Thread Starter
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Question for the smart guys.

I was wondering how much juice the block heater pulls. I cant plug my truck in at work and it starts kinda tuff. What would happen if a person had a battery hooked up to a solar charger and then had a power converter hooked to that so you could plug your truck in?
Its probably a goofy idea that would never work. Oh well!

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post #2 of 4 Old 01-15-2009, 05:01 PM
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You would need a big solar panal and converter. Good luck with it!

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post #3 of 4 Old 01-15-2009, 05:04 PM
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I'm not sure how many watts they pull, but I would guess its several hundred, if not more. They've got to be similar to a small electric space heater...

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I was wondering how much juice the block heater pulls.
I'm pretty sure it is a 1000 watt block heater which would pull just a bit over 8 amps at 120 volts.

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