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I just use an indoor Grounded light timer. I have it go off 2 hours before I am going to leave the house for work, but I also run my extension chord under my garage door...that way I could use the indoor timer. Never had an issue. I do use an extension chord with a light in the plug that way I can tell if its on if I wake up earlier, and when I come out its nice to see that it has been on.

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Make sure the contacts can handle the load though. I believe the draw is 1000w so, a 15A capacity should be what to look for to know it's gonna last ;)
 

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Yup you want a 15 amp outdoor timer.
 

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Lowes has a nice programmable one for like $20.
 

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is that indoor or outdoor?
Don't know exactly... I'm 99% sure it's rated to be outdoors, but I know it isn't water proof.
 

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I use the timer from Lowe's like Zach mentioned. It's an indoor timer. But I also use an extension cord like Phil with the LED so I can look out to make sure it's on when I'm getting ready in the morning. The ideal time for plug in below 20° is 3 hours. Install a HPX and set the timer for 3 hours prior to leaving and you won't get the clatter and smoke.
 

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Correct! 3 Hours is designated by Ford to warm enough at any temperature. I only start 2 Hours before, because it doesn't get that cold in the Desert, but cold enough that I like the starts better while plugged in!

~Phil
 
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