Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: Saskatoon, SK
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Re: 1000 Watt Block Heater
I have had an ESPAR for a couple of winters. I have a second set of batteries (gel cells for max voltage at low temp) that run the accessories of the truck and the marker lights on the trailer (all now LED). I even have a power source to the cab heater, and in -20 weather, I can run the cab fan and the ESPAR overnight and stay reasonably comfortable without draining the starting batteries. It is hardly the cheap way out, but it makes the truck completely independant of line power.
2000 F450 Lariat 4x4 tractor, rebuild at 200k in '12, Air Dog, Reg Mod, HX & HP all in hard SS lines, bypass filter, Banks Power Elbow w/3.5 dp, no intake heat, CCV mod, AIS (w/extra hole), some big Alliant single shots, GP indicator LED, custom 4" exhaust, 4" USG exhaust brake, custom alum. rear diff cover extension (dipstick & temp), Detroit locker, ESPAR D5 aux. heat, custom alum tow deck and fuel tanks, Bushwacker 1 1/2" flares, 9k winch, gin poles, JWSpeaker 8900 LED headlamps in XL grille, Lightforce 240GT (still Halogen, but VERY bright), Hella Micro DE HID fogs, KW = vision plus (Isspro) instruments, more to come & lots of other diesels