Flexible Oil Reservoir Heating Pads, Filter Heaters and Battery Warmers
Start Your Engine In The Coldest Temperatures
Frequently Asked Questions.
Q: What does a Heater Pad look like?
A: Heater Pads are thin Flexible heating pads built to conform the outside surface of an engine oil sump or any metal fluid reservoir.
Q: How are Heater Pads installed?
A: Heater Pads are easily installed by following the step by step instructions and with basic shop tools. Everything needed for a complete installation is included with each heater. No special tools or skills are required.
Q: How long has Heater Pads been on the market?
A: Heater Pads both Engine Oil and Hydraulic Heaters were released to market in the Spring of 1988 following 3 years of developmental work and testing.
Q: What is the warranty for a Heater Pad?
A: Heater Pads have a 3 year warranty.
Q: Why is it important to Heat the oil supply?
A: A Heated oil supply results in: 1) Less drag for quicker startup 2) Immediate oil flow to reduce wear 3) Greatly reduced water and acid contamination of oil
Q: How hot does the oil get?
A: Heater Pads raise oil temperatures to approximate operating levels.
Q: Is a thermostat required?
A: NO, When the heater is sized correctly, a thermostat is not required.
Q: Will a Heater Pad burn the oil like immersion type heaters?
A: NO. Heater Pads apply Heat to the oil through a very large surface area. Because the temperature of that surface is far below the level that would damage oil, the result is a gentle and even Heating.
Q: How long does it take a Heater Pad to do it's Heating job?
A: Heater Pads will generally raise cold oil temperatures by 40°C in 1.5 - 2 hours. Full Heating is usually accomplished in 5-6 hours.
Q: How does a Heater Pad do a better job of Heating the engine than block heaters or tank type heaters?
A: Heater Pads put Heat into the oil supply. HEAT RISES to warm important INTERNAL components.
Q: Are the pistons included in the list of Heater INTERNAL components and if so what temperatures are they warmed to?
A: YES. Pistons are generally warmed to 30°C or so as governed by variables in engine type and design.
Q: Will a Heater Pad raise an engines coolant temperature?
A: YES. Remember HEAT RISES off the heated oil supply.
The crankcase walls along with the cylinder wall, the outer block wall and the coolant between them create a very effective barrier to the loss of heat to the atmosphere. Only a small amount of Heat is absorbed by the coolant resulting in a 10-15° increase in coolant temperature.
Q: Can a Heater Pad be installed on a curved surface?
A: YES, a Heater Pad can be installed on single plane curves as short as about 1" radius. They are not to be installed on a compound curve area.
Q: Can a Heater Pad be moved from one engine to another?
A: NO. The installation of Heater Pad is of a permanent nature.
Q: Can a Heater Pad be installed on the side of a pan?
A: YES. Heater Pads can be installed of the side of a sump or reservoir, below the oil level and will yield excellent results.
Q: Can Heater Pads be used on diesel fuel tanks?
A: We recommend against an installation on a diesel fuel tank due to the possibility of overheating the fuel supply.
Q: Can Heater Pads be used on transmissions?
A: YES, Heater Pads are suitable for all types transmissions.
Q: How do Heater Pads compare in use of electricity with old style coolant heaters?
A: Heater Pads , application for application, use less energy than block or tank type coolant heaters. Heater Pads are more economical to operate than block heaters. Compare watt ratings.
Q: Will a Heater Pad save me money?
A: YES, Heater Pads will save you money by increasing engine and starter life. They are maintenance free and use much less electricity than a block heater.
Q: Can the use of any coolant heater presently in place be discontinued?
A: YES, the use of any block or tank type coolant heaters can be discontinued.
Q: How do Heater Pads stand up in an environment of grease, oil, dirt and periodic engine cleanings?
A: Heater Pads are constructed of materials resistant to the effects of oil, grease, dirt and water. Direct blasts with the pressure washers used in engine cleaning should be avoided.
Q: Are there other available in other voltages?
A: Yes. There are heaters available in 220 volts ac, 120 volts ac and 12 volts D.C.
Q: What electrical connections are on the Heater Pads.
A: The 240 volt Heater Pads are supplied with a 1.8m cord without and electrical plug. The 120 volt Heater Pads are supplied with a 1.8m cord and a 3 pin N.A plug. The 12 volt dc Heater Pads are supplied with18" lead wires.
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