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Can the Block heater, oil heater, and battery blanket be wired together?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by winterpegtacoma, Feb 13, 2019.

  1. Feb 13, 2019 at 12:22 AM
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    winterpegtacoma

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    I live in the Canadian Prairies so it's very cold here and I need to know if there's any way to have the Block heater, oil pan heater and battery blanket wired together so I don't need to have 3 cords plugged into a power bar and the power bar plugged into a power source. I just want something that looks clean installation wise. I don't have much knowledge with electrical.
     
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  2. Feb 13, 2019 at 5:24 AM
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    Arries289

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    If you have all of them plugged into a powerbar now, then sure. You just need to splice and solder. You might want to find out what the max amps of all the devices are and add them up. I suggest you have someone else do the work if you are not comfortable with electrical.
     
  3. Feb 13, 2019 at 5:56 AM
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    Damn that is a lot of 'keep the rig's fluids warm' equipment.

    What temperatures are you fending off with all this warmth armor?


    :popcorn:
     
  4. Feb 23, 2019 at 12:03 PM
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    A few weeks ago it was -50°c with the windchill
     
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  5. Feb 23, 2019 at 12:09 PM
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    Good idea. Check the combined amps for sure. Many household outlets are 15 amps.

    When I lived in northern ND i remember the cheap extension cords breaking in my hand at really cold temps. Had to buy a $50 cord.
     
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  7. Feb 23, 2019 at 9:06 PM
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    Jeez you are giving us peggers a bad name, it was only -40C (-40F) btw, windchill doesn’t affect vehicles

    If you want to burn down your truck use a battery blanket.

    That was the only day I plugged my truck in - in 3 years, started great!!!!!! On the -35C day though it barely started unplugged, so I knew not to push it.

    Now if you are oil panning it as well - you won’t need anything else.

    Use synthetic oil.

    If you have money to burn get one of those AGM 31 (1100+ cold cranking amps) - you’ll be able to power the Spike in Transcona during an outtage!!
     

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