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Old 01-23-2008, 10:15 AM
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engine heater

Living in Iowa can you leave your engine heater on for a long period of time on a 2006 6.0 liter diesel engine?
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Old 01-23-2008, 12:04 PM
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I've had mine on since Sunday! I don't think it's a big deal when it's this cold.
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Old 01-24-2008, 06:43 AM
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Do it all the time with trucks, tractors, the only thing it affects is the power bill, and really, it doesn't hit that too bad, something like 15 cents a day to be plugged in.
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Old 01-24-2008, 05:00 PM
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Only 15 cents? How many watts?
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Old 01-24-2008, 05:39 PM
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That was a friend telling me what it cost to keep their semi plugged in.
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Old 01-24-2008, 09:03 PM
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I just remembered a little test I did a while back, had my dad's 84 plugged in, and watched the meter. By the numbers given on that, it was on track to cost about $30 a month if it were plugged in 24/7.I read the meter at the same time 24 hours apart, and our power is about 10 cents a kilowatt/hour if I remember correctly.
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24 hours x 30 days =720 hours
500 watts / 1000 (kilo) = .5 kilowatt
720 hrs x .5 kw = 360 kilowatt hours
10 cents x 360 kwh = $36
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They make little meters to check electrical usage, just plug it in then plug in whatever, tells you how much it uses. Bought mine for $45 and I found out I needed a new deep freeze pretty badly. Kinda nice to know what uses what.
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Ohms law works too. E=I X R
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Old 01-27-2008, 06:50 AM
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Ohms is nice for estimates, but without knowing the actual resistance and current, it is an educated guess. Ratings don't guarantee usage. I do know what themeter said for usage, so that's why I went that way. (Not to mention, forgot to try figuring it by Ohm's law...)
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