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How to Choose the Right Engine Heater

In extreme temperatures, the engines of the vehicles run the most risk of damage. It is not uncommon to get cold starts and idling during the winter months. Cold starts carry a ton of risks. There can be:

Vvkb Engine Heater

         Vvkb Engine Heater

  • The buildup of condensation in the engine
  • Contamination of oil
  • Deposition of carbon on valves, pistons, rings, and combustion chambers
  • A shorter life because of the deposition of sulfate buildup on battery plates 

An engine heater not only prevents the damage but enhances the longevity of the engine. The main function of the engine heater is to warm it up before starting. Along with many benefits, it enhances the life of the engine and prevents it from damage.

 

The effect of the Warmda engine heater

 

The effect of the Warmda engine heater

 

If you’re someone who lives in a cold climate or plans to travel to one, an engine heater is your must-have best friend. Apart from protecting the engine, it will give you a cozy environment inside your vehicle.


Many factors go into choosing the right engine for your needs. Each factor needs research in detail for making a perfect choice. In this article, we listed everything that goes into choosing the right engine heater.


So let’s get started from the fundamentals…

What is an Engine Heater and how does it work?

An engine heater is an efficient unit that warms up part of the engine or the motor oil or both when the vehicle is off. There are many types of engine heaters out there that differ based on their operation. 

The effect of the Vvkb engine heater

 

The effect of the Vvkb engine heater

 

 

When it’s cold, the viscosity of the fluids in the engine increase which hinders the unit to turn over. With a heater, the viscosity remains at the desired level. This allows the heater to have a flawless start-up. It also uses less energy and will allow your vehicle to run under full load in no time.

 

Do I need an Engine Heater?

Many people think that starting the vehicle and leaving it idle for 5 to 10 minutes is the same as having a heater. There is a fallacy to this belief and it does not have the same benefits owning the real thing.

 

Engine Preheater

 

Engine Preheater

 

The engine heater warms the engine before it starts and saves you lots of fuel. There is no need to get one if you live in temperatures that are not lower than 10 degrees Fahrenheit. 

 

There are loads of benefits of using engine heaters for a vehicle and we have summed them all up for you.

 

Car connection power supply with Warmda engine heater

Car connection power supply with Warmda engine heater

 

Keeps the engine in good shape

When the engine is warm enough, it is in the right state to work. Its operation is de-stressed, smooth, and damage-free. The heater protects it from any premature wear and tear and minimizes any risks involved.

 

There is no Spillage

It is pretty common to get that messy spill from the thick engine oil in winters. With a heater acting as a freeze plug you will have zero spill problems. Acting like a shield the warmth of the heater surrounds the cooling unit. This is how it ensures there are no leaks.

 

Better combustion

The engine heaters are a must-have in cold, and they are also important for good operation. In a cold engine, fuel combustion is also lower, and the air-fuel ratio is richer, i.e., more fuel and less air is available. (Fuel vapour and air should be adequately mixed for effective combustion.) In addition, when it's cold, the catalytic converter won't function effectively.

 

Find the location of the Vvkb engine heater

 

Find the location of the Vvkb engine heater

 

Better Ignition

By using an engine heater in cold winter days, you can reduce the effects of cold starts and reduce the idling time. This system warms the coolant, and subsequently warms the engine and lubricants. The engine is then easier to start and achieve the correct running temperature more quickly. 

 

Fuel efficient

In extremely low temperatures, the engine burns considerably more fuel in order to warm the vehicle to its proper operating temperature. A proper engine heater can save you thousands of dollars in cumulative fuel costs.

 

 

How to Install Vvkb Engine Heater

 

Environment friendly

Cold starts and idling have harmful gas emissions that reduce with these heaters. This makes engine heaters an environment-conscious necessity. Lowering your fuel intake would do more than just save you money. It can also reduce your vehicle's greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, which are a major contributor to climate change. The most famous GHG, carbon dioxide (CO2), is an undesirable byproduct of gasoline combustion. Any time you start your car, you emit CO2 – and the more petrol you consume, the higher your GHG emissions.

 

Types of Engine Heaters

There are many kinds of engine heaters out there. When it comes to making the right choice, each type needs an assessment to see if it suits your needs. While the function of each heater is the same, their method of operation differs. Let’s see how:

The Core/ Frost Plug Heater

 

Block Heater

 

Block Heater

 

This heater type is a replacement for the frost plug in a vehicle. Efficient and reliable, it warms up the engine through an element within the coolant. If you want to see where to install it, look at the location of your vehicle's plug, that’s where it goes too.

The Engine warming Blanket

This is set on top of the engine itself or goes on the bottom of the hood. The engine warming blanket spreads heat through the whole engine block.

 

American standard plug

 

American standard plug

 

 

The Oil Pan Heater

This automotive-grade heating pad goes on the oil pan or somewhere around the engine. It attaches through magnets or bolts and heats the oil pan and the oil.

 

European standard plug

 

European standard plug

 

Oil pan heaters keep oil warm and running for quick lubrication. They are often used in combination with Engine Block Heaters to provide the most efficient cold start technique. The stainless steel low watt density heating elements have a long life in oil and hydraulic applications.

 

The Dipstick Heater

This heater replaces the original dipstick of the heater and heats the oil. It consists of a long heating element that is set into the oil.

 

The Circulating Inline Heater

Set into the coolant hose, this heater will need a bit of work. Usually, the circulating types use the pump to disperse the warm coolant in the unit.

 

Coolant Heater

 

Coolant Heater

 

The Non-Circulating Inline Heater

These are also set in the coolant hose. Unlike the circulating types, the heat is not spread across the unit but restricts to one part.

 

Engine Warmer

 

Engine Warmer

 

 

The Bolt-on External Heater

This heater is set up in the exterior of the engine block and warms up the heater from the outside to the in.

 

Block Heater

 

Block Heater

 

Top Engine Heaters

Now that you’ve decided on getting a heater, we’ll help you streamline your choice. Here are some great options to consider:

Titan-P1 Car Engine Heater

 

 

Specifications:

 

  • IPX4 waterproof
  • TUV FCC, RoHS, and CE compliant
  • Rated voltage: 220 – 240/110 – 120V; 50/60Hz
  • Rated power: 1000 to 2,000W
  • Weight: 0.8kg
  • Pump flow rate: 1200l/hr.
  • Life of pump 5000hrs.
  • Life of heating pipe 8000hrs.

 

Ideal to warm up the engine at a lower temperature the Titan-P1 Car Engine is a great choice. It is heat efficient, safe, and gives a powerful performance. The heater comes with a built-in water pump that gives you better circulation. The TUV, CE, FCC, RoHS certifications prove their safety and consistency.

 

Titan- P2 Coolant Heater

 

 

Specifications:

 

  • TUV, RoHS, CE, and FCC compliant
  • Power rating: 1000 to 1500W
  • Rated voltage: 110/220V; 50/60Hz
  • Heating element life: 8000 hours
  • Pump life: 5000 hours

 

The heater comes with a magnetic pump, ceramic thermostat, and copper heating unit. Apart from giving it reliability they also increase the efficiency. This provides the whole engine with consistent and faster heating. It comes with a large contact area and is easy to install. The heater consumes little fuel and protects the engine from wear.

 

Titan-P3 Diesel Engine Preheater

 

 

Specifications:

 

  • TUV, FCC, CE, and RoHS compliant
  • Material: aluminium
  • Weight: 1.2kg
  • Dimensions: 22*9*10 cm
  • Rated power: from 1,000W
  • Pump flow: 900l/hr.
  • Rated voltage: 110/220V; 50/60Hz
  • Heating tube life: 8000 hours
  • Pump life: 5000 hours

 

The heater provides smoother and faster heating of the engine. It is best suited for SUVs, trucks, and construction vehicles that weigh less than 5 tons. The heater comes with an ergonomic design with an aluminum coating. Besides giving it, effiecieny it lowers its maintenance needs.

 

Titan-P4 Diesel Engine Warmer

 

 

Specifications:

 

  • TUV, RoHS, CE, and FCC compliant
  • Rated voltage: 220/110, 240/120V; 50/60Hz
  • IPX4 waterproof
  • Rated power: 1,500 to 3,000W
  • Pump life: 5000hrs.
  • Life heating pipe: 8000hrs.
  • Weight: 1.3kgs
  • Pump flow rate: 1,200l/hr.

 

A robust and durable heater this unit will protect your engine from a cold start. The heater is easy to install and you will be able to do it on your own. The Titan-P4 is ideal for big tractors and large trucks. It is also used for auxiliary heating of large construction vehicles and houses. Many garage doorways, boat engines, and generator sets also use this heater.

 

Titan-P5 Truck Block Heater

 

 

Specifications:

 

  • Power rating: 1,000 to 3,000 watts
  • TUV, CE, RoHS, and FCC compliant
  • Material: Aluminum
  • Size: 22cm*9cm*8cm
  • Pump life: 5000 hours
  • Heating tube life 8000 hours

This heater is compatible with all systems that use a coolant. It comes with a detachable connecting cable that you can install anytime. The heater never fails to deliver a fast ignition. It uses a magnetic pump to circulate the heat. With zero soot emissions, the powerful Titan-P5 Truck Block Heater is energy efficient and reliable.

 

Titan-P6 Winter Car Heater

 

 

Specifications:

 

  • CE, RoHS, and FCC compliant
  • Rated power: 600, 1000, 1500 W
  • Height: 9 cm
  • Weight: 1kg
  • Rated Voltage: 220V, 50/60Hz

 

This heater does need constant maintenance to give optimal performance. Compact and efficient, it can withstand any extreme climatic condition. The heater suits smaller vehicles and keeps their engine working in top condition. The shell comes with an aluminium coating that is corrosion resistant.

Titan-B1 Engine Preheater

 

 

Specifications:

 

  • TUV, CE, RoHS, and FCC
  • Rated voltage: 220-240/110-120V; 50/60Hz
  • Weight: 0.9kgs
  • Rated power: 500W; 1000W; 1500W; 2000W
  • IPX4 waterproof

 

Space-saving and with a high heating efficiency, this heater has it all. It is ideal for cars, snowmobiles, and ATVs. The heater reduces exhaust emissions and protects the engine from damage. It is temperature resistant and safe to use under any climatic conditions. 

 

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