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Old 02-19-2016, 05:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by Daox View Post
How do you run your heating element at partial power?
I was thinking I would use one of my varracs or get some kind of high voltage PWM, to regulate power going to the heater. I have not thought that far ahead.

Normally you really don't want to insulate the pan because during the summer some where like here where it can get over 100'F during the summer. But this 7.4L engine has the heavy duty towing package with a big oil cooler. So I might be able to do something like that.
Then I can reduce the oil heater wattage even further.

I recall 50 volts being ideal on this heating element for this application last time I did it. Of course I will test it to make sure I am not thinking of something else.
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