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Old 10-29-2012, 12:39 PM   #1
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Artic pak and heat strips

After being out the last 3 nights with below 30 temp. I ran artic pak and heat strips ... I thought I was using electric... But after checking propane status... I am guessing they run off propane
Can someone confirm this
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Old 10-29-2012, 01:24 PM   #2
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pretty sure

pretty sure they run on 12v. Not propane.


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Old 10-29-2012, 02:19 PM   #3
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12v electric.
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Old 10-29-2012, 02:30 PM   #4
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Originally Posted by f1100turbo View Post
12v electric.
mine are electric to as tubo said, your heater FAU will suck some propane down fast when running if on.
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Old 10-31-2012, 01:36 PM   #5
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They're 12Vdc and draw 7 amps each. My GT Class A has four of them. They can sure run your batteries down in a hurry if you don't have shore power hooked up.

I thnk they're hazardous to the tanks if they get turned on when the tanks are empty. The pads aren't very big, and putting 84 watts into a small area of an empty plastic tank could cause a problem. Also, the built-in t/stat (not adjustable) keeps them on until the sewage has been heated to 60 degrees, according to the manufacturer's spec sheet.
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