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Sunday, March 7, 2004

Does the Back Seat Heater Plug Into the Lighter Socket?

Question about the Product: ES-TT 3000 Back Seat Heat Plus 1100 btu heater.

Q:"Does this product hook into the lighter socket or will I need to have it wired into the car? Thanks."

Answer: Hard wiring this heater is the only option. The Back Seat Heater Plus is a 12V unit that draws 300 watts. There is no cigarette lighter type plug as this would burn out the lighter socket. There is an on-off switch, a heat control, a heat with fan or fan only modes. The vehicle engine MUST run in order to use the heater and fan. The Back Seat Heater is popular for taxis, vans, trucks and vehicles where the heater is not as efficient as the customer would like it to be. We also sell a 24 volt model with a 600 watt power consumption that generates 2100 BTU's with a 25 amp power draw. The Back Seat Heater Plus 24 V requires a 24V electrical system which is common in large construction equipment.

We do sell a smaller unit that folks like to defrost their side window or warm their feet. The Koolatron Auto Heater, 12 Volt is popular as an instant defroster. Specs are that is draws 160 watts, 13.33 amps, has a 5.5 ft power cord, an automatic safety limit switch, and can be attached either by screws or adhesivea using a mounting plate. People either love it or are disappointed because it doesn't heat up their car like the Back Seat Heater does.

Thanks for your question.

Sincerely,
Barbara

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