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BLOCK HEATER CORD MOD

Doerrby

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Yes that’s the ☝️ one
It comes with self taping screws but I chose to use machine screws with nylock nuts instead. Had to shave off a little bit of plastic behind the cover so the plug would fit. If you’re wondering how to remove the tow hook bezel, just grab and pull
 
I relocated mine when I installed the Road Armor bumper up in the winch cutout, but it still is a bit hidden in the back. With all this cold fluffy rain we are getting in Texas right now, I really like this clean, easy setup. It's on my to-do list.

Great job Doerrby!

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Nice install. I'm trying to decide if I want to install that one or the magnetic one. I like the idea of the magnetic if you forget to unhook it and drive away (although I never have) and the ease of connection... just wish it was just the cable instead of having been built with an app as it makes it more expensive and likely less reliable.

 

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Nice install. I'm trying to decide if I want to install that one or the magnetic one. I like the idea of the magnetic if you forget to unhook it and drive away (although I never have) and the ease of connection... just wish it was just the cable instead of having been built with an app as it makes it more expensive and likely less reliable.

Works like a normal extension cord when not using the app. The app is for setting up a timer.
 
Works like a normal extension cord when not using the app. The app is for setting up a timer.
Sort of. I guess I shouldn't have worded it to blame it all on the app...

Don't know much about but it sounds like it is still a smart device in that it doesn't allow the power to flow unless the magnets connect perfectly. I'm finding some reviews that say the cord won't connect if it's too cold which makes it unreliable in truly cold weather when you need it the most. It's still quite new so may be best to wait until the bugs are worked out.
 
Sort of. I guess I shouldn't have worded it to blame it all on the app...

Don't know much about but it sounds like it is still a smart device in that it doesn't allow the power to flow unless the magnets connect perfectly. I'm finding some reviews that say the cord won't connect if it's too cold which makes it unreliable in truly cold weather when you need it the most. It's still quite new so may be best to wait until the bugs are worked out.
I take a lot of reviews with a grain of salt. There are a lot of dumb people out there. Likely the magnet isn’t their issue all it does is hold it together. Dirty contacts or some other obstruction would be the likely issues.

But I’m just guessing as I don’t have one.
 
I take a lot of reviews with a grain of salt. There are a lot of dumb people out there. Likely the magnet isn’t their issue all it does is hold it together. Dirty contacts or some other obstruction would be the likely issues.

But I’m just guessing as I don’t have one.
But that's the problem as the magnet doesn't just 'hold it together', the device controls the power, It has a bunch of safety crap built into it to keep idiots from electrocuting themselves. I wish it was a simple magnetic connection.
 
I ordered mine today with the American Gear Shackles in Black with the Black isolators. Amazon has a note due to weather conditions your order may take longer to arrive.

I also ordered another plug to mount on the other side so I can hook up this to both batteries if needed.

 
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added the mod to my bumper i am a little late for the season but it ready when i need it next time
 

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