Engine Block Heater
Fits Perkins 403D-11G Engine
Block heaters are often found permanently installed on standby generators to allow standby generator sets to take up load quickly in an emergency.
|Power Rating:||400 Watts|
|Voltage:||120 Volts AC|
A block heater warms an engine to increase the chances that the engine will start as well as warm up the generator faster than it normally would in extremely cold weather.
The most common type is an electric heating element in the cylinder block, connected through a power cord. The block heater replaces one of the engine's core plugs. In this fashion, the heater element is immersed in the engine's coolant, which then keeps most of the engine warm.
Heaters are also available for engine oil so that warm oil can immediately circulate throughout the engine during start up. The easier starting results from warmer, less viscous engine oil and less condensation of fuel on cold metal surfaces inside the engine; thus an engine block heater reduces a vehicle's emission of unburned hydrocarbons and carbon monoxide.
Block heaters are also found on most permanently installed systems using diesel engines to allow standby generator sets to take up load quickly in an emergency.