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Auxiliary coolant heater makes for easy cold-weather starts


June 14, 2017
By Administrator

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At Groundwater Week in Las Vegas, Brian Curliss and Phil Chatlosh of Proheat in Richmond, B.C., described to us the company’s 45,000-BTU coolant heater, which may be used to preheat engines, heat vehicle interiors and prevent freezing of fluids.


The unit incorporates a J1939 bus and new operating modes aimed at saving battery power and fuel.

An integrated pump circulates heated coolant to warm the engine block, making starting easier and reducing start-up engine wear. Proheat X45 Plus features an onboard control panel that displays heater status, while an optional digital timer for the cab adds convenient timer-based starting of the heater. 

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The unit can also direct heat to the truck cab for driver comfort while reducing fuel costs and emissions from unnecessary engine idling.

Other new features include a next-generation PCM controller, a USB2.0 Datalink connection and a field-programmable controller.

The heating units are sold through distributors in the Northwest Territories, British Columbia, Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and New Brunswick.

www.proheat.com