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waytooslow
01-17-2003, 02:26 PM
I have been investigating generators, and was wondering (trying to pick the great brains out there)how much power is needed to run a set of tire warmers, +

Not to mention this might help more newbies like myself.

Scott - Healing quickly but slowly...

waytooslow
01-17-2003, 02:26 PM
I have been investigating generators, and was wondering (trying to pick the great brains out there)how much power is needed to run a set of tire warmers, +

Not to mention this might help more newbies like myself.

Scott - Healing quickly but slowly...

Eric Kelcher
01-17-2003, 03:01 PM
figure 1500-1800 watts to be safe they vary from ~1000 watts for cheap ones to 1500 for better ones.

Eric Kelcher
01-17-2003, 03:01 PM
figure 1500-1800 watts to be safe they vary from ~1000 watts for cheap ones to 1500 for better ones.

waytooslow
01-17-2003, 03:28 PM
Eric is that per warmer?? or total for set.

Scott

waytooslow
01-17-2003, 03:28 PM
Eric is that per warmer?? or total for set.

Scott

ysr612
01-17-2003, 06:50 PM
set

ysr612
01-17-2003, 06:50 PM
set

jonlampert
01-17-2003, 09:47 PM
I asked a few places a while back about this. Here are the responses I received:

From Woodcraft:
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Hi Jon,
You need just 750 watts total to heat both tire warmers. Honda makes a nice unit or
Northstar (Honda engine w/another company's housing). Thanks, Jan - Woodcraft

Eric Wood
Woodcraft
(508)339-5772
Fax (508)339-5760
www.woodcraft-cfm.com (http://www.woodcraft-cfm.com)
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From Kneedraggers:
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Hi Jon,

The warmers will pull 600 watts per warmer. I am not friendly with electricity and have no idea what that equates to max wattage used or needed. Sorry. You may want to call Chicken hawk 866-hot-tire. Dave is very informative. Let me know.

Thanks,
Todd
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And from Hi-side:
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A 1kw generator is sufficient, they draw approx 500 w ea, but they will get hotter quicker with a generator capable of more than 1 kw. I'd recommend a 1.5 or 2 kw generator. A 3kw generator is sufficient for 2 sets (2 bikes front and back).

Terry
Hi-Side Racing
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jonlampert
01-17-2003, 09:47 PM
I asked a few places a while back about this. Here are the responses I received:

From Woodcraft:
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Hi Jon,
You need just 750 watts total to heat both tire warmers. Honda makes a nice unit or
Northstar (Honda engine w/another company's housing). Thanks, Jan - Woodcraft

Eric Wood
Woodcraft
(508)339-5772
Fax (508)339-5760
www.woodcraft-cfm.com (http://www.woodcraft-cfm.com)
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From Kneedraggers:
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Hi Jon,

The warmers will pull 600 watts per warmer. I am not friendly with electricity and have no idea what that equates to max wattage used or needed. Sorry. You may want to call Chicken hawk 866-hot-tire. Dave is very informative. Let me know.

Thanks,
Todd
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And from Hi-side:
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A 1kw generator is sufficient, they draw approx 500 w ea, but they will get hotter quicker with a generator capable of more than 1 kw. I'd recommend a 1.5 or 2 kw generator. A 3kw generator is sufficient for 2 sets (2 bikes front and back).

Terry
Hi-Side Racing
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