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SYSTEM SUMMARY

See Application List for detailed listing.

Prices shown are for 120v or 220v

See below for photos

 

Turbo XP System Turbo System Standard System HotBand XP System HotBand System HotStrip System

4 Cylinder Engines

$635

$535

$435

$446

$346

$189

6 Cylinder Engines $795 $695

$595

$606

$506

$189

Watts per cylinder

Watts on oil sump

100w

200w

50w

 200w

50w

100w

100w

None

50w

None

None

200w

Thermostat on oil sump  Yes Yes No No No Yes
Cylinder Temp Rise*

119F

66C

86F

48C

81F

45C

102F

57C

60F

33C

37F

21C

Oil Temp Rise*

128F

71C

110F

61C

88F

49C

78F

43C

46F

26C

80F

44C

Which system should I get?

How long does it take to install a system?
Add Oil Cooler Heater Option to any system for $98

 

Cellular Remote Control Switch

 

SALES OF THIS ITEM ARE FINAL, NO RETURNS.

 

* Temps are RISE ABOVE AMBIENT after 12 hrs, on our Cherokee 235 with Lyc 0-540. Aircraft was in our unheated hanger, the air inlets were plugged with foam rubber cowl plugs, the cowling was covered with a blanket which laid over the top and hung about halfway down the sides, and the sump had 9 qts of oil. The temperatures were obtained by a calibrated digital thermometer with a remote probe inserted between the top two fins on the center left cylinder, and a second probe dropped down the oil filler tube with the tip suspended at the 4.5 qt level.

 

 

 

HEATING TIME - Fahrenheit 

Actual temps (not rise above ambient). Test method and conditions as stated below.

 

 

Turbo XP System

  100w per cyl    200w on oil

  Standard   System

    50w per cyl      100w on oil

HotStrip  System

200w on oil

ELAPSED HOURS CYLINDERS oF OIL oF CYLINDERS oF OIL oF CYLINDERS oF OIL oF
0 22 22 22 22 22 22
1 41 66 35 52 26 66
2 60 84 46 63 33 80
3 77 100 57 73 37 87
5 105 123 74 87 46 96
12 147 156 103 110 60 104

 

HEATING TIME - Centigrade 

Actual temps (not rise above ambient). Test method and conditions as stated below.

 

 

Turbo XP System

  100w per cyl    200w on oil

  Standard   System

    50w per cyl      100w on oil

HotStrip  System

200w on oil

ELAPSED HOURS CYLINDERS oC OIL oC CYLINDERS oC

OIL oC

CYLINDERS oC OIL oC
0 -6 -6 -6 -6 -6 -6
1 5 19 2 11 -3 19
2 16 29 8 17 1 27
3 25 38 14 23 3 31
5 41 51 23 31 8 36
12 64 69 39 43 16 40

Actual temps on our Cherokee 235 with Lyc 0-540. Aircraft was in our unheated hanger, the air inlets were plugged with foam rubber cowl plugs, the cowling was covered with a blanket which laid over the top and hung about halfway down the sides, and the sump had 9 qts of oil. The temperatures were obtained by a calibrated digital thermometer with a remote probe inserted between the top two fins on the center left cylinder, and a second probe dropped down the oil filler tube with the tip suspended at the 4.5 qt level.

 


Turbo & Turbo XP Systems

These are like the Standard System below but "Turbocharged" with extra power for faster heating and colder climates.

Turbo doubles the wattage on the oil sump  (50 w per cylinder + 200 w on oil)

Turbo XP doubles the wattage on the sump and the cylinders  (100 w per cylinder + 200 w on oil)

Turbo XP is our best system

Oil Cooler Heater Option

APPLICATIONS LIST & ORDERING INFO

 

Standard System

50 watt band heaters clamp around the cylinders and a 100 watt aluminum HotStrip element epoxies to the oil sump.

Epoxy is included.

Oil Cooler Heater Option

APPLICATIONS LIST & ORDERING INFO

HotBand Cylinder Heater System

50 watt band heaters clamp around the cylinders.  

There is no oil sump heater.

This system may be used alone or with any pre-existing oil sump heater.

HotBand XP System is the same as above except uses 100 watt elements

Oil Cooler Heater Option

APPLICATIONS LIST & ORDERING INFO

HotStrip Oil Sump Heater System

Two 100 watt aluminum heaters epoxy to the oil sump.  

Thermostat prevents oil from overheating

Oil Cooler Heater Option

APPLICATIONS LIST & ORDERING INFO

NOTE - the aluminum HotStrip elements must be installed on a flat surface. For small Continental engines with the oval oil sump (kidney tank), see here Oval Oil Sump Heaters

See here for more details about HotBand cylinder heaters and HotStrip oil heaters

 

Our band heater puts the heat around the cylinder, and does not interfere with the CHT sensor.   The other brand heats the head with a bolt heater in the hole intended for the CHT sensor.
 

What about the other brand's claim that heating the head is best?

 

A big advantage of our system is that it is non-invasive

All our parts are installed "on" the engine.  Nothing is installed inside the engine, and you do not need to remove any OEM parts or replace any OEM parts with our parts.  For example, our competitor's system replaces the OEM intake manifold bolts or rocker cover bolts with their own heated bolts.  These are simply hollowed out bolts with heating elements epoxied into the hollowed out shank. The intake manifold is held to the cylinder head with only two bolts. If a hollow bolt heater breaks, that side of the intake manifold would come loose and extra air would be sucked into that cylinder, which would lean the mixture and possibly cause engine damage and a power loss. As a general design philosophy we feel it is safer not to replace parts that were installed by the engine manufacturer, especially structural parts like bolts.

 

This is what the system looks like on your engine.  Note the band heaters around the cylinders, plugged into the harness which is clamped to the top center of the crankcase.  The AC plug can be mounted wherever you like but on this engine it is clamped by the front right cylinder so the extension cord can be plugged in through the air inlet.


 

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