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Old 12-16-2011, 08:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Roelof
A fellow clubmember is making tire heaters for 1/5 cars and also these diff heaters. He normally sells them for 35 euro but for me they are cheaper. He is busy to create a better heater wrapping the whole head and using a stronger wire. The ones he is selling now do reach about 55 degrees celcius on 12v @2A. Not that high as we want it but it works very well!
It takes about 10 to 15 minutes to get it close to 50 degrees celcius. I put it on and let it warm up the engine and keep it on, it will stay at 55 degrees celcius. I always have a 12 amps powersupply with me for my chargers so no problem to leave it on.

Where they are sold:
http://www.scs-m2.de/produkte/differ...cken/index.php
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Old 12-29-2011, 09:24 PM
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making mine tonight, got the 12v 2x6in heat strip in the mail, will post pics when done, Im using a can coozie as the insulator wrap and Velcro strip as the closure..
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Here it is,I bought a 12v 2x6 inch heat strip glued it into a can coozie, sewed the top added a Velcro closure and thats it.. I tried to use my power supply but it got way to hot, well over 300 and was burning the material, LOL, using my turbo 30 on motor run mode at 8.5 volts for testing. Will report back more.. I have basically $32 bux into it and 1 hr of my time.. Picture isnt the best but you get the idea..
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Wow! that grass skirt coozie looks wild.
I hope you don't forget and leave it on under full power for too long.
You wouldn't want to get busted a the track for smokin grass.
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Originally Posted by rageworks
Wow! that grass skirt coozie looks wild.
I hope you don't forget and leave it on under full power for too long.
You wouldn't want to get busted a the track for smokin grass.
LMAO...
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Originally Posted by jabroni racing
LMAO...
Wear did you find the 12v 2x6 inch heat strip?
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Originally Posted by thenova70ss
Wear did you find the 12v 2x6 inch heat strip?
mcmastercar.com
they have them in dc and ac
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Originally Posted by stallen50
mcmastercar.com
they have them in dc and ac
Yup, i posted a link a few pages back as well.. even though my engie head mesures 7inch around the 6 inch seems to be fine. Will do more testing tonight to see how long it takes to heat up, and how lon git hold decent temp. I think with shipping it was $32, the coozie i had at home.. LOL..
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Originally Posted by jabroni racing
Here it is,I bought a 12v 2x6 inch heat strip glued it into a can coozie, sewed the top added a Velcro closure and thats it.. I tried to use my power supply but it got way to hot, well over 300 and was burning the material, LOL, using my turbo 30 on motor run mode at 8.5 volts for testing. Will report back more.. I have basically $32 bux into it and 1 hr of my time.. Picture isnt the best but you get the idea..
Decided to make a modification, removed the grass skirt which was just a overlay on the coozie ( and was getting a bit hot LOL), went to the dollar store and bought a oven mit .. total investment, $37. Yes you can get the thunder innovations one for $70 i believe but it was kool to make one.
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Kinda liked the grass on better lol...what kills the price is the shipping from Mcmastercar....but they have lots of good stuff.
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This is not me and taken from another thread. I found this very interesting and can look professional with a few modifications to the design. I really like the idea!


After three years i found a design i like.I wanted 12v some tracks have no or limited power,So 1 empty spray bomb,1 40mm fan,1 H4 bulb some wire and voila.
http://i1010.photobucket.com/albums/...d/PA270002.jpg
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so did you guys attach the strip to any aluminum strip etc. inside your material? I believe it needs some type of heat sink to keep the strip from burning up correct?

I got my 12v 2x6 strip from mcmastercar.com $33.07 shipped and it works great with my 3S Lipo.

thanks for your input...
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Originally Posted by snknby123
so did you guys attach the strip to any aluminum strip etc. inside your material? I believe it needs some type of heat sink to keep the strip from burning up correct?

I got my 12v 2x6 strip from mcmastercar.com $33.07 shipped and it works great with my 3S Lipo.

thanks for your input...
Im not sure what you meant by that.. I actually had a can coolie that was a kinds of dense rubber feel and stuck the strip to that with its sticky side, then bought a $1 over mit from the dollar store here and and did the sewing for a cover..
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I believe the strips are designed to be attached/adhered to whatever it is trying to heat. If the strip is just floating by itself not attached to anything it has the possibility of burning up. I'm trying to find the link where i read this info....

my strip pulls 4-5 amps at 60W!

I'm thinking the paint can idea. I'll cut the can 3" from the bottom and adhere the strip to the inside. Then cut a hole in the bottom of the can for temp readings/glow plug ignitor. Then use your oven mit idea to cover it....

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Originally Posted by snknby123
I believe the strips are designed to be attached/adhered to whatever it is trying to heat. If the strip is just floating by itself not attached to anything it has the possibility of burning up. I'm trying to find the link where i read this info....

my strip pulls 4-5 amps at 60W!

I'm thinking the paint can idea. I'll cut the can 3" from the bottom and adhere the strip to the inside. Then cut a hole in the bottom of the can for temp readings/glow plug ignitor. Then use your oven mit idea to cover it....
Thats a good idea, if you use a soda can you already have a top cover just cut a hole quarter size in the top and use a piece of fuel tubing sliced down the middle to wrap the edge so you dont ever cut yourself... I have a turbo thirty charger and use the motor run function and put 8.9 volts into the strip which i believe is about 3.2 amps showing on my charger.. Its the amps that make that thing get hot.. I used charge mode and it worked as well to test theory and if i remember correctly at around 5 amps, that thing got MAD HOT, so i stick to around 3.5 or lower..
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