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12-Volt Heater and Defroster

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Mount this compact heater on your dash to quickly defrost windshields and other surfacts. Plugs easily into a 12-volt accessory outlet. 1-800-940-8924 to order Performance Tool heaters part number PTW5009 or order online at Free expert support on all Performance Tool products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for 12-Volt Heater and Defroster. Heaters reviews from real customers.
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Performance Tool Heaters - PTW5009

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Mount this compact heater on your dash to quickly defrost windshields and other surfacts. Plugs easily into a 12-volt accessory outlet.


  • 12-Volt heater mounts easily on your dash to defrost your windshield and other surfaces
    • Plugs into a 12-volt accessory outlet
  • 3-Position heat swich allows for different levels of heating
    • Separate switches are used to operate the fan and LED flashlight
  • Handle swings out to use heater as a spot defroster


  • In-line blade fuse: 15 amps
  • Length: 5-1/2"
  • Thickness (at thickest point): 2-1/4"
  • Width:
    • At widest point: 7-1/8"
    • At narrowest point: 3-5/8"
  • Mounting base: 4-1/8" long x 2-3/8" wide
  • Power cord: 7'
  • 90-Day warranty

Note: This is not recommended to be used for more than 20 minutes at a time. Shut off for at least 5 minutes between uses to cool down.

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12-Volt Heater and Defroster - PTW5009

Average Customer Rating:  4.1 out of 5 stars   (13 Customer Reviews)

Mount this compact heater on your dash to quickly defrost windshields and other surfacts. Plugs easily into a 12-volt accessory outlet.


Works good, doesn't seem to take much power from my cigarette lighter plugin.


I bought this heater because a Teardrop Trailer I rented had one and I wanted one for myself. It is easy to use, warms up the cabin area nicely and quickly, and doesn't blow the fuses. I tucked it in an empty cubbyhole where I wouldn't knock it onto the bedding and start a fire, then rotated it on its foot so it pointed down toward me. There is a note on the tag to turn it off for 5 minutes after running it for 20 minutes, which I did. It is probably not a good idea to go to sleep with this on unless using a timer of some sort.

etrailer shipped it immediately and packaged it well.


The product overview was great! Ordering was excellent. The product is not as good as I originally thought. The heater seams cheaply made and I'm not sure if it will hold up. The heater works as advertised but doesn't push as much heat as I thought it would. Time will tell, I haven't really used it yet as I attend to.


Great products, the heater is a great solution for a failed heater core in a pinch. The insulated vents inserts is perfect for insulation in winter, sun shade in winter. Thank you!


so far I have decided this type of heater is basically a waste of money. a hand held hair dryer puts out more heat than any of these types of temporary heaters. this particular one was as big of a failure as any other brand I have tried, unfortunately. I don't have a photo. I gave it to my friend down the street to see if he could make it work.


It did it's. Job only wish the fan was stronger


This little heater is just what I need to keep my one man camping trailer from being freezing cold in the morning. Thanks for sending it promptly.


Should be good for keeping my pipes from freezing in the motor home water compartment.


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Jenny N.


Spring has arrived and flowers are in bloom however we did not receive a review from you. I am happy to help in nay way that I can.


Gonna work great in ice shack





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