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Kat's Heaters Thermostatically Controlled Circulating Tank Heater - 120V - 850 Watts

Kat's Heaters Thermostatically Controlled Circulating Tank Heater - 120V - 850 Watts

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Designed for coolant systems with up to an 18-qt capacity, this external tank heater circulates warm fluid to your engine block, heater core, and radiator in the cold. Allows cab to heat up faster, creates easier start-ups, and prevents frozen hoses. Lowest Prices for the best vehicle heaters from Kats Heaters. Kat's Heaters Thermostatically Controlled Circulating Tank Heater - 120V - 850 Watts part number KH13080 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-833-496-1390 for expert service.
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Kats Heaters Vehicle Heaters

  • Circulating Heater
  • External Tank
  • 18 Quart Cooling System
  • 850 Watts
  • Kats Heaters
  • 120 Volt

Designed for coolant systems with up to an 18-qt capacity, this external tank heater circulates warm fluid to your engine block, heater core, and radiator in the cold. Allows cab to heat up faster, creates easier start-ups, and prevents frozen hoses.


Features:

  • Circulating tank heater preheats your engine block, heater core, and radiator in cold temperatures by heating coolant and circulating warm coolant throughout the system
    • Allows cab to heat up and defrost faster
    • Keeps hoses from freezing
    • Assists with smoother start-ups
  • Thermosiphon ensures that warm coolant is circulated throughout
  • Internal thermostat automatically shuts heater off at 175 F to prevent overheating
    • Allows safe operation overnight
  • Die-cast zinc tank is impact and corrosion resistant
    • Assists the flow of coolant with a tapered neck
  • 5' Long cord can be routed through your grille
    • Plugs into a standard 120-volt AC outlet or extension cord with 3-prong plug
  • 6 Hose clamps, 1 Y-tube, 1 hose fitting, and mounting bracket included
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Application: cooling systems with up to 18 quarts of fluid
  • Wattage: 850 watts
  • Amperage: 7 amps
  • Tank dimensions:
    • Length: 7-1/2"
    • Outer diameter: 2-1/2"
  • Inlet/outlet dimensions:
    • Length: 1-1/4"
    • Outer diameter: 5/8"
  • 1-Year limited warranty


Notes:

  • Do not use this heater with a 100-percent antifreeze solution.
  • Do not start your engine with the heater plugged in.

Benefits of a Heated Engine

Start your engine easier and warm your cab faster in cold weather with this circulating tank heater. Heating your engine coolant keeps it from thickening and freezing, resulting in more reliable start-ups and smoother operation altogether. It also lessens the workload and extends the life of your vehicle's battery. And because starting your engine when it's warm creates less condensation in the engine block than starting it when it's cold, your engine will get better initial fuel vaporization, which causes fewer emissions and less pollution.


Circulating Tank Heater

This external tank heater connects to both your heater core hose and engine block drain as an effective way to heat your whole coolant system. The heated coolant pushes the cold coolant through the engine block, heater core, and radiator, and then thermosiphons it back to the heater. The heater's internal thermostat automatically shuts the heater off at 175 degrees Fahrenheit to keep the coolant at an optimal temperature, which allows it to heat safely overnight. As a result, your coolant system will be preheated for a smooth startup, your cab will heat and defrost faster, and you won't have to worry about frozen hoses.


Installation

The included fitting lets you attach this system to your engine block drain. If there is no drain in your engine block, then you can use a lower radiator hose connector (sold separately) to splice into your lower radiator hose instead. The included Y-shaped tube will connect the tank to the heater core hose that leads to your engine block, water pump, or manifold, depending on your application.


For the thermosiphon to work correctly, the tank must be positioned vertically. Use the included mounting bracket to secure the tank to your vehicle's frame rail, fender, or firewall. Once the tank is mounted and all lines are properly connected, run the power cord out through your grille so that it can be plugged into a 120-volt outlet or extension cord.



13080 Kat's Heaters Thermostatically Controlled Circulating External Tank Engine Heater - 120 Volt - Up to 18 Quarts

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Customer Reviews

Kat's Heaters Thermostatically Controlled Circulating Tank Heater - 120V - 850 Watts - KH13080

Average Customer Rating:  4.4 out of 5 stars   (8 Customer Reviews)

Designed for coolant systems with up to an 18-qt capacity, this external tank heater circulates warm fluid to your engine block, heater core, and radiator in the cold. Allows cab to heat up faster, creates easier start-ups, and prevents frozen hoses.

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Works great. I installed it in my 1989 BJ75 Toyota LandCruiser (4-cyl diesel) and plug it into a wifi-programable outlet. It comes on about an hour before I start the truck and when I go out to start it, it fires right up, no glow-screen and idles smooth. Without the pre-heat of the coolant, it would cough, chug and smoke a lot worse.




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Here is a photo of the engine warmer installed in a 1996 CK-3500 Chey Silverado 1 ton crew cab - Vortex 350 V8 engine.

I had already installed one of these, so it was a bit easier this time around. It is a very tight fit, but worth the effort because it really makes a world of difference starting the engine out here in the Wyoming winters.

Because I am a Fireman, the need for me to just go when called is paramount, and this unit makes that possible even when the temps are below zero.

Thank you for having these available, the auto parts store where I bought the last one no longer stocked them. I am very pleased that it came right to our ranch via UPS too. This makes life so much easier.

The website, the availability, the price and the shipping were all amazing.

I will let everyone know about your company.

All the way around,... 5 STARS !

Thank you very much.


Comments
Still works great. Also know that I took the other unit apart and discovered the electrical contact points were corroded, so I cleaned them and now it is working fine also. Thank you for this very reliable and sturdy product. I will buy more of them as needed and I already tell other mechanics about them.
Frederick G - 01/06/2019


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Just what I was looking for. Thank you.




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I am not using this product because my owners Manuel says not to use this type of heater.




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cant rate it yet only received it yesterday should solve my slow heatup problem giving it a 5 star because you are an honest co. I'm sure it will fix my slow warm up.




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Diana provided excellent customer service and we received our part ahead of schedule. We’ll be back!!




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will install later, delivery was quick




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  • Installation of Circulating Tank Heater on 2008 Nissan Frontier
    I reached out to a representative of Kat's Heaters who said that all the needed parts to install the Kat's Heaters Thermostatically Controlled Circulating Tank Heater # KH13080 on your 2008 Nissan Frontier are included. The heater hose on your Frontier will be either 5/8" or 3/4" and you will use the Y adapter to splice into that hose; the adapter will fit both. It will also include a 1/4" metal adapter and it will fit into the engine block drain plug hole where you will connect the return...
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  • Recommended Tank Heater for Ford 545D Tractor with 11 Quart Cooling Capacity
    For your Ford 545D Loader Tractor, I recommend looking at the Kat's Heaters Thermostatically Controlled Tank Heater # KH13080. This 850 Watt unit is designed for cooling systems that have up to 18 quarts of fluid, so it should work nicely with your 11 quart system. The tank itself measures 7-1/2 inches long and has an outer diameter of 2-1/2 inches. This will do a great job of circulating warm fluid to your engine block, heater core, and radiator in the cold.
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  • Coolant Temperature When Using Kat's Circulating Heater # KH13080 in 2006 Nissan Frontier
    According to my contact at Kat's Heaters their Circulating Heater # KH13080 for your 2006 Nissan Frontier will operate continuously until your coolant reaches a temperature of at least 150 degrees Fahrenheit. This kit includes the requires mounting hardware.
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  • Is Kat's Engine Block Heater for 2008 Chevy Cobalt Difficult to Install
    Since difficulty is mostly subjective, I cut out and added on this page the instructions to the Kat's Heaters Custom Engine Block Heater - Frost Plug Style # KH11405 that fits your 2008 Chevy Cobalt with a 2.0L I4 Engine (it fits the '07 as well). What I can say is that the installation of the heater is not overly involved in regards to the amount of steps needed and is something that people will be able to do if they give it a shot.
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