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Anyone using these block heater controllers yet?

Discussion in 'CONTROL-X2 Block Heater Controller Forum' started by Philbilly2, Nov 30, 2015.

  1. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,594

    Appears to be a new discussion area here.


    I checked out the web site, $200 a pop. Might take a bit of time to recoup the cost, but decent idea.
     
  2. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,525

    Never heard of them, might need investigation
     
  3. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,594

    You buy it... I'll try it... sound good? Thumbs Up
     
  4. ELEproducts.com

    ELEproducts.com Inactive
    Messages: 7

    Hello.

    For a limited time, ELEproducts.com will be offering the CONTROL-X2 @ $155.00. This is a 27% savings. This is a real product with a real warranty. Limit one CONTROL-X2 per customer. This special incentive is intended to allow customers to assess the product and its potential value.

    Navigate to ELEproducts.com and click the BuyNow red button.

    Thanks,
    Shawn
     
  5. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,594

    If you need a couple of guys to test them for free, Pat and I would be happy to help! :laughing:
     
  6. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,594

    What is the amp load that they can handle? Possible to plug 2 machines in the same lot into one unit?
     
  7. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,256

    To get valid test results a couple units should be tested in an semi-arid climate at altitude.....Thumbs Up
     
  8. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,866

    Link???????
     
  9. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
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    Last edited: Nov 30, 2015
  10. Triple L

    Triple L PlowSite Fanatic
    from Canada
    Messages: 5,988

    Pretty sure crappy tire sells a noma one that is timer based but only kicks in below -10... pretty much the same concept for $30 or 1/5 the price...
     
  11. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,525

    I thought it was some high tech gizzo that had Bluetooth/app/ telecommunications. Kind of like my Dewalt batteries.

    I personally haven't used a plug in heater in years in fear of the truck not starting....once in a while I'll plug if its still snowing and going out for clean ups. I helps melt the icey glass faster, besides I have a Home depot 20 dollar programmable timer I can use.
     
  12. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,167

    When I was younger I lived in an apartment at work and had to open up the transfer site on Sat mornings at 7 am. I would plug the backhoe in when I came home from the bar at 2 or 3am.
    Technology...
     
  13. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,866

    Similar to my technology.

    When we are finished plowing, we plug the trucks in. No timer to go bad. Only thing that might fail is if the circuit trips.

    Does it cost more? Yes, but it's cheap insurance.
     
  14. ELEproducts.com

    ELEproducts.com Inactive
    Messages: 7

    Hello,

    We have posted a picture on Facebook of a typical fleet installation site, using the CONTROL-X2 controllers.

    Thanks,
    Shawn
     
  15. Philbilly2

    Philbilly2 2000 Club Member
    Messages: 2,594

    Some of us are not cool enough to be on the facebook... :cry:
     
  16. Mark Oomkes

    Mark Oomkes PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 10,866

    Lol, I was waiting for that.

    I was just starting to look at it when the stupid thing popped up asking to do whatever.
     
  17. Mr.Markus

    Mr.Markus PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 5,167

    Plowsite is my Facepalm...
     
    Last edited: Dec 3, 2015
  18. 1olddogtwo

    1olddogtwo PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,525

    Too many potstirs on Facebook for me
     
  19. BUFF

    BUFF PlowSite Fanatic
    from FR NoCo
    Messages: 7,256

    That's why I don't have the Facebook..........
     
  20. jhall22guitar

    jhall22guitar PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,044

    They get the quick "delete from friends". Thumbs Up

    I never knew how many idiots I went to high school with until the current election.


    Back on topic, why not just do as others have said and plug it in when you get home/to the shop? As someone said its a good insurance that it will be ready to go.