Plugging Your Truck In

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Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Does plugging the truck into 120 keep the battery charged, or is it just a block heater?

Bobcat_Bob's Comment
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It depends on how it is set up, I'd ask your shop how they have it set.

Joseph I.'s Comment
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No it will not keep your batteries charged. It is only an engine block heater. If you have an inverter some have another plug in you can use to use off truck 120 to power your inverter or in truck comforts that require electricity.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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No it will not keep your batteries charged. It is only an engine block heater. If you have an inverter some have another plug in you can use to use off truck 120 to power your inverter or in truck comforts that require electricity.

You are correct, Patrick confirmed our trucks only have a block heater.

Drew Oswalt's Comment
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Do all trucks have a block heater? Or does it depend on the company? Also, where does it plug into the truck?

PackRat's Comment
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Do all trucks have a block heater? Or does it depend on the company? Also, where does it plug into the truck?

No, depends on the company and geographic area.

Usually, there is a plug just below the driver's door, above the step.

Susan D. 's Comment
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Monevhas 2 plugs.. one for a block heater and another one for running electrical goodies without idling or running down the batteries.

Drew Oswalt's Comment
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Looked around and saw mine has a space for a plug below my door. But I did notice OptiIdle handles "cold weather engine warming." Plus it goes into "battery mode" (charge up the batteries) when OptiIdle is activated.

Grumpy Old Man's Comment
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Looked around and saw mine has a space for a plug below my door. But I did notice OptiIdle handles "cold weather engine warming." Plus it goes into "battery mode" (charge up the batteries) when OptiIdle is activated.

Correct. I was looking for a way to keep my batteries charged while parked at home without idling.

Mainly because I’m too lazy to clean out my fridge every week or so.

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