The Power Badger’s patented function is a major leap forward in energy savings and reliable cold weather vehicle starting.
Here’s how it works: Simply set your desired “Ready Time” and the Power Badger™ does the rest. By controlling the block heater (or pad heater/s) installed on your engine, the vehicle will be ready to start at your desired “Ready Time” using the minimum amount of power necessary.
The Power Badger was specifically engineered to function in extreme cold, snowy, icy and wet conditions. The unit’s rugged, water resistant design is intended to endure years in harsh northern environments, offering continually flawless performance, year after year.
Until now engine heaters were inefficient, uncontrolled energy wasters. Most engine block heaters use energy all the time (as soon as they are plugged in). The majority of people simply plug in their heater when the get home and let it run constantly, all night long, often wasting 500-1500 watts of power per hour. That’s $1.15-$5.45 of wasted energy per day (depending on your heater wattage, climate and local power rates). In cases like these, the Power Badger™ could pay for itself (in energy savings) in less than one season’s use, and will almost always pay for itself within 2 seasons use.
Use the Savings Estimator below to see how much you could start saving with the Power Badger!
The Power Badger has two selectable active control modes:
Below explains what the device is doing during each of these modes:
Timed Ready Mode:
Example; if the controller is set with a “Ready Time” of 6:00am and 2 hours are selected for “maintain after ready”, then the engine would be ready to start at 6:00am and then remain ready until 8:00am. Once the user selected amount of hours to maintain after ready has elapsed, the unit will shut off the heater and ready itself for the next programmed event.
The Power Badger’s factory settings will not allow heating to begin if the sensed temperature is at or above 40°F (5°C).
Maintain Ready Mode:
The Power Badger’s programming begins a duty cycle calculation at 39°F (4°C) and colder. As the temperature drops, the Power Badger will increase the duty cycle, until it is at 100% (which happens at -22°F / -30°C and colder). No cycle “on time” will be assigned at temperatures above 39°F (4°C).