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post #10 of Old 03-31-2012
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Re: Where can I get a 12V timer switch?

Why would you want it on a timer?
Unless you are seriously sub-zero for extended periods, there really is no need for proplonged or timed use on a pan heater- besides, since most spring timers have only an hour duration, if you will be gone from the boat for any length of time, the timer is almost useless.If you want a warm pan for ease of starting, simply plug your heater in before starting, while you are prepping the boat for departure.
If you are aboartd, and want to periodically warm up the oil for whatever reason, what I would do is set my watch, my alarm clock, the alarm on my laptop, whatever, plug in the heater, and when the alarm goes off unplug it. Done. For free.

Or just solve the whole problem by rolling Baffin Island style- start your motor in October. Don't shut it off until May.

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