The Universal Preheater is a new kind of pre heater. It is a thin, flexible
heating pad that provides even, gentle heating to engine oil, hydraulic fluid,
transmission oil, water, etc.
Heat from Pre-Heater conducts quickly through the metal body of a fluid vessel
to provide a wide heating area and rapidly heat the fluid supply without burning
The preheater mounts to the outside of an oil pan (or storage tank, reservoir...) And
it has no coils to clog or fail.
It warms and holds engine oil at summer-like (LWD) or near engine operating
temperatures (HWD) for easier starting and instant oil pressure even in sub-zero
The pre-heater uses less power when compared to conventional block heaters. Often,
from one to two-thirds less!
Simple installation - does not invade any systems, nor does it require cutting
any holes, welding, etc. Most installations are completed in less than an
hour. Permanently mounts to the outside of a engine oil pan (or storage tank,
hydraulic reservoir, transmission housing, gearbox, water tank, etc). Ideally,
the preheater is installed at the bottom of the fluid vessel to be heated
because heat rises, however, the preheater can also be installed on the side
of the fluid vessel (below the level of the fluid).
Every LWD Universal preheater carries a three year warranty. Every HWD Universal
pre heater carries a six month warranty.
Yes. If only one Universal does not provide enough heat, and as long as there is enough open area on the vessels surface. Also keep in mind that the Universal operates best on the bottom of a vessel.
What do I get when I order a Universal Preheater?
Universal LWD & HWD Preheater kits include a 7 foot, three conductor electrical
cord with grounded plug, flexible ceramic insulation pad and RTV Adhesive. The
100LWD & LWD 12vdc Preheaters come with pigtail electrical leads, only. Ceramic
Insulation Pads and RTV Adhesive are available as options for the 100LWD & LWD
Universal Fuel Filter Preheater
The Universal Fuel Filter Pre heater
is a thin, flexible, silicone/fiberglass heating pad, that easily wraps around the
filter housing to maintain full contact and to evenly transmit heat to the filter
housing helping to avoid the risk of diesel fuel gelling.
Why choose Universal Preheaters?
The Universal is the preheater of choice.
UL approved (#E95403)
The HWD Preheaters allow rapid heating (to 76 degrees F from 0 degrees F or to 24 degrees C from
-17 degrees C) in the first hour without burning the oil and near operating temperatures
(150 degrees F to 200 degrees F or 65 degrees C to 94 degrees C) after 6 to 8 hours when sized as recommended.
Please note: HWD Preheaters will burnout if an airpocket is trapped between
the preheater and the fluid vessel housing (The LWD preheaters do not experience
the same condition).
The LWD Preheaters offer easier installation and slightly lower temperatures
in the same time period as the HWD Preheaters. The LWD Preheaters allow heating
from 0 degrees F (ambient temperature), to 50 degrees F in the first 60 minutes, and a maximum
temperature of 100 degrees F - 120 degrees F after 6 - 8 hours of heating, when sized as recommended.
Does not invade any systems, therefore: no leaks
An energy saver ceramic insulation pad enables the Universal to transfer
20% more heat while using 10% less electrical energy, and it helps protect
the heater in rough environments.
PEEL N' STICK adhesive backing permits faster installation and instant use.
Specifications are available for all applications.