1988 - Volume #12, Issue #1, Page #11[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Retractable Cord for Engine Block HeatersHere's a new product that can solve a common "north country" winter problem: not having your extension cord when you need it to operate your vehicle's head-bolt heater.
The new Power-Cord is a retractable extension cord on a reel mounted under the hood of your car or pickup. You plug it into the vehicle's head-bolt heater.
Power-Cord consists of a reel and 17 ft. long cord encased in a metal housing and mounted on a fender well under the hood. The cord, which stays flexible in sub-zero weather, extends through the grille. A small ball stop behind the plug keeps it outside the grille.
"You can install the device in less than 15 minutes,"says Bruce Christenson, of Bottineau, N. Dak., the inventor. "It doesn't take any special wiring. You simply plug the engine block heater cord into the reel. With the cord under the hood, it's always there when you need it and it's less apt to get stolen."
Sells for $34.95. A larger models for trucks with 30 ft. of heavier cord will be available soon.
For more information, contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Northland Products, Box 196, Bottineau, N. Dak. 58316 (ph 701 263-44506).
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