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Awesome product, works better than I'd imagined.......
on January 5, 2017
I'll start by stating that I have a 500CCA (cold cranking amp) battery when it's recommended I use a 770CCA battery, that's way too weak for my car but all that I could afford at the time.
I live in northern Minnesota (Bemidji area) and should have bought one of these long ago, keeping a car/truck battery warm during the winter will surely extend its life. I've owned it only 2 weeks but we've had everything from 30F all the way down to -25F tonight, I plugged in the battery wrap overnight and tried a test start at 0F that morning, my car ('99 Buick 3.8liter V6) started like it was a summer day, next was a -11F night & I tried that start @ -11F, it turned over in less than a second but not quite as quickly/easily as the first test.
Okay, tonight was going to be the real test in my mind, we were slated to have -25F and did, I let my car (which is always parked outside) sit in that cold for 4 straight hours before giving it a try, the interior lights were bright when I opened the car door and when I turned over the engine it took about 2 seconds to start, very understandable in that brutal cold, I'm VERY impressed with Kat's product.
I'm sure that we'll see some -35/40F yet this winter, the battery wrap will be plugged in to keep it warm, but I doubt I'll try a test start as firing up an engine in those extreme temps can ruin engine belts, and tough on pulleys/bearings etc. The battery blanket will help to keep a charge on my battery, I'll be using it any time the temperature drops below 25F or so.
And it was EASY to install.
I'd give this item a 10 Star rating if I could.......