ProTek RC "Blue Flame" DC Nitro Engine Heater

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This is the ProTek R/C "Blue Flame" DC Nitro Engine Heater. The “Blue Flame” Engine Heater utilizes technology similar to that used by Formula 1, Indy Car and NASCAR racing teams to properly and safely pre-heat your nitro engine in 10 minutes to 140-160°F or 60-70°C. *Actual engine temperature and heating times may vary slightly based on power source and ambient temperature variances.

The ProTek R/C “Blue Flame” Engine Heater will pre-heat the critical internal parts of your nitro engine resulting in reduced wear and unnecessary stresses on critical internal parts including the crankshaft, connecting rod, piston and sleeve. Pre-heated engines also start-up smoother, easier, and reduce stresses on starter boxes. Fuel consumption is also reduced due to shorter on-track warm-up times. The engine heater is also perfect for new or newly rebuilt nitro engines due to the heating processes temporary reduction of mechanical "pinch" allowing for easier and safer start-ups.

 

Features:

  • 10 minute safety timer turns heater off automatically.
  • Built-in temperature sensor to control heater power output.
  • LED indicates status of engine heater.
  • 12V DC power source compatible with low voltage cutoff.
  • Fire- and heat-resistant adjustable cover.
  • Fits all .19-.26 nitro engines.
  • Small, lightweight, and compact for quick and easy storage.
  • High-efficiency heat transfer design.
  • Access port allows you to start and monitor your engine temperature without the need to remove heater.

Recommended Batteries:

  • ECP-LP-2200-3S30: EcoPower "Electron" 3S Li-Poly 30C Battery Pack (11.1V/2200mAh)
  • ECP-LPS-4100-3S35: EcoPower "Electron" 3S Li-Poly 35C Battery Pack  (11.1V/4100mAh)
  • PTK-5150: ProTek R/C 3S "Supreme Power" Li-Poly 35C Battery Pack (11.1V/2200mAh)

Specifications:
Input Voltage: 12 Volt DC
Connector: T-Style
Heating Power:
90 Watt
Heating Time: Approx. 10 Minutes
Low Voltage Cutoff: 9-10 Volts
Net Weight: 65g
LED Indicator:

  • Heating: Red LED Remains Lit
  • Low Voltage: Red LED Blinks

Dimensions:

  • Diameter: 63mm
  • Height: 50mm

Heating Temperature: Approx. 140°-160°F (60°-70°C) *Actual engine temperature and heating times may vary slightly based on power source and ambient temperature variances.

ProTek R/C is an AMain.com brand.

This product was added to our catalog on December 2, 2014.

Jason Fisher
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Dec 10 2014 (about a year ago)
ProTek RC "Blue Flame" DC Nitro Engine Heater
Great engine heater. I like the fact it has a low volt cutoff to protect lipo packs. Works great with 3s lipo and a 12v power supply.
Austin Blair
Wednesday, Dec 10 2014 (about a year ago)
ProTek RC "Blue Flame" DC Nitro Engine Heater
This thing is awesome. It makes breaking in engines much easier and reduces stress on engines from cold starts. Plus you can use a 3 cell lipo to make it portable.
Paul Estrada
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Nov 23 2016 (1 week ago)
ProTek RC "Blue Flame" DC Nitro Engine Heater
This protek rc blue flame does the job! Can heat up my engine in 10 mins for my desired temp for my engine, if you're looking for an engine heater look no more, cheapest among other heaters and reliable! I highly recommend this thingy!
Jason Johnson
Verified Owner
Wednesday, Jul 8 2015 (about a year ago)
ProTek RC "Blue Flame" DC Nitro Engine Heater
Bought one of these to replace the hi-temp gun I was using to preheat my motor, and I was seriously impressed. Although disappointed that I didn't realize this was a battery operated heater, I bought a LiPo for this. Within a minute this thing is up to temp, one cycle and the motor is at 170.
Phillip Sanders
Verified Owner
Monday, Apr 6 2015 (about a year ago)
ProTek RC "Blue Flame" DC Nitro Engine Heater
I bought on of these back in December, and used it for the first time in April to heat up a brand new motor that I was breaking in for the season. On the very first use, the heating element burned clear through to the outer cover. I didn't do anything special; I installed it per the istructions with an 11.1 volt battery. Don't know if I got a bad unit, but definitely wasn't expecting that especially on the FIRST use. Of course, with the 90 day warranty, I was dead in the water on getting it replaced. Don't think I'll be buying another one of these.
Derrick James
Monday, Mar 9 2015 (about a year ago)
ProTek RC "Blue Flame" DC Nitro Engine Heater
Works as advertised and I can usually get 6-8 cycles out of a single charge on my 3S LiPo. The unit is very handy for taking to pit row. On cold nights (30-45 degrees), I have to hit the power button a second time to bring the engine up to temp, but that is not too big of a deal. It's nice that there is an LED on the unit to let you know it's heating. I usually always hit the power button any time that I see the LED is off. After using an engine heater like the Blue Flame I wouldn't ever run an engine again without a heater.
Robert Mayton
Verified Owner
Friday, Mar 6 2015 (about a year ago)
ProTek RC "Blue Flame" DC Nitro Engine Heater
This heater seems to be well built and I really like having a low voltage cutoff and a temp control. The heater gets my engine up to 170-180° in a cycle or two....and that is my one complaint. Its a big COMPLAINT though. I DO NOT like the ten minute timer. There is no audible warning that the heater has turned off, and no way to adjust the timer to a longer duration. I do not want to babysit my car, just to be sure that my heater is still on and my engine is not getting cold again. I would not buy this product again, due to the timer.