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sammyk


Joined: Feb 2, 2006
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Ariens Hand Warmers and electrical equipment
Original Message   Feb 2, 2006 12:48 pm
Well, I just purchased a Ariens 926LE for $630. It was a toss-up between that and the 11hp model with handwarmers and remote differential. BUT, it was a $200+ difference, so I went with a little inconvenience.

My question is about the electrical system on these machines. The 11hp and 13hp power both a light and hand-warmers, whereas the 9hp doesn't have handwarmers. I know that the warmers are not an Ariens accessory option, but if the 9hp electrical system can handle it, I want to wire in a pair of electric gloves that I own.

Does anyone know what kind of power the warmers draw or if the system can handle adding this in?  My gloves are 12VDC and draw 22 watts.

Thanks for the great site!

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faithfulFrank


He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep
to gain what he cannot lose....


Location: Batavia, N.Y.
Joined: Jan 20, 2004
Points: 1067

Re: Ariens Hand Warmers and electrical equipment
Reply #17   Feb 12, 2006 11:54 am
I have handwarmer grips on my 2004/2005 1332DLE...bought new last year.
I have never even used them.
I wonder if I could wire an auxilary light with that power instead and mount that extra light on the top of my snowcab?
I'd probably never do it, but was just wondering.  It would be nice to have an extra light shining from on the top of the snowcab frame.


Snowmann, Good to hear from you. We appreciate the expert advice.....don't see you much at the other place....

Frank D.

Ariens 1332DLE Pro, Exmark 52" HP ZTR, Gardian Generac generator, Shindiawa T230  Excell/Honda PW, Craftsman rototiller, Favorite IPE- My Mac + Ipod- No Windoze for me!
Snowmann


Joined: Dec 3, 2003
Points: 494

Re: Ariens Hand Warmers and electrical equipment
Reply #18   Feb 12, 2006 12:10 pm
BBgarage wrote:
Is there any free spot to attatch another coil that would work alongside to existing one, allowing the magnets to remain in place?

BBgarage,

I'm not too intimate with the workings of the alternators, however I doubt you could just add another coil. Some of the people on this forum that have torn down the engines often would have a more positive indication than I.

Frank,

The AC circuit on your unit has 5 amps at 12V (actually this is probably more like @ 12.8-14 volts). Your 3 amp DC circuit you don't want to touch without worrying about your battery charging. The light you have is an incandescent 1156 automtive bult with something like 22W or so of draw. If you do not use your handwarmers, you have in the nieghborhood of 40 watts left over to power another light. The handwarmer take 2.5 amps (~30 watts) so if you keep your light wattage low (the current halogens used on the Tecumseh engine models is 15W) you may just have enough AC power to run handwarmers and both lights. The only way to tell for sure would be to try it.

faithfulFrank


He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep
to gain what he cannot lose....


Location: Batavia, N.Y.
Joined: Jan 20, 2004
Points: 1067

Re: Ariens Hand Warmers and electrical equipment
Reply #19   Feb 12, 2006 4:15 pm
Thank you Paul..!
I appreciate the time you take to help us all.......one of the many reasons I bought an Ariens!

Frank D.

Ariens 1332DLE Pro, Exmark 52" HP ZTR, Gardian Generac generator, Shindiawa T230  Excell/Honda PW, Craftsman rototiller, Favorite IPE- My Mac + Ipod- No Windoze for me!
Garandman


Location: South Boston, MA
Joined: Mar 10, 2005
Points: 341

Re: Ariens Hand Warmers and electrical equipment
Reply #20   Feb 12, 2006 7:36 pm
ntrtouch wrote:
Hand warmers?  Are you kidding me?   Just put a pair of gloves on, all set.   Talk about a nice and cheap option!!!!

I used some gauntleted goretex gloves today and they worked great.
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