Rob Posted February 17, 2021 Share Posted February 17, 2021 Decided last evening to plug my R-612ST as it was going to be well below zero. Turned out it only got to minus five degrees. When it was minus two degrees this morning I jumped up in the truck, turned the key and it roared to life as if it were 90 degrees outside. Deciding to let it run for a few minutes to warm, I went to the front of the truck to unplug the cord and noticed smoke coming from the receptacle in the headlamp panel. A good heavy 12ga power cord too. No damage to the truck but if it would have went much longer, it could have been a problem. The cord was plugged into a GFIC which did not trip so not a direct short for certain. I'll get a photo of the cord receptacle when back out to the shop as didn't have my phone with me at the time. I'll have to meter that heater element as it's never been a problem in the past but this could have been catastrophic had I not noticed it. Quote Plodding along with no job nor practical application for my existence, but still trying to fix what's broke. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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