3 Tips to Keep Your Vehicle Engine Warm in -50C Arctic Weather

VoltSafe Blog Team – December 9, 2022

Ditch that old outdoor extension cord for a VoltSafe Winter to your keep your engine from freezing.

We’ve all been there. It’s so cold you think you spotted a polar bear outside your window, but you soon realize it’s just a misshaped snowman. Most of us take shelter in our warm homes when the temperature drops. In some areas of the country, it can get as cold as -50C. Unless you have a heated garage, chances are your vehicle will be stuck outdoors, destined to turn into a block of ice. So how do you keep your car running in frigid temperatures?  We have some simple tips:

#1)  Use A Block Heater
Block heaters are the best way to keep your engine warm. The type of block heater and power you will require to warm your engine will depend on the type of vehicle you own and how cold it gets in your city or town. Block heaters warm up the oil which lubricates the engine and parts so that starting up your vehicle and running it is easy and cost-efficient.


#2)  Use Arctic-Rated Power Cords
Connecting your block heater to an electrical cord that can withstand these temperatures is important, as not all electrical cords are made the same way. Arctic rated cords are manufactured to withstand sub-zero temperatures. The material used on the VoltSafe Winter Magnetic Block Heater Plug keeps the cord flexible.


#3)  Keep the Power Flowing
It’s best NOT to use a timer or schedule the power to come on when temperatures drop below -35C. By leaving the power running, the electrical current flowing through the cord keeps the cord warm and keeps power flowing to your block heater so you can be worry-free about getting to work on time. VoltSafe Winter has been tested and rated to work in temperatures down to -50C.


With these 3 things in mind, you will keep your vehicle running even on the coldest of days. Visit VoltsafeWinter.com to learn more about this magical prongless magnetic extension cord.


About VoltSafe Inc.

Fearless creators, obsessed with progress, VoltSafe Inc. is changing the way people connect to power. Headquartered in Vancouver, BC, the Canadian tech startup has reinvented the electrical plug by eliminating prongs, adding magnets and an “electrical fingerprint”. Using patented technology, VoltSafe has created the world’s safest, simplest, and smartest plug design since electricity came into homes more than 140 years ago. In 2018, VoltSafe successfully pitched on CBC’s Dragons’ Den, receiving three offers above ask and won the BC Cleantech Newcomer award at GLOBE Cleantech 2020 along with other accolades to date. The company’s first certified product to market, VoltSafe Winter (a magnetic extension cord for engine block heaters), is on store shelves in numerous big box retailers across Canada and the USA. The company’s product pipeline includes magnetic plug replacement solutions for household, commercial, industrial, marine, electric and autonomous vehicles, emergency services, data centres and more.