Frequently Asked Questions
1. How many BTUs does True North generate?
At 1500 W, True North can generate 5125 BTUs.
2. What is the Amp draw on the freeze setting and 600 W setting of the 9206 True North Heater?
HI – 1500 W – 12.5 Amps MED – 900 W – 8.5 Amps Low – 600 W – 4.5 Amps The freeze setting on the heater can be used on all the different settings (Hi, Med, and Low) and would use the same Amps. The Anti-Freeze setting is a completely separate operation. You turn it to the Anti-Freeze snowflake on the thermostat control knob and then you can turn the fan to any setting you want.
3. I just brought this heater and it stopped working. Why?
As a safety feature, True North contains two separate fuses that will safely shut the heater down in the event that it overheats. When the first fuse senses the heater starting to overheat, it will activate and shut the heater down. This fuse can be reset by un-plugging the unit and plugging it back in. The second fuse is a “one-time” fuse, which is meant to protect you against significant overheating. If this occurs, it will also activate and shut the heater down, but in this case the fuse cannot be re-set and the heater will have to be replaced.
4. Is it safe to use True North at 110V 50 Hz?
True North has only been tested by CSA and UL at 60 Hz, so we do not recommend use at any other frequency.
5. Can I get a replacement knob for my heater?
Replacement knobs are available if your True North heater was manufactured after May 2010. Please contact us for additional information.
6. What settings does it operate at?
The cabinet heater stays on constantly, and uses an automatic thermostat which maintains a proper operating climate, turning on at 55°F/13°C and off at 75°F/24°C.
7. Should the heater be unplugged when it is -30°C or colder?
Our engineering department recommends that you do not unplug the heater, as it’s actually designed to keep the temperature in small cabinets above freezing to protect electrical components from failing.
8. At what temperature does the heater turn on?
The Cabinet Heater turns on at 55°F or 13°C.
9. How many BTUs does the Cabinet Heater generate?
10. What kind of heating element does this have?
The heating element used is an open element.
11. What are the CFMs for both speeds on the Model 707 Chinook Fan?
The actual cubic foot per minute (CFM) of airflow is 138 CFM at the low speed, and 270 CFM at the high speed.
12. The manual for Chinook states the current draw (A) is 0.35. I assume that’s on high, what is it on low?
Actually, the current draw is 0.21 on low speed, and 0.27 on high speed. The measure of 0.35 stated in the manual is really the maximum draw that can occur when the fan is turned on.
13. Can you use Chinook in Europe?
Yes, the fan will work in Europe, but will spin much slower as North America uses 60 Hz AC electricity, while Europe uses 50 Hz.
14. Can the fan blade be replaced?
Replacement blades are available to purchase for certain models of the 707, it just depends on the power switch. If you require a white blade, and the fan has a rocker switch or a round variable speed turn knob, our current 707 blades fit. If you require a white blade, and the fan has a round, push button switch – unfortunately, we no longer manufacture a replacement blade for this model. If you require a blade for an older 707 on a chrome/metal U shaped stand attached to a suction cup – our 747/757 blades will fit.
15. The rubber feet on my fan’s stand need to be replaced. Can I purchase new feet?
Unfortunately, we do not offer the rubber feet as a replaceable part. One alternative do it yourself solution however, would be to use rubber pencil grips that can be found at an office supply store. Simply make a long, narrow cut down the rubber grip, and then wrap it around the metal stand on the fan.
16. How long will my Tiny Tornado run on battery?
Tiny Tornado runs on a single D cell battery so operating time will vary with the battery used. The operating current for 827 Tiny Tornado is 1.0 Amp, so for example, a Rayovac battery with 16AHr would allow the unit to operate for 16 hours. The fan will progressively slow down throughout that time however, so you should consider the usable time to be about 10-12 hours. If you are using a NiCad (rechargeable battery) the operating current would be 800 mA, and operating time on single charge would be 4 hours.
17. I’d like to buy a supply of rechargeable D cell NiCad batteries, but they only come in 1.2V power. Would these batteries be compatible with the fan?
Yes, rechargeable D cell batteries are compatible with the Tiny Tornado. However, because of the rechargeable battery’s lower output (1.2V), the fan will spin a little slower and provide less airflow. Also, a rechargeable NiCad battery will only last half the time of a regular battery, so you will want to have a spare on hand.
18. What is the motor Amp draw for Tiny Tornado?
The operating current for Tiny Tornado is 1.0 Amp, but if used with a rechargeable NiCad battery it would be 800mA.