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Re: Will 12v heater work?

Tue Nov 29, 2016 10:56 am

Locker wrote:So the voltage system i same - consequently, it will work!
Because a 12 volt, 100 watt heater will warm your tush (which is already internally heated to around 98 degrees) therefore it stands to reason that it will also defrost your windshield (which is much larger than your tush and only at 30 degrees or so) is quite an assumption . . . . and one which has already been proven false by many of us who actually tried doing it

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Re: Will 12v heater work?

Tue Nov 29, 2016 1:47 pm

Indeed- the 12V 'defroster' blowers are nigh useless. Something I've learned from my primitive EV conversions is that a steady stream of unconditioned outside air blown against the windshield will prevent fogging, but will not clear it very well, at least in the Northwet climate here around Seattle. So turn on the fan when you get in. That ounce of effort prevents a pound of cure.
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Re: Will 12v heater work?

Thu Aug 31, 2017 1:14 am

PV1 wrote:Heating a car full of air is a world of difference from a heated seat. A heated seat only needs to be a few degrees above skin temperature to feel warm, whereas a cabin heater has to heat the air up 30-70 degrees F depending on ambient temperature.

The human body produces 80-100 watts of heat on average. Two people in the car provide 160-200 watts of heat. The stock cabin heater is 5,000 watts.

Locker, welcome to the forum, but keep in mind that linking a product in the first post is a good way to get marked as spam. Since your post and link are both on topic, we'll ignore it.

Oh. Okay. Sry for that! And thaks for advice.

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Re: Will 12v heater work?

Thu Aug 31, 2017 5:30 am

That's OK.

Time to start thinking about this again for some folks. Winter is on its way.
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