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Old 23rd-July-2011, 15:53
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I have seen on Ebay 300w electric heaters has anyone tried these. I know the 150w dashboard mounted ones are useless.
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Old 23rd-July-2011, 16:08
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I have seen on Ebay 300w electric heaters has anyone tried these. I know the 150w dashboard mounted ones are useless.
got a link?

I have one of these in mine as a back up unit and to defrost my windscreen quickly.



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Old 23rd-July-2011, 16:47
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Be careful as that unit requires 25amps.

The average cig lighter is only rated at 20amps which means a maximum of 240watts unit. That said, a sepaerate cable and fuse could easily be put in.
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Old 23rd-July-2011, 18:16
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Ratty, are these good? as I was thinking of getting one for mine as it has no heater box at all (71 lwt truck cab). I can cope in the summer but winter will be a different story

No issues in running a new cable from the battery with an isolator and fuse on it
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Old 23rd-July-2011, 18:34
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Be careful as that unit requires 25amps.

The average cig lighter is only rated at 20amps which means a maximum of 240watts unit. That said, a sepaerate cable and fuse could easily be put in.
Mine came with ring connectors on it

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Ratty, are these good? as I was thinking of getting one for mine as it has no heater box at all (71 lwt truck cab). I can cope in the summer but winter will be a different story

No issues in running a new cable from the battery with an isolator and fuse on it
In -5 to -15 deg C temps my landys standard heateris just about acceptable when moving. It struggles to blow out even luke warm air if it's on tickover although it

The leccy heater takes a little while to heat up the inside of my landy from 'icebox' status but once it gets up to temp it's capable of keeping it warm. It does make a big difference in de-icing my windscreen too.

I had it mounted behind the front seats and pointing at my windscreen on my previous 110. It could defrost the screen in just a few minutes.

On my current 110 it's located behind the second row seats so doesn't defrost the windscreen anywhere near as fast.

Instead of heating the screen to defrost it as it used to with my previous 110, it heats the interior of my landy which in turn gradually defrosts all the landys windows. Coupled with the standard heater it does make a big difference though.
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Old 23rd-July-2011, 21:44
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you may be better off with a webasto type night heater in the alps mate.
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Old 24th-July-2011, 08:24
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Hi Ratty, that's the one I was looking at. Are they any good? I have seen them on Ebay for about 79/80.
Oh, just seen the rest of your comment. I take it you think they are a worth while investment then. I have the same problem, my Landy takes ages to warm up and when it is really cold ( -12 to -18 here) Heat only starts to come out of the heaters when I arrive to where I am going. I am going to fit a Kenlowe fan and remove the Viscos one, I am hoping that might help also.
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Old 24th-July-2011, 08:31
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Hi Bigsi, I have looked at Webasto heaters but they seem very expensive and more complicated to fit as you need an exhaust vent and a link up to the diesel fuel tank. Finding somewhere to fit it is also a bit of a problem as you need air to circulate. I have a Webasto heater fitted in my Sprinter van. You have more room to play around in there. That one cost over a grand. I was hoping these electric ones for about 75/80 might do the job.
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Old 24th-July-2011, 08:37
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I am just wandering if my Alternator will cope with one of these electric heaters and the two 100w spots I have on the front?
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its your thermostat not fan that controls warm up ,electric fan heaters arent much cop,there a lot of energy needed to produce heat fuel burning one is the only real way
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