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Old 11-09-2015, 08:35 PM
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Does anyone have experience with those little heater/defrosters that plug into the cigarette lighter?
My Rover has no provision for defroster ducts due to modifications by me. There is a shelf just below the windshield where I could mount those small ceramic heater/ defrosters.
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Old 11-09-2015, 09:14 PM
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Don't guess I've ever seen one.
Do you think you'll ever need a defroster in the Balmy state of Mn.?
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Old 11-09-2015, 09:18 PM
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I have tried one once, I live near chicago where it gets cold just like where you live....DON'T PUT IT CLOSE TO THE WINDSHIELD IN THE COLD WEATHER!! ...My windshield exploded! the ceramic heats up so fast it expands the glass. that's what I was told?
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Old 11-09-2015, 10:56 PM
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Hair dryer plugged into an inverter.
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Old 11-09-2015, 11:08 PM
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My heater core went out in my 02 chevy and I have 2 of the heaters. They will pop a fuse in a heart beat. lol I ran a new wire and cig connector and can run both at the same time now.
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How much heat do they put out sneakysnake? I was thinking about getting one temporarily for my car until I get a heat-AC unit. Wouldn't have to heat the entire car toasty, just something to cut the chill a bit....
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Old 11-10-2015, 05:22 AM
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I got one of those small heater boxes from Speedway and have been thinking of adding a defroster duct. Overkill maybe for down here but moisture is always present and a foggy windshield happens sometimes. I was thinking that just a length of rubber hose(like heater hose) with some sort of fabricated bracket to attach to the heater and a choice of positions the rubber would allow could be a fix. Defrosters really don't need alot of of air movement as long as the air is warm, the glass will clear pretty quickly.
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How much heat do they put out sneakysnake? I was thinking about getting one temporarily for my car until I get a heat-AC unit. Wouldn't have to heat the entire car toasty, just something to cut the chill a bit....
I'm running 2 like this, they put out enough to keep the drivers side window clear and I set the other blowing on my legs. They wont put out enough heat to run you out but do help and help defrost. They will pull about 15 amps so they tend to pop the fuses on standard cig circuit
http://www.amazon.com/Roadpro-12V-He.../dp/B000IXTGHW

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Old 11-10-2015, 12:50 PM
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I tried a HF one and it popped fuses almost automatically. I never rewired the lighter so i have it sitting on the shelf. Some others i know said the heat was limited but better than nothing. Just my experience.
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