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jacko

posted on 29/11/23 at 07:29 PM Reply With Quote
De-ice

Hi all
If I put a hand lamp say 100a in my car on the drive working would it keep the car windows de-iced
Graham

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gremlin1234

posted on 29/11/23 at 07:54 PM Reply With Quote
100a at mains would certainly heat a car, it is 24kw.
I suspect you mean 100w, and yes it would help. but I think the windscreen would still ice up on cold nights.

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Simon

posted on 29/11/23 at 07:56 PM Reply With Quote
Probably just put small fan heater in the car (on a timer). Or an infrared heater on wall facing car - might work
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adithorp

posted on 29/11/23 at 08:44 PM Reply With Quote
Not in an MK Indy
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cliftyhanger

posted on 29/11/23 at 09:24 PM Reply With Quote
In my leaky old Triumph Herald, I sat a 1kw fan heater on a box on the back seat, facing the windscreen. Popped it on 20 mins before I left home, all defrosted. That car had more ice inside than out....
I half wished I had fitted a "hot start" gizmo, so the engine would have been preheated and teh car heater would have defrosted the screen PDQ.

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JoelP

posted on 29/11/23 at 10:42 PM Reply With Quote
Much more efficient to use a 1kw heater before you set off.





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Mr Whippy

posted on 30/11/23 at 12:46 AM Reply With Quote
i just put ones of those plastic frost covers on at night, their around 5 and you can stick it in the boot for work if it looks like its going to snow. Works great and saves a fortune in de-icer.
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