12 volt ceramic heater questions?

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  1. 124fan

    124fan Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    I was wondering if anyone had one of these? and if so what do you think of it?

    I've looked at a few online and they are not expensive ... so I was thinking they may be a waste of time, if not even dangerous?

    Any views appreciated, I did read about them somewhere but could not find it just now.

    Cheers

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    Used for heating what?

    Photo would help.

    Thanks.
     
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    124fan

    124fan Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    Sorry, I knew what I meant ...

    http://www.roadking.co.uk/products.asp?partno=FAN285023

    This type of gismo ...

    I was out in the tractor today, working at sticks and a little extra heat would have been great ...

    Cheers

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    Don't waste your money, Maplins were selling them for £7.50 before christmas, the fan is very feeble for a start & the air that passes through them is only heated by a few degrees.

    If you try them in a warm car they feel hot, but use them when it is minus 5 and they only heat the air up to minus 1, so not much point to them really.

    Russ
     
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    124fan Hardcore MB Enthusiast

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    At the price I thought that might be the case. Thanks.

    Cheers

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    If you think about it, a small household fan heater is typically a kilowatt (1000W). To get that on 12V would require almost 85 amps!

    As Russ says, anything that small running off the cigarette lighter socket is going to be pretty feeble.
     

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