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post #1 of 26 Old 06-29-2014, 10:48 AM Thread Starter
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A/C seats

Hey guys had a question for those of you with A/C seats. I went and test drive a 2015 F350 a few weeks back. I have one on order but one thing I wasn't impressed with was the A/C seats feature. It seemed like the bottom of the seat worked ok but the back part didn't work at all.

When I rode in my buddy's 2006 Escapade the other day on the way to the lake, he turned on his A/C seats and both the bottom and the back got freezing cold. It felt really good because it was 100 degrees outside.

Are the seats in the Ford's just not very good as far as the A/C feature goes?

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Mine don't really get that cool.... thought they would be cooler, but better than nothing.
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I wonder if it is the actual A/c elements or maybe the leather isn't letting the a/c air out.

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I would say that mine are definitely cool and not cold. My wife's expedition seats get about the same temp so I would say it is a ford thing. Nothing to write home about, but nice enough with the black leather and I am happy with them.

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It's a blower fan only. No a/c ducting to the seats at all.

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It's a blower fan only. No a/c ducting to the seats at all.
The element in these is a Peltier Thermoelectric Device that does actually cool. The fan blows to assist in cooling the seats.

More to it than just a fan blowing air.


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It takes a long time for them to feel like they're working.
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That's just weird to me figuring that my buddy's 8 year old escalade seats get ice cold on both the back and the bottom of the seat.

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The element in these is a Peltier Thermoelectric Device that does actually cool. The fan blows to assist in cooling the seats.

More to it than just a fan blowing air.
The size of the Peltier in these seats is about useless. I had them in my f150 and even after 5 straight hours they were still cool, at best.

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The size of the Peltier in these seats is about useless. I had them in my f150 and even after 5 straight hours they were still cool, at best.
That I'll agree. In my DD (13 Explorer limited 4wd) I have them and while I don't get frozen out, they are cooled and more than just air circulated in them. I just wanted to make sure that it was understood that they wen't just circulated cabin air as you post made it sound.

The bottoms will work better because they do have air circulating in them, where the backs just have the Peltier cooler. Cabin air does impact it's capability to cool since hot cabin air blown through the seat will negate the cooling effect of the Peltier cooler.


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