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post #31 of 36 Old 12-08-2018, 10:45 AM
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I’m guessing that it’s plugged in like a block heater? Just surprised that I haven’t heard about it in 15 years. I know a truck salesman would never know about it...
I just did some searching and it’s more or less electric elements in the ductwork downstream of the heater core. That would be impossible to replicate but don’t think it’s worth it. Postings from guys who have it are not sure if it’s on or not so that tells you how effective it is.
My father has the supplement cab heater and it works great. Below 0 days gets you cab heat in no time.
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Yep. 1800 watt heater in the AC ducts. Provides instant luke warm air. Great for defrosting the windows.
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The guys that aren't sure if it's working or not must just be dumb. Or it's not working. Lol
Our 11 edge had it, 10 Jetta had it, worked great. Decent heat until coolant temp comes up.

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Yep. 1800 watt heater in the AC ducts. Provides instant luke warm air. Great for defrosting the windows.
1800 Watts? Thatís about 150 amps depending on battery voltage...
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Yep. 1800 watt heater in the AC ducts. Provides instant luke warm air. Great for defrosting the windows.
1800 Watts? That’s about 150 amps depending on battery voltage...
That sounds about right. I believe there are 3 fuses at 50a each if I remember correctly. It will only run at full power if the load on the system does not exceed capacity.

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Living in Vermont, I am so glad I have the supplemental. I saw where a guy who didn't have one said his truck didn't get warm even in the cab even on his 15 mile trip to work.

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