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Cabin Heater Picture

PostPosted: Wed Dec 19, 2007 8:14 pm
by scubarider
Just wanted to share the cabin heater I just installed.  I bought it off of Barnstormers.  Works off of the heat from the antifreeze.  Puts out a load of air.  Hope it is hot air once I finally crank the engine.  Fits perfect right behind the instrument panel.  Will come up with a piece of fabricated fiberglass to install a custom vent.  Happy Holidays!   :P


PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 1:00 pm
by Roger
Good Morning Dennis:
What's the amp draw?

PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 6:39 pm
by b1x4nqb

You'll see in another post about heaters that it draws 3.5 amps and weighs 4lbs.  Sport Aviation out of Red Wind, MN (612) 419-462.  

Paul, PA


PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 7:25 pm
by scubarider
I like to look at the volt meter to check what it draws.  I am getting right at a 2 amp draw without motor running.  It is just a little fan motor.  Hope it works good.  Getting cold here in the Georgia Mountains!   :x

PostPosted: Wed Dec 26, 2007 8:46 pm
by b1x4nqb

What else would draw 2 amps in it besides the motor/fan?  I figured you would be at 0 amps without the motor running as coolant would just circulate.  Then 2 or 3, etc with it running the fan.  Does a motor draw amps just by being in the circuit or is their somethign else making the draw of 2 amps your seeing with the meter?
Paul, PA


PostPosted: Thu Dec 27, 2007 9:48 am
by scubarider
Nope, that is all that would draw amps is the fan motor.  The heat is generated off of the coolant as you said.  Hopefully I made a good choice here.  My only concern would be that it cools the antifreeze too much since I would be cooling it at the heater and at the radiator.  We will see.