Electrical Car Pre-heater

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About: Hi, my name is John. My hobby is to solve problems from other people and creating nice and functional stuff out of trash. I'm living in Germany so excuse my not so fluent English (some technical terms are ha...

Like in other projects from me, I want to show you an idea how to use old electrical devices. Here I've used a old hairdryer to pre-heat my car in the winter days.

Therefore I've stripped up a old hairdryer and applied it to my car. A extension cord then reaches for the garage, where a timed power plug is located. Then the timer turns on the hairdryer for 5 min.

I don't heat up my complete car, I mainly heat up my windshield to prevent mist over when I'm sitting in my car.

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    lean04

    3 years ago

    great idea!, i would add temperature sensing and relays to switch on/off the hairdryer

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    Layer 8lean04

    Reply 3 years ago

    I didn't wanted to invest to much time and I'm not able to figure out how to measure the surface temperature of the wind shield. But yes it would be a better "product" if it also react to the different wetter conditions.