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foggy windows in ev's

Postby phill » Tue Aug 01, 2017 11:39 am

had to look this up as with ev's with little to no waste heat on hand any method to get good vision is worth looking at
everybody is ignoring it and it would seem at the moment ev owners have been left in the dark .. or at least a heavy mist
i have found a few answers .. some should have been fit at assembly
others can be retro fit
useful for both ev's and ice cars
links

stickon films .... should be fitted to all ev's as standard
http://www.shadeswindowfilms.com/anti-f ... 4580849723
http://www.windowfilmdepot.com/anti-fog.html

the wives tale folk art approach .. cant hurt to try .. more methods in the comments
https://macgyverisms.wonderhowto.com/ho ... k-0160942/

the commercial chemical approach
https://www.amazon.co.uk/d/Car-Window-C ... B0049B60GO
http://www.supercheapauto.co.nz/Product ... 103mL/1930 ( local nz )
https://global.rakuten.com/en/store/sen ... m/1373288/
https://www.google.com/patents/US3819522
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Re: foggy windows in ev's

Postby phill » Tue Aug 01, 2017 1:56 pm

ohh yehh
as an addition
a 2kw fan forced 230v heater should be built in somewhere
temperature and timer cut offs mandatory
wont fix all the window mist and cold car discomfort but will go a measure towards acceptable for most
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Re: foggy windows in ev's

Postby aardvark_admin » Tue Aug 01, 2017 2:31 pm

Why not do what Chevy did with the Corvair... fit a petrol-powered heating unit. Yep, its sole job was to turn petrol into heat. This was used on the Corvair because that car had an air-cooled engine in the boot and it was impractical to use that for heating the cabin.

Oh, hang on... that'd be kind of defeating the purpose of an EV wouldn't it? (LOL)
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Re: foggy windows in ev's

Postby phill » Tue Aug 01, 2017 3:18 pm

yup
i wondered about gas and fuel heaters / demisters
both are good if a little dangerous unattended
both would be better for the heat aspect as opposed to battery heating / demisting
but as you say
really not the best for appearance
maybe alcohol would be an acceptable compromise
but as the charger is likely plugged in or a power point is likely close we could remote a control for heating for the 10 mins before we go anywhere ( some planning required )
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