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axle

posted on 7/5/18 at 10:23 PM Reply With Quote
compact heater from China

Hi all

I am thinking of fitting a heater in my 7 after a lot of searching I found this on ebay

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/21X-Universal-Copper-Car-Underdash-Compact-Heater-12V-24V-Heat-w-Speed-Switch/322574265334?_trksid=p2485497.m4902.l9144 />

It seems a good price , but I am a bit worried if I have to pay import tax & handling charge to PO which can really inflate the price.

I wondered if any one else has a better idea or has made this purchase?

[Edited on 8/5/18 by axle]

[Edited on 8/5/18 by axle]





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cliftyhanger

posted on 8/5/18 at 06:44 AM Reply With Quote
T7 do somedecentheaters. Yes, more expensive, but you woulddn't haveto worryabout paying the taxes, and you would have backup/warranty from a proper company.
Very much a case of "are you feeling lucky"

(The fans on the chinese one look like PC fans. Hope that is not the case....)

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peter030371

posted on 8/5/18 at 08:03 AM Reply With Quote
Car Builder Solutions have several too, UK back up, proven product and what you see is what you pay. Yes they cost £100 more but sometimes you get what you pay for IMHO
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SJ

posted on 8/5/18 at 11:20 AM Reply With Quote
I looked that those as well and ruled them out. I'm currently in the process of trying to make a heater from a Saxo fit with a lot of chopping down. I figured something with a proper fan might work a bit better.
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ken555

posted on 8/5/18 at 01:39 PM Reply With Quote
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(The fans on the chinese one look like PC fans. Hope that is not the case....)


So are the T7 ones, you can see the model number in some of the pics.
It's a standard fan on a lot of Dell servers.









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cliftyhanger

posted on 8/5/18 at 05:55 PM Reply With Quote
Interesting, but I guess they are long lived. The chinese heater appears to have fans about 60mm diamter, at least the intake is that size. That wont shift much air!
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SJ

posted on 8/5/18 at 06:41 PM Reply With Quote
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That wont shift much air!



That was my concern. This is my fan:



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marco

posted on 8/5/18 at 08:26 PM Reply With Quote
quote:
Originally posted by axle
Hi all

I am thinking of fitting a heater in my 7 after a lot of searching I found this on ebay




@axle I think I still have a new Heat 2 from car builder solutions that I've never used. If so I could do a good price on it for you if interested?

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40inches

posted on 8/5/18 at 09:10 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by cliftyhanger
(The fans on the chinese one look like PC fans. Hope that is not the case....)


They appear to have a double squirrel cage fan?
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Universal-Copper-Car-Underdash-Compact-Heater-12V-Heat-w-Speed-Switch-Fittings-/162768864851?_trksid=p2349526.m4383.l4275.c 10

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motivforz

posted on 9/5/18 at 05:19 AM Reply With Quote
I've looked at the Chinese ones on eBay and they can be had for as low as £35. As others have said I don't think the airflow would be sufficient from those fans. The gaps around the heart matrix look poor too, so as others have said probably not good enough quality to survive in a kit. The T7 design looks much stronger and better made, and is pretty compact. With the fan party number from that image you could get any heater matrix and enclosure and make your own if you feel ambitiously low cost! Or the one from car builder solutions sounds like another compact and lightweight option.
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marco

posted on 9/5/18 at 05:27 PM Reply With Quote
I do have a new heat 2 and the 4 port outlet plenum as per below bought for a project last year and not used.


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Angel Acevedo

posted on 9/5/18 at 11:44 PM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by axle
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I wondered if any one else has a better idea ...

[Edited on 8/5/18 by axle]

[Edited on 8/5/18 by axle]


Have you seen episode 16 of Project Binky?
Food for thought.
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AA





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axle

posted on 11/5/18 at 08:23 AM Reply With Quote
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Originally posted by motivforz
I've looked at the Chinese ones on eBay and they can be had for as low as £35. As others have said I don't think the airflow would be sufficient from those fans. The gaps around the heart matrix look poor too, so as others have said probably not good enough quality to survive in a kit. The T7 design looks much stronger and better made, and is pretty compact. With the fan party number from that image you could get any heater matrix and enclosure and make your own if you feel ambitiously low cost! Or the one from car builder solutions sounds like another compact and lightweight option.




Thank you all, this is tremendous help . I shall go for T7.



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tims31

posted on 11/5/18 at 08:52 AM Reply With Quote
I have the T7 one fitted in mine and works a treat.

Well built and puts out plenty of heat.





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