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Old 11-14-2015, 12:18 AM   #91 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by oil pan 4 View Post
[url] This with an electric coolant pump, mmmmm.
I'm working on one of those. Using a 3ph element to change heat settings anywhere from 1 to 6KW with series/parallel element combinations, since a 6KW load is not something that can be plugged to a standard household socket, even here in Europe. (In my case I use 2KW to pre-heat the car once charge is complete and 4KW from the 409V DC Battery pack)

In practice the hassle to have a dedicated supply and the need to go outside to plug (I own an EV, so I know all about going outside to plug, wind up muddy cables, etc) rather than pressing a button on a remote control, only makes this attractive given the reduced upfront investment.

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