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Old 12-28-2018, 08:47 PM   #161 (permalink)
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I had no luck looking for a passive temperature controller. This looks like the lowest current thermostat I could find:

https://www.amazon.com/GERI-Single-C...erature+switch

<5mw when the relay isn't active.

I'm thinking of pairing it with one or two of these:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/DC12V-5W-6x...688:rk:16:pf:0

And to wrap the whole thing in a thermal blanket of some sort.

Thoughts?

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Old 12-29-2018, 09:50 PM   #162 (permalink)
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I had no luck looking for a passive temperature controller. This looks like the lowest current thermostat I could find:

https://www.amazon.com/GERI-Single-C...erature+switch

<5mw when the relay isn't active.

I'm thinking of pairing it with one or two of these:

https://www.ebay.com/itm/DC12V-5W-6x...688:rk:16:pf:0

And to wrap the whole thing in a thermal blanket of some sort.

Thoughts?
Interesting. I would give it a shot. I have a version of what you bought with a thermal probe and a 30A relay to convert my ranger to an electric fan. But its gonna be a while. The transmission religiously fights me from removing it so nothing else will start until i finish. *sighs and laughs a little crazy*

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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Old 12-29-2018, 11:02 PM   #163 (permalink)
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I ordered one of those too, just to try. The higher power consumption makes me a bit wary, looks like even without the heater running it could drain my lithium battery from full to empty in around 20 days, or probably realistically drain it in 1.5-2 weeks. I doubt the car will ever sit that long but I may not find it feasible to have the battery self-warm. Guess we'll see. Really it just needs to get me through the weekend and be able to charge back up during my ~20 minute each way commute.
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Just paid for the caps. It did cost a bit more than expected.

130 for the caps 40 for shipping and then some random fees to bring the total up to 185 usd.

I should get them next month. (First they fly to Iowa then some one brings them over here)
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Old 01-09-2019, 04:38 PM   #165 (permalink)
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I like that everyone is choosing different paths here. I think I may assemble a LG 18650 battery in my Jon boat to test. I only need 7A to run the starter on my 30 horse Yamaha. lol

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