Heated Screens

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Re: Heated Screens

Post by gordini5 » Mon Nov 30, 2015 4:12 pm

philhoward wrote:I would say that what works for a Coupe will work for a 5a given it's the same screen ;) - series operation should still clear it in a minute or two, weather dependant of course.

If you wanted to be clever, you could sort out a "boost" button for a minute. Just had a quick look on ebay (for ease) and a plethora of timer relay units which would give you (with a couple of other relays) automatic parallel operation for about a minute, then on series operation for (say) 5 minutes.
Thanks, I thought the Coupe screen was the same - says the man who recently mistakenly picked up a screen for an SS1!!

Although most passengers don't notice the distortion I see it when driving. I noticed the alternator ease off when the relay timed out so the heating element on the Ford must be packing a punch.



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Re: Heated Screens

Post by toomanysabres » Mon Nov 30, 2015 4:18 pm

Another reason for series operation. See back to my calculations 1/2 a window needing 16A ie 32A in total for 'full melt down!' its practially a full load for an original alternator on the Scim.


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Re: Heated Screens

Post by scimjim » Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:22 pm

That's why a P38 has an expensive 150A alternator if it has a heated screen :-)


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Re: Heated Screens

Post by toomanysabres » Mon Nov 30, 2015 11:33 pm

My beemer one is also 150A and water cooled I live in fear of it going wrong :shock: £££


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Re: Heated Screens

Post by willholderogri » Tue Dec 01, 2015 9:49 pm

never had any problem with my ford focus 2 litre ghia heated front screen its works properly every time no overheating at all .
i have my new scimitar screen in parallel at the moment as first recommended when I bought it. each side is on a separate relay and I only use one side at any one time to avoid too much current drain. I may change this to series in the light of the suppliers remarks on here recently. will let you know how it compares after the weekend .


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Re: Heated Screens

Post by AJL Electronics » Tue Mar 14, 2017 11:15 am

I need to have my screen collected but I can't find the address details. Can anyone help please?


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Re: Heated Screens

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Re: Heated Screens

Post by AJL Electronics » Tue Mar 14, 2017 12:03 pm

Thanks


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Re: Heated Screens

Post by ScimmyMike » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:04 pm

And good luck finding it, a bit of a bugger to say the least, I've been 3 times and still struggle


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Re: Heated Screens

Post by philhoward » Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:43 pm

It would be handy if they had a sign on the door..


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Heated Screens

Post by David Tew » Thu Dec 21, 2017 1:20 pm

ScimmyMike wrote:
Tue Mar 14, 2017 10:04 pm
And good luck finding it, a bit of a bugger to say the least, I've been 3 times and still struggle
You're absolutely correct. I have just collected my Coupe rear heated screen and almost ran out of people to ask! Just to make matters worse it's marked in the wrong place on Google Maps.

To help anyone heading up there I've created a PDF showing the actual location (with map ref.) and a photo of the outside of the unit. Ricky Evans Motorsport can be found at the chequered flag at the centre of the map. Note that you will need to get there down Brent (off Ninian Way) as Claymore is closed at the end.

I hope it's helpful.

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Post by Datsundrew » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:03 pm

That's a good call on the directions! The sat nav sent me around and around, and I kept ending up around the Back of the unit, down a dead end street! I was in the amazon at the time with the caravan too, on my return from Teesside. I was not happy!!



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Post by Datsundrew » Thu Dec 21, 2017 7:15 pm

Like this.......it wasn't easy, but the mattress and duvet was ideal transport for a windscreen :D
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Heated Screens

Post by David Tew » Sat Dec 23, 2017 11:42 am

That's a truly classic outfit. I love the idea of a tent for the caravan! :D


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