Cab fan heater

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  1. Chrisy

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    We have an Aspire with a supplementary fan heater installed under the driver's seat. Does anyone know it's wattage. I guess 1kw.
     
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    Does it work off mains?
     
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    Yes mains built into drivers seat base. It supplements the Alde heating which obviously doesn't run into the cab. It works well but the downside is if it is 1kw it restricts the amount of electricity the Alde system can use. In the very cold weather after Christmas (-7) we had to use gas to supplement the Alde. Just wondered if it might be 500w but of course it isn't even mentioned in the Elddis manual and we weren't even told it was there. I only found it when I noticed the switch at the back of the driver's seat! I switched it on and heard the fan and felt the heat!
     
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    Are you sure the heater is mains powered and not part of the Alde system?

    We have the Alde heating and there is a radiator matrix under a seat with a switchable 12v fan which blows warm air into the cab area.

    I assume if yours is mains powered then it doesn't work unless you are on ELH.
     
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    Yes that would make sense as a test
     
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    Unfortunately the home is in storage so I can't check. I do think now that you are right and that it is part of the Alde system with the fan being probably 12v. If so then there is no problem. There is no sign of the fan on the wiring diagram. I will have to take a closer look. Just shows you should never assume anything.
     
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    The current Alde convector looks like THIS
    Mine is a slightly different design, I don't know which yours will be.
     
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    Many thanks. I will check but I'm sure you will be right. Coming from a caravan I never knew these things existed though we had Alde heating.
     
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    I have contacted Elddis and they were unsure themselves to start with. I couldn't believe it considering they installed it. Eventually the engineer discovered the answer. The fan heater is not part of the Alde system but is a 240v heater rated at 700 watts.

    Thanks all for your input.
     
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