That's my point. A Toaster is about 1500 watts and draws 12 amps
hooked to 120 house current. If you had a REALL long extension cord
and you put that in your car you wouldn't expect it to do much. If
you had a cigarette lighter plug heater the most you would want to
draw would be 15 amps. At 12 volts that's only going to get you 180
watts of heat. Not even close to what you'd get from a toaster and I
think we agree a toaster won't do much to warm the inside of a car..a
little plug in 12 v heater will do essentially nothing but drain the
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wrote on 2/13/09 5:05 AM:
well if the cig lighters can start a flame ... with just a few seconds of
alternator/battery juice ... just think what 12 volts will do over 15
minutes with a car heater we get off the shelf ... in the subartic rain
forest we have to deal with.
Up on the Ice Road ... they can plug in BOOT WARMERS if they like in to the
cig lighters ... and keep their feet warm even if the hot water heaters core
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