[quote name='nkw2010' date='16 July 2010 - 09:02 PM' timestamp='1279309949' post='88718']
They say loads of testing done and doesnt get hot enough to crack windscreen or paint.
Heats water by induction heating (whatever that is!!).
All I know is that all through last winter it was great to have on the car. Didnt once have to scrape ice and never once couldnt use wash/wipe while driving because of frozen washers.
Strangely enough, ive found that it works well in summer as it gets rid of all those squashed flies and bugs that weld themselves to the windscreen!!
Personally id buy one when I get my fiesta, each to their own I suppose, insurance over here covers windscreen replacement without affecting your no claims bonus, great present for the elderly drivers too, my mother for example is afraid to de-ice the car with bucket of water in the winter encase she falls on the slush, this item would be ideal as she wouldn’t have to,
The only question I have is... what way is it linked up, does it hook to the ignition switch or is it constantly fed off the battery?
I’d put a switch on the cable so I could use it only when I needed it and only, after I’ve cleared the windscreen with a bucket of water on severely icy mornings,
P.S Induction heating is a coil type element that heats the water as it passes through the pipe, more efficent than storing a back up of hot water,works like an electric shower,