Heated Screens

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Re: Heated Screens

Post by Corky » Sun Jun 21, 2015 10:36 am

td99 wrote:Well you had me going there :roll: :roll: :roll:
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Re: Heated Screens

Post by MikeyBikey » Mon Jun 22, 2015 8:17 pm

Hi David

long time i know. Do you have a clear heated front windscreen for the 5a in stock, please


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Re: Heated Screens

Post by td99 » Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:13 pm

Heated screen is great (SS1) but what a pity nobody thought to have a small "non-heated" area somewhere around mirror mounting so that in-car camera with GPS could receive GPS signal.
My camera GPS worked fine until heated screen fitted :(
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Re: Heated Screens

Post by scimjim » Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:28 pm

Ive heard of this problem - but I never had a problem with my Garmin in my Range Rover with heated screen?


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Re: Heated Screens

Post by Roger Pennington » Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:40 pm

I've had a few GPS devices and they all seem to have prominent warnings in the instructions about heated screens, but I've never had a heated screen, so it hasn't been an issue.
One point that does occur to me though - I can see that Trevor would want a clear spot at the top for his camera, presumably Jim (or anyone else with a satnav) would want the clear spot at the bottom?


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Re: Heated Screens

Post by td99 » Sun Oct 25, 2015 8:56 pm

Roger Pennington wrote:I've had a few GPS devices and they all seem to have prominent warnings in the instructions about heated screens, but I've never had a heated screen, so it hasn't been an issue.
One point that does occur to me though - I can see that Trevor would want a clear spot at the top for his camera, presumably Jim (or anyone else with a satnav) would want the clear spot at the bottom?
mmmm not sure I've used my satnav (TomTom on several-year-old android phone) with the new screen yet, need to check that out asap.
Thanks for heads-up Roger!


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Re: Heated Screens

Post by toomanysabres » Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:20 pm

My Garmin works fine with the Coupe heated screen.


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Re: Heated Screens

Post by Roger Pennington » Sun Oct 25, 2015 9:38 pm

I guess it will probably vary according to the sensitivity of the device, and the relative obstructiveness of the screen? There probably isn't a "one size fits all" answer?


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Re: Heated Screens

Post by ScimmyMike » Mon Oct 26, 2015 12:35 pm

Works ok with both my iphone and Windows phone Sat Nav systems though the wires cause all sorts of focus issues at Silverstone when I tried to video the track parade, finally settling on the iphone which managed to see through the wires unlike the other cameras and phone I had available at the time.


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Re: Heated Screens

Post by td99 » Mon Oct 26, 2015 4:20 pm

Just checked the phone gps. that works ok :) :)


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Re: Heated Screens

Post by Merlin » Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:20 pm

Can anyone help with any pictures of where they located the switch, relays and fuses? BTW it is a 5a and just finished the screen fitting.



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Re: Heated Screens

Post by toomanysabres » Fri Nov 27, 2015 6:55 pm

You can put switch, relays and fuses where you like but the two heater sections must be wired in series.


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Re: Heated Screens

Post by Merlin » Sat Nov 28, 2015 9:51 am

toomanysabres wrote:You can put switch, relays and fuses where you like but the two heater sections must be wired in series.
Just want to double check with you
The website infers that they should be in parallel
http://www.heatedwindscreen.com/acatalo ... tails.html



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Re: Heated Screens

Post by toomanysabres » Sat Nov 28, 2015 11:12 am

Merlin wrote:
toomanysabres wrote:You can put switch, relays and fuses where you like but the two heater sections must be wired in series.
Just want to double check with you
The website infers that they should be in parallel
http://www.heatedwindscreen.com/acatalo ... tails.html
Mmm now that is really confusing. I spoke to them when collecting one for my Sabre after Curbs. In parallel they can overheat and damage the plastic inside layer (allegedly!). I wonder if the fact that ours are somewhat smaller than 'other cars' has anything to do with it.
Also the one in my Coupe draws 8 amps in series connection. Leave it with me and I'll give Ricky a call next week and confirm.


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Re: Heated Screens

Post by gordini5 » Sat Nov 28, 2015 6:22 pm

I can't imagine it matters but was looking at my 5a screen today and see that the two pairs of wires are not marked + or -. It will be interesting to hear if it can be fitted in series, make things a bit more straight forward.



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