Windshield washer fluid heats up
The Anotherm Windscreen windshield-washer-fluid heater module produces instant heat to remove ice, tar, bugs, and oil film from windshields. It comprises an anodized aluminum substrate technology and a thick film resistive element. The module uses power only when heating fluid is needed, making it over 95% energy-efficient.
It heats fluid quickly and evenly, and so avoids boiling away additives such as methanol or ethanol. The module heats fluids in about 5 seconds because of its low thermal mass.
It includes integrated controls and is packaged for underhood environments. Typical operation is 50A (maximum) at 14.5Vdc.
The heating module will be available for model year 2009 platform releases.
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