I have been thinking about some sort of cabin pre-heating on a winter morning.
At the moment I drive a 2012 Korando which is diesel and has no pre-heating or timed engine start function, so I would need to externally and electrically heat the cabin.
I also park the vehicle outside, against the house.
What ideas could you suggest?
I would love something that didnt require a cable to be run through the window - some sort of magnetic coil to transfer electricity through the window would be awesome. Like a wireless charger.
Am very keen to hear some of your ideas
So far the best idea I have is
- A pair of pads sit on top of the spoiler or on the roof racks beside my ladder, which when I back into my carpark at home, they touch a set of hanging pads, like reversing into a charging "dock" or a train. Also helps to know when to stop reversing.
- 12v is then applied to run the fridge/freezer overnight, and a timer kicks in at 7.30am to run a 150 watt heater for an hour or so.
When I hook my freezer direct up to the car battery, it will almost flatten it overnight so I had been half filling it with chilly bin blocks to help regulate the temperature. On a day with four of hours+ of driving or running it will successfully freeze the contents but warms to just icy over night and then warms to cabin temperature after just one day of not using the vehicle, and takes ages to cool back down again. So having overnight power on will probably help with that problem.