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The Ultimate A/C Mod

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Alas, the answer to all of our problems....

I actually may buy this turd.

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Alas no it isn't.

First off it is a small fan that can't move that much air volume. Your car is still going to act as a green house with direct light and heat up. The best I can see this managing is keeping the interior temps 10-15F cooler on a really hot day in direct sun.

A slight breeze and cracking your windows an inch would do the same thing.

You would also need to remove it if driving with the AC on as it would be blowing cooler then ambient air out of the vehicle on a hot day...thus causing a greater drain on our already tax AC.

Nice concept, won't work the way you hope. I can deal with my car being 10-20F warmer on the inside for the first 30 seconds or so of driving my car. Worst comes to worse I roll my windows down for a minute to blow out the hot air, then crank them up and run the AC.
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Re: The Ultimate A/C Mod

it was a joke.

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Oh thank god. You scared me there.

Now if you wanted efficient cooling while the car was off (and it could be run with car on) is a series of thermoelectric coolers and a roof solar panel. A small fan to blow some air through the cool end of the TECs and another to draw outside air over the hot end and you create yourself a nice little solid state heat pump. I think it was Ford came up with something like this for a concept vehicle.

Of course the downside is that you get a lot of solar energy in through the windows...and at best solar cells are around 14% efficient for commercial ones...you are looking at probably more like 40% eiffiency in the light going through the windows being turned into trapped heat...so the best the system would be able to do is keep things somewhat cooler. Now it could be used as a suppliment for the vehicle's AC as well which would help. Lastly with some reasonable tinting, like say maybe even just 70% you could probably keep the inside at close to ambient with a full roof solar panel. With maybe 30 or 40% tinted you might be able to keep it below ambient...maybe.

Sorry the little engineer in me is thinking of tons of possibilities right now...none of which I am sure I will ever even play with.
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oh yeah I saw the commercial on tv

Do those sun guards actually work, the things that people put on their windshield to block sunligh.
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Yes it helps, and keeps the dash from fading. As for the fan you don't need one, just leave the door ajar, and open the windows. It looks like you could break in with the autocool
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That is probaly made by the same people who make the turbonator. HAHA

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[quote author=azazel1024 link=topic=52086.msg837189#msg837189 date=1153508886]
Oh thank god. You scared me there.

Now if you wanted efficient cooling while the car was off (and it could be run with car on) is a series of thermoelectric coolers and a roof solar panel. A small fan to blow some air through the cool end of the TECs and another to draw outside air over the hot end and you create yourself a nice little solid state heat pump. I think it was Ford came up with something like this for a concept vehicle.

Of course the downside is that you get a lot of solar energy in through the windows...and at best solar cells are around 14% efficient for commercial ones...you are looking at probably more like 40% eiffiency in the light going through the windows being turned into trapped heat...so the best the system would be able to do is keep things somewhat cooler. Now it could be used as a suppliment for the vehicle's AC as well which would help. Lastly with some reasonable tinting, like say maybe even just 70% you could probably keep the inside at close to ambient with a full roof solar panel. With maybe 30 or 40% tinted you might be able to keep it below ambient...maybe.

Sorry the little engineer in me is thinking of tons of possibilities right now...none of which I am sure I will ever even play with.
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well add to that idea fully tinted windows and a windshield w/ 50% tint and it might actually work very well
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this device is meant to be used while the car's parked. Saw them at walmart for $19... which sold out pretty quickly.

might work with my tint- but then i'd still need a front sun shade.



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well add to that idea fully tinted windows and a windshield w/ 50% tint and it might actually work very well
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thats my tint... 5% rear, 15% fren 50% windshield


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