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    #1 OFFLINE   Rob

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    Posted 26 April 2011 - 10:56 PM

    Does anyone know the resistance value of the heating elements used in exterior mirrors? I'm going to modify a set of bubble back style for my R model. I already have a couple of thermostat buttons to use to regulate the temperature but don't want to break the glass by getting them too hot.

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    #2 OFFLINE   David

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    Posted 26 April 2011 - 11:06 PM

    They are on a 15 amp breaker with nothing else on the circuit.

    #3 OFFLINE   Rob

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    Posted 27 April 2011 - 06:08 AM

    They are on a 15 amp breaker with nothing else on the circuit.


    Thanks David. I've never had heated mirrors on a truck before but can figger it out with the current rating. Nichrome wire has a common resistance value of .2 ohms per ft. of installed length.

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    #4 OFFLINE   Underdog

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    Posted 27 April 2011 - 06:49 AM

    Does anyone know the resistance value of the heating elements used in exterior mirrors? I'm going to modify a set of bubble back style for my R model. I already have a couple of thermostat buttons to use to regulate the temperature but don't want to break the glass by getting them too hot.

    Thanks,

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    That's right, Rob. Look into the mirror and blame the heating element when it cracks.

    Gregg

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    Posted 27 April 2011 - 03:01 PM

    Shhhhhh!!!

    It's OUR secret.

    Let's keep it thataway.

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    #6 OFFLINE   Lmackattack

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    Posted 27 April 2011 - 03:43 PM

    heated mirrors are nice in foggy rain storms. I had to use them last week coming thru southern IL. also good on winter mornings. I rarely use them but they are nice when they keep fogging up...

    #7 OFFLINE   Underdog

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    Posted 27 April 2011 - 10:14 PM

    heated mirrors are nice in foggy rain storms. I had to use them last week coming thru southern IL. also good on winter mornings. I rarely use them but they are nice when they keep fogging up...

    I also am a big fan of heated spot mirrors. Got 'em wired up on my Vision. I am surprised that none of the eagle-eyes on this site ever noticed the old-school CH mirrors on my CX.


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    Posted 29 April 2011 - 04:41 PM

    I also am a big fan of heated spot mirrors. Got 'em wired up on my Vision. I am surprised that none of the eagle-eyes on this site ever noticed the old-school CH mirrors on my CX.


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    Posted 29 April 2011 - 07:23 PM

    Uhhh...oh...oh yeah,I noticed them immediately,if not sooner,just didn't say anything :rolleyes:


    Had to be after me. I first seen um just after the civil war ended and Lee surrendered to Grant at Appamatox. I had borrowed a "future looking glass" invented by Simon Barsinister himself to plan heists.

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    Posted 30 April 2011 - 07:21 AM

    I also am a big fan of heated spot mirrors. Got 'em wired up on my Vision. I am surprised that none of the eagle-eyes on this site ever noticed the old-school CH mirrors on my CX.


    Gregg

    I never did like those plastic pod mirrors on the CX. The glass never stays still and vibrates until all internal parts (plastic)are worn and loose.

    There is a stretch of State Route 611 along the Delaware River near me that we call "the narrows". Very important to stay on your side of the yellow line. When a rookie quarry truck driver failed to do so, we smacked mirrors and I took the opportunity to change out mirrors. Very happy to have done so, also like my heated convex spot mirrors.


    Gregg




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