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Seems to me this was discussed in the Bolt forum (www.chevybolt.org) a few months ago. Can’t quite remember if it was about the unit drawing less power than the Bolt’s heater (leaving more for ev range), or if the discussion was more aimed at ease of creating cabin warmth for passengers in a Bolt used as an Uber...
 

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Oops thank you for clarifying 6000 watt is the size of my solar inverter 6000-btu is the size of the heater
If it's a diesel-air heater, it's probably a 6 kW equivalent heater. That is, it puts out about the same heat as about 5 hair dryers set to "hi" but it's using the combustion of diesel to make the heat and only using a 12V fan to move the heated air, so it doesn't use much electricity. Still want to know the backstory. Are you doing this to camp in the car or something or just want the ability to drive around in the winter without using up the traction battery for cabin heating?
Also, please let us know how this setup works. I'm very interested in stuff like this.
 

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Interesting questions and comments I should give you a little background on myself I've been a machine shop owner for 30+ years I'm an old man now I've been working with diesel fuel and diesel engines converting to run on biodiesel I've also been working with solar the last three months.
Stirling engines fascinate me,
Installed the parking heater in the volt to lesson the use of my battery.
On cold mornings I have a timer on the heater that is built in I push a button from my cozy bed to activate the heater in the car by the time I am dressed and out the door my car is quite comfy and warm, we'll be setting up a bed in the back of the volt with a tent covering the hatch for camping will be using volt battery with 1500 watt inverter 2 power items needed . This heater is called a parking heater design for semi drivers and other uses as boats and campers. The exhaust pipe can or could be run through a tank to heat water also or run a Whiskey Still ...jk
Today started charging at 9 a.m. it is now 2:30 here in Arizona and my Chevy Volt is fully charged using my solar using a 220 plug into the volt
I have had my volt for 650 miles now and I have only used one half of a gallon of gas I like it so far
I would like to find some used Chevy Volt batteries to add to my battery backup system for my solar if anyone has a line on any any I would be interested
it seems like I should apologize for writing so much I am very short with replies and responses , not the letter or blogger type
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