1994-02-01

Development of a Self-Powered Heater for Low Temperature Operation 940096

ABSTRACT

An Extreme Cold Weather (ECW) system has been developed to provide vehicles with the capability of stand-alone operation down to -50°C. The system features an electronically-controlled 20 kW thermoelectric coolant heater which circulates heated coolant through the engine block, fuel and battery warmers, and cab heat exchangers. A description of the system is provided along with initial performance results.

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