I’m interested in the opposite, looking to ADD a little heat to a lithium during subzero operation.Do you think the D2 radiates enough heat in the driver seat pedestal such as it would add ANY heat to battery mounted next to it?Overall though the heater does not really get hot. I had run it (and felt it) many times before I decided to put the battery right next to it.
Moving heater over to make room for Group 31 battery under the passenger seat
When I initially installed the heater, I mounted it on the only flat spot underneath the passenger seat. I later realized that I could easily fit a battery too if the heater was mounted further over, and that it would be easy to do by installing a mounting plate to make the bottom flat. The 304 SS mounting plate was coated with Permatex and screwed in. As far as things go pretty straightforward ~2 hrs start to finish.
Excellent data.The pedestal in my van gets to over 100F with extended D2 operation in mild weather. In sub zero weather it still gets to the 70s. This is with some insulation on the outlet duct. Remember, the housing and ducts will get to over 200F when the heater is running. Which may be too warm. Best to do some testing before you commit to putting a battery there.
Sorry for the delayed reply. I have been a bit distracted.I’m interested in the opposite, looking to ADD a little heat to a lithium during subzero operation.Do you think the D2 radiates enough heat in the driver seat pedestal such as it would add ANY heat to battery mounted next to it?
I do not think I have any more measurements or pictures at this moment. I can tell you I also looked at getting a 2nd Mercedes Aux battery (I have the aux battery package under the hood) to put in the seat base instead of the group 31. It would have fit but in the end I wanted real deep cycle batteries instead of dual use.I very interested in doing the same with the factory AUX batter under the passenger seat do you have any more pics or measurements?