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Climate control question/discussion

Discussion in 'Prime Audio, Electronics, and Infotainment' started by Pizza Driver, Nov 30, 2016.

  1. Pizza Driver

    Pizza Driver Active Member

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    From what I can gather, the Prime uses an electric driven heat pump for climate control. If the ICE is running and the temperature setting calls for heating the cabin, however, wouldn't it make more sense for the car to make use of the waste heat from the ICE rather than to use up electric power? Does the Prime take into account engine coolant temperature and use conventional means of heating rather than an electric powered heat pump?
     
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    Heat is supplied in the conventional manner below 14f where the heat pump cuts off.
     
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    mmmodem Senior Taste Tester

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    Yeah, tell that to the annoyed PiP owners that complain about the ICE coming on just because we need a little heat for that less than 10 mile trip.
     
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    I guess pre-heat is cut off at that stage too right ?
     
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    Good question. Back to the OM to see what it says.
     
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    i suspect it switches to engine heat when it's warmer than heat pump.