Does the TCH include a resistive heater?

Discussion in 'Toyota Camry Hybrid' started by xcel, Feb 16, 2010.

  1. xcel

    xcel PZEV, there's nothing like it :) Staff Member

    Hi All:

    ___I was looking over the Australian Camry Hybrid specs and saw the following:

    ___The TCH includes a secondary heater system for climate control needs - a fast-acting electric PTC (positive temperature coefficient) resistive heater. It is designed to provide warm air for the heating system until the engine coolant reaches operating temperature, when the outside air temperature is below a specified figure or when the heating system is set on MAX HOT.

    ___It has been years since I have viewed the detail specs of the US TCH but does it have the same resistive heater? It sounds similar to the ceramic units used in the VW/Audi TDI’s?

    ___Thanks in advance.

  2. msantos

    msantos Eco Accelerometrist

    Hi Wayne,

    According to my local Toyota contacts the Canadian TCH model is equipped with a timed electric heater as part of the cabin's climate control. Don't know about the US model though. :(


  3. WriConsult

    WriConsult Super Moderator

    I could understand the Canadians wanting that feature. Probably a lot less demand for it in Australia!

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