What is Webasto in the car

Domestic climatic conditions, characterized by a significant period with negative air temperatures, forced many motorists to install the so-called Webasto or pre-heater for the engine, body and interior of the car. This fairly simple device, the name of which has already become a household name (according to the first and most famous manufacturer in our country), is easily placed in the engine compartment and does not require significant fuel consumption during operation. And the benefits from it are incommensurable, because with its installation it is possible not only to provide comfortable conditions before a winter trip, but also to significantly reduce the load on the engine and increase its working life. In this article we will talk about what Webasto is, how it works and how it is used by motorists.

Internal arrangement and purpose of Webasto

Internal arrangement of one of the models of Webasto preheater

Webasto has a fairly simple design, so it is reliable and reliable. At the same time, he is able to prepare the car for a regular launch even in 30-degree frosts.

The device consists of the following components:

  • Combustion chamber that allows you to obtain thermal energy by burning standard fuel used in a car.
  • Compact heat exchanger connected to the engine cooling system.
  • Automatic monitoring and control equipment. There is a possibility of starting using a special timer programmed for various operating modes, or a remote control (range of up to 1 kilometer). Recently, it has become possible to control the device using a simple mobile phone with a GSM module.

The main purpose of Webasto is to warm up the engine systems to the optimum temperature for starting. In addition, the device ensures the creation of a comfortable temperature in the passenger compartment, as well as the melting of snow from the car windows.

How does Webasto and other pre-heaters work

Heating the engine and passenger compartment with Webasto

After installing the device, it is connected to the car's fuel network, power supply systems, engine cooling, interior heating. Webasto's work is structured as follows.

  • When a control signal is received, fuel is supplied to the combustion chamber.
  • When it is burned, heat energy is generated (standard power of the device is 3-5 kW, depending on the model), due to which the antifreeze circulating in the system is heated.
  • The circulating pump ensures the movement of antifreeze along a small circuit of the cooling system (Webasto heat exchanger, car radiator, engine). In 15-30 minutes after starting the equipment into operation, the temperature of the power unit reaches the standard, which allows starting with minimal loads even in severe frosts.
  • The heated coolant also begins to circulate in the interior heating network. In automatic mode, the fans are turned on, supplying air to the windows of the machine. All this allows not only to warm up the interior space, but also to ensure the melting of snow or ice on the car's glazing.

The device of this class is indispensable for operation in winter conditions, its payback is achieved by increasing the engine resource and reducing fuel consumption for its warming up. On average, the installation consumes no more than 0.5 liters of fuel per hour of operation, and the average warm-up time will be 15-30 minutes.

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Video about Webasto

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How to use Webasto (operating rules)

Remember, Webasto works with the engine off, so all the electricity consumed comes directly from the battery. Watch it carefully, do not allow it to be completely discharged.

Webasto remote control

Also, do not forget to set the standard car heater to the “warm” mode, otherwise wait for the interior to warm up don't have to. Modern models of preheaters maintain the optimal temperature of the coolant, the automation system will not allow it to overheat. This ensures operational safety.

Controlling the device is quite simple, you just need to choose the most rational way of giving the signal to turn on.

  1. The most affordable devices are equipped with only the ON timer. If you prefer to leave at a certain time (for example, in the morning for work), this choice is ideal for you. You set the switch-on time, the duration of warm-up, and you get the car ready for a trip by the time you arrive at the parking lot.
  2. The remote control (working from a distance of up to 1 km) is more practical and convenient. With its help, you can start up the device at any time. Of course, such an addition to the device is more expensive, but you get more freedom, a guarantee of warming up the machine without reference to time.
  3. GSM-module - the latest models of Webasto are transferred to such devices. Thanks to him, you can control the operation of the unit using an ordinary mobile phone. That is, all restrictions are removed not only on the launch time, but also on the distance to the car. The equipment allows you to select a certain heating mode, adjust the operating time of the equipment.

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Given the capabilities of Webasto, as well as the rather cold winters typical for most regions of the country, a completely logical conclusion suggests itself - a device of this class is really necessary. Its installation on a car will help you solve many problems associated with the winter operation of personal vehicles.