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Which of the following statements about PTC heaters is not true? Some vehicles have a PTC heating element in the heater core. Some vehicles have a PTC element installed in an air duct from the blower housing to increase the air temperature in the ducts. PTC heaters arc electronically controlled and work with the cooling system to provide hot coolant. PTC elements are small ceramic stones that react quickly to changes in current.

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Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781133612315

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Chapter 54, Problem 11RQ
Textbook Problem

Which of the following statements about PTC heaters is not true?

  1. Some vehicles have a PTC heating element in the heater core.

  • Some vehicles have a PTC element installed in an air duct from the blower housing to increase the air temperature in the ducts.
  • PTC heaters arc electronically controlled and work with the cooling system to provide hot coolant.
  • PTC elements are small ceramic stones that react quickly to changes in current.
  • Expert Solution
    To determine

    The incorrect among the given statements about PTC heaters.

    Explanation of Solution

    Positive temperature coefficient (PTC) units are built in some vehicles to provide warm air before the engine coolant warms up to provide heat in the interior of the vehicle. These are electronically controlled heaters and react quickly with the change in current...

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