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 Post subject: Heated seat question
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 11:28 am 
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Hi, I'm new here and it looks like I may have loads of questions as I am completely new to EV driving.
I picked up my Juro Commercial a month ago and I have to say that that I'm really happy with it so far.
I thought I would start with a fairly straightforward question. As the colder weather is approaching I have been using my heated seats, and they get really toasty which is nice. However unlike every other car I have had the heating seems to 'cycle', they get nice and hot for a few minutes and then go almost cold and then come on again after perhaps 5 minutes. This seems to happen in both normal and save modes.
I have always assumed it's something to do with coordinating with when the ICE is producing power but it seems to do it while running in EV mode.
The question is 'is this normal and do they all do it'?
I'm In Suffolk UK BTW.


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 Post subject: Re: Heated seat question
PostPosted: Sat Oct 27, 2018 3:46 pm 
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I only use mine on the low setting.

They turn on, heat up and then stay at the same temperature.

The heating only turns off when I turn it off, typically when I'm still a couple of kilometers away from work.

I've never tried the high setting, perhaps that is different? I'm also conscious that we have different models.

Did I mention? I looooooooooooooove the seat heater, better than a trip to the physio!

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 Post subject: Re: Heated seat question
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 12:34 am 
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Thanks Andy. For many years I thought heated seats were a bit of flim-flam, until I got them! Finishing an outdoor job and getting into the car in the depths of winter is pure pleasure. :D
On high, mine get really hot which makes the difference when they turn off all the more marked. I didn't know if there was a cut-out that turned them off once it has detected that they were very hot.


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 Post subject: Re: Heated seat question
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 9:15 am 
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There are some things in life better that heated seats :o Like a heated steering wheel! Love them ... don't like the one in the Mistsu as much as others 'cause the top part where I like to keep my hands (yes, I know all about the "right" position) isn't heated.


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 Post subject: Re: Heated seat question
PostPosted: Sun Oct 28, 2018 10:36 am 
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The manual suggests starting in high position to warm the seats up quickly and then switching down to low position once the seats are warm. Maybe there's a cut out or something if they get too hot leaving them on the high setting? I rarely use mine but when I have they seem to remain fairly constant on the low setting.

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 Post subject: Re: Heated seat question
PostPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 2:14 pm 
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Thanks for the info guys. I will try it on low and see if it's more predictable. I haven't had the chance to travel in it as a passenger but when I do I will check to see whether the other seat does the same thing.


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 Post subject: Re: Heated seat question
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 2:23 am 
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MikkB wrote:
The manual suggests starting in high position to warm the seats up quickly and then switching down to low position once the seats are warm. Maybe there's a cut out or something if they get too hot leaving them on the high setting? I rarely use mine but when I have they seem to remain fairly constant on the low setting.


Well if this is the case surely an Auto button would have been better.. Even my £10 slowcooker has one :-)


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 Post subject: Re: Heated seat question
PostPosted: Tue Oct 30, 2018 11:59 am 
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bounderboy wrote:
MikkB wrote:
The manual suggests starting in high position to warm the seats up quickly and then switching down to low position once the seats are warm. Maybe there's a cut out or something if they get too hot leaving them on the high setting? I rarely use mine but when I have they seem to remain fairly constant on the low setting.


Well if this is the case surely an Auto button would have been better.. Even my £10 slowcooker has one :-)

I wouldn't argue with you on that point :)

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 Post subject: Re: Heated seat question
PostPosted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 2:46 pm 
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Topradio wrote:
Hi, I'm new here and it looks like I may have loads of questions as I am completely new to EV driving.
I picked up my Juro Commercial a month ago and I have to say that that I'm really happy with it so far.
I thought I would start with a fairly straightforward question. As the colder weather is approaching I have been using my heated seats, and they get really toasty which is nice. However unlike every other car I have had the heating seems to 'cycle', they get nice and hot for a few minutes and then go almost cold and then come on again after perhaps 5 minutes. This seems to happen in both normal and save modes.
I have always assumed it's something to do with coordinating with when the ICE is producing power but it seems to do it while running in EV mode.
The question is 'is this normal and do they all do it'?
I'm In Suffolk UK BTW.


Same here with 3 of the 4Work commercials. They behave the same in both low and high switch positions (green and orange LED's). Doesn't seem related to engine running - They just seem to cycle between hotter and not so hot.


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 Post subject: Re: Heated seat question
PostPosted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:26 am 
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Where are all you guys??? It has not been cold enough in Southern England to need seat heating at all this year! I don't think I've seen even light frost on the windscreen yet and I'm still going out in a lightweight gilet.


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