"Howard Nelson" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> Seat heater is fine. Fire under seat centered at motor and controller unit.
What is there to burn in a motor? The control unit is the biggest
candidate. I had a smoke detector that started a fire. Control
circuitry can start fires easily. When I was a physicist at AT&T, one
of my jobs was designing electronic components so they were not
flammable. The plastic parts are very flammable and once the fire is
started the fire continues even after the fuse blows. We solved the
problem by making all components connected to the power source
non-flammable. They were made of flammable resins but were designed so
they would always fail safely by cracking before they ignited. This
always prevented a fire.
Cheers, Steve Henning in Reading, PA, USA
Owned '67,'68,'71,'74,'79,'81,'87,'93,'95 & '01 Volvos.
The '67,'74,'79,'87,'95 and '01 through European Delivery.