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PostSubject: 240V heater   Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:21 pm

Just noticed Maplin has this heater on promotion for £14.99:

400/800W quartz heater

folds flat, tip-over cutoff, fits between the seats. I bought something very similar at van fest last year (for more than £14.99 IIRC!)
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PostSubject: Re: 240V heater   Wed Dec 01, 2010 6:26 pm

we went with a little 400/800 radiator, those light heaters are bloody bright, they'll light up your van a bit too much at night for me

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PostSubject: Re: 240V heater   Thu Dec 02, 2010 2:47 pm

Yes Matt the heater does glow orange, but it's nowhere as near bright as the higher-power domestic ones. It's never been bright enough to bother me, but now you've mentioned it...!
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PostSubject: 240V heater   Thu Dec 02, 2010 6:17 pm

I've tried lots of heaters in varoius vans and am happiest with my current fan heater. Made by Glen/Dimplex but says 'ewt' on the front, charcoal grey plastic case about 8" x 6" x 5" deep. Cost £20 from Argos a few years ago. The fan has 2 speeds for 750W and 1500W and no thermostat. I've found that on the low setting, the fan is so quiet that I can easily sleep. I find that the on/off of a thermostat type wakes me and use the high power setting for rapid warm up then switch to low power, 750W seems good for all night use in cold weather.
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PostSubject: Re: 240V heater   Thu Dec 02, 2010 11:31 pm

Noticed this in camper and bus, stove
Nice for those planning a self build project

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PostSubject: Re: 240V heater   Thu Nov 17, 2016 11:39 am

Hi all,

looking for recommendations for a portable heater for using in Bumble over the winter.

I've seen lots of adverts for the Quest version of this (£13.50 in Go outdoors), but most of the reviews say they only last a short while and elements go very quickly; no good if you're away!

https://www.amazon.co.uk/PORTABLE-ELECTRIC-HEATER-HALOGEN-ELECTRICAL/dp/B00GXT5ZDE

So, what 240v plug-in heater do you have/would you recommend?

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PostSubject: Re: 240V heater   Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:00 pm

I purchased one of these last year - Oil Free Heater - It gives out a gentle heat and has a thermostat that allows you to keep it on during the night.
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PostSubject: Re: 240V heater   Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:36 pm

@harryhornet wrote:
I purchased one of these last year - Oil Free Heater - It gives out a gentle heat and has a thermostat that allows you to keep it on during the night.

We've got something very similar to this, 500w I think, but can't remember how much we paid for it. £20-£30 probably.

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PostSubject: Re: 240V heater   Thu Nov 17, 2016 12:44 pm

We have a heater similar to the one in the link below that we bought from Just Kampers  years ago for around £15.00.
Have not left the heater on over night, but our heater warms the Kombi up quickly on just one bar and it has the tilt switch off function too.
Hope this may help.

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PostSubject: Re: 240V heater   Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:12 pm

We too have a small 600watt oil filled thermostatically controlled heater.
Only needs to be a low heat otherwise van will get a condensation problem.
We also regularly leave it on 24/7.
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PostSubject: Re: 240V heater   Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:14 pm

@Scooby wrote:
We have a heater similar to the one in the link below that we bought from Just Kampers  years ago for around £15.00.
Have not left the heater on over night, but our heater warms the Kombi up quickly on just one bar and it has the tilt switch off function too.
Hope this may help.

Heater

Thanks all,

Scooby, that's like the Quartz one I was looking at, but the reviews were really bad (no matter with which company it was badged); i.e. that the bars go quite quickly, many only last a few days (let alone weeks) and many have given up having them replaced. So you've had yours for quite a while then?

I'm not necessarily looking for something to have on overnight; more to take the chill off the van in the evening and morning.

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PostSubject: Re: 240V heater   Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:17 pm

In that case ..we also use a small 1/2kw fan heater. .blows cold as well for summer. Best with tilt switch just in case !
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PostSubject: Re: 240V heater   Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:17 pm

Sorry that looks odd it's a 1 to 2 kw heater
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PostSubject: Re: 240V heater   Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:18 pm

Got ours from argos about 15 pounds ..been v pleased with it
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PostSubject: Re: 240V heater   Thu Nov 17, 2016 1:31 pm

I've been using this one for the last year.
http://www.camping-intl.com/products/accessories/kampa-diddy-ceramic-fan-heater/

Its very small, takes up little space, and has 700/1500 watt heater selection. I use it in conjunction with a plug in thermostat socket (Although the thermostat cost more than the heater) and am very pleased with the performance. I have not yet been out in sub zero temperatures but on several nights the outside temperature was down to 2 degrees and never got cold inside.
If used in Europe, where the EHU circuit breakers are usually only 6 amp it still did not trip their system although the 1500 watt setting was rarely required.
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PostSubject: Re: 240V heater   Thu Nov 17, 2016 2:12 pm

@Bumble wrote:
@Scooby wrote:
We have a heater similar to the one in the link below that we bought from Just Kampers  years ago for around £15.00.
Have not left the heater on over night, but our heater warms the Kombi up quickly on just one bar and it has the tilt switch off function too.
Hope this may help.

Heater

Thanks all,

Scooby, that's like the Quartz one I was looking at, but the reviews were really bad (no matter with which company it was badged); i.e. that the bars go quite quickly, many only last a few days (let alone weeks) and many have given up having them replaced.  So you've had yours for quite a while then?

I'm not necessarily looking for something to have on overnight; more to take the chill off the van in the evening and morning.

P.

We must of had our heater for around 4 or 5 years at least.

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PostSubject: Re: 240V heater   Sun Nov 20, 2016 7:33 pm

Used the heater at the weekend in Glasto - used two bars for the first time - nice and cosy inside Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: 240V heater   Fri Nov 25, 2016 6:24 pm

Thanks all, for your comments and recommendations. In the end, I followed my nose - from bobbo12's Kampa, to a Sealey one that was recommended as better than the Kampa (as it incorporated a thermostat), to a newer version of the Sealey and ended up buying this heater:-

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sealey-CH2013-Ceramic-Fan-Heater-1500W-230V-2-Heat-Settings-Thermostat-NEW-VER-/172343174550

I'll let you know what it's like when we've used it!

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PostSubject: Re: 240V heater   Wed Nov 30, 2016 10:17 pm

@Bumble wrote:
Thanks all, for your comments and recommendations.  In the end, I followed my nose - from bobbo12's Kampa, to a Sealey one that was recommended as better than the Kampa (as it incorporated a thermostat), to a newer version of the Sealey and ended up buying this heater:-

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Sealey-CH2013-Ceramic-Fan-Heater-1500W-230V-2-Heat-Settings-Thermostat-NEW-VER-/172343174550

I'll let you know what it's like when we've used it!

P.

So the Sealey heater arrived today and looks very good, heats up quickly.

Just need some cold weather and a hook-up to try it out now! cheers

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