Diesel cab heater

  1. Johnnybravo Member

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    It does,but a couple of wires soldered on and a couple of terminals bridged and away it goes. Have two of the bigger ones linked together giving me 24v at 57A driving a wheelchair motor on my beadroller. It stops for nothing...mind yer fingers....hahaha
     
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  2. mike os

    mike os just a little insane.....

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    So what's the verdict on fuel consumption John?
     
  3. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    Just about to buy one of these, when an eberspacher D1 electronic with 7day timer, is thrust it to my sticky fingers free gratis :scared::clapping:
     
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  4. Burdekin

    Burdekin Chief Bodger

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    Ordered one of the sealed units with tank included. How would one of these go feeding into some ducting to better distribute the heat around a room?
     
  5. Shox Dr

    Shox Dr Chief Engineer to Carlos Fandango

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    Shouldn’t be a problem. The flexable stuff is very expensive, as its heat proof. So bare that in mind when using plastic ducting. The outlet can get very hot
     
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  9. Burdekin

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    Crickey, glad I asked. Will have a look what else there is.
     
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  11. Burdekin

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  12. fizzy Forum Supporter

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    By the way John I didn't mean to hijack your thread - didn't realise it had progressed so far.
    I also didn't twig really that you were Twastard on Youtube - love your videos and reviews - just bought a 50mm face mill on your advice! You are up there with Old Tony on my most watched videos list!
     
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  13. fizzy Forum Supporter

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    My brother runs the unshielded one for all his led strip lights - they have good stable power outputs.
     
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  14. fizzy Forum Supporter

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    One warning on these Chinese heaters - there is no way they are 8kw! It even says in the book 5kw - and the plate on the machine shows 5 to 8kw! I guessed as much - quoted fuel consumption is 0.6Lph - 8kw would be more like 1Lph. Still exceptional value for money. They should sell these for £400 - then people wouldn't think they are cheap and nasty!
     
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  16. Burdekin

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  17. Burdekin

    Burdekin Chief Bodger

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    A mate does VW campers for a living and he was saying he’s heard these can block up internally, I suppose time will tell. I watched a review on YouTube and the guy had done hundreds of hours of running without issue.
     
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  18. fizzy Forum Supporter

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    Running mine on kero much cleaner. Also running at idle a lot causes problems. This will run flat out most of the time.
     
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  19. daedalusminos Member

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    Mine arrived today, impressed for the money. I was up and running in 10mins for a quick check that it functioned, and it did with a very clean burn on kerosene. It even came with a relatively comprehensive instruction booklet in Chinglish - but easy enough to follow.
     
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  20. doubleboost

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    I have had mine running 3 hours a night all week
    You need a good 12 volts it draws 10 amp on start up then about 1.5 amp running
    No problems at all with fumes CO detector next to it
    Runs about 0.3 liter per hour at about 70 % 0.5 running flat out using kerosene
    I will be doing a full review on it next week
    But yes pleasantly surprised
     
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