2 kW Oil Filled Radiator

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  1. madbluemad

    madbluemad

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    Hi Folks

    Im rubbish with electrics so can any body tell me .

    I want to put a 2kW Oil filled radiator (Can be turned down to 1kW) in my van to keep the chill out of a night time.

    I believe that 2kW at 230 Volts = 8.32 Amps. Am I correct and will this be ok on a typical site EHU.

    I dont know what the start up current would be (initial current surge when the heater is first switched on).

    Can any body advise me please.

    Cheers

    Jim
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    You are spot on. No surge with a heater.
     
  3. Terry

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    Hi you will find that at 1kw setting it will keep your van more than warm,plus if you put the kettle etc, on it will not trip out.We use a 2kw fan heater with thermostat running at the 1 kw setting when on H/U.We also bought an 1 kw oiled filled one with a frost setting for when it was parked up at home but when I saw the meter spinning :Eeek::Eeek: I got rid of it :Rofl1::Rofl1:
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    Oil Filled Radiator

    We have been using a 2kw Radiator for 12months since we bought our van, we used it at the NEC last week with no problems on there system.
    If we are on a CL or CS in the winter we turn the power down to zero on the heater while we boil the kettle or use the Microwave just to be sure not to trip. We also bought a small 1/2 Kw radiator from Comet and we keep that on in the Garage in the winter to safeguard the boiler which is under our fixed bed we have been to the alps in France and Germany last year and had no problems.
    We do use Internal and outside screens in the winter and put blankets over the inside dash to stop drafts, but that would probably be overkill in the UK.
     

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