changing from butane to propane

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  1. karalal

    karalal Funster

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    Today I exchanged 2 of my empty butane cylinders for 2 propane what do I need to get to connect them to my truma regulator EN 61-DS .I have a clip on butane regulator attached at the moment.
     
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    Try here, you need a propane pig tail

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  3. karalal

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    thanks for the reply
    I`m a little confused
    You say that I need a propane pigtail . so in effect I have a two regulators at the moment
    one is on the truma and I have a clip on one on the butane bottle
    for propane I do not need one on the propane bottle
     
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    Regulators

    For years Butane and Propane worked with different regulators to give different operating pressures, hence blue for butane and red/orange for propane.
    A few years ago it was decide that it was only necessary to have a single standard for both, so now caravans, etc., are usually fitted with a single all purpose reg. But the fitting to the gas cylinders remain different, hence the need for the pigtail. The correct pigtail fits the appropriate cylinder and the other end goes to your installed regulator.
    You don't need two regulators, so when you refer to your Truma regulator, that's it. It is designed to work with both butane and propane (or a mixture) and that is where the pigtail goes to.

    Sounds a bit confusing on reading it through :RollEyes:, but I hope you see what I mean.

    John
     
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