Fan Heater

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  1. The Dude

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    I have a fan heater which I would like to use for supplementary heating in the motorhome. The rating on the back of heater says: 230-240V ~ 50 Hz 2200-2400W. If we are on EHU and have this heater on and nothing else apart from the internal lights is it likely to trip?
     
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    I should imagine 2200 - 2400, you would be pushing your luck...

    We use a Delongi oil filled radiator...

    Not tripped any where "Yet"... :thumb:
     
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    If I remember my college maths correctly 240v and 2400w = 10amps

    So it would depend on your location as some sites only give a 6 amp supply.

    I hope that helps :thumb:
     
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    Best plan is to go to a caravan / motor home accessory shop and look for one specifically for the job - they are usually 750 wat and 1500 watt switchable and a thermostat - you would be able to run 750 watt on the majority of sites without worry and use other items as well
     
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    Fan heaters usually have two heat settings; use the lower heat setting and you'll be fine. Probably only a kilowatt on low.

    Cheers.
     
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    I would go for a small oil filled radiator from argos thats what we use and they are silent and dont dry up the air as most fan heaters do.
     
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    Allow, very approximately, 5A for each kW then you'll be sure of staying on line.

    I think you've three choices for room heating.

    Oil filled rads are nice and silent, for light sleepers, but take an age to get the room up to temperature and may dump the oil unexpectedly.

    Fan heaters distribute their heat relatively quickly but are noisy.

    Silicon bar fires are quick, because they heat the objects in the room not the air eg. you, and they are silent but they make you feel like your eyes are burning when used in a small space.

    Hope that's not just confused your decision.

    Cheers
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