Has anyone used or is using any 12V ceramic type heating in their Vans and if so which one and how effective is it ?
Thanks in advance
Thanks in advance
I keep one of the cartridge stoves onboard as a back up: it's also good for cooking fish outside the van cos of the smellWell, put it this way ... I used a 500W heater that came on and off to drain my 400Ah battery bank to 50% when I was doing my Split charge comparisons and it didn't take long to get down that far
With the technology available today, off-grid heating using electricity really isn't feasible. The chinese diesel heaters are probably the cheapest form of space heating available I would say.
Funnily enough, cooking by gas is so inefficient, when I needed heat in my van before I fitted the heater, I just used one of the portable cartridge stoves to boil a kettle for a couple of hot chocolates and the wasted energy that wasn't going to heat the water warmed up the inside nicely
So bearing in mind the need to take the usual safety precautions and have good ventilation running when using, yada yada, those £12 stoves can make excellent backup heating and cooking facilities and cost very little to run for occasional users (yes the gas is a lot more then LPG fillups, but the total cost of ownership given they have ZERO installation costs, is very low)
I think you forget the naked flame bit .... the fuel for propulsion is combusted in a controlled and confined way. A gas hob, a gas fridge and a gas heater just have a flame open to the environment.I'm afraid you might have to get use to it in future as there are more and more design engineers beginning to move towards Hydrogen as a form of propulsion as opposed to electrical propulsion. When you consider the present situation with electrical power, the feasibility of powering lorrys and motorhomes is a very distant prospect let alone flight. As for the danger of LPG being transported the same concerns were mooted when petroleum was contained in vessels on horse less carriages. Phil