Originally Posted by john61ct
Now one fueled by petrol / gasoline please.
Propane will likely be a longer wait.
for boats of course
Yeah, it really is, and absolute primitive, same as heater
7 KW 12/24 V that opens a lot of doors
Have You read some of the comments on Mr. McLukieīs channel ?
One gets me.... I could not resist.....
From "sublicenseable" >>>> hahahaha
I wonder if Mr. Eberspacher or Webasto is watching this and thinking it's their turn to copy the Chinese?
Yeah, the propane story will take longer, but one step at the time.
Thoughts that came to mind
with the hot water side it should also be posible to drive heat exchangers with fan to get to difficult access location on the boat
for better heat distribution or target heat to a specific location like for example a little radiant panel for warm feet under the saloon
In the old days the engine coolant heater
was used to help with cold start and to minimize toxic emission.
Definitely a less engine
hours without heat of cooling
system for hot shower
Well, with gasoline the whole story gets a little more explosive. I donīt think so. Imagine where else this combination will be used now with the addition of hot water. Part of the world is already using only the heater. I think it would be wise to avoid. With Diesel no safety issues, NO NOISE
Of course Diesel most safety for boat
and best energy density
Next in line Lithium batteries
in combi with Solar
Of course No Teslar fire crackers with all safety features eliminated
My limit besides straight LFP is Pouch Cells with latest chemistry or LTO.
5 amps for heating
and hot water ? Of course with the help of the Diesel energy density. That is very good and together with many refrigeration
that today can run at 5-10 amps ? Even small boats have enough fuel
on board for extended use. That is realistic without huge solar
farms and house banks.
is reasonable, installation
is easy and cheap
That leaves only cooking
Is that the missing link to eliminated propane for smaller size boats ?
A disadvantage I think about is what to do with excess heat while heating
water in summertime at 100šF. I guess, only way is routing it directly outside with a "Y" connection or it could heat up the whole boat. Sure donīt wanna be close to the output side.
Also what happens to the hot water during extensive use with the heater while not circulating ? Well, at least no pressurized circulation required.
I hope they fix their quality issues soon.