Gasmate Ducted Camping Heater

Gasmate Ducted Camping Heater


– We’ve got the ducted
camping heater from Gasmate. It’s a safe way to heat your tent or other confined spaces. Let’s check it out. (upbeat music) G’day, guys, it’s Lauren
from Snowy’s here. Today I’ve got the Gasmate
ducted camping heater. It’s a really safe option for heating your tent or camper trailer. Being that the combustion
unit is on the outside whilst ducting warm air into your tent. Now it comes in this
oversized storage bag here. With extra room for your
gas cylinders down the end. Now let’s have a look at what you get. Your carry bag does come with this optional shoulder strap here. We have some instructions
and a manual there. Which is important to have read through. We have your main unit. And also down the end here, we have some space for
the small gas canisters. Now whilst the unit is designed to primarily run from these canisters, you can get some optional extra hoses to connect to a larger gas
bottle and run it from that. Now the unit itself is 8.6 kilos. So nice and light to move around. We have 43 centimetres from end-to-end, 21 centimetres across the top and 39 centimetres from
the top of the handle down. Now on the back here, we have this nifty little
storage compartment. And in it you’ll find
your 240 volt charger. Now this is charging the battery which runs the fan in your heater. It takes approximately
five hours of charge time to get around six hours of
battery life out of the fan. We also have the regulator. Now the regulator is what connects the gas bottle to your unit. It connects in here. Now I forgot to mention before, but these propane cylinders are actually available separately. They connect to the unit here but as I have already mentioned, you do have the option of
connecting a normal gas bottle through an additional
hose but it’s essential that you keep this regulator in use. Now we’ve got the gas connected, the last thing in our storage compartment is our ducted tubing. We’ll shut this back up. It’s really important to
keep it empty whilst in use because the underside can
get quite hot in here. Now you might be wondering
about the insulation of the ducted tube. It’s not insulated like
you’d expect your heating or air conditioning at home. However, it is double
layered on the silver lining. This connects to the
other end of the unit. However, on this side
here is where we find our air intake valve. Our battery charging
port and also our fuse. Now I’m gonna spin the unit around and connect the ducting tube up. Now the ducting connects on
the other end of the unit. We have a little safety switch here where the unit won’t engage
without the ducting connected. Whilst we’re on the safety features, there’s actually three. The oxygen deprivation system, where the unit will cut out
in levels of low oxygen. We have the tip switch,
where the gas disconnects as soon as the unit is tilted. And we also have the flame failure. Which means if the flame goes out, the gas automatically disconnects. Right, let’s connect this ducting. It’s approximately 1.6 metres long and it just connects onto the
end of the unit like this. And connect the other end to the tent. Now I’ve got a gap in the
side of the rooftop tent here which you can pop the duct through. However, you can also fit
it through a window gap or a door gap or some tents
might even have a vent flap that you can use it with. Right, now let’s fire the unit up. One the front here, we have a switch. When pushed to the right-hand side, and the unit is charging,
the red light will flash. When the red light is solid, the unit is fully charged. Move the switch over to
the left-hand side here, and your green light will engage. You’ll hear the fan come
on and then you’re ready to ignite your pilot light. Press down your button
for about 10 seconds. Then through this viewing window here, you’ll see your pilot light come on. After about 2 to 3 minutes, once the burner’s had a
chance to heat up and get red, you’ll be able to see it glowing
through this window here. So with reference to the gas run time, you’ll get about 7 to 8 hours out of a 450 gramme propane bottle. The unit has 2,654 Btu which puts out a maximum 58 degree air
temperature measured at the outlet of the unit. Now it’s been a couple of minutes, it’s had time to heat up, let’s have a check out
of our burner window and we’ll jump in the tent
and see how it’s going. Right, now using our super technical air flow detection device, we can see the duct’s putting out a reasonable amount of air here. Now, it’s actually surprisingly
pretty warm in here. Even with the window vent rolled down. Obviously, the kind of tent you have and the amount of space you have to heat will vary a little bit. However, if you’re a cold frog, this is a really safe
way to heat your tent while you’re camping. You can get this at Snowys.com.au at our everyday lowest prices. If you have any questions or comments, chuck ’em below. If you want to subscribe
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20 thoughts on “Gasmate Ducted Camping Heater

  1. Couple more questions that I would liked to know in the video (Not being rude sorry if it sounds like that) What how many hours run time could you expect out of a 9kg gas bottle? And also can the unit be left out in the weather such as if it starts raining is it ok to leave it outside and running?

  2. Biggest mistake everybody makes with new product guys is
    you must be able to run all camping gear off 12 v direct not charging a battery for 5 hours to get 6 hours running time

  3. The battery is 12v sealed, so surely a 12v cable from Jaycar or similar should work proving the amperage is low, which by gauging the thickness of charging wire on the video, should be ok. Snowys what does the tag on the 240v plug say? It should have inlet voltage and outlet voltage and max wattage?

  4. I do wonder if it’s a sealed lead acid battery or lithium? Reading other comments it seems a 12V charger connected to a car with a strong alternator (one outputting 13.8V unlike the small generator in my Land Rover at 12.4V) it should charge fine. Interesting concept as it gets around having to have a window open with a conventional portable heater!

  5. I 'd be interested except for a number of missing features in the unit. 1. The need to be outside to light it. 2. No thermostat control that I can see. 3 the need to go outside again to turn it off. therefore yo'd go from cold to sauna then pop outside to turn it off and end up cold again until you go outside to turn it on again …. I'd also want the option to run it off the "House" battery. I'll wait for the version Next after Next ….

  6. Bit of a fail having a camp heater only charged by 240v be good for one night but if u don’t have a inverter or power close u can’t recharge for second night
    What a shame looks like it would be killer but of gear

  7. Great idea but that 240v ac charging makes it worthless if you are camping for more than one day. This is not the most efficient way to heat your tent though the idea is safer than most.

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