Camplux 5L Outdoor Portable Propane Gas Tankless Water Heater

In 2008 USA TODAY said that 8 million U.S. households own at least one RV. In the 2000 census people living in nontraditional mobile home was reported as 260,000.This census and the growing number of people going on camps and living occasionally or for longer period in outdoor has been a motivation to build portable tankless gas water heater. Many companies are making them, however Camplux 5L Outdoor Portable Propane Gas Tankless Water Heater is not just another portable tankless water heater. It is industry’s lowest psi supporting tankless water heater.

Camplux 5L Outdoor Portable Propane Gas Tankless Water Heater

Lowest PSI and low water pressure

5L Outdoor Portable Propane Gas Tankless Water Heater needs 2.0 PSI to activate. If you are uncertain with your low GPM at garden hose pipe or the cabin in forest you plan to spend the vacation then you can relax because .4 GPM is really low and that is all this unit need to work.

A regulator with 2 controllers

Camplux 5L has a brass finished regulator (newly added to 2017 versions) this have two knobs one for controlling heat and one for controlling flow rate. It is natural that with higher flow rate gradually water will be colder. So you can make the adjustment keeping that in mind.

Safe for drinking

In outdoor environment water may not always be safe to drink because of presence of aquatic organism .Oxygen depletion makes such organism to non exist making water safe to drink.

Can work without electricity

Camplux 5L is a propane or natural gas fired tankless unit which can also work in off grid areas. It has provision of using batteries.

Handy and small

With It is 11.4 x 5.5 x 14.6 inches dimension and 10 pound weight this gas heater justifies its major purpose of portability. It will fit into your back of the car and a 12 year old can easily carry it to the garage.

Easy installation

5L Outdoor Portable Propane Gas Tankless Water Heater can easily be installed with little or no DYI skill. The package comes with Water Heater, Shower Head and hose, CSA Regulator, Handle all necessary parts for the heater to function. You need to arrange for the propane, gas, electricity, Battery (when electricity is not available) and water only.

Advantage

  • Power output is quite low 34,000 btu/hour
  • Workable with volt water supply pumps
  • No professional or licensed installation is required
  • Installation is easy and quick
  • Best customer service

Cons with solution

Lack of On Off system

Camplux 5L handheld shower had no shut off system at that the heater tank

Solution

Updated version has on off switch; still if your batch is from old version than to resolve this problem it’s best to buy a hose with shut off valve to connect to the heater. With resolving this problem brass regulator and US regulation sized water hose was also included with the unit.

No Draining system

No drain outlet had been provided to evacuate the system after each use, this make maintenance hard.

Solution

You need to add a drain valve to get rid of this worry, Camplux 5L are working on adding drain valve and by this year it may get improved like many other features.

Caution in case of travelling

Some users complained during journey battery inside it spark.

Solution

You need to add a drain valve to get rid of this worry, Camplux 5L are working on adding drain valve and by this year it may get improved like many other features.

Caution in case of travelling

Some users complained during journey battery inside it spark.

Solution

Camplux 5L Outdoor is designed to be used in journeys and at outdoor so battery to spark during journey is a serious thing, while traveling; easy solution is to keep the batteries out.

Venting unit is not good enough

Camplux 5L Outdoor Portable Propane Gas Tankless Water Heater has a heat deflector plate below the vent unit .But it does not work.

Solution

2016 models of Camplux 5L Outdoor had deflector plate placed wrongly. Purpose of deflector plate is to shield other stuff from the undue heat given by the vent. In 2017 model Camplux 5L Outdoor model have made some adjustment to it. However still it is quite hot around the water heater. One solution is to not place any plant or heat sensitive things around it.

Frequently Ask Questions (Q&A)

  • Q-It has a handle and a mountaning accessory kit? Which one is for what?
  • Ans-The handle is for carrying purpose and the mounting set is for attaching it to a suitable place.
  • Q-Can this unit is operated with a 1 pound propane tanks? I saw it requires 20 pound tank?
  • Ans: The answer is- hell yes, of course it can. You may need to refill it sooner and be sure that gas pressure is 0.4 PSI with 1 pound.
  • Q-Can you tell what is the fuel consumption at 80 degree?
  • Ans- It needs minimum .4 PSI. The unit takes maximum fuel consumption of 1.32 pound/hour. As for fuel consumption from 60 degree to 80 degree it will take 0.048 pound/hour.
  • Q-Does not it have a super low GPM?
  • Ans- It’s a very honest concern. When most shower heads of USA need 1.5 to 2 GPM water flow tank less unit generally support more than 4 GPM. Most of those units let you use multiple fixtures at a time. Camplux 5L Outdoor does not promise you two, three application at a time. It clearly states it is for a single purpose at a time and it is not going to be your central system unless you are alone in home or lives in RV.So –No, 1.32 GPM is not that low for a faucet or a shower; but it is not the best for sure.

Conclusion

You do not need to have an RV or a knack of camping to feel the need of Camplux 5L Outdoor Portable Propane Gas Tankless Water Heater. It can be used in any poolside garden party, reunions, for bathing your family member or a pet, for the perfect bar b q party. Installation is super easy all you need is to keep it out door and hook it directly to a faucet. If you are living in part of America with a charming and warmer weather, than this one is perfectly suitable for you.

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