Camplux 10L Review – Things To Know About The Outdoor Tankless Water Heater

Camplux 10L Outdoor 2.64GPM Digital Display Portable Propane Gas Tankless Water Heater

Among other choices available out there, the Camplux 10L can be a good solution for you who have a need for an outdoor water heater. Whether you want to use the shower for your off grid cabin or for your bath tub in the backyard, it may suit your needs very well. The price is great at around $200. Of course, there are many different pros and cons associated with the heater, so read on to see if it is a good fit.

The Camplux 10L is a tankless water heater which is made to run off a propane tank. For natural gas type, have a look at the model BW422NG. Propane heaters, as you know, tends to heat water more quickly than electric models. The fact that they supply hot water only on demand means that you are not wasting energy keeping the water hot. Propane is also available in many areas of the United States.

The instant heating system takes 2 D size batteries for the spark. Maximum temperature rise is 123 F degrees. Minimum temperature raise is 46 F degrees so if the incoming water temperature is 50 F, the unit will deliver hot water at 95 F. Like many other units, the climate affects this unit as well. On the front of the unit is a gauge that shows you the inlet water temperature. There are also several knobs to control heat and to adjust water pressure. One appealing thing about this unit is that it provides you with two settings (winter and summer modes) to meet different weather conditions.

The unit delivers hot water with a good flow rate. With only 2.64 gal. per min, it might take a while to fill a tub. It is not a whole house water heater, not even an ideal unit to run two showers at the same time. Do not forget that the typical shower takes up 2.5 GPM. For that purpose, there are better, more powerful, water heaters out there. That said, if what you want is a portable water heating system to handle a single shower, the L10 heater is worth considering. It works easily with low level water pressure. The minimum water flow required is only 3.6 PSI.

An outdoor water heater is a fantastic thing for off-grid living. The company also sells a smaller model (5L). The outcome hot water of the smaller unit is 1.32GPM. For outdoor enthusiasts, those fully portable heaters like this one from Coleman can be a great addition to their camping gear. That said, for camp showering, Camplux BW264 10L is the most convenient. It does not get that hot for coffee but plenty hot for showering. The heater also works with the 12V 1.6GPM water pump from Camplux.

No modifications and extra expense are needed. Other than showerhead, extra o-rings, gas regulator and required adapters are all included in the box. Your experience may be different, of course. The hose connectors included, for instance, do not accommodate 5/8” hose. No mounting brackets are included but setting it up would not be a big challenge. Product dimensions are 12.9 x 8.3 x 21.6 inches, according to the decription.

The Camplux 10L can also be used indoor, in case you do not want to use a permanently installed model. It is a simple device without all the bells and whistles. Just make sure to install it in a well ventilated place. The gas consumption of Camplux 10L is 2.42 lb/hour. With a 20 lb tank, it can run about 6-7 hours which is a good thing. As a safety feature, it lasts for 20 minutes before it shuts off, then you just need to wait a while (2-3 minutes) to turn it back on.

Most reviewers have no complaints with this tankless system. Though review rating for this product is not impressive (3.9/5 stars on Amazon), the feedback has generally been positive.

There are complants about the shower head. Reportedly, there is no way to turn off the water at the shower head. It can only be done at the input connection. That said, the newer model might include the feature. In terms of performance, people have commented that water heats fast, meaning it gives off a good amount of heat. The total output is 68,000 BTU/hr which is good for a portable unit. As a comparison, the EZ 101, for instance, is rated at 42,000 BTU while the Coleman only heats up water with 30,000 BTUs of energy.

Like any other heater, this rectangle-shaped water heater is not completely flawless. It might not the best product available for outdoor use. However, the customer feedback has been good in regard to its performance. As a portable unit, it delivers nice hot water with a good flow rate. With all the features offered, including the energy saving techonology and the multiple protection systems, the Camplux BW264 may be the right pick for you.