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Camco Olympian Wave 3 Catalytic Heater (3000 BTU)

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Looking for an efficient RV heater? The Camco Olympian Wave 3 Catalytic Heater is a power- and fuel-efficient alternative to the standard RV forced-air propane furnace. Unlike the standard furnace, this heater does not have an open flame, nor does it use electricity. Wave™ catalytic heaters operate on low-pressure LP gas, and can be wall-mounted or used as portables. The Olympian models are equipped with an integral safety shut-off valve to help prevent accidental non-ignition fuel discharge.

How does a catalytic heater work? When the catalytic heater is turned on, the heater's grid is preheated with an electric heating element embedded within the ceramic structure that supports the catalyst layer.  Once the catalyst has reached 300°F, a thermo switch in the back of the heater closes, and gas is dispersed across the back of the heater, mingling with the catalyst. The hot catalyst and oxygen ignite the gas, causing a flameless combustion reaction, producing heat.

Warning: Catalytic heaters burn fuel, so they require oxygen and produce trace amounts of exhaust gases (~100 ppm CO, ~1500 ppm hexane, CO2 and water vapor). For safe use in your RV, you must keep a window or vent open so there is an adequate supply of oxygen for the heater and the occupants of the RV. Also, ensure you have functioning CO and LP gas detectors in your RV.

Safety notes: Laws differ state-by-state in the US on vent-free gas appliances, as shown in this list of state vent-free gas appliance regulations. Also, clearances from combustible materials must be a minimum of:

  • 4" from each side
  • 4" from the floor (rug, tile, etc.)
  • 18" from the top
  • 30" from the front
  • 0" from the rear

Key Features: Camco Olympian Wave 3 Catalytic Heater (3000 BTU)

  • Adjustable from 1600-3000 BTU/hr
  • Completely silent operation
  • Suitable for up to 12 foot RV
  • Can be safely operated at altitudes up to 12000 feet ASL
  • Wave™ heaters operate on low-pressure LP gas, and can be wall-mounted or used as portables
  • Equipped with an integral safety shut-off valve to help prevent accidental fuel discharge
  • The built-in piezoelectric spark starter will last for 20,000 starts
  • No electrical drain or battery connection
  • Limited 90-day warranty.

Specifications: Camco Olympian Wave 3 Catalytic Heater (3000 BTU)

Height(in.) 11.75
Width (in.) 10.25
Depth (in.) 3.5
Weight (lbs.) 6.9
Fuel Usage

0.032 gph @3000 BTU,

0.017 gph @1600 BTU.

Connection

3/8" male flare SAE connection on heater.

Propane should be regulated to 11" w.c. (0.40 psig).

Approvals AGA, CGA

 

Specifications: Camco Olympian Wave 3 Catalytic Heater (3000 BTU)

 

 

 


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