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Author Topic: Can my Duroflame heater run on 120v only or does it require 12v only?  (Read 1205 times)

pkaufman

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I have a Skamper with a Duroflame heater and not sure if it can run on 120v only or if it needs 12v as well along with the propane?
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Molaker

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Re: Can my Duroflame heater run on 120v only or does it require 12v only?
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2016, 05:44:09 PM »
The heater model number would be helpful, but without that, I'll ask a few questions to get started (while you find the model #):


1.  Is the brand name Duraflame or Duroflame?


2.  Is the heater installed in the camper (part of the original equipment) or a stand-alone?


3.  Does the heater plug into a standard AC outlet or is it "hard wired".


4.  Does the heater have a built-in thermostat or use one mounted on the wall?
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pkaufman

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Re: Can my Duroflame heater run on 120v only or does it require 12v only?
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2016, 06:19:26 PM »
I think Duraflame, OEM built in, Hard Wired, Wall mounted thermostat.
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Molaker

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Re: Can my Duroflame heater run on 120v only or does it require 12v only?
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2016, 06:32:23 PM »
I think Duraflame, OEM built in, Hard Wired, Wall mounted thermostat.
Chances are, with a wall mounted thermostat, it will require 12 vdc for the thermostat, at minimum.  Without knowing more about the actual heater, it may have a control board that requires 12 vdc or may not.


All that said, most RV heaters (furnaces) run on LP and are controlled with 12 vdc (thermostat, blower and control board).  120 vac is not used at all.
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Gary RV_Wizard

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Re: Can my Duroflame heater run on 120v only or does it require 12v only?
« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2016, 07:05:22 PM »
Duraflame is a brand of 120v electric heater.  I think you may have a Hydroflame, which is a furnace brand from Atwood and used in many RVs. The Atwood Hydroflame uses LP gas for heating but requires 12v power for the fan and the thermostat (if equipped).
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pkaufman

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Re: Can my Duroflame heater run on 120v only or does it require 12v only?
« Reply #5 on: April 13, 2016, 11:50:30 AM »
Thanks i think that is the case will only run with LP and 12v to heater.  I dont think it will run with 120v via converter.
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Re: Can my Duroflame heater run on 120v only or does it require 12v only?
« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2016, 11:57:34 AM »
Anything that runs on 12v should owrk the same whether the 12v comes from battery or the converter. In the usual set-up, battery and converter are wired in parallel and either can provide the 12v power. Are you sure the converter/charger is working?
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pkaufman

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Re: Can my Duroflame heater run on 120v only or does it require 12v only?
« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2016, 04:21:45 PM »
No I will probably take in and have the RV place check it out for me,
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pkaufman

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Had a blown fuse from the converter so now when it plugged into 120v runs fine.  Thanks for all your help.
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