Why Buy a Coleman Portable Hot Water System?
Having hot water at the campsite has traditionally been a luxury, until now....
It requires using one, if not two, of the burners on your campstove, time to heat it up and then moving the water to the area where you need it. All this while the rest of the family waits for you to go have fun.
Coleman engineers have tackled this problem, and developed a portable unit that operates off of clean-burning propane. Now you can have hot water anytime, anywhere. The self-contained unit is lightweight and durable. Use it for washing, cooking, cleaning, even an outdoor shower (spray adapter sold separately). It is so simple to use and in FIVE SECONDS you have hot water.
Operation is a snap. Simply connect the integrated hose and pump to a 5-gallon water carrier, select the desired temperature with the control knob, and the unit dispenses hot water in a matter of seconds. The unit comes with a 5-gallon collapsible water carrier but can be hooked to a garden hose with an optional adapter. It is fueled by a standard, 16.4-ounce disposable propane cylinder, which will heat 40 gallons of water, more than enough for an average weekend family camping trip.
The water heater has three settings: Cool, which simply pumps and dispenses water without heating it; Warm, which heats water to 50° Fahrenheit above the starting or ambient water temperature; and Hot, which heats water to 100° above starting temperatures to a maximum of 160°. It operates with an easy-to-understand single control knob, which ignites the burner automatically, turns the unit and pump on and off, and regulates the water temperature.
Integrated safety features include automatic shut-offs when water temperatures exceed 160° or the unit tips over, plus a protective housing that does not get hot to the touch. Additionally, the unit requires a user to manually hold the knob to select and dispense the hottest water option so that it is not selected inadvertently.
Water flows from the kitchen-sink-style faucet, which swings into place from its storage port in the molded carry-handle, at a rate of 1 gallon per minute on the cool and warm settings. On the hot setting, flow is restricted to a quart per minute.
A 6-volt, rechargeable battery supplies power to the pump and other electrical components. The water heater can be recharged from either a vehicle’s 12-volt power supply or a standard household outlet via a plug-in port located on the unit’s front panel. Indicator lights on the front panel show when the battery is low, when recharging is complete and when water temperature has reached its maximum temperature. A fully charged battery has a 40-minute run time, which is equivalent to heating about 40 gallons of water, the same amount heated by one propane cylinder.
Hot Water on Demand System