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Recommend a compact electric box heater, low noise, digital thermostat, plus a low heat setting (about 500 watts)


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My old standby heater is getting really tired, it was made in 1995 🙄. It still works OK, but the thermostat is very crude and it has a hard time maintaining a set temperature. It is 1500 watts/ 500 watts/ fan. But it is tough and a GREAT size, it tucks away in the top closet shelf. It is also reasonably quiet.

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I am having trouble finding a similar model but with a digital thermostat. I really prefer having actual numbers instead of a crude unlabeled dial. Caframo makes the Hotshot 1500/ 750 but it is not digital. Vornado makes a couple of really nice ones but they are spendy and loud. I found this one which is only 9 inches high, but it is online from the manufacturer, and they are either in Brazil or Estonia (!) and their Facebook and Twitter links take you to blank pages.. So I suspect it is a scam.

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http://ecoheater.xyz/

This is quite amusing: .... https://medium.com/@ecoheats/ecoheat-s-is-it-a-scam-review-2019-f0d260ea0595 .... I suspect it is the result of Google Translate from Estonian to Portugese to Engrish.

Anyway, can anyone link me a nice tough compact little heater that has a digital display? If I come up empty, I will go ahead and order the Caframo Hotshot and live with the blank dial....

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John Davies

Spokane WA

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From what I've read, caframo is far better known for fans, than heaters.

If yours still works?

My little electric heater is 12 years old. It works. It's quiet. I'm keeping it.

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I bought a Caframo heater that I should have tried to take back, but it was too late.  The grease/oil used in the fan bearings don’t like temps lower than about 40 degrees.  The armature won’t turn when it’s cold.  Kinda defeats the purpose of buying a heater that won’t work because it’s too cold.  

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Unlike some of their other heaters, Caframo seems to be rebranding a generic heater for the one you mentioned. I just wanted to let you know because I've already gone down the space heater rabbit hole 😁

https://www.amazon.com/Ceramic-Adjustable-Thermostat-Protection-Certified/dp/B08RYNHVXH/ref=sr_1_37?dchild=1&keywords=PTC+Heater&qid=1617595031&sr=8-37

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We have a small Vornado heater that’s now 5 years old.  It is small, very quiet and has 3 settings, 750W, 1150W and 1500W.  We rarely need to use the highest setting.  Our’s isn’t digital, but they do make models with a digital readout.  Check Amazon.

 

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That translation is hilarious but at least the unit is on sale. 😆

”On 3 levels, and on sale at the end of the exhaust pipe.”

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1 hour ago, connor77 said:

I don't own this one yet but this is one I'm looking at.  Might be a little taller than what you're looking for but might be worth a look...

https://www.lowes.com/pd/DeLonghi-1500-Watt-Ceramic-Compact-Personal-Electric-Space-Heater/1000330337

Thanks, It looks fragile but has good features. Low is 750 watts, higher than I like. And it is discontinued, not a  good sign.

https://www.delonghi.com/en-us/products/comfort/portable-heating/ceramic-heaters/hfx60o15l

John Davies 

Spokane WA

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"Mouse":  2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/

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1 hour ago, Mike and Carol said:

We have a small Vornado heater that’s now 5 years old.  It is small, very quiet and has 3 settings, 750W, 1150W and 1500W.  We rarely need to use the highest setting.  Our’s isn’t digital, but they do make models with a digital readout.  Check Amazon.

Thanks, I have a Vornado fan for the home bedroom and it has been fine. Maybe I will order one of the heaters. Reviewers say they are loud but that is very subjective and easy to find out. I could return it easily. I quite like this one for its brilliant top mounted controls. (My old one has a 1/2” diameter temp control mounted on the back side and it is erratic.)

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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01ISIDSI6/?coliid=I1TXJFBHHHGOEQ&colid=1X5H11EH41351&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

Ace has it for $80 with free pickup at the store.

BTW it would be super simple to add an additional 120 VAC outlet close to your heater location....

John Davies

Spokane WA

 

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I got a reply from the Ecoheat S customer service. It was in actual English. The heater is Centigrade only, arrives in about 25 days after shipping (customs delay?), and she declined to answer my direct question if it was a scam. She did give me a link to a manual, and there I discovered that it is 240 volts only. You would think that since they ship worldwide it would be mentioned SOMEWHERE in their advertising..... I don’t think that North America is their target market. 😀

I can’t imagine how difficult it would be and how long it would take to resolve a warranty issue. As Jairon commented, “down the space heater rabbit hole”- it should not be so very hard to find a decent unit.

I think a Vornado is the way to proceed in spite of the cost. I am very pleased with our home fan.

John Davies

Spokane WA

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"Mouse":  2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/

Tow Vehicle: 2013 Land Cruiser 200, 33" LT tires, airbags.

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