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£10 more than 2 years ago, but still gets good reviews. Needed one to stop SHMBO from moaning about turning the heating up for the whole house so that the room she sits in is warmer.(there's already a thermostatically controlled central heating radiator in that room)
Edited by: "robatt" 11th Nov 2019
is this a convector heater, coil elements heat up air directly? Why so expensive as convector is about £25.
It looks like a convection heater with some elements facing side ways to generate heat to radiate outwards as well as upwards. This thing has thermostat, programmes and remote control. However it definitely doesn’t justify the £100+ price tag for being basically a electric heater with heating elements.
Edited by: "RickyWong" 11th Nov 2019
It's an oil free heater. Similar but apparently better efficiency than a conventional oil filled radiator.
5 year guarantee and Dimplex quality.
Same deal made some heat 2 years ago and comments at that time may assist. However these do seem to fluctuate in popularity on here:
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robatt11/11/2019 15:34

It's an oil free heater. Similar but apparently better efficiency than a …It's an oil free heater. Similar but apparently better efficiency than a conventional oil filled radiator.


3 kw it doesn't sound efficient to me, they shouldn't call eco an appliance burning away 50 pence of electricity per hour.
georgesvalch11/11/2019 16:02

3 kw it doesn't sound efficient to me, they shouldn't call eco an …3 kw it doesn't sound efficient to me, they shouldn't call eco an appliance burning away 50 pence of electricity per hour.


Can you suggest an electric heater that costs less per hour?
robatt11/11/2019 16:11

Can you suggest an electric heater that costs less per hour?


Of course I can, electric heaters everywhere use between 1kw up to 5kw. All of them use electricity, that's a fact, can you show me one using 3 kw of power less efficiently than this, for comparisons purpose?
georgesvalch11/11/2019 16:16

Of course I can, electric heaters everywhere use between 1kw up to 5kw. …Of course I can, electric heaters everywhere use between 1kw up to 5kw. All of them use electricity, that's a fact, can you show me one using 3 kw of power less efficiently than this, for comparisons purpose?


I was looking to add to my pre-existing collection of aging but good DeLonghi oil filled radiators, and from my research on Google this morning this oil free radiator appears to be about 10% more efficient than the equivalent 3kw oil filled radiator.
Maybe I'm mistaken, but I'll find out in a few days after it arrives
I have three or four of these, given that you can set your desired room temp on each one & they're also programmable at this price they're good value & quite possibly the most economical portable heater to run.

So, heat added....no pun intended.
RickyWong11/11/2019 15:25

It looks like a convection heater with some elements facing side ways to …It looks like a convection heater with some elements facing side ways to generate heat to radiate outwards as well as upwards. This thing has thermostat, programmes and remote control. However it definitely doesn’t justify the £100+ price tag for being basically a electric heater with heating elements.


Wong by name....

The speed that these heat up a room, & efficiency at maintaining that desired temperature, & also the relatively low running costs, make these significantly better than a bogg standard 3kw heater. But dont take my word for it, ask other owners.
georgesvalch11/11/2019 16:02

3 kw it doesn't sound efficient to me, they shouldn't call eco an …3 kw it doesn't sound efficient to me, they shouldn't call eco an appliance burning away 50 pence of electricity per hour.


Why?

When these heaters heat up so quickly & maintain that desired room temperature so efficiently, why don't you believe they should have an eco tag?

I think they're fab, efficient & for their type of portable heater probably the best in class.

Just my view as someone who owns a few of these.
BingoBertie11/11/2019 16:47

I have three or four of these, given that you can set your desired room …I have three or four of these, given that you can set your desired room temp on each one & they're also programmable at this price they're good value & quite possibly the most economical portable heater to run.So, heat added....no pun intended.


Thanks. Looks like the heats needed!

I think this is being confused with a cheap and expensive to run convector heater. It's also overpriced cf cheaper oil filled radiators, but my experience has been that the reviews on the cheap ones tend to be middling whereas my experience and apparently that of others is that paying for the more expensive Delonghis etc is worth it. Mind you when I bought my last 3kw DeLonghi oil filled rad over 10 years ago it was about £40 then and well over £100 now.
BingoBertie11/11/2019 16:58

Why?When these heaters heat up so quickly & maintain that desired room …Why?When these heaters heat up so quickly & maintain that desired room temperature so efficiently, why don't you believe they should have an eco tag?I think they're fab, efficient & for their type of portable heater probably the best in class.Just my view as someone who owns a few of these.

In my opinion, I can't argue with someone who already spent few hundreds pounds on the same type of heater, it is obvious that your choice is clear. However, seeing here heaters costing as low as 5 pounds, I find this particularly one very overpriced.
robatt11/11/2019 17:54

Thanks. Looks like the heats needed!I think this is being confused with a …Thanks. Looks like the heats needed!I think this is being confused with a cheap and expensive to run convector heater. It's also overpriced cf cheaper oil filled radiators, but my experience has been that the reviews on the cheap ones tend to be middling whereas my experience and apparently that of others is that paying for the more expensive Delonghis etc is worth it. Mind you when I bought my last 3kw DeLonghi oil filled rad over 10 years ago it was about £40 then and well over £100 now.


I agree, some people appear easily confused with connector heaters.

Speaking as someone who actually owns several of these & has done for several years, I know they're good.

From experience, when I needed to buy more of these in mid-winter they were out of stock & cost loads more from other sellers.
Edited by: "BingoBertie" 11th Nov 2019
38959907-UpnFC.jpgThis may shed some light on what is becoming a heated debate...

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georgesvalch11/11/2019 17:55

In my opinion, I can't argue with someone who already spent few hundreds …In my opinion, I can't argue with someone who already spent few hundreds pounds on the same type of heater, it is obvious that your choice is clear. However, seeing here heaters costing as low as 5 pounds, I find this particularly one very overpriced.


Everyone is entitled to their opinion & I respect yours.

For me, this comes down to running costs, efficiency, plus build quality.

You can set your desired room temperature in degrees Celsius & the heater maintains that temperature.

I use this also for frost prevention by setting the temp at 10degrees.

It's also possible to program them to come on & off at certain times.

Hence why these never sell for £5.
From the manufacturer's website:
38960039-3WQlI.jpgThey would say that I suppose and calling it Eco because it's easier to recycle is stretching it a bit.
However, as this is to be used for supplementary heating for a few hours a day in an otherwise coldish room and that means I don't have to turn up the central heating to get the same result, I think the cost is worth it if the savings are real, compared to a cheaper heater, over the long term.
robatt11/11/2019 18:19

From the manufacturer's website:[Image] They would say that I suppose and …From the manufacturer's website:[Image] They would say that I suppose and calling it Eco because it's easier to recycle is stretching it a bit.However, as this is to be used for supplementary heating for a few hours a day in an otherwise coldish room and that means I don't have to turn up the central heating to get the same result, I think the cost is worth it if the savings are real, compared to a cheaper heater, over the long term.


I dont think you'll be disappointed.

It might be interesting to use an energy monitor plug to track how much electricity it actually uses.

Be interesting to know what you think when it arrives?
BingoBertie11/11/2019 18:23

I dont think you'll be disappointed.It might be interesting to use an …I dont think you'll be disappointed.It might be interesting to use an energy monitor plug to track how much electricity it actually uses.Be interesting to know what you think when it arrives?


Thanks .

Pleased to here that as, although I moved on from fan and convector heaters years ago because although very cheap to buy they were horribly inefficient and have horrendous running costs, I have only used oil filled rads up to now.
So this was a bit of a leap in the dark but good reviews on Amazon and support from Fakespot too.
Can you suggest an energy monitor plug please?
Didn't know they existed.
robatt11/11/2019 18:33

Thanks . Pleased to here that as, although I moved on from fan and …Thanks . Pleased to here that as, although I moved on from fan and convector heaters years ago because although very cheap to buy they were horribly inefficient and have horrendous running costs, I have only used oil filled rads up to now. So this was a bit of a leap in the dark but good reviews on Amazon and support from Fakespot too.Can you suggest an energy monitor plug please?Didn't know they existed.


Tplink hs110, smart plug with energy monitoring.

Given that the heaters are programmable, you probably wont need the timer function on this. But the energy monitoring aspect is interesting & reassuring.

Handy thing to have if you're in doubt, but I'd wait until Black Friday to buy one.

I have loads of the hs100 plugs without energy monitoring & just one with the monitoring facility. They're fabulous for automating a remote location, but no doubt they have loads of uses.
BingoBertie11/11/2019 16:54

Wong by name....The speed that these heat up a room, & efficiency at …Wong by name....The speed that these heat up a room, & efficiency at maintaining that desired temperature, & also the relatively low running costs, make these significantly better than a bogg standard 3kw heater. But dont take my word for it, ask other owners.


Putting £100 on a heater strikes me as more money than sense.

If I had blew that amount of money on a heater I definitely want to assure myself as made the right decision and going on websites to troll others who clearly can see more sense than money.

Those people who bought neil Woodford fund probably thought they were pretty smart and bright...

Oh Bertie!
RickyWong11/11/2019 18:46

Putting £100 on a heater strikes me as more money than sense.If I had blew …Putting £100 on a heater strikes me as more money than sense.If I had blew that amount of money on a heater I definitely want to assure myself as made the right decision and going on websites to troll others who clearly can see more sense than money.Those people who bought neil Woodford fund probably thought they were pretty smart and bright...Oh Bertie!


You're entitled to your opinion, not quite sure what that is, but none the less you're entitled to it.
BingoBertie11/11/2019 18:41

Tplink hs110, smart plug with energy monitoring.Given that the heaters are …Tplink hs110, smart plug with energy monitoring.Given that the heaters are programmable, you probably wont need the timer function on this. But the energy monitoring aspect is interesting & reassuring.Handy thing to have if you're in doubt, but I'd wait until Black Friday to buy one.I have loads of the hs100 plugs without energy monitoring & just one with the monitoring facility. They're fabulous for automating a remote location, but no doubt they have loads of uses.


Thanks. The paradox being that the cost of the smart plugs may obviate any saving, at least in the short term.
BTW I doubt you'll shed light where its needed
Edited by: "robatt" 11th Nov 2019
robatt11/11/2019 19:04

Thanks. The paradox being that the cost of the smart plugs may obviate any …Thanks. The paradox being that the cost of the smart plugs may obviate any saving, at least in the short term.BTW I doubt you'll shed light where its needed


I buy the thermostatic plug with room thermostat to control the room heaters. Cheap and does a much better job than any thermostatic control that exists on these heaters.
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BingoBertie11/11/2019 18:08

Everyone is entitled to their opinion & I respect yours.For me, this comes …Everyone is entitled to their opinion & I respect yours.For me, this comes down to running costs, efficiency, plus build quality.You can set your desired room temperature in degrees Celsius & the heater maintains that temperature. I use this also for frost prevention by setting the temp at 10degrees.It's also possible to program them to come on & off at certain times.Hence why these never sell for £5.


Seriously, all you said is fine if you actually don’t know how a heater works.

But if you had an education in basic year 7 education you should know already that a heater is the most simply machine - if you can call it.

Build quality. Efficiency - a heater generates heat from electricity and it is 100% efficient across the board. No matter what they are. The only thing that differentiate one type to another is how that heat is distributed ie convection, radiation or conduction. And you £100 heater is not inherently more efficient any any other heaters. And how reliable do you thing a heating element is and how much “Quality” there can be. Laughable statement.

You have no idea what you are talking about.

Running cost...hmm... I do wonder how many hours you can run a £5 convection heater (which is what this heater is) on for before you get your money worth....answer is never. A lesson in heat and energy, if you got a given mass (of air in this case) you want to heat it from x degrees to y degrees it requires certain amount of energy - heat. That amount of heat otherwise known as work is a given. Small heater takes longer, larger heater gets it there quicker. So you £100 3Kw rated heater will heat that same amount of air as the next 3Kw heater of the same type thus the energy used will be identical. And the difference will be the capital cost. Ie your £100 heater will always be more expensive no matter what.

It is complete false economy to think other of it.
Edited by: "RickyWong" 11th Nov 2019
RickyWong11/11/2019 20:03

Seriously, all you said is fine if you actually don’t know how a heater w …Seriously, all you said is fine if you actually don’t know how a heater works. But if you had an education in basic year 7 education you should know already that a heater is the most simply machine - if you can call it.Build quality. Efficiency - a heater generates heat from electricity and it is 100% efficient across the board. No matter what they are. The only thing that differentiate one type to another is how that heat is distributed ie convection, radiation or conduction. And you £100 heater is not inherently more efficient any any other heaters. And how reliable do you thing a heating element is and how much “Quality” there can be. Laughable statement. You have no idea what you are talking about.Running cost...hmm... I do wonder how many hours you can run a £5 convection heater (which is what this heater is) on for before you get your money worth....answer is never. A lesson in heat and energy, if you got a given mass (of air in this case) you want to heat it from x degrees to y degrees it requires certain amount of energy - heat. That amount of heat otherwise known as work is a given. Small heater takes longer, larger heater gets it there quicker. So you £100 3Kw rated heater will heat that same amount of air as the next 3Kw heater of the same type thus the energy used will be identical. And the difference will be the capital cost. Ie your £100 heater will always be more expensive no matter what.It is complete false economy to think other of it.


Sir, I bow to your eminently superior education, eloquence & literacy skills.

My experience is clearly just fantasy.
RickyWong11/11/2019 19:51

I buy the thermostatic plug with room thermostat to control the room …I buy the thermostatic plug with room thermostat to control the room heaters. Cheap and does a much better job than any thermostatic control that exists on these heaters. [Image]


Thanks. I think if you're using halogen heaters, as shown in the picture, that's a good call.
RickyWong11/11/2019 20:03

Seriously, all you said is fine if you actually don’t know how a heater w …Seriously, all you said is fine if you actually don’t know how a heater works. But if you had an education in basic year 7 education you should know already that a heater is the most simply machine - if you can call it.Build quality. Efficiency - a heater generates heat from electricity and it is 100% efficient across the board. No matter what they are. The only thing that differentiate one type to another is how that heat is distributed ie convection, radiation or conduction. And you £100 heater is not inherently more efficient any any other heaters. And how reliable do you thing a heating element is and how much “Quality” there can be. Laughable statement. You have no idea what you are talking about.Running cost...hmm... I do wonder how many hours you can run a £5 convection heater (which is what this heater is) on for before you get your money worth....answer is never. A lesson in heat and energy, if you got a given mass (of air in this case) you want to heat it from x degrees to y degrees it requires certain amount of energy - heat. That amount of heat otherwise known as work is a given. Small heater takes longer, larger heater gets it there quicker. So you £100 3Kw rated heater will heat that same amount of air as the next 3Kw heater of the same type thus the energy used will be identical. And the difference will be the capital cost. Ie your £100 heater will always be more expensive no matter what.It is complete false economy to think other of it.


I respectfully disagree and have given independent examples above of the cost of running different types of heaters. I haven't used a fan heater, except in a greenhouse as a frost preventive, since I was a student in a single room. They were very cheap to buy and did the job and I wasn't paying for the electricity.

For my needs now, in this particular room, a fan heater isn't anywhere near as cost effective or efficient in the long term as an oil filled or perhaps this oil free one.

Whilst in theory you may have a point I suspect that as there are many different types of electric heater available, there is clearly a proven need for that diversity.
Or is everyone wrong?
robatt11/11/2019 20:28

I respectfully disagree and have given independent examples above of the …I respectfully disagree and have given independent examples above of the cost of running different types of heaters. I haven't used a fan heater, except in a greenhouse as a frost preventive, since I was a student in a single room. They were very cheap to buy and did the job and I wasn't paying for the electricity. For my needs now, in this particular room, a fan heater isn't anywhere near as cost effective or efficient in the long term as an oil filled or perhaps this oil free one.Whilst in theory you may have a point I suspect that as there are many different types of electric heater available, there is clearly a proven need for that diversity. Or is everyone wrong?


I am not saying there is no difference between heat transfer of a convection heater to a straight up ceramic heater. If you read my post careful I said a heater of the same given type.

So in this case a convection vs a convection, a 3Kw vs a 3Kw. There is no difference in efficiency. They both work in the same thermodynamic principals. So the £100 is a just waste of money. And better spend on room thermostat that can control the heater properly in accordance with your needs.
BingoBertie11/11/2019 20:15

Sir, I bow to your eminently superior education, eloquence & literacy …Sir, I bow to your eminently superior education, eloquence & literacy skills.My experience is clearly just fantasy.


If I got £100 to spank and able to buy one of these and not thinking about the decision I would definitely feel good about myself...

Money can buy many things. Ignorance is certain on top of the list.
RickyWong11/11/2019 20:37

I am not saying there is no difference between heat transfer of a …I am not saying there is no difference between heat transfer of a convection heater to a straight up ceramic heater. If you read my post careful I said a heater of the same given type. So in this case a convection vs a convection, a 3Kw vs a 3Kw. There is no difference in efficiency. They both work in the same thermodynamic principals. So the £100 is a just waste of money. And better spend on room thermostat that can control the heater properly in accordance with your needs.


Agreed. But are you sure this is a bog standard convection heater, similar to the ones you can buy for £20. I suspect not, hence the price differential.
robatt11/11/2019 20:28

I respectfully disagree and have given independent examples above of the …I respectfully disagree and have given independent examples above of the cost of running different types of heaters. I haven't used a fan heater, except in a greenhouse as a frost preventive, since I was a student in a single room. They were very cheap to buy and did the job and I wasn't paying for the electricity. For my needs now, in this particular room, a fan heater isn't anywhere near as cost effective or efficient in the long term as an oil filled or perhaps this oil free one.Whilst in theory you may have a point I suspect that as there are many different types of electric heater available, there is clearly a proven need for that diversity. Or is everyone wrong?


Agreed, but that lights just never going to shine.

This is the max sized portable heater you can buy in the UK. Its efficiency is not only in heating up the room, but also the way said heat is distributed & then how the room is kept at the desired temperature for periods of time.

Ps. The tplink energy monitoring plug will be sub £20 on black Friday. Appreciate it's still an additional cost.

Good luck with the heater. From what you've said you need it for it will be fab for you. Loads quicker at heating the room than oil filled, & a bit cheaper to run.
I have this heater in the 2kw form, I also have a delonghi ceramic rotating 2kw fan heater, a 2kw delonghi vento oil radiator and a cheap as chips 2kw convector heater.

Each of the above are used for different situations, the Dimplex is used to quickly heat the conservatory and maintain that temperature throughout the evening, also comes with remote control to adjust the temp and can be set to switch off automatically before we retreat to the lounge.
Does a really great job, never overheats the room and we are reassured we are not wasting any energy as should it be a milder evening it just clicks in less often.
Before using this we had a cheap convector heater and it never maintained a steady temp, was flimsy and the surface area alot smaller, sending all the heat upwards, the Dimplex sends heat upwards and sidewards, can switch on both or one side 1kw or 2kw output, retains the heat for approx 10 mins once switched off due to the large panels, whereas the convector heater goes cold seconds after switching off.

The fan heater in the kitchen to quickly heat the room before going to work so that we can enjoy breakfast without having to warm the whole house.

Oil filled radiator in the children's bedroom at night to Mantain a steady 16 degree all night without having to keep the whole heating system on.

You definitely get what you pay for, you should not be using external timers with these heaters, so to have one built in is a big plus, the stat on the cheaper heaters are flimsy and not very accurate and the surface area if small gives out less heat but use the same amount of energy.

It's been a great buy for us and considering picking up another for the office, one you have one you'll realise what you have been missing, if you need to use expensive electricity then it's best to use a device that gets you the best return / performance per kw.
Edited by: "margamboy" 11th Nov 2019
robatt11/11/2019 20:40

Agreed. But are you sure this is a bog standard convection heater, similar …Agreed. But are you sure this is a bog standard convection heater, similar to the ones you can buy for £20. I suspect not, hence the price differential.


I watched their marketing video and other similar video. I can’t see how it is not a convection heater. Oil radiator is not as fast at heating a room up as a convection heater because convection heater circulated the rooms air through convection and gets the air warmed up very quickly. But the down side of convection heater is exposed elements and the fact that every time you switch it on it stinks due to the dust and other residual getting burnt out. Plus there is the perceived fire risk. Oil rads are a lot safer but they require the heat going into the oil and circulate through the rad and radiate heat out as convection as well as radiation. (Kind of why they are called radiators). Radiation is not very efficient way of transferring heat. If these are oil free I am not sure what material they use inside that would maintain the heat capacity of the fill material to transfer the heat effectively. If this brand actually invented a new way of transfer heat then there will be noble prices all over it. The fact that I can’t find anything else other than their market video on YouTube tells me the technology of the actual heat transfer mechanism is a straight forward one. Also the fact that they show heat dispersing directly up as the primary heat transfer in their video is also a case of it is a convection heater.

Convection heater has grills at the top to maximise the heat going up and sides are solid to prevent inefficient heat loss through dissertation and conduction.

They also claim this to heat up the room a lot faster than rads would suggest it is a convection heater. With the alternatives being discounted ie new magic physics
Edited by: "RickyWong" 11th Nov 2019
RickyWong11/11/2019 20:49

I watched their marketing video and other similar video. I can’t see how i …I watched their marketing video and other similar video. I can’t see how it is not a convection heater. Oil radiator is not as fast at heating a room up as a convection heater because convection heater circulated the rooms air through convection and gets the air warmed up very quickly. But the down side of convection heater is exposed elements and the fact that every time you switch it on it stinks due to the dust and other residual getting burnt out. Plus there is the perceived fire risk. Oil rads are a lot safer but they require the heat going into the oil and circulate through the rad and radiate heat out as convection as well as radiation. (Kind of why they are called radiators). Radiation is not very efficient way of transferring heat. If these are oil free I am not sure what material they use inside that would maintain the heat capacity of the fill material to transfer the heat effectively. If this brand actually invented a new way of transfer heat then there will be noble prices all over it. The fact that I can’t find anything else other than their market video on YouTube tells me the technology of the actual heat transfer mechanism is a straight forward one. Also the fact that they show heat dispersing directly up as the primary heat transfer in their video is also a case of it is a convection heater. Convection heater has grills at the top to maximise the heat going up and sides are solid to prevent inefficient heat loss through dissertation and conduction.They also claim this to heat up the room a lot faster than rads would suggest it is a convection heater. With the alternatives being discounted ie new magic physics


"Oil free radiators, or dry electric radiators, work almost the same as oil filled radiators, but they don't use any oil. Instead, they use thermal components, such as ceramic stone or aluminum. Through the same process of radiation and convection, the air gets heated as it touches the radiator"

Same as sitting on the seats in the theatre at Epidaurus. They stay warm long after the sun sets.
Edited by: "robatt" 11th Nov 2019
RickyWong11/11/2019 20:49

I watched their marketing video and other similar video. I can’t see how i …I watched their marketing video and other similar video. I can’t see how it is not a convection heater. Oil radiator is not as fast at heating a room up as a convection heater because convection heater circulated the rooms air through convection and gets the air warmed up very quickly. But the down side of convection heater is exposed elements and the fact that every time you switch it on it stinks due to the dust and other residual getting burnt out. Plus there is the perceived fire risk. Oil rads are a lot safer but they require the heat going into the oil and circulate through the rad and radiate heat out as convection as well as radiation. (Kind of why they are called radiators). Radiation is not very efficient way of transferring heat. If these are oil free I am not sure what material they use inside that would maintain the heat capacity of the fill material to transfer the heat effectively. If this brand actually invented a new way of transfer heat then there will be noble prices all over it. The fact that I can’t find anything else other than their market video on YouTube tells me the technology of the actual heat transfer mechanism is a straight forward one. Also the fact that they show heat dispersing directly up as the primary heat transfer in their video is also a case of it is a convection heater. Convection heater has grills at the top to maximise the heat going up and sides are solid to prevent inefficient heat loss through dissertation and conduction.They also claim this to heat up the room a lot faster than rads would suggest it is a convection heater. With the alternatives being discounted ie new magic physics

They don't use exposed thin elements like the cheaper convector heaters, there are 2 panels, one each side that heat the air and sent it upwards and sidewards, so you get both convection and radiated heat in one unit.
Edited by: "margamboy" 11th Nov 2019
robatt11/11/2019 20:55

"Oil free radiators, or dry electric radiators, work almost the same as …"Oil free radiators, or dry electric radiators, work almost the same as oil filled radiators, but they don't use any oil. Instead, they use thermal components, such as ceramic stone or aluminum. Through the same process of radiation and convection, the air gets heated as it touches the radiator"Same as sitting on the seats in the theatre at Epidaurus. They stay warm long after the sun sets.


If you forget about what the material it is made out of and think of the way the heat from the heater escape the enclosure of the heater and how it deliver the heat to the room then that will tell you what that heater is.

As I said. Convection heater has grills to the top. Rads is usually exposed, fan heater has fans behind heating elements, ceramic heater is effectively the most over powered radiation heater. This is basically a convection heater as heat primarily escape through the top vent to heat the room up. Whatever they use inside that enclosure as heating element it doesn’t matter. The physics they are using is convection. As I said in my first post, they also appear to have additional elements that is able to be switched on for radiation through the side.

But all that tech is very basic. Ok if the heating core is ceramic then yes it will be a bit more pricey but not £100 vs £10 realm.
margamboy11/11/2019 21:00

They don't use exposed thin elements like the cheaper convector heaters, …They don't use exposed thin elements like the cheaper convector heaters, there are 2 panels, one each side that heat the air and sent it upwards and sidewards, so you get both convection and radiated heat in one unit.


I know. But it is not worth £100.

This brand is market this as a RADIATOR. And it is directly comparing itself with performance of a radiator and making claims on that basis.

It is a convection heater and it should just simply come clean with it.

I suspect they don’t want to call it a convection heater is because the automatic association of cheap metallic convection heater you can get for £10. And Oil radiators can actually be £100 quid. Which I still find it crazy. But at least the oil ones has actual engineering behind it. The oil thermal capacity, viscosity, radiator internal piping and also the fin designs all have direct impact on performance. But solid element convection heater. No no. It is straight up no brainer.
Edited by: "RickyWong" 11th Nov 2019
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