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How to purchase the best Chinese diesel heater from Amazon and eBay

The cold winter months are coming and you want to buy diesel heaters to keep your camper vans, truck and boats warm.

When you search Amazon and eBay, you will find that there are many different brands of Chinese diesel heaters.

You will see that the prices of these Chinese heater vary greatly. You may have these questions:

 

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How to choose the best Chinese diesel heaters?

  • Does the Chinese diesel heater work reliably?
  • Why is the Chinese diesel heater so cheap?
  • Should I choose the cheap Chinese diesel heater or the expensive machine?

 

To solve these doubts of yours, we have listed the three top-selling China diesel heaters on Amazon and compared the similarities and differences between them in detail.

 

Please Note

In the diesel heater industry, we call these inexpensive Chinese diesel heaters —Hobby Heater. This means that if you buy one of these heaters, you will have to do some troubleshooting and even perform some repairs in order to keep your diesel heater operating well. If you’re not willing to put in the time and effort, then this is not the heater for you.

Hobby heaters are typically manufactured in China, and sold at a lower price than brand-name diesel heaters. These heaters are less reliable than brand-name models, but can be a good choice for those who are willing to undertake the maintenance required to keep them running.

You may not have time to read more, please check our buying advice:

If you have limited budget, you can choose the cheapest China diesel air heater. Their warranty is one year, within the year, you can use the diesel air heater with peace of mind, if there is a failure, you just need to waste some time, ask the seller to provide service for you and assist you to solve the problem.

If your time cost is higher and you care more, your mood of using a diesel heater, user experience, and your physical health, you may consider choosing Vvkb diesel heater.

Maybe you have already used cheap China diesel air heaters and were disappointed with their quality and service. Now you want to buy a diesel air heater with reliable quality, reasonable price and very good service, Vvkb diesel heater is the best choice for you.

 

Next, let’s take a look at the three top-selling China diesel air heaters on Amazon

Three top-selling Chinese diesel heaters on Amazon

We have selected the following three Chinese diesel heaters based on sales and user reviews.

Triclicks Diesel Heater

Happybuy Diesel Heater

Happybuy Diesel Heater

Wayska Diesel Air Heater

As you can see, these three Chinese diesel heaters, all of them are selling very well on Amazon. Moreover, the feedback from users about these three Chinese diesel heaters is also very good. They are priced to cover the mainstream diesel air heaters on Amazon.

Here is a detailed comparison of these three diesel air heaters.

Name Wayska diesel air heater Happybuy diesel air heater Triclicks diesel heater
Place of origin China China China
Nature of vendor Cross-border e-commerce Cross-border e-commerce Cross-border e-commerce
Customer Services Not effective in solving the problems you encounter Not really much help from seller to resolve or warranty Failure to provide effective, problem-solving customer service
Selling Price $87.99 $139.99 $189.99
Number of customer feedback 90 437 144
Favorable rating rate 4.2 out of 5 4.1 out of 5 4.2 out of 5
Output power 8KW 5KW 8KW
Heater Working Temp -40℃~+50℃ -40℃~+50℃ -40℃~+50℃
Fuel Consumption 0.64 (L/H) 0.64 (L/H) 0.2-0.5 (L/H)
Control Panel lcd switch lcd monitor lcd screen
Heater mainframe size (L x W x H) 15.4" x 5.7" x 5.7"/39 x 14.5 x 14.5 cm 15.4" x 5.7" x 5.7"/39 x 14.5 x 14.5 cm 15.4" x 5.7" x 5.7"/39 x 14.5 x 14.5 cm
Automatic altitude adjustment No No Yes
Suitable for higher altitudes No No Sea level 5500 feet applies

From the information in the table above, we can conclude the following.

Do I need to choose an 8KW diesel air heater or a 5KW heater?

These three diesel air heaters are labeled with an output of 5KW and 8KW. however, they have the exact same form factor. According to our common sense, an 8KW air diesel heater should require larger housing. So, in fact, they both have the same output power.

We can also evaluate the output power of the diesel air heater from the fuel consumption. On the Amazon page, you can easily see the fuel consumption of diesel air heaters, and they range from 0.5L/H – 0.67L/H. The difference in fuel consumption is not very big, therefore, their heat output is not very different.

So, 8KW diesel air heaters from online retail platforms like Amazon and eBay, have the same actual output power as 5KW. When buying a diesel air heater, you don’t need to consider the difference between 5KW and 8KW heaters, you just need to buy the brand of diesel heater that fits your budget.

After you have used these brands of heaters, if you wish to buy the best diesel heater, Vvkb diesel heater is the best choice for you.

Why is there a transparent and green fuel pipe?

These three diesel air heaters are labeled with an output of 5KW and 8KW. however, they have the exact same form factor. According to our common sense, an 8KW air diesel heater should require larger housing. So, in fact, they both have the same output power.

 

We can also evaluate the output power of the diesel air heater from the fuel consumption. On the Amazon page, you can easily see the fuel consumption of diesel air heaters, and they range from 0.5L/H – 0.67L/H. The difference in fuel consumption is not very big, therefore, their heat output is not very different.

 

So, 8KW diesel air heaters from online retail platforms like Amazon and eBay, have the same actual output power as 5KW. When buying a diesel air heater, you don’t need to consider the difference between 5KW and 8KW heaters, you just need to buy the brand of diesel heater that fits your budget.

 

After you have used these brands of heaters, if you wish to buy the best diesel heater, Vvkb diesel heater is the best choice for you.

Why is there a transparent and green fuel pipe?

When you look at the pictures of diesel air heater parts, you will find that some diesel air heaters have a transparent fuel pipe, while some diesel air heaters have a green fuel pipe (Happybuy air diesel heater is the green is the fuel pipe).

 

Some Chinese diesel heater manufacturers will use this green fuel pipe for your convenience to install the heater. Because the inner diameter of the transparent oil delivery pipe is relatively thin, the use of transparent oil delivery pipe, you need to match the inner diameter of the thicker black rubber hose, the installation is relatively complex. The green oil pipeline has a thicker inner diameter, so there is no need to use black rubber hoses. The installation is simple.

 

We know the working principle of the diesel heater, the diesel fuel in the diesel vehicles fuel tank, through the silent fuel pump, will produce high-pressure fuel, the high-pressure fuel sprayed into the heater combustion chamber, it will spread quickly on the ignition plug filter.

 

The inner diameter of the standard diesel heater fuel pipe is 2mm, while the inner diameter of the green fuel pipe is 4-5mm. To achieve the same pressure, a thicker inner diameter fuel pipe requires the fuel pump to generate more pressure. And most of the Chinese diesel heaters sold by Amazon have similar fuel pumps.

 

So, the fuel entering the combustion chamber of the heater will not have enough pressure.

What are the disadvantages of using a thicker fuel pipe?

Using the same pressure of the fuel pump, the diesel fuel pressure of fuel will be lower for the fuel pipe with a thicker inner diameter. As a result, the fuel pressure in the combustion chamber is not enough, it will not atomize the fuel sufficiently and it will accumulate in one part of the glow plug fuel screen. This will lead to carbon buildup in the combustion chamber of the diesel air heater and will also shorten the service life of the diesel air heater by about 1/3.

 

Moreover, the green diesel fuel pipe, after about one year of use, will deteriorate.

 

And the aging of the fuel pipe is a very serious safety hazard. If you have purchased a diesel heater using the green fuel pipe, we recommend that you replace the transparent fuel pipe.

Most Amazon sellers are not direct sales from the manufacturer

When you go to the pages of these three Amazon sellers, you will find that they are also selling many other products. Yes, they are just cross-border e-commerce merchants, they are selling diesel air heaters, however, they do not manufacture diesel air heaters.

 

Not only these three brands, but other brands, are also sellers of diesel air heaters. We can see from the pictures of the heaters that there is very little difference between these heaters.

 

Therefore, if you need cheap diesel heaters, we suggest you to choose the cheapest one. Because there is no need for you to pay extra for buying a similar heater.

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It may be that reading these introductions still does not help you to choose the best diesel heaters. No matter, you can send us an email to tell us your requirements and the cost you can afford, and we will recommend the best diesel heater for you.

 

If you are experiencing various failures with your diesel heater and your diesel heater seller cannot provide you with a solution, you can also contact us and we will try to provide you with a solution.

 

We know that you may have been on Amazon and eBay, buying cheap China diesel heaters, and you are worried and dissatisfied with the quality of the cheap diesel heaters. But, choose the relatively expensive China diesel heaters and you have no confidence in them. the webasto air heater is very expensive. Therefore, we proudly recommend the Vvkb diesel heater.

Why Vvkb diesel heater is the best diesel heater?

Vvkb Diesel Heater Apollo-V2

Vvkb diesel heaters are probably the most cost-effective diesel heaters available.

Vvkb heater is a diesel heater brand designed in the USA and manufactured in China.

We have 27 years of experience in heater manufacturing. Over the past 27 years, we have provided winter solutions to tens of millions of customers.

Your safety is our primary concern.

When the heater glow plug starts to work, it will require a high current, and the high current will make the wire with a diameter smaller than AWG12 appear hot, which may cause a fire.

In order to eliminate the diesel heater power cord diameter is too thin, resulting in the heater having a fire hazard, we use the AWG12 wire.

You will find that the heater power cord will not get hot when the Vvkb diesel air heater is working.

The standard of high-temperature resistance of the outer skin of the wire is also very important and will make your heater safer.

We take your health very seriously.

If you have purchased a cheap heater, you know that when you open the package of the heater, you will smell a pungent odor. This is emitted by the cheap heater housing.

 

Some heater manufacturers have to choose cheap plastic as the material for the diesel air heater housing in order to reduce the cost of diesel heaters. And inside the cheap plastic, it will contain many kinds of ingredients, among which there will be toxic substances.

 

When the diesel heater using this kind of casing is heated, the toxic substance will volatilize and blow to the compartment with the hot air. Your long-term life in the compartment containing toxic substances will cause irreversible damage to your health.

 

Vvkb diesel heater uses non-toxic nylon 66 as the heater’s housing material. Nylon 66 is odorless and is very environmentally friendly. When hot air flows through the heater housing made of nylon 66, no toxic substances will be emitted into the air either. Your health will not be affected.

 

This is one of the reasons why Vvkb diesel air heaters are RoHS certified.

We value your feeling of using diesel heater.

To give you a full rest in a quiet environment, we use high-quality fuel pumps. vvkb fuel pumps are 20% quieter than regular fuel pumps, and, save 16% of fuel.

 

We also provide a silent fuel pump. Vvkb silent fuel pump reduces the noise up to 26% than Vvkb normal fuel pump. You can choose the silent fuel pump with your diesel heater and let it work quietly.

We care a lot about how you feel about using your heater.

You may have read our article on what to look for when installing a heater before you install it.

Vvkb Patking Heater

However, you may still encounter some problems during use. We will usually respond to your emails within 6-8 hours and will assist you in solving the problem.

We are very concerned about your cost of using a diesel heater.

Although the cost of using a diesel heater is already very low compared to a propane heater.

 

However, you may need a diesel heater for a long time when you will be sleeping in your car.

 

Diesel fuel isn’t cheap, and if you’re spending money on fuel every time you use your diesel heater, it can really add up over time! Make sure you choose a Make sure you choose a brand that uses less fuel than others so that it saves you money in the long run without sacrificing performance or quality at all (which is possible).

 

The Vvkb diesel heater Apollo-V2 has a fuel consumption of 0.47L per hour. it can produce 16,000 BTUs of heat.

 

If your RV is small or you have little space, you can use the Apollo-V1, which has a fuel consumption of 0.25L per hour and can produce 8,500 BTU of heat.

 

Next, let’s talk about some small facts about diesel heaters.

Knowledge of Diesel Heaters

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What is a diesel heater?

A diesel air heater is a piece of equipment that heats air by burning diesel fuel and converting it into heat. This process occurs in a combustion chamber, where the diesel fuel is burned and the heat is released through a heat exchanger. The heated air is then blown through a duct system to warm the space you want to heat.

 

The main advantage of using a diesel air heater over other types of heating systems is its low cost. Diesel fuel is relatively inexpensive compared to other fuels, so you can save money by using this type of heating system.

 

 

Diesel air heaters also offer many benefits over other types of heating systems. They are safe to use in enclosed spaces , because the combustion and heating of the diesel heater are located in two separate spaces.

The working principle of diesel heater

The specific working principle of diesel heater is as follows.

 

When the silent fuel pump is beating, it will make the diesel fuel produce high pressure, high pressure diesel fuel, sprayed into the heater combustion chamber, and quickly spread on the ignition plug filter.

 

The heater blower motor works to mix the air with the diffused diesel vapor. The diesel vapor meets the hot ignition plug and is ignited for combustion. The heat generated by combustion is absorbed by the heater heat exchanger, and the exhaust gas after combustion, which provides the diesel heater’s emission system, is discharged from the heater combustion chamber.

 

The motor impeller takes the cold air inside the carriage, sends it inside the heater and flows between the fins of the heater heat exchanger, the heat is exchanged between the hot fins and the cold air, the cold air is heated and then sent inside the carriage by the motor impeller, allowing you to enjoy a warm vanlife.

Why are Chinese diesel heaters so cheap?

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Many cheap Chinese diesel heater manufacturers, want their diesel heaters to capture the market. They will control the cost to make the heater parts “usable” instead of high quality.

 

And diesel heater parts manufacturers, will also cater to the needs of the market, so that diesel heater parts continue to reduce prices.

 

Many industries in China are highly concentrated and will form a scale effect.

 

Wenzhou City, Zhejiang Province, China, is the production base of car parts, truck parts and RV parts. In Wenzhou, there are more than 26,000 manufacturers of various car parts.

 

According to British economist David Ricardo’s Comparative Advantage Theory (CET). In China, because of mass production, the production cost of most products is the lowest.

 

This is another reason why Chinese diesel heaters are cheaper than German diesel heaters.

In which situation do you use a diesel heater?

You will be driving your RV to camp in the winter and you need diesel air heaters to provide warm air to your RV. You also need diesel hot water systems to provide hot domestic water for your RV. Diesel hot water systems have great advantages over propane heaters. Diesel fuel is easier to obtain, and, it has a high calorific value.


You’re a truck driver, and you often drive your truck long distances. On winter nights when you sleep, you don’t want to keep your truck engine working, and you need to install diesel air heaters to provide warmth to your truck bedroom.


In the winter, you’ll be driving your boat or sailboat. The wet and cold marine environment will make you feel uncomfortable and you will want to have warmth in your cabin, you need to install diesel air heaters to provide warm air to your cabin. You will also need to use a diesel hot water system to provide your cabin with domestic water.


You will also bring your tent and go camping with your family, a portable diesel heater, is the best companion to keep your tent warm.


You will also diy your Van, install diesel air heater and diesel water heater for your Van, so you can enjoy the vanlife.

Installation precautions and troubleshooting for diesel heaters

No matter what brand of diesel heater you buy, you need to pay attention to the precautions for using diesel heaters. These details will reduce the failure rate of your diesel heater by 60%.

 

It is possible that your heater is malfunctioning in the process of use. You can read this article, this article will provide you with more than 55% of the failure solutions. Or, you can also send us an email and we will try to assist you in solving the problem.

Installation considerations for diesel heaters

Paying attention to these installation details will reduce your heater's failure rate by 60%.

Diesel Heater Troubleshooting

This article will provide you with solutions to more than 55% of the diesel heater failures.

The Complete Guide to Diesel Heaters

Maybe you are an RV manufacturer or a truck manufacturer, or you are an RV parts dealer, truck parts dealer. You wish to have a comprehensive understanding of diesel heaters to make it easier for you to engage in sales and promotion of diesel heaters, you can read this article.

Complete Knowledge of Diesel Heaters

Comprehensive knowledge about diesel heaters.

Conclusion

There are many cheap Chinese diesel heaters on Amazon and eBay, they offer one year warranty, if you have limited budget, these China diesel heaters are perfect for you to use.

 

And you have enough budget, we recommend you to choose Vvkb diesel heater, it is the best diesel heater with the best cost performance.

 

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