The XC Duo is just like cooking at home and then doubles as an effective cabin heater which is ideal for smaller caravan or RV cabins where a separate air heater is not warranted.
The XC Duo has:
- One button press to start
- Easily controllable power
- Thermostat control (when in air heating mode)
- Easy clean ceramic glass top
- Quiet operation
- Low power consumption
Why Choose a diesel stove?
Diesel gives you independence
Diesel is available almost everywhere, there is no need to calculate if you have enough gas and if travelling overseas you don’t need to find various connectors for foreign gas bottles.
Saves space and money
Diesel tanks are compact and often in motor homes and boats supplies can be taken from existing main tanks liberating space for other things. In most countries, cooking and heating with diesel is an economical solution compared to gas.
Saving weight by eliminating gas cylinders. Note that you typically have at least two gas bottles aboard, the less weight you have, the more economically you drive or sail.
Diesel has no open flame to potentially ignite a fire and all combustion gasses are exhausted outside reducing internal moisture. The combustion process takes place in a closed loop with the help of a combustion fan. The process is fully automatic and tolerant of the changes in the air pressure.
No need for gas inspections
Diesel appliances do not require any certified installer. Wallas appliances do not need installation or annual inspections (in some jurisdictions) like the gas stoves or heaters.
Main power is connected to the 12V battery.
Fuel pipe will be connected to the diesel tank of the vehicle or to a separate tank. The fuel pump can pull the fuel up to 8 meters.
Exhaust will be led through the bottom to the side of the vehicle body.
Exhaust is kept away from vegetation below the camper.
Combustion air will be taken from outside of the vehicle through the exhaust head. This balanced flue gives the following advantages:
The balanced combustion process ensures a clean burn.
People often ask, “How do diesel cooktops compare with gas, and how long does it take to boil the jug?” Well, it depends on a few factors, but to keep it short the answer is it does take a little longer.
We have done some heating tests on our Wallas cooktops. We used an XC Duo, but the following applies to all Wallas diesel cooktops. Lets look at a few things. Gas is instantaneous heat, Wallas diesel cooktops require time to get started. After doing some tests we found that with 2.0L of water in a jug at 16.5 °C using gas it takes 13 minutes while using a diesel cooktop it takes 18 minutes to boil.
The drawback with diesel cooktops is that it takes 12 minutes for the cooktop to reach maximum temperature (500 °C ) making the total time to “boil the jug” 30 minutes from stove switch on. It does take some planning when using diesel; when you get up in the morning to “boil the jug” and do what nature needs you to do, just turn the cooktop on and when you come back it is up to temperature ready to put the jug on. Of course, if the stove is already on from boiling the jug, cooking brekkie right after will save that startup time.
When you are on holidays, does 10-15 minutes extra make a difference when compared to the enormous advantages of Wallas diesel cooktops over gas (safer, no condensation, cheaper to run, easier to fill, no compliance issues)? You, the customer, need to work that out for yourselves, but here at Dieselheat, we think the benefits usually speak for themselves.
All Wallas products sold by Dieselheat carry 24 MONTHS warranty from date of purchase. Warranty is return to base which means you are responsible for returning any defective products to us for repair.
If you have an issue every attempt will be made to fix it via phone or email. Warranty is on the appliance and does not cover any issues caused by installations performed by the customer or other parties. If we can’t fix any issues with heater operation over the phone or email then the unit and possibly other parts as we suggest to you depending on the issue must be returned to us using at your expense.
On arrival at our premises we will set the unit up on our test bench to ascertain what problem has occurred. Any defects or issues will be fixed free of charge and the unit will be shipped back to you at our expense. If the unit operates without any problems it will be deemed an installation problem and this is not covered by warranty. Any costs involved in returning the unit to the customer is at your expense.
Please do not try to disassemble the product yourself whilst it is still under warranty without consulting with Dieselheat.