We have a small Wave 3 catalytic heater in the back of our camper. I recently embarked on a plan to mount a small portable thermoelectric fan above it to circulate the heat around the camper interior.
I bought this fan on Amazon -
I notice it has a $5.00 price increase since I bought it a week ago. A thermoelectric fan sits atop a heat source and the heat generates an electric current to power the small fan. These are made to sit atop wood stoves. Would it run atop a small catalytic heater?
Here's the fan -
Here's the base with the strip that, I assume, heats up to generate the current.
Using scrap 1/8" and 1/16" inch thick aluminum I had in the shop, I created a covered slot to slip one end of the fan base into. It holds the fan securely. I had to dissemble the Wave 3 heater to access the case. I tested all the reconnected tubing connections for propane leaks with my leak detector.
I wanted the fan angled to throw warm air toward the center of the camper. Here is the fan slid into place.
We are looking for a small tuperware type plastic box to carry the fan in during travel. I remove the Wave 3 from the camper during the summer months.
I'll report on how we like it after a couple of cold - but cozy inside - nights out.