Class-leading portability

The world’s smallest LPG water heater in its class, the HOTTAP weighs only 4.5kg – about as much as two large bottles of milk. Featuring a convenient carry handle, you easily set it up anywhere you set down your gas cylinder.

Superior water flow

HOTTAP gives you a water flow of up to 6L/min, which is to be compared to the maximum of less than 4.5L/min of weaker all-in-one designs.

Superior heating

Care to heat and then reheat water before reaching maximum temperature? Thought not. As opposed to other systems, your HOTTAP will instantly give you a steaming shower at the flick of a switch.

Accepts water from any source

Forget fragile inbuilt pumps; the durable HOTTAP accepts water from any source, be it a garden hose, low-voltage pump or header tank. If you don’t have access to tap water, select the HOTTAP OUTING package, which includes our rugged FLOTAP 12V pump, intake hoses and power connections.

Uses standard D-cell batteries

When you’re in the infamous Middle Of Nowhere, you don’t want to go shopping for any proprietary XYZ5812-whatever batteries. Your HOTTAP employs standard D-cell batteries that you can pick up just about anywhere.

Uses standard connections

Both HOTTAP and FLOTAP6 are compatible with standard domestic, caravan and camper trailer connections, allowing for use of convenient snap-on fittings.

Uses standard LPG bottles

Why buy expensive disposable LPG bottles with limited use? Just connect your HOTTAP to your main BBQ or camping kitchen LPG bottle, and you can shower till the cows come home, go out and come home again (a standard 9kg gas bottle will provide 15 hoursof showers at maximum heat; don’t blame us for raisin fingers).

Connects in seconds

Don’t have plumbers and electricians crawl under your bonnet to the tune of $$$$. With HOTTAP, you’re connected in seconds without any professional help. Connect water in. Connect water out. Connect gas. Done. With colour-coded snap-on fittings, you simply cannot go wrong.

One-touch operation

No launch sequence required. Simply flick the switch on the shower handle, and the hot water starts flowing. Flick it again – yes, that’s right; the water turns off.

Built for the bush

Our engineers have done away with delicate technology such as fan-forced combustion and inbuilt pumps and batteries. The only moving part has been tested to 15,000 cycles, or 41 years of daily showers.

Superior reach

The HOTTAP comes with a 5-metre UV-resistant shower hose, so that you can shower at a convenient distance from your vehicle or walk around in your barn without tipping the unit onto the hooves of a 550-kg stallion.

Backlit LCD monitor

Check the temperature and battery status on your HOTTAP’s easy-to-read backlit LCD monitor.

Battery power for months

The inbuilt batteries in all-in-one units might last for maybe an hour before you have to recharge them, and they often require conditioning not to fail during the off-season. By contrast, the standard D-cells in your HOTTAP offer about 6 months run time, and you never have to worry about conditioning them.

Safe for family and pets

The internal micro-processor of your HOTTAP prevents the water temperature from going above +50°C, protecting family and pets (including 550-kg stallions) from scalds, and gas flow is automatically cut off on flame failure.

UV-resistant shower hose

Following extensive testing, HOTTAP now comes with a UV-resistant shower hose in a pretty light red/pink/reader-suggestions-welcome colour.

Total-control showerhead

With the HOTTAP, you have all controls at your fingertips; apart from the on/off switch, the showerhead features three spray patterns: wide, narrow and jet.

Product Details

  • Height: 430mm (highest point to lowest point)
  • Width: 295mm (w/o carry handle – 310mm with)
  • Depth: 165mm
  • Weight: 4.3kg
  • IAPMO Approval: GMK10121
  • Injector Size: 0.62mm
  • Total NGC: 28 MJ/h
  • Run time from 9kg Gas bottle: ~15 hours
  • Min. Water Pressure:70 kPa
  • Max. Water Pressure: 900 kPa
  • Battery: 2 x DD (For ignition only)
  • Flow Rate: 4-6L Per Minute
  • Max. Temp: 50°C
  • Max. Temp. Rise: 30°C
  • Temp. Rise @ 6L flow rate: 20°C
  • Water fittings: 1/2″ Male BSP
  • Gas Hose Length: 1.2m
  • Shower Hose Length: 5m

What’s in the HotTap Box

  1. HOTTAP Water Heater
  2. Shower Hose & Shower Rose
  3. Gas Hose & Regulator
  4. Instruction manual

Joolca Camping – Photos by Simon Bayliss
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