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When the shower head is flicked ‘On’, the HOTTAP will sense the flow of water and automatically ignite the burners. When the shower head switch is flicked ‘Off’, the HOTTAP will recognise this and automatically cut the gas supply and extinguish the burners.

There is no pilot light, which saves gas and is safer.
The maximum water temperature is set to 50°C. This is to prevent scalding. Once the water temperature reaches this amount, the burners will automatically shut-off. To reignite the HOTTAP, you'll simply need to turn the water flow off and back on.
The HOTTAP is rated to heat up to 6L per minute at a temperature rise of 25°C. This means that if you've got water coming in at 20°C, the HOTTAP will be able to heat it to 45°C, at full water flow. Keep in mind that a typical hot shower at home is around 41-42°C
When the water temperature of the water is cold, you can still get piping hot water coming out - but you'll need to adjust the water flow down. So, we mentioned that at full flow (being 6L/min) the water is raised by 25°C, at minimum flow the water is raised by 35°C. So this means that even in the middle of winter in places like Tassie where the water might be sitting around 5°C, you'd still be able to get a 40°C+ shower from your HOTTAP.
You're able to adjust the water flow via the water flow adjustment knob at the front of the unit. You can set the water flow to be between 4L per minute and just over 6L per minute. So, if you're out free camping and water is scarce, you're able to reduce the water flow right down, conversely, if you need high flow to wash your horse you can set it to the highest setting.
No! Being a portable gas appliance, the HOTTAP is not suitable for permanent installation in any scenario.

What this means is that the HOTTAP is not able to be permanently connected to a central gas supply.

You are able to have the unit mounted or fixed on a wall or mounting bracket, as long as the final gas connection is done at each set up and the HOTTAP is using its own gas hose & regulator – connected to either a 4.5kg or 9kg gas bottle.
The HOTTAP is not suitable for permanent installation in a Bus or Motorhome Conversion, and cannot be used inside.

For these kinds of scenario's, we'd strongly recommend that you connect the HOTTAP to your internal plumbing via a quick connect fitting, keeping the HOTTAP outdoors and connected to a 9kg Gas Bottle (rather than permanently connected to a fixed gas supply).

If you needed hot water to two outlets, such as a shower and a sink, the HOTTAP would still work (a simple tee piece at the water outlet would facilitate hot water running to two points) but you'd find that only one outlet could be used at a time.
No! The HOTTAP must be used outdoors and in a well ventilated area.
The HOTTAP is built to be robust and handles off road conditions and corrugated roads with no trouble. At this stage there are many a HOTTAP sitting on camper trailer drawbars and toolboxes travelling all over the country.
No, it'll need to be mounted in an upright position during use. Though, it can be stored sideways.
The HOTTAP uses 4.5kg all the way up to 9kg Gas Bottles.

Unfortunately you won't be able to use smaller bottles including any type of butane cylinder.
Theoretically, at the maximum gas flow setting on the HOTTAP, you will get around 15 hours of use. This is equivalent to 300, 3-minute showers.

To account for real life conditions (losses), tack off an hour or two.
The Gas Inlet on the HOTTAP is a 3/8" SAE fitting.
Sure thing, you can just get a low pressure gas hose which can connect from your bayonet fitting to the HOTTAP. You won't be able to use the gas hose & regulator that comes with HOTTAP as your gas supply at the bayonet fitting would already be regulated.
Unfortunately you can't. To be able to deliver the high temperature rise and water flow that the HOTTAP is able to, it requires a higher gas flow than what would be possible with the smaller gas containers.

Having said that, HOTTAP is still remarkably efficient, and a 9kg bottle will provide nearly 15 hours of usage on the highest gas flow
We provide a 1.2m gas hose & regulator with the HOTTAP. It is possible to purchase slightly longer hoses, but it would need to be from an outdoor retailer or specialist gas supplier.
The HOTTAP will provide a flow rate between around 4LPM and 6LPM depending on the setting you choose for the water flow (blue ring). For hottest water, you'd adjust the water flow down, so that the water has more time to absorb heat while circulating through the heat exchanger.

This allows you to get shower temperature water without having to recirculate the water, even in the middle of winter.
The easiest way to get the HOTTAP going is to connect it to your mains water garden hose. Don't worry - HOTTAP is able to withstand any mains pressure without damage.

Otherwise, if you don't have mains water available, you can use things like a header tank or a low voltage pump to provide water flow. The HOTTAP requires a minimum of 10PSI and 6LPM to operate across the full flow range - so just make sure that your water supply is able to provide this amount.

If you're unsure, you can check out the HOTTAP Outing, which includes a full pumping system as a full off-grid setup, even ablel to pump directly from a river or creek up to 30m to your campsite.
Not at all! HOTTAP can handle mains water, so this kind of flow won't do any damage. Just remember that you won't be able to get any more than 6L of hot water at the outlet, as HOTTAP will regulate the water flow inside the unit to this maximum amount.
HOTTAP operates off two 'd' cell batteries. This provides the power for ignition as well as the LED display. Batteries are included, and last around 6-9 months with normal use.
It is possible, using a DC-DC converter. Though its not really required because the D cell batteries really do last a while.

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