VW T5/T6 Genuine Autoterm Planar 2Kw Diesel Air Heater Installed
The VW T5 & T6 kit comes with the option of having it fitted internally or externally. We can fit this in either location to your wishes – see below for help in deciding. This is a fully fitted service with full 2 year guarantee. Please note that you will need to book your van in and that we will need it for the day. We pride ourselves on offering a top quality professional job. We do not just try to get the job done quickly but pride ourselves in attention to detail and doing the job right. This means we will cut carefully and not leave metal swarf, we will paint bare metal that has been cut and use rubber grommets where cables etc go through the bodywork and make sure that you are completely delighted with our work.
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Should I fit it inside or outside?
Outside – On the VW T5 and T6 there is a cavity underneath the vehicle on the offside (driver’s side) which should be hidden behind plastic underbelly covers. This is designed to take the heater and protect it from the elements. Therefore there would be no additional box required. A stainless steel box is available for an additional £100 if you wish to have the ultimate protection or your plastic shrouding is missing. The major advantage of this positioning is that it doesn’t use any of your valuable space internally and is nicely out of the way. The disadvantages are that it is a bit more vulnerable to being stolen and that there is potentially a tiny bit of heat loss through the ducting which runs to the heater. The ducting takes the internal air from inside the vehicle from the footwell step area so it is warming the already warmer internal air and then ducts it back through another ducting to provide the warm air. There are therefore two 60mm holes cut in the van.
Inside – The internal fitting possibilities are more varied but the most popular is to position it under the right hand seat (driver’s seat on UK vehicles). This gives a really neat positioning with ducting normally going back into the living area behind the seat. This could be put though a little panel on the back of the seat base to hide the heater away (please note this panel is not included in the kit but then vent to do so is included). The disadvantage of fitting location is that it takes up space under the seat and most likely means that space is not available for leisure batteries unless you can find a very narrow one of them. The advantages are that no heat is lost in ducting and that the holes to the exterior of the van are only the smaller ones for the exhaust and air inlet for the burner itself.
Included in the VW T5/T6 kit
- 7 Day Digital PU-27 control panel
- Fuel pump with mounting bracket
- Planar Heater T5/T6 Mounting Plate (Internal or external)
- 1 meter of exhaust with silencer
- Hot air ducting and vent
- 1 fuel dip fuel tube and fuel line
- 1 power cable with integral fuse box
- 1 control panel cable
- 1 fuel pump power cable
- A silencer air intake
- 1 exhaust heat lagging
- A selection of nuts and bolts.
- Extension wiring for digital control panel
VW T5/T6 Genuine Autoterm Planar 2Kw Diesel Air Heater Installed Product Details
The 2KW PLANAR 2D is the most compact heater model in the production line, it is intended for use in Campervans, motorhomes, crew cabins and work spaces, commercial vans and trucks, as well as boats that are up to 28 feet long.
The capacity of the PLANAR 2D air heater is between 0.8 kW and 2 kW, and it is capable of heating up 75 m3 of air hourly. It maintains excellent economy and uses between 0.1 litres and 0.24 litres of diesel per hour making it slightly more efficient than the Webasto or Eberspacher equivalents at full power. They are available in either 12 or 24v versions, with the T5/T6 kit using the 12v version.
Planar diesel heaters have fast become synonymous with great quality and fantastic customer services, all at a fraction of the cost of their competitors.
We are an authorised Planar heater distributor and fitters and offer you the installation at our premises in South Devon. Gosworthy Barn, Totnes, Devon. TQ9 7LW. Please call 07900600886 to discuss and book your fitting. We will need between 1 and 3 weeks notice.
Why Buy An Autoterm Planar Heater?
Simply put this heater is on a par with the other top end made Diesel Air Heaters in terms of quality and efficiency (in fact a little better). Engine noise is also very quiet and comparable if not quieter than the others. There is also a silent fuel pump and a digital touchscreen ‘smartphone’ style controller available soon. Do not be fooled by cheap versions calling themselves Planar on Ebay which are from China. These are a very much inferior product in terms of reliability, build quality and noise. The real Autoterm Planar heaters are built in Russia by engineers who make them for the military and who have space technology experience. If there was ever a country to make sure that they build something robust and reliable to deal with the cold weather it must be there! They have a vested interest in making sure their product can deal with the most extreme of environments. They are tested to minus 50 degrees centigrade and will auto adjust for altitude up to 3600m. If you’re taking your van into conditions such as that, then hats off to you! Enjoy.
- Best quality diesel heater at a fraction of the price of other Air Diesel Heaters.
- 2 Year Guarantee.
- After sales technical help and telephone support 7 days a week.
- Excellent UK customer service.
- Low power and fuel consumption.
- Space saving installation.
- Simple to operate.
Here is a diesel heater sound comparison between a Chinese Eberspacher/Planar copy at minimum power, a Planar diesel heater running at medium power and a new Eberspacher D2 running at minimum power.
Planar Heaters win again.