Enjoy twice the comfort with Combi 4: space and water heater in one appliance. This saves space and weight in your motor home or caravan. A 10-litre water tank, which is also heated in winter, is integrated into the system. In summer mode you can heat the water independently of the space heater.
Combi 4 combines two functions: it is a space heater and water heater in one appliance.
Simply set the room and water temperatures on the digital Truma CP plus iNet ready control panel.
Enjoy twice the comfort with Combi 4: space and water heater in one appliance. This saves space and weight in your motor home or caravan. A 10-litre water tank, which is also heated in winter, is integrated into the system. In summer mode you can heat the water independently of the space heater. The warm air flows into the vehicle’s interior through four air outlets where it is distributed optimally to ensure a pleasant indoor climate. The Combi heater is almost silent and extremely economical to run.
Your Combi 4 is controlled conveniently with a digital control panel. If you also have a Truma air conditioner in your vehicle, you can select the automatic climate control option on the control panel. It automatically coordinates the Combi heater and air conditioner and keeps your preferred temperature constant in all weathers.
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How does the Truma Combi heater work?
The heater is started and the desired temperature for heating and hot water is set on the Truma Combi LCD control panel (1). The heater is connected to the gas supply of the vehicle via the gas connection (2). The gas supply to the heater is controlled via the solenoid valve (3). The required combustion air enters the appliance through the outer duct of the combined combustion air/exhaust cowl (4) and is fed to the gas burner (6) with the help of the combustion air fan (5). The gas burner, which has two ignition electrodes (7) and a flame rectification electrode, ignites the gas-air mixture in the combustion chamber (8).
The hot exhaust gases are diverted at the end of the combustion chamber on the baffle of the flame tube (9) and flow back between the flame tube of the burner and the inside wall of the heat exchanger. They are fed to the atmosphere via the exhaust cowl (4).
The circulation fan (10) blows the air that is to be heated into the appliance. There, the air flows along the fins of the heat exchanger (11) which ensures optimum heat transfer because of its large transfer surface area. Inside the heat exchanger are additional 1800 W electric heating elements (12). They can be used to heat water and/or warm air alternatively or additionally. The warm air is then distributed in the vehicle via four warm air outlets (13).
Fresh water is in the outer stainless steel water container, which holds up to ten litres (14). It is heated by the heat transfer from the heat exchanger (11). Because of the eccentric shape of the water container, the warm water circulates, which ensures optimum mixing of the water and better thermal stratification. The warm water connection pipe (15) connects the Truma Combi with the hot water lines in the kitchen and bathroom. Cold water is pumped from the freshwater tank via the cold water connection pipe (16).
The room temperature sensor in the vehicle (17) measures the air temperature in the vehicle. The water temperature is also measured by internal temperature sensors. The appliance reduces the heat output before the desired heating and water temperatures are reached. When the set temperature is reached, the burner switches off. When the temperature falls below the set heater and water temperatures, the Truma Combi switches on again automatically to heat air and water (winter mode). In summer mode it is possible to heat up the water independently of the space heater. The HDF thermal jacket (18) provides good insulation for the Truma Combi heater.
In summer, can the Truma Combi heater heat just water without heating the living area?
Simply set the switch to summer mode and select 40 or 60 degrees Celsius water temperature. When the yellow LED on the control panel goes out, the respective water temperature is reached. The heating system heats only water and the circulation fan does not run. Output in summer mode is 2 KW.
Can Truma heaters also be operated while I’m driving?
Yes, heating while driving is possible with Truma Combi and VarioHeat heaters.
With Truma S and Trumatic S heaters, operating the heater while driving is possible only with a cowl top, which must be installed freely in the air flow. Truma recommends the cowl tops T-3 or T-2. Otherwise the flame can blow back and cause damage to the heater.
The cowl top must protrude at least 10 cm above roof attachments, such as roof boxes, ski or luggage racks so that the heater works properly.
For heating while driving, Directive UN ECE R 122 for motor homes and caravans specifies a safety shut-off device. The Truma MonoControl CS gas pressure regulation system fulfils this requirement. Throughout Europe, a type-tested LPG heater may be used while driving (according to Directive UN ECE R 122) if the system includes this regulator with an appropriately configured gas installation. National regulations must be observed.