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Malaga 5 Propane Water Heater

SKU: 006905
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Malaga 5 Propane Water Heater

Malaga 5 Propane Water Heater


With 3.5 Gallons of piping hot water on tap, the Malaga 5 onboard water heater is a refined and efficient gas fired water heater. Specialized for recreation vehicles and marine use, this compact heater is safe, easy to fit and has a convenient electronic switch.  For hot water and showering on the go, the Malaga is proven to offer safe, energy-efficient and reliable propane-fired hot water, wherever you are.

Key Features:

  • Large 3.5 Gallon capacity: for longer washing and showering times
  • Efficient gas burner: for fast warm up times
  • Small flue terminal: neat and easy to install
  • Safe: combustion is completely sealed from the interior
  • Easy to fit and service: all controls accessible at the rear of the Malaga
  • Electronic control: one switch turns on and supervises operation of burner
  • Automatic resettable overheat cut out
  • Compact dimensions: space saving and for ease of installation

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Technical Specifications

  • Height: 9.84" (250mm)
  • Width: 12.80" (325mm)
  • Depth: 17.52" (445mm)
  • Tank Capacity: 3.5 gallons (13.5 Liters)
  • Water Temperature Thermostat Setting: 158F (70C)
  • Overheat Thermostat Setting: 194F (90C) 
  • Pressure Relief Valve Setting: 43.5 psi (3 bar)
  • Maximum Working Pressure: 29 psi (2 bar)
  • Maximum Working Supply Pressure:  27.6 psi (1.9 bar)
  • Heat Input: 3924 btu (1.15kw)
  • Pressure Settings:  0.54 psi (37mbar)
  • Electrical Supply: 12VDC

Installation Requirements

  1. The heater should be floor mounted or suitably supported.
  2. The flue is designed to pass through a vertical section of the caravan wall, structural sections of which should not be damaged.
  3. The flue terminal position should not be closer than 11.8″ (300mm) below an opening window or 23.6″ (600mm) from a vertical corner.
  4. The Malaga will work with an in line or submersible pump providing the maximum pressure does not exceed 1.5bar or 20 PSI.
  5. Water Supply:  The heater will operate satisfactorily on either a system where the pump is controlled by the tap microswitches or one controlled by a pressure switch. It must not be connected to the main water supply. Reinforced or semi rigid pipe must be used.


Clearances required for installation and servicing, as seen from inside the caravan/trailer/rv.

  • LHS: 9.45″ (240mm)
  • RHS: 0.2″ (5mm)
  • Rear: 3.94″ (100mm)
  • Top: 0.2″ (5mm)

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