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Portable Buddy Heater

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An evolution in powerful and portable heating, the Mr Heater Buddy Propane Gas Heater is a robust and lightweight solution for instant heat when and where you need it.

With the push of a button, the Buddy Heater delivers variable heat up to 9000 BTU/hr from a 450g disposable Propane cylinder (not included).

Also featuring a low oxygen and a tip over shut off safety features, the Buddy Heater is backed by a 3 year warranty making it a safe and reassuring purchase for your outdoor heating needs.

  • 4000 – 9000 BTU/hr
  • Runtime up to 3 hrs on high, 6 hrs on low
  • Low oxygen shutt off system
  • Tip-over safety shut off
  • Push button ignition
  • Fold down handle
  • Operates from 450gm disposable Propane cylinder
  • 3 year warranty
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External Dimensions:
34.3W x 38.2H x 20.4D cm
Packed Dimensions:
38.2L x 34.3W x 20.4H cm
Steel | Plastic
Fuel Type:
Fuel Consumption:
189 g/hr
Gas Fitting to Appliance:
Run Time:
HIGH - 3 hrs | LOW - 6 hrs
3.6 Kg
3 Year
Staff tip:Operate the Buddy Heater from an LPG bottle with one of the optional hose kits listed below.
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Sep 10 2016

Mr Heater

Fantastic little heater, instant heat and excellent on cold nights when camping. Used ours many times travelling to Uluru

Sep 01 2016

Great heater for the winter outback camping trip

We bought this heater for our winter comping trip to Mungo National Park and it worked perfectly. Obviously, one would not use this heater in a tent over night, but 15 minutes on high and the trailer tent was nice and warm before going to bed, or in the morning.

Jul 29 2016

Excellent heater

at a great price

May 11 2016

Takes the chill off

Have been looking for a small heater to use in our bush cabin - 5 x 4 metres and blooming cold in winter! Used it last weekend for the first time and ran it for about half an hour just before bed time. It managed to make the warm the room sufficiently and created a pleasant atmosphere with no nasty smells. Packs away neatly with no fuss. An ideal winter companion.

- Sydney
Jul 01 2015

Fantastic heater!

I love the Mr Buddy heater. It is a great size for moving around. Give off excellent warmth. We use ours under the awning of our T Van.


Regulator Needed?1 answers

Do you need a regulator if you intend to use a 9kg POL bottle?

- Ceduna(3 weeks ago)

G'day Karen, 

All you'll need is a Cylinder Hose Kit with a POL fitting like this one from Primus to use the Mr Heater Portable Buddy Heater with a 9kg gas bottle. 

- Snowys(2 weeks ago)

What heating can you recommend for camper vans? 1 answers

Am looking for something small, not too expensive, not heavy and to which I can easily attach gas or battery to. I would not keep it on once I go to bed. Thanks

- Melbourne(7 months ago)
Hi Emmy, For your use, the Mr Heater Portable Buddy Heater is most likely the best option. While it can't be connected to a battery source for power, it can be used with either gas cartridges or LPG gas bottles with the right gas hose connection. This makes it nice and portable. I will stipulate, no gas heater should be used in a confined space without ventilation. This is very important, as Carbon Monoxide Poisoning can put you to permanent sleep if you don't have enough ventilation. So cracking a window would be a good idea. Though these little heaters pack a nice warm punch, have a low oxygen shut off system & a tip-over safety shut off in-built into the heater for added safety. See our blog on gas heaters below for some more info.
- Snowys(7 months ago)

Would this be safe in an art studio space1 answers

I'm looking for something to heat an art studio space approx. 6m X 10 m with high ceilings. Would this be considered an 'enclosed pace'?

- MELBOURNE, VIC(8 months ago)

G'day Bev - I really can't be prescriptive on things like this. We have to and ought to give you the relevant information and it's up to you what you do with is. These heaters are marked as 'outdoors only' and that's because they can produce carbon monoxide. Sorry I can't be more helpful, but we have to cover our backsides. Cheers, Paul

- Snowy(8 months ago)

Can it be connected to a bayonet fitting?1 answers

Can we purchase a 3m bayonet fitting/hose to connect this to our caravan cylinders

- STREAKY BAY, SA(8 months ago)
G'day Clint - Nope. The Buddy has an inbuilt regulator as would your caravan cylinders. You'll need to run it off another bottle - directly into a POL fitting. Hope that helps. Cheers, Paul
- Snowys(8 months ago)

Is it safe to use in a caravan 1 answers

Is it safe to use in a caravan with windows slightly open for ventilation?

- Moruya NSW(10 months ago)
It is not recommended to use this type of heater in confined spaces Aztec and I would class a caravan, even with the windows open, as being a confined space. The dangers in using these in such conditions is the by-product of the burnt gas, this will help you doze off to sleep and never wake up in the morning - not a risk I would be willing to take.
- Snowys(10 months ago)

Do you also sell accessories such as the connector hose and fuel filter to connect the heater to a bigger bottle?1 answers

- Athelstone(1 year ago)
We do Helena, if you search for item codes 40620 and 40619 on our website you will see one for a 3/8 BSP gas bottle, and another one for a POL bottle. There is no need for a fuel filter with these.
- Snowys(1 year ago)

Why does this take so long to light?1 answers

It takes a long time to get the pilot flame lit on my heater, is this normal?

- Snowys(1 year ago)
This is normal. When you first connect a cylinder it takes a while for the gas to run through the lines within the heater. We recommend following this procedure: 1. Turn selector knob to pilot. 2. Push until it clicks and hold for 5 seconds. 3. Release and repeat. You may need to do this for a few minutes before the gas starts to flow.
- Snowys(1 year ago)

Can I use this inside my tent?2 answers

Just wondering if I can use this inside a tent, with little air flow?

- MOUNT HUTTON, NSW(1 year ago)

We use ours to warm the tent up on freezing nights,before we go to bed,but you should leave a couple of windows open slightly. Never go to sleep with any fuel burning device in an enclosed space. Ever!

- ALDINGA BEACH, SA(1 year ago)
G'day Gavin, We wouldn't recommend using this (or any other gas heaters) in a fully enclosed area like a tent. I personally love to use mine under my front awning with a cup of tea - the warmth still carries through into the tent.
- Snowys(1 year ago)

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