Any device that is suitable for butane is also suitable for propane and vice versa.
It is primarily a matter of using the correct shutter, in other words, the appropriate pressure regulator. The maximum flow rate of the shutter should be adapted to the maximum output of the device.
But why butane or propane? A first reason is purely economic, butane is always a bit cheaper than propane. A practical reason: A bottle filled with butane contains 12,5 kg and a bottle filled with propane contains only 10,5 kg.
There is only one essential difference between butane and propane: butane evaporates (cooks) at + 5°C, propane evaporates at - 44°C. We use the vapor that comes from the gas cylinder, which is the gas that flows through the shutter. Butane can only be used if the room temperature where the bottle is standing is above +5°C. In other words, you can use butane for any indoor device. Barbeques and patio heaters can also use butane. The use of propane indoors is not prohibited, but if you place your cylinders outside in winter and summer, you MUST use propane. If you would use propane in winter when its freezing, your butane bottle will not produce vapor.
Always use butane if the ambient temperature where the bottle is standing is higher than + 5°C.
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