Compact 2




Engine $2533, plus frame $566. If an all-stainless frame, RRP is approx. $3276.

Designed and made in New Zealand

The Rinnai Compact 2 has been designed to get into those tighter spaces, whether it's an existing masonry chimney or a smaller living room. It's easy to retrofit and looks terrific.

Key features

  • Range of frame options to suit any living space
  • 2-speed convection fan quickly and effectively disperses the heat
  • Easy installation, shallow firebox will fit most existing fireplaces
  • Operation is easy with push button controls

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Product Details

Suitable for living rooms and open plan areas.

Please note that the Compact 2 has a robust fan which is audible, especially in smaller rooms. If the operating noise of the fire plays a significant factor in your purchase decision, we recommend viewing a working model.

Heating areas (up to)
- Upper North Island: 77 m2
- Central and lower North Island: 68 m2 
- South Island: 50 m2 

Installation consideration
The Compact 2 draws air for combustion from the room. Adequate ventilation must be calculated by the gasfitter as per AS/NZS 5601.1.

Technical Specifications







* kW output will vary according to geographical location in NZ
Gas type

Available for Natural Gas or LPG, specify at the time of purchase

Data plate

Inside the appliance on the front right hand side


Convection fan tangential 2-speed

Flueing - mock chimney

Inner Ø100 mm, outer Ø150 mm. Appliance must be installed with a Rinnai flue system.

Flueing - masonry

The Compact 2 must be installed with a Rinnai flexiliner flue Ø100 mm

Gas connection

½ " BSPF male flare

Gas control

Push button combination control valve


Continuous spark electronic ignition

Noise level

49 dB(A)


Push button light to pilot and burners (low, medium, and high)

Power consumption
  • High 20 W
  • Standby 0 W

The electrical connection can exit the appliance from the lower left or right hand side, or from the rear of the unit.

Safety devices

Flame failure thermocouple, overheat switch, fan delay, and power failure protection


39 kg

General clearances

The minimum clearances listed below are measured from the edge of the inner glass.

  • Above - 300 mm
  • Sides - 300 mm (includes side walls)
  • In front - 1000 mm
  • These are the unit dimensions only, not the framing/cavity dimensions
  • Viewable glass dimensions 475 x 270 mm


Energy Safety Supplier Declaration of Compliance: Declaration number - 1489820136

Market release

May 2012

CAD/BIM Downloads


Yes. The majority of modern gas fires have electronic ignition and safety components that require electricity. For customers concerned with power outages, there are commercially available battery backup systems. One provider is Helio ( who supply systems specifically designed for use with gas space heaters and water heaters.

For flues terminating through the roof there is a requirement for how far the flue terminal needs to be from the building. This clearance is required to ensure products of combustion are cleared adequately. Rinnai recommends the flue cowl should have a 500 mm clearance from any part of the building.

For more information, refer to the installation manual of the gas fireplace you are interested in – available on our website.

With the exception of the Compact 2 model, all Rinnai fires may be suitable to have a TV installed above them. Rinnai fires incorporate a fan that distributes warm air outwards into the room rather than directly upwards, meaning that installation of a TV may be an option.

Please refer to the Specification guide for gas fireplaces for recommended installation clearances. It is the responsibility of the owner to check the TV installation instructions with the TV supplier to verify clearances. Some TV manufacturers have warranty conditions that state a TV is not to be installed above a fireplace. Rinnai does not accept any responsibility for damage to a TV resulting from the use of this information.

This is a fireproofing box that isolates the appliance from combustible materials. For the Linear, Evolve, Symmetry and Arriva models, this is integrated into the design of the fire. For the Neo inbuilt, Ember and Compact gas fires, a zero clearance frame or box needs to be purchased in addition to the fire if the installation requires isolation from combustible materials.

For reliable operation, Rinnai gas fires should be serviced every two years (including inspection of the flue system). If they are in a particularly dusty environment or subject to excess lint (for example dog hair, or where there are newly laid carpets) then annual servicing is recommended.

If you’d like to schedule a service, just give us a call 0800 RINNAI (0800 746 624) or fill in our form online.