12 volt Hair Drier

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  1. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    The only time you'll get any decent heat from 12v is when the melting 12v wiring sets fire to the van.
     
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    Buy her a bike.Blast around the block.Hair dryed and she gets fit at same time
     
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    Before we were set up to use my proper hairdryer and ghd’s we just used to go on a site and have hook up.
    As I only wash it once a week it’s no big deal . Though that would be if you need to do it everyday .
    As for drying hair using vents .:Eeek::rofl:
    I suppose that’s ok If you have short / thin hair. But if you have thick styled hair , nope, it won’t do.
    I’d look like
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    we have a 12v Hairdryer. However never use it because it's shite sorry not very good... In fact it's not even as good as that but they do do them. Far better with an inverter and real machine, run the engine wire up your B"B and away you go. Been my secret for great looking hair for over 12 years now
     
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    Won't be good for drying in though if the humidity is high. You know what it's like when your sweat won't evaporate. :sick:
     
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    That's spooky as I could have written that word for word!
     
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    For us the solution was a big pure sine wave inverter!

    Also useful for just about everything else as well

    Not suitable for everyone, I admit, but for those with no payload issues it works really well

    Mind you we have 3 x 150w solar panels 6 x 135 Ah batteries and a built in 6Kva generator and a very large alternator lol

    She takes her hairdryer very seriously
     
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    For us the solution is EHU. No way round it!
     
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    Sounds vaguely familiar.......
     
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    Ha! Ditto. All those who say just let it dry naturally have NO idea.
     
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    Dyson hairdryer works well on a 1500 w inverter, with either the heat or blow tuned down one stop from full power
     
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    The power from the inverter is coming out of the 12v batteries, so it's not a battery problem.

    You could make a 1200 watt 12 volt hairdryer, but it would take 1200/12 = 100 amps. It would need wires like heavy-duty jump leads, about the same size as water hose. And it would need one of those big Anderson connectors used for golf cart batteries. Nobody would buy it.

    12 volts = 12 watts per amp.
    240 volts = 240 watts per amp.
     
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    Are you saying that nobody uses inverters?

    Not every one has payload or storage issues so my large pure sine wave inverter handles 10 - 15minutes hairdryer use without any issue what so ever
     
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    NO he is saying that a 12v hair dryer is not limited by the batteries BUT by the cable and connectors, the fact that so many people run hair dryers off inverters is the proof that the batteries are capable.

    Martin
     
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    I bought my wife a 12v one when we got the MOHO and she turned it on for 5 seconds and then switched it off and said I’ll air dry it.

    Useless
     
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    Or no hair :D
     
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    I bought one before we went to N Z for our touring holiday.
    The response was pretty much the same from SWMBO.
    I thought I was being all clever like :rolleyes:
     

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