Slow cooker

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  1. Foxy1956

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    Would it cook running off an inverter whilst we drive. It could sit in the sink and stew nicely.
     
  2. Robert Clark

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    Yes
     
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    If the inverter is running off the engine battery.

    If its running off the hab battery the split charge may not be able to provide enough current to keep the battery charged.
     
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  4. Robert Clark

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    We ran ours off a teeny tiny inverter plugged into the cigarette lighter
     
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    Just checked ours.... 190 to 200watts.
    Thats around 16amps and unlikely a split charge will deliver anywhere near 16amps.
     
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    Our solar would cover that with help from the engine --------we we run slow cooker or remoska while driving quite a bit, never had the slightest hint of low batteries
     
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    Sounds like a lot of amps, pop.
     
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    No, it's correct.
    200watts ÷ 12v =16 amps(as near as)
    It still draws 16amps from the 12v battery to make the 4/5th (as near as) of an amp at 230vac
     
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    I understand now I always use mine on hookup. Just had :rolleyes:another moment
     
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    No problem for a German van with correctly sized cabling, no chance with a Brit van.
     
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    MrD is more practical. Have you considered the real cost of generating electricity via the engine? Only use electricity to cook when it's available from EHU.
     
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    we do it the down side is you can smell it all day long and wind up feeling hungry
     
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    Oooh b1tch......:D
     
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    It's an auto cruise..... Nuf sed.
     
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    Yep, no problem. We have often done a ham/gammon joint in ours, whilst motoring along. (y)
    We use silicone elasticated cord to keep the lid in position, and free from rattles.

    Cheers,

    Jock. :)
     
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    We've used ours from inverter from leisure batteries while driving, but only when the sun is shining. The split charger cannot cope with this and the fridge without solar support.

    The slow cooker doesn't use as much as its rating as once hot it switches on and off on the thermostat.
    With a b2b charger you should be OK
     
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    I use a slow pot but not whilst travelling as most times I need slopot on for longer than the journey.
     
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    I like this idea can you give me more info on you teeny tiny inverter and the size of your slow cooker and max whatts
    THANKS
     
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    We’re away at the moment so don’t have access to the slow cooker. It’s a small one for 2 people
    The inverter was by Fellowes
    Think it might be this one

    https://evertek.com/Product/99428
     
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    Our Cookworks slow cooker is rated at 200W, and runs off our 300W inverter. (y)

    Cheers,

    Jock. :)
     

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