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ava

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little question for you solar experts
« on: June 01, 2010, 08:50:31 PM »
while surfing around I came across this item, its a portable
solar power pack, looks pretty promising for a few applications,
and I think cheap enough, but I was wondering if it would have
enough juice to run a crockpot for about 4 hours or so. I have
no idea how much juice a crockpot would use but the thought
occured to me if I was out boondocking and couldn't use my
microwave maybe I could use my crockpot.

almost forgot the link....
http://www.alloutdoorandmore.com/Xantrex-xPower-Solar-Power-p/xantrex-852-2071.htm
what do ya think?
from the desert of Arizona
where the wind blows and the tumbleweeds roll
2000 Cameo fifthwheel
Ava
Gracie and Pixie
forever in my heart Bandit

Ned

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Re: little question for you solar experts
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2010, 09:01:39 PM »
That won't run a crockpot for very long at all.  It's only a 10AH battery.
« Last Edit: June 01, 2010, 09:03:59 PM by Ned »
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ava

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Re: little question for you solar experts
« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2010, 09:06:05 PM »
thanks Ned, thats what I needed to know.
from the desert of Arizona
where the wind blows and the tumbleweeds roll
2000 Cameo fifthwheel
Ava
Gracie and Pixie
forever in my heart Bandit

DesertDew

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Re: little question for you solar experts
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2010, 09:19:22 PM »
Hi, I'm looking forward to the replies to your question.  I also just wanted to mention another option for no-power days (and one that usually cooks faster than a crockpot) -- a $2 solar oven, made from a large folded cardboard box and tinfoil (or a 'real' one can be purchased).  You can use the pot from your crock in it yet a dark dish is best.  The ovens fold back down flat, so it's easy to keep a few on hand to make several different things at once, if desired.             

 

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