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Title: little question for you solar experts
Post by: ava 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?
Title: Re: little question for you solar experts
Post by: Ned 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.
Title: Re: little question for you solar experts
Post by: ava on June 01, 2010, 09:06:05 PM
thanks Ned, thats what I needed to know.
Title: Re: little question for you solar experts
Post by: DesertDew 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.