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Re: a cheap electric hot water maker

Postby GuitarPhotog » Thu Aug 25, 2016 11:35 am

Just remember that a 400W water heater will consume 40-50AH from your battery after inverter losses. That will cause a 100 AH battery to reach it's 50% point in less than an hour. It isn't very practical to run resistance heaters off battery power.

Save the electric water heater for those times when you have shore power.

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Re: a cheap electric hot water maker

Postby CynJ » Sat Aug 27, 2016 6:23 pm

lol I would never use anything like a coffee pot without shore power. A few years ago at the Relay for Life the menfolk on our team connected a bunch of car batteries to an inverter hoping to have lights in our booth all night. Well one of the geniuses plugged in a Mr. Coffee and drained all those batteries before the first pot was done. We had a very dark booth that night lol. :lol:
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Re: a cheap electric hot water maker

Postby JaggedEdges » Tue Mar 07, 2017 10:10 am

BookSaver wrote:I'm sure I'll find a use for the orphan basket somewhere.



Steam yer veggies over yer taters.... quite useful when you've only got 2 burners.
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Re: a cheap electric hot water maker

Postby Aguyfromohio » Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:30 am

Heating water takes a lot of energy, and batteries don't have much energy in them.
If you have shore power or a generator, no problem, use your electric boiler.

If you are off grid, these things are almost magical to boil a liter of water fast.
They will boil water faster than a home microwave; they use butane/propane camping fuel.
Backpackers consider them essential gear. My favorite brand is Jetboil.
Since they are backpacking gear, they are ultra light and highly compact.
All the parts stow inside the big cup, including the can of fuel.
Mine is the one shown and has a built in french press to make coffee.
They are not cheap, but good gear never is.
I use mine even when I have a stove set up. It's faster and easier than boiling a pan of water on the stove.

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Re: a cheap electric hot water maker

Postby ae6black » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:05 pm

I have been looking for one of these 30 cup units at good will and salvation army for years and never found one. I still use the small quart sized one I had when I was in college 40 years ago. Some day I will be in the right spot at the right time.

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Re: a cheap electric hot water maker

Postby ae6black » Tue Mar 07, 2017 8:06 pm

I have been looking for one of these 30 cup units at good will and salvation army for years and never found one. I still use the small quart sized one I had when I was in college 40 years ago. Some day I will be in the right spot at the right time.

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