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Gary
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« on: July 09, 2012, 06:21:32 pm »

Hey everyone,  hope ya'll had a good 4th and have gotten thought the heat wave in good shape.


DW ask me a question and I have looked on here but didn't find the answer, so here I go again asking ya'll.

She asked if we would plug in a crockpot in a 110v outlet and placed it in the sink could we cook in it while driveing down the road ?

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« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2012, 06:47:59 pm »

May be able to.  A small crock pot may use less power than inverter puts out without sucking system dry.  I can run my CPAP breather Thingy but it only uses less than a hundred watts/hr. 

Devin thought it a hoot when I mentioned putting a cast iron pot on slant six exhaust manifold while driving.

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« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2012, 06:52:09 pm »

Sounds risky to me. One quick stop and the hot contains could go everywhere.
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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2012, 06:59:31 pm »

You'd have to definitely use the crockpots with the straps to keep the lid held on tight.  Good luck!
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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2012, 11:52:55 pm »

Gary, Your new inverter is likely the 1800 watt model, but double check your inverter's paperwork in the gray vinyl bag.  On the bottom of the crock pot, it states the wattage.  Our small crock pot at home is rated at 100 watts, and our large one is 250 watts.  Based on this data, I would say it is very safe to do as you are considering, especially if using a small 100 watt crock pot.  Understand that you wouldn't want to opperate off the batteries alone for too long a period, but you should do well driving along on the open road.  The chassis alternator should supply more than enough power to cook with a crock pot.

The first time you cook while driving, pay very close attention to the dash board instruments.  If your battery needle jumps and stays low, then I am surely wrong.  But I do think you'll be just fine.  Just don't use a monster power hog crock pot model that feeds a boy scout troop.  Smile

Keep in-mind that you may also want to watch a movie with surround sound when on the open road while the crock pot is on.  So the smaller the crock pot, the better.  You don't want to limit yourself if you can avoid it.
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