Battery hogs how do you deal withem ideas?

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Re: Battery hogs how do you deal withem ideas?

Postby tony.latham » Fri Feb 08, 2019 10:37 am

slowcowboy wrote:Tony what if i ever wanted to take my tear ice fishing perhadpe..what would heat my camper all night long...which I amit for summer camping isn't nessary just like you say a hour before bed and when i get up..slow.


Then you should wear you long-johns and leave your spurs behind.

If the heater ran continuously, it'd draw about 35 amps. A Group 27 marine battery would handle that just fine for one night. But since it produces 5,000 watts it would probably run less than a third of the time in a teardrop.

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Re: Battery hogs how do you deal withem ideas?

Postby Sparksalot » Fri Feb 08, 2019 12:10 pm

KennethW wrote:
Sparksalot wrote:Slow, how many watts is the heater you're talking about?

This is what Slow is getting info on if it is a batery killer or not.
https://youtu.be/OjvcBiBAqMQ


Gotcha, I was thinking resistance heating for some reason.
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Re: Battery hogs how do you deal withem ideas?

Postby gudmund » Sat Feb 09, 2019 3:48 pm

it's been two days since I read the ..."not one of those 12 V fishing poles, I hope.." comment, which still has me laughing :lol: trying to visualize that in my mind !! Just think how fresh of a fish you could be eating? if you could make a pole like that, you maybe could include a 'nuking' option with it, thus being able 'cook' it before you even remove it from the hook :thinking: :thinking:
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Re: Battery hogs how do you deal withem ideas?

Postby slowcowboy » Sat Feb 09, 2019 6:01 pm

So since they run batterys down forget the park heators and go back to my heator hoses connected to my tow vechile idea as before??? Slow...
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Re: Battery hogs how do you deal withem ideas?

Postby tony.latham » Sat Feb 09, 2019 7:32 pm

slowcowboy wrote:So since they run batterys down forget the park heators and go back to my heator hoses connected to my tow vechile idea as before??? Slow...


Slow:

You're probably only going to use fifteen or so amps in a night. There's no way those heaters will run down a Group 24 or Group 27 in a teardrop as long as the battery is healthy.

Running your truck all night to heat your teardrop doesn't sound like the top of the heap of ideas to me. I'd lay there all night listening to the engine while worrying about a coolant leak that is going to cause my engine to overheat and seize.

Kinda like listening to hobbled pack stock all frigging night when you're thirty miles from the horse trailer.

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Re: Battery hogs how do you deal withem ideas?

Postby Treeview » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:42 am

slowcowboy wrote:So since they run batterys down forget the park heators and go back to my heator hoses connected to my tow vechile idea as before??? Slow...


Or...remember, you're camping. Get rid of any cotton clothing, wear wool or synthetics. Eat a good meal. Spend some money on getting a good mountaineering quality sleeping bag...don't wear spurs to sleep! Wear a balaclava. Get a couple of dogs as heaters.

How cold is the air when you're out? Not wind chill...air temp?
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Re: Battery hogs how do you deal withem ideas?

Postby Shadow Catcher » Mon Feb 11, 2019 8:04 pm

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This is an Espar heater after which the Chinese heaters are fashioned and they do not draw a great deal of current.
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