Question for those who use Pellet cookers

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Question for those who use Pellet cookers

Post by Jimmyj » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:32 pm

Old Mate down the road uses a pellet cooker and whilst cooking his dinner we had a power cut, so being a good mate I finished his cook with my Dragon Kamado, Just wondering if anybody has had the same thing happen, and what they have done to overcome the misfortune. I was thinking of advising him of getting a Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS) board, but decided against it just in case I gave him bad advice, has anyone here had the same bad luck and if so how did you get around it. Thanking the brains trust in advance.

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Re: Question for those who use Pellet cookers

Post by Lovey » Thu Oct 11, 2018 9:45 am

I have a GMG pellet pooper and I haven't had a power outage during any of my cooks thus far, touch wood. I am looking into getting a back up power supply, but haven't progressed past asking a few questions and doing some research.
I would shy away from a UPS, unless it has a really big battery, or it can be modified with a larger battery capacity. They are mostly designed to hold power to a computer long enough to enable you to shut it down safely, not to keep it going for any great length of time. There's a few threads going on other BBQ forums about this, with one in particular going into great detail about different types of UPS, battery capacities, etc.
All the best,
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Re: Question for those who use Pellet cookers

Post by Jimmyj » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:49 am

Thanks Steve, Ive had a look around and boy you are right so I mentioned to him about looking on the net about pellet poopers as you call it, and he's decided to get a small gas BBQ as a back up. I have a feeling that as we head in Summer we will be seeing a few more power outages.

Once again thanks

Jim
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Re: Question for those who use Pellet cookers

Post by Grill Pro Australia » Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:37 pm

Gents, this is really no problem. If you disconnect the igniter, which is easily done on the Yoder & Louisiana then you can run off a car battery. All you are then running is a fan or 2, control board and auger motor, these all together use hardly any power.
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Re: Question for those who use Pellet cookers

Post by Old Dave » Thu Oct 11, 2018 3:52 pm

I operate my GMG Davy Crockett with a JumpStarter when camping or any place that doesn't have electric power. Works great.

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Re: Question for those who use Pellet cookers

Post by Angryman65 » Fri Oct 12, 2018 9:02 am

Have a look on eBay for a 12 to 240 volt inverter with enough wattage to run the pooper. They start at about $50 and go from there.

Can plug them into the jump starter or cigarette lighter socket. Great for camping too.
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Re: Question for those who use Pellet cookers

Post by smoking jim » Sun Oct 14, 2018 8:58 pm

Hi Chaps .
I don't have a problem with power outages, my bob grillson has a 12V battery built in works a treat.
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