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n-2-que 05-04-2008 08:03 AM

Fec100 cook
Well wea re doing some Brisket/ribs/and chicken today. we are also trying out new power source Marine deep cycle battery and inverter. so far just brisket is on but all is running smoothly.

Just took pictures of the power we are running will have a couple pictures in a minute.




CritterCook 05-04-2008 09:57 AM

Great looking cooker! Can't wait to see the food :lol: pron!

OSD 05-04-2008 10:06 AM

Nice setup! will be waiting for the food pron!!

BBQ Grail 05-04-2008 10:26 AM

Nice set up. May be the first battery pron ever on the forum.

Hook_Line_and_Sinker 05-04-2008 10:54 AM

Bring on the food pics

although tech pics fill a certain void :icon_wink

pron drives the fever :icon_devil

Ron_L 05-04-2008 11:25 AM

How's the battery holding up so far, Bill?

n-2-que 05-04-2008 11:38 AM

Hey Ron working great hitting 159 on brisket, ribs are on beans are on, and just about to put some chicken breasts on.

Sofar working without a hitch. if you need any info on the inverter drop me a line ron.

Bbq Bubba 05-04-2008 11:42 AM

Nice set-up Bill!
How about a solar panel to recharge the battery??
Who needs generators? :wink::biggrin:

n-2-que 05-04-2008 12:28 PM

not to sound funny but i thought about that, the "going green" thing ( as my smoker filling the air with smoke) lol but yes i have thought about the solar panels actually.

SP 05-04-2008 04:33 PM

They used to have solor trickle chargers at Harbor freight. I keep telling my dad to get one for his mower.

Irrad8 05-04-2008 05:57 PM

How long of a cook do you think the battery setup would do? I would like to do the same thing if I get a pellet cooker.

The_Kapn 05-04-2008 07:05 PM

Battery to inverter works wonderful on the FEC.
Big batteries are reported at way over 20 + hours since the FEC only draws an amp or so whilst running. Most inverters use more power to run than the FEC.
We use a charger-battery-inverter setup to protect the FEC from the vagaries of comp site power.
Always have clean and stable power no matter how the "grid" does --or if someone trips over your power cord or overloads the circuit.


Norcoredneck 05-04-2008 08:11 PM

Pass the jumper cables!:biggrin:

n-2-que 05-04-2008 09:12 PM

well got a 10 hr cook with zero problems will have to see how long it actually lasts someday but i am totally happy with my cook today using alternativ battery power.

Plowboy 05-04-2008 09:17 PM

To extend the charge of the battery, you could disconnect the "hot rod" igniter. Then use starting gel in the pot to get it started. That way your hot rod doesn't drain you at start up.

Anyone prescribe to the theory that a battery set directly on the ground drains it's charge?

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