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Old 08-01-2020, 02:30 PM   #1
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Thinking about competing next year when things get back to normal. Thinking about switching to pellet grills to make my life easier. I just want to increase the amount of time I can practice. With kids it can be difficult to practice during the week.
So how do you guys that use pellet grills deal with power? Are you using a generator all night? Do you use portable power stations?
Just wondering how you deal with power.
I recently started to be able to cook more because I got a GMG Daniel Boone on craigslist. It was free surprisingly and after some clean up it works great. I was thinking of picking up a GMG Jim Bowie to use for next year along with using the Daniel Boone. I probably won't get one until January.
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Old 08-02-2020, 03:05 PM   #2
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I use a generator for my toy hauler and plug my GMG into it. Or if they have decent power then Ill plug into that.
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Old 08-02-2020, 04:10 PM   #3
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I used a deep cycle battery with and inverter with and automatic transfer switch, and connected to comps power. When the comp power was active the inverter charged the battery. If the comp power died the inverter automatically kicked in and fed the FEC fro the battery.
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We used the inverter, with a deep cell battery like Ron explained. Eventually, found it easier to run the Honda EU 3000 gen. I disconnected the igniter on our FEC 100, as they draw the most power during start up and Just manually light the fire. If you are running multiple units, I would look into a gen of some kind as around here the electricity is typically unreliable . Good Luck
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