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Yleekyoti
01-28-2014, 05:29 PM
Anybody ever hotwire their BBQ Guru PartyQ to run on a 110 to 6 volt convertor plug ?

AAV
01-28-2014, 08:31 PM
Never done it but it would be easy go to radio shack and get 6v power supply and hard wire it make sure you get large enough power supply to handle the load. It should give you all the specs voltage,va in the instructions that was in the box

ajstrider
01-28-2014, 08:35 PM
I just use rechargeable batteries.

Fwismoker
01-28-2014, 08:39 PM
I just use rechargeable batteries. Never found any rechargeables that would work in mine....the voltage is lower

ajstrider
01-29-2014, 06:20 AM
I just bought AA rechargeable batteries, two sets so I can always have some charging. I didn't pay any attention to the voltage on them. I have used it to smoke quite a few butts and briskets without changing batteries mid cook. I just always put in fresh batteries off the charger into the PartyQ each cook.

Wolverine
01-29-2014, 07:15 AM
I like the PQ, it does a good job, BUT, it sure eats the batteries. especially when its say in the 32- 20 range. let us know if you get that thing hot wired and the specs.

IamMadMan
01-29-2014, 07:42 AM
Anybody ever hotwire their BBQ Guru PartyQ to run on a 110 to 6 volt convertor plug ?

The problem you would have here is that your AC adapters are cheaply made, the voltage is actually higher than 6 volts to accommodate a load on the circuit. Secondary to the higher voltage is the fact that it is not a clean DC voltage so not all the AC has been clipped. This may not be a problem with some circuits, but I would not want to risk it with an expensive piece of equipment.

I just bought AA rechargeable batteries, two sets so I can always have some charging. I didn't pay any attention to the voltage on them. I have used it to smoke quite a few butts and briskets without changing batteries mid cook. I just always put in fresh batteries off the charger into the PartyQ each cook.

Never found any rechargeables that would work in mine....the voltage is lower

Regular AA Batteries are 1.5 volts each, Rechargeable AA Batteries are 1.25 volts each. The difference being 6 volts on regular AA Batteries and 5 Volts on rechargeable AA batteries. 5 volts isn't a problem to start, the problem would come later as the batteries begin to wear down and the voltage drops to an even lower voltage.

If I were going to adapt a 6 volt power source for the Party-Q, I would adapt to a rechargeable 6 volt 4 ah gel cell. The gel cell would allow use far beyond the range of AA batteries, and can be recharged and kept on a trickle charge until needed.

Also with this battery modification the unit would continue to run even without ac power.

6 volt battery http://www.allelectronics.com/mas_assets/cache/image/7/0/1/1793.Jpg
(http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=3307875)

6 volt battery charger http://rsk.imageg.net/graphics/product_images/pRS1-11325385w345.jpg (http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=12182191&CAWELAID=120125420000006420&catargetid=120125420000031766&cadevice=c&cagpspn=pla&gclid=CPSeqMOzo7wCFQIOOgodqSQApA)

Yleekyoti
01-29-2014, 07:58 AM
PartyQ 's have been modified by others before. I was hoping to find info on how they worked. Cant seem to find any info on it. Thought i would try here. I guess ill be the test subject. Ordering one shortly..and will be tinkering for sure.