Hand held 12v hair dryer for dew
Posted 16 February 2013 - 08:47 PM
Posted 17 February 2013 - 09:04 AM
So, what do you think about the Dew-Not controllers and heater strips?
I use the Dew-Not heater strips with great success and recommend them highly, but I neither use nor recommend their controller. Please, do yourself a favor and get the Dewbuster, as I mentioned in my earlier post.
Posted 17 February 2013 - 02:40 PM
a 250Ah power tank ??? ( it must weight 60-70 Kg)
My deep cycle 90Ah Marine battery weights 30 Kg and is a real pain in the **BLEEP** to schlepp around.
Where did you get such a monster ?
or is it 25 Ah :john:
P.S. I have a Kendrick Dew heater which works great. I think you should get one (look for a used one on AM or here)
I agree with people here: one ounce of prevention is worth a Ton of harsh medication.
Besides, if you get a hair dryer, your wife may confiscate it for personal use:tonofbricks:, while there is a very slim chance that she will succeed using a Kendrick for the same purpose
Posted 17 February 2013 - 03:36 PM
I have a similar experience - I use a 12v hair dryer with a jump start battery on the (thankfully) rare occasions when dew is a problem. It usually just takes less than a minute to dry my secondary. I think it has been at least a couple of years since I last used it.
Lastly, why create the headache of having to constantly fritter with dew removal as opposed to having an automated solution?!?
For some of us, dew is relatively uncommon, a hair drier is useful on those rare occasions when there is dew.
I have had a couple of 12volt hair driers for use as dew heaters. The standard 12 volt hair driers are 120 watt, that's 10 amps. It's pretty feeble, a typical 120volt hair drier is about 1500 watts...