Jump to content

Next step


Recommended Posts

18 minutes ago, Icefever said:

Got the SF arriving tomorrow, now I need to get a power pack...here we go again.....this BBQ'ing malarky is expensive.  m0902.gif

You do ! The fact that SF was battery powered rather than mains was one of the stand out features i wanted. 

I use an Anker one i purchased from Amazon. https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B01N0X3NL5/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_i_RAGYCbR4MAZRK

I have a couple of older ones (5 years+) and they seem to work well also. The new one is the biggest capacity, but i needn't have worried. 

I did a 10 1/2 cook on Friday last week and none of the 4 charge indicator lights went out. I feel it would run for a 2 or 3 days on that pack. Certainly enough for a weekend camping.

There are some battery packs on the market that stop charging if the demand for power is very low. When the fan is not running on a SF, the power usage is very low and can trigger this. I have never experienced it myself. 

Phil.

 

 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I got this one from Amazon after recommendation on a vaping forum I use. Same as Phlashter used it for 14 hours on a test run and only 1 of the 4 lights had gone out. Whatever you choose 20000mah should be more than adequate for a cook and the smartfire needs along with charging your phone if on Bluetooth 

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

I would imagine their thinking is most people have a houseful already with phones, tablets, kindles, vaping etc  helps keep costs down?

Whatever you choose 20000mah should be more than adequate for your needs. Cheaper options if needed available I am sure, especially if you have Prime and don't have to pay delivery under £20

  • Like 2
Link to comment
Share on other sites

12 minutes ago, Icefever said:

How come these power packs don't come with a charger??? are they a mini USB socket like samsung for the charging?

Mostly, but some do have other sockets. Most mobiles use micro USB, but some have USB C and Apple have lightning. 

ta_2016-02-17_image-1a.jpg

Just double check before you buy. 

Phil.

  • Like 1
Link to comment
Share on other sites

17 minutes ago, sotv said:

I would imagine their thinking is most people have a houseful already with phones, tablets, kindles,

Too true....I've got a bag full of old chargers....in fact we charge our phones of the settee,  I do my Inkbird off the settee, just another item to charge I suppose. m01100.gif

 

Ice.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

 Share

×
×
  • Create New...