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AC Portable Power Station
At my small hunting shack without electric we use a Mr Heater Buddy Portable Propane Heater but always a health concern about oxygen and waking up and been thinking about maybe trying these electric portable room heaters and a AC portable power pack/bank/station... While working around construction sites, see a lot of them used by crews for their radios, stereos, etc... Any sugestions, comments or review on which model for one to supply enough power to run a room heater a couple nights and possibly some during the day depending on the weather? Thanks ahead...
A small heater draws 750/1500 watts depending on low or high. Way more than a radio. Maybe paired with a small inverter/generator?
Ditto DanaC you're not going to have enough stored power for heating.
I watched a video on you tube concerning this very topic. He run out u is f heat after 5 hours.
My suggestion is a fish house / RV Furnace. They are ducted and 100% safe and will run for a couple days on a deep cycle 12V battery.
We use electric heat for camping due to the condensation and O2/CO risk. Maybe try a small powered inverter. We use a champion 3500 watt dual fuel gas/propane portable inverter generator. Just plug in your electric heater. It runs on propane or gas.
Second on rv heater runs on 12v and propane. Find a old camper are pop up and take the unit out.
Have had the Mr heater wall mount ventless in my shop for years never a issue, also get a couple carbon monoxide battery testers and put in tent are cabin
My Heaters have an oxygen sensor built in to automatically turn off. Always a good idea to have a CO2 sensor in a cabin or any enclosed space
Depending on how much heat you want/need, you might want to consider the Olympian Wave 3 (or 6) catalytic heater. I use the smaller Wave 3 in my pop-up truck camper because it requires no electricity; that works for me because I don't want the hassle of a generator.
It still needs a steady oxygen supply (not a problem in my leaky pop-up!), but it doesn't produce CO. (Just to be on the safe side, I bought a small CO detector, however.)
The Wave 3 has worked pretty well in taking the bite out of cold Octobers in Wyoming. It gives me an extra 10 degrees at night, and it sure helps when I slide it next to me while gearing up on a frosty morning. It also lasts a long time when connected to a five-gallon propane tank.
The Wave 6 puts out more heat, but I like the way my Wave 3 tucks under the table.
^^^ another good option. I put a Wave 3 in my 17’ camper - in addition to the existing furnace. It takes no electricity / battery and just sips propane.
I made this adapter for my Mr Heater. It holds a heat generated fan. Makes a big difference in circulation of heat
That's a great question about AC portable power stations. They're super handy for off-grid situations like your hunting shack. But using one to power an electric room heater can be a bit tricky because heaters generally consume a lot of energy. You'll want to look for a power station with a high watt-hour rating and check the wattage of the heater you plan to use. If you're also considering portable air conditioning or heaters that require less power, keep in mind that they can have their own set of issues. And if you ever find yourself in need of AC repair back at home, I've heard good things about ac repair brandon FL
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I live in an area with frequent power outages in the winter. I use a pellet stove for our primary heat source. I have a 12kw backup generator with a 500 gallon propane tank to keep the house lights on and the pellet stove alive. As a back up in case the generator fails I have a Titan solar generator that will keep the pellet stove alive for a couple of days. 800 watts of solar cells will help keep the Titan charged up.
The most we have been snowed in was 3 days before the county plowed our road. However with the coming ice age it may take them longer.