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Old Sep 15th, 2020, 21:50   #1
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Default 12v car kettles

was thinking of getting one, anyone used one? they any good?

tbh im kinda worried that the car may not like something so high wattage even if they are supposed to be fine, anyone expeciance with them, especially fro a v50 would be interested to hear
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was thinking of getting one, anyone used one? they any good?

tbh im kinda worried that the car may not like something so high wattage even if they are supposed to be fine, anyone expeciance with them, especially fro a v50 would be interested to hear

Got one for the motorhome, waste of time.
Use an insulated mug if you want a hot drink whilst your out and about.
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Or a decent flask & insulated mug.
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I use insulated mug and stainless steel flask in work. Landrover I carry a Coleman petrol stove and whistling kettle along with the frying pan for the bacon sarnies.
Many of my friends have switched from gas stoves to the Coleman after watching mine boil a pint of water in 2 miniuts while they are still warming the gas cylinder in winter.

For occasional use you can get a gas stove for under 10 probably less than a 12v kettle that if they work will take a long time and risk burning your wiring out. By design your cigarette lighter socket is an 8A intermittent load unless you have a dedicated 20A socket as some commercials have.

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I purchased one a few years ago to make a cup of tea on my way through France. Total waste of money. After over a half hour, the water was still lukewarm and I never made a cup of tea. Better get a small gas stove that will boil water in a few minutes.
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Old Sep 16th, 2020, 14:29   #6
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A standard kettle uses around 1000 watts of energy to heat the water

A car cigarette lighter can only supply 12V x 10A = 120 watts.

So they just don't work well at all. Take forever and chew through the battery power.
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