wiring car batteries to power a deep fryer


Old 02-10-09, 06:00 PM
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Question wiring car batteries to power a deep fryer

Hello, I am starting up a vending business and had a question. Is it possible to power a deep fryer or grill with a couple car batteries for a few hours a day. i would use a power converter but would it work? any advise or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Also what if i where to attached a solar panel that charges the car batteries all day. would that help? thanks for the advise...
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Old 02-10-09, 06:28 PM
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Too few watts even with intermittent solar assistance. The way to go is propane appliances if you want simple. A generator would work but then you'd just be using fuel for the same purpose but less efficiently and using more of it..
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It's possible, but far from practical to do this. Car batteries are not suitable; you would need deep-cycle batteries and an inverter. The batteries to run even a small home-type deep fryer for a few hours would weigh around half a ton and cost a couple of thousand dollars. Solar panels won't make much of a difference unless you have the space to put up a lot of them, and they will be expensive.
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Use golf cart batteries.
You will need an inverter of adequate capacity for the fryer and other loads.

For solar panels, you will need at least the power the fryer uses.

Practically, I'd get a generator or gas fired fryer/grill.

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