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Old 03-18-2010, 01:42 PM   #1
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12 Volt Hairdryer

Not sure if this is the right place to post, but I am looking for any information on a 12 volt hairdryer that actually works when boondocking in an Escape trailer without a generator. Thanks!
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Old 03-18-2010, 04:32 PM   #2
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Re: 12 Volt Hairdryer

This link to the fiberglass rv forum might help you out.

My immediate thought is that you are going to drain your battery pretty fast. But
I have a brushcut.
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Old 03-18-2010, 04:58 PM   #3
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Re: 12 Volt Hairdryer

Thanks Ron - you've answered my question through the link you posted.

Hairdryer + dry camping = portable generator

Now, I'll have to research 1000 and 2000 watt generators - imagine it will take a 2000 watt genny.
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Old 03-20-2010, 06:31 PM   #4
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Re: 12 Volt Hairdryer

I have a honda 1000 watt inverter generator, and it handles most jobs just fine.
67 DB sound level, you can talk to another person a few feet away with out any problem.
15 to 20 yards and you can hardly hear it.
I only dry camp.
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Old 03-21-2010, 02:06 AM   #5
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Thanks, Geo. We dry camp only as well.

Checking the Honda generator site a normal hair dryer (1600 watts) needs 1900 to start and 1800 to run a hair dryer. That means a 2000 watt generator to me. That's $1100 or more to blow dry my wifes hair. Not going to happen. Looks like a walk to the restroom and plug into 110. Works for me (I'm bald)!
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Old 03-21-2010, 02:49 AM   #6
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Hi: PUPTENT...We lucky, both of us have wash n wear hair!!! Only my wife has more of it. Alf
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She's supposed to curl up on the dock at the edge of the lake and let the morning sun and warming breeze dry her hair naturally, while eating probiotic yurts.

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Re: 12 Volt Hairdryer

The problem with most 12v hair dryers is that they are pretty low wattage, at least compared to 120v ones. They will take much longer to dry, if they do at all.

Here is a review of one at Amazon. At 12 amps, this works out to 12 X 12 or 144 watts, or about 1/10th of a standard AC dryer. Still enough to kill your battery if used too long, but not enough to dry efficiently.

There are higher wattage 12v dryers available, however they require a high current connection; they will not work plugged into a standard 12v receptacle, and will kill your battery faster.
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Old 03-21-2010, 12:15 PM   #9
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Re: 12 Volt Hairdryer

Everyone just needs a haircut like mine. Towel it off, wait 30 secs, completely dry.
May not be everyone's idea of good fashion though.
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Jim I think we go to the same barber....
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