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 #130833  by imogen52
 Fri Aug 04, 2017 8:55 am
Hi All,
Does anyone have a battery/chargeable hair dryer bought in NZ? We have everything we could possible need for off-grid, except a hairdryer. Google has not supplied anything helpful.
Thanks,
Irene
 #130835  by MG366
 Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:38 am
Not directly answering your question, but I suspect that the consensus will be that 12volt hairdryers are pretty near useless and the best dryer in your MH is probably (a) the outlet of your heater (b) an extension pipe to the outlet of your heater which came up in a post a while ago or (c) hanging head out window. :TU :)


Grant
 #130837  by linrae
 Fri Aug 04, 2017 9:44 am
perhaps I can add to Grants post

Found best head out window at 80kph dries real quick
 #130839  by imogen52
 Fri Aug 04, 2017 10:12 am
Giggle... Well. I am just loving the idea of an extension pipe attached to the heater vent, however, what if its a hot day?
I think I am reading that y'all don't care for the "styled blow-dried" look. I guess I'll just have to wear a hat and use the open window thing.
You guys make me smile. GREAT response.
 #130843  by mattn
 Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:00 pm
Apart from a length of heater pipe (good idea), probably cheaper than a battery hair dryer would be an inverter and an off the shelf travel dryer. A 1000W inverter with a low wattage travel hair dryer is the solution I have for my wife.

Given how Power tools have evolved, I can imagine a battery powered hair dryer of 500-800Watts, but it would be heavy, probably too heavy.
 #130846  by idex
 Fri Aug 04, 2017 12:45 pm
We tried 12v driers many years ago and they were next to useless. Since then we have used a 1200W 230V drier atrached to our 800W inverter which happily runs on overload for up to 20 mins. The drier only needs to run for a few minutes and hardly runs the batteries down at all, especially if you do your hair when the sun is shining on your solar panels.
 #130847  by mattn
 Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:02 pm
Neddy - Interested in the 400W model you have, where did you get it from?
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