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    My friends tell me its ok to use a domestic micro wave in my van is this true ok.Thanks Zoe

    #2
    Hi Zoe.
    The van electrics would have no problem with a domestic Microwave, the only limiting factor would be the site electrics that may not allow for much more than a KW. an 850w Microwave often needs an extra 200W to start it up. If you get a 600W oven you'd probably be ok.
    Ant

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      #3
      We bought one of these microwaves, it is a 550w and we haven't managed to trip the site electrics yet!

      It does come in handy to cook veg etc in and saves using gas when we've already paid for EHU. Would be good for warming wheat bags up too, to make your bed toasty warm during the winter!! Or even a pair of these!!
      Why not have a look at my latest wildlife photos, habitat projects and general natural world related shenanigans? https://facebook.com/Watsonswildlife

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        #4
        I use a microwave in my van. It's the cheapest Argos one - £24.95. 700 watt. Haven't tripped any site EHUs with it yet, in 12 months use.

        A 10 amp site supply gives you 1380 watts so unless you try to use it at the same time as a heater, toaster, kettle etc you will be ok.

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          #5
          Micro wave

          tHANKS ONE AND ALL THIS IS GREAT NEWS VERY HELPFULL.I HAVNT MANAGED TO FIND A 550 YET !

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            #6
            Originally posted by glenw View Post
            We bought one of these microwaves, it is a 550w and we haven't managed to trip the site electrics yet!

            It does come in handy to cook veg etc in and saves using gas when we've already paid for EHU. Would be good for warming wheat bags up too, to make your bed toasty warm during the winter!! Or even a pair of these!!
            where did you get your 550 micro PLEASE. thanks for all your help

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              #7
              I think we bought it from the website link on my first post - go outdoors.

              its also on sale here

              http://www.johnscross.co.uk/products...ave-900w-.html

              and here

              http://www.norwichcamping.co.uk/ques...microwave.html

              and a slightly different one here

              http://www.caravanparts.org.uk/shop/...%26aid%3D12%26

              Why not have a look at my latest wildlife photos, habitat projects and general natural world related shenanigans? https://facebook.com/Watsonswildlife

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                #8
                Any baby news yet Glen ? Hope Clair is well.

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                  #9
                  Originally posted by pendel View Post
                  Any baby news yet Glen ? Hope Clair is well.

                  No news yet, still waiting, impatiently!!
                  Why not have a look at my latest wildlife photos, habitat projects and general natural world related shenanigans? https://facebook.com/Watsonswildlife

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                    #10
                    Just spotted this old thread. I think the easiest solution is to invest in a 12v microwave such as the Wavebox.

                    They're not cheap at £199 but they're the cheapest I've found which run on 12v and 230v mains.

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                      #11
                      Has anyone actually used one of these waveboxes? They do look quite rugged and apparently work directly from 12v but would like to hear what people think of them

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                        #12
                        one for saale on ebay

                        http://compare.ebay.co.uk/like/29064...Types&var=sbar

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by cedas View Post
                          Has anyone actually used one of these waveboxes? They do look quite rugged and apparently work directly from 12v but would like to hear what people think of them
                          I have one. I use it for warming up heat-pads for winter camping and it's probably saved me from hypothermia many times!

                          I have never actually used it for cooking - anyone who's seen my first cooking attempts in the Romahome will already know that my culinary skills are somewhat limited to say the least!

                          It has a very rugged build and is very versatile, runs off 12v leisure battery or 230v mains at home/on EHU. I also reviewed it on Amazon: http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-revi...owViewpoints=1 (please give me a 'helpful' vote beneath the review!)

                          Those on eBay are a very good price. They were over £200 when launched.

                          I spoke with the designer who said he wanted to launch a follow-up product and was working out how to make a rotating turntable, which would probably involve some sort of winding mechanism, but I don't think it's been developed further yet.

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by zoe1zoe2 View Post
                            where did you get your 550 micro PLEASE. thanks for all your help
                            Tesco are selling a 700watt manual microwave for £22. If you want it to run at lower watts you just turn the power down.
                            If you bought a 550watt microwave from a caravan shop you'd probably have to pay £70. No wonder alot of them are going bust people are fed up of being ripped off just because they are camping.

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                              #15
                              12v wavebox microwave

                              Hi, I purchased on of these and I was very dissatisfied with it.
                              I found that when running from the 240v mains it was very slow compared to the usual 700w oven. Another thing is you can only use small
                              Plates and dishes. In mains mode it took 4 mins to boil a mug of water. On 12
                              Volts it took at least 15 mins to heat up a takeaway curry. Finally had enough of it , it was heavy and all in all was not worth the space etc in the van and sold it on eBay for approx £65.00. Looked good on paper that's about it!

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