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    Portable Power for T-Stat Controller?

    Anyone utilizing battery power for their thermostatic controller? Looking to get a bbq guru but want easy portable power. They offer car battery clamps for use with a cigarette lighter car adapter but there should be something easier than 12v battery let alone a car battery being used.
    I have seen Auber’s adapter for DeWalt battery packs but not sure if compatible with the guru.

    Any guidance is appreciated.

    look at Jackery or a Goal Zero Yeti


      Well, I wish they had not discontinued their PartyQ, as it was a fully off the grid temp controller - runs from 4 AA batteries, and I get a couple of cooks out of cheap batteries. That said, if you REALLY want to stay with a BBQ Guru control, you could use about any 12V battery pack with that cable you mention. The problem then, is you have to have a charger for the pack.

      I think you may want to consider alternatives that make provisions for running with an external battery or internal battery:

      1. Thermoworks Smoke X2/X4 or Billows (requires using their unique fan, which I don't like the mounting of - for my kettle at least)
      2. Fireboard - you can use their fan, or the Guru Pit Viper fan.

      I am pretty sure both of those vendors have internal rechargeable packs, or can run from external USB power sources - meaning you could run from one of those ubiquitous USB rechargeable power packs, that you plug a USB cable into.


        - I have and old BBQ Guru dx2 that I have never used with a battery. However my nephew uses his dx2 with a Harbor Freight portable emergency car jump starter/tire inflator etc.
        - For any of you Smobot or Flameboss users I have used this with great success.



          I just changed from the grid powered Guru DX2 to the Fireboard 2 with my old Pit Viper fan. The Fireboard 2 has a built-in Lithium battery with a claimed battery life of 30 hrs and great remote monitoring and control.

          Last weekend I finished my first 20 hr cook and towards the end I plugged in a small cell phone battery pack just to make sure that the Fireboard battery held up - it was cold outside which did not help the battery. With the additional battery back (using a USB A (the old style) to USB-C converter to fit the Fireboard) the fan should run for many hours.



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