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Old 04-26-2007, 11:07 AM   #1
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Anyone seen these in use?
Its a tiny microwave. AC/DC.
The WaveBox

So popular they are on back order.
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Old 04-26-2007, 01:21 PM   #2
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That's interesting. Thanks, Carol.

Small and light is good, and the power may be adequate for many uses in the trailer, but of course it's far short of a typical home microwave. In searching for the smallest unit (in size, weight, and power consumption) for our Boler I found that 600W microwave output (so about 900W power input) is as small as they come; my guess is that the WaveBox specification of "660w" is for in the input power, so this unit probably has less than 450W of microwave power. Twenty years ago, that was considered adequate for home unit, so it might do fine.

While this is better suited to battery-driven operation than just about anything else I've seen, it will still take over 50 amps (at 12V), so I wouldn't waste the battery juice to heat coffee (one of their examples).

I do find their technical information somewhat suspect: they quote 2 times to 2.5 times longer cooking times required at 175W versus at 660W, which just doesn't make sense.
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Old 04-26-2007, 02:05 PM   #3
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Hmmmm. 175 watts on battery power. We're almost getting into high beam territory. Or maybe one of those million candlepower lanterns. Wah! Maybe I could just shine my searchlight on my potato to bake it!
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Old 04-26-2007, 03:59 PM   #4
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If you really want to bake a potato, wrap it in layers of foil and tape it to your tail pipe before you leave for your trip. By the time you get there you'll have a nice baker!
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Cabela's wants $199.00 for it. In the microwave world that's really steep.
At that price it would have to cook the food, plate it, serve it and clean up for me to be interested.
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Hmmmm. 175 watts on battery power...
To be fair, it's 175 watts on power from the "lighter" socket: it runs at the full 660 watts on battery power if you have a decent connection.

I have one of those "million candlepower" lights (just a 6V driving light with a handle and battery), and it'll sure fry your eyes if you look into it!
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Cabela's wants $199.00 for it. In the microwave world that's really steep.
At that price it would have to cook the food, plate it, serve it and clean up for me to be interested.
Greg that was my feeling on it as well, but it seems they can not keep up to demand so I quess there are a fair number of people who feel differently.

I do not use the microwave at home much so I am not really in the market for one for the trailer. Just wondered if anyone had actually used one and what kind of power did they actually get from it.... seems so small.

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If I have a campfire I usually wrap a potato or two in foil to cook up for a dinner side or for morning home fries. But I don't have a campfire very often if I'm camping by myself. I've always wanted a microwave a little larger than an Idaho potato and this is getting close. Not quite there, but closer....
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