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Re: Ration Heater, Mounted Troops

Post by parafireboy » Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:21 am

I had no idea that you could get away with jst switching out the plug...
I didn't either, but for that price, it was worth the experiment. I'm glad I did too, I couldn't be happier with it!

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Re: Ration Heater, Mounted Troops

Post by housil » Wed Dec 16, 2015 11:46 am

Changing the plug wasn´t indeed a big deal (I´m was a service technician in electronics for 4 years).
Just cut the old one off, skin it and solder it to the car plug. Too bad I didn´t took any pictures.

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Re: Ration Heater, Mounted Troops

Post by Apocalypse » Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:13 pm

Ebay.ca sellers want $80 PLUS $30 shipping! That's a Hell of a mark up as the exchange is not that bad.
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Re: Ration Heater, Mounted Troops

Post by Ruleryak » Wed Dec 16, 2015 1:16 pm

Hey if it cooks the food (which it apparently does just fine) and it doesn't catch on fire then I'd say it was a job well done :mrgreen:

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Re: Ration Heater, Mounted Troops

Post by Vlaanderen » Wed Dec 16, 2015 8:29 pm

Have seen that there are two of these on "The Bay Of Glee", sadly the postage, ( shipping ) to the U.K., is USD$31.00. Will wait if I can find one locally, i.e., Europe.

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Re: Ration Heater, Mounted Troops

Post by housil » Thu Dec 17, 2015 6:51 am

Vlaanderen wrote:Have seen that there are two of these on "The Bay Of Glee", sadly the postage, ( shipping ) to the U.K., is USD$31.00. Will wait if I can find one locally, i.e., Europe.

Regards, Norman.
€50 at Ebay.de:
http://www.ebay.de/itm/MRE-Heater-24-Vo ... SwaNBUkzeJ
No idea about the postage.
I can send 2kg for €14 GER -> UK if the seller doesn´t want to :wink:

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Re: Ration Heater, Mounted Troops

Post by Vlaanderen » Thu Dec 17, 2015 2:34 pm

Hi Housil,

Many thanks for your offer of help.

I think I may have seen these at Militaria sales events I attend without actually knowing what they really are. My next Militaria sale is at Stoneleigh in the Midlands at the end of January, I'll have a good look around there.

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Re: Ration Heater, Mounted Troops

Post by Norton » Fri Dec 18, 2015 8:33 am

Just so you will know when I read the topic header. Ration Heater, Mounted Troops I thought it was some sort of lightweight portable stove for Horseback Cavalry or Horse drawn Artillery crews troops circa 1900's to 1940's:D
Why Have I not seen this before :?: :?: Who made the Ration Heater, Mounted Troops .. The Americans, the Germans, the Russians, the British or Commonwealth, the Italians, the Imperial Japanese? Who? Who?
How did this stove get past Me?
Does it run off Gasoline or Alcohol, maybe fuel tabs of some sort
I though I must see this !
If it will work for horseback troops it will work for canoe trips. :!:
I must have one!

Then I see it is for modern Armored/Mechanized troops and has a power cord :oops:

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Re: Ration Heater, Mounted Troops

Post by elandil » Fri Dec 18, 2015 1:07 pm

So im getting curious how much power this pulls. I have some ac to dc converters for camping/off grid situations, wondering if it would work with them.

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Re: Ration Heater, Mounted Troops

Post by housil » Fri Dec 18, 2015 3:50 pm

elandil wrote:So im getting curious how much power this pulls.
It has a 10 Amps fuse so it supposed to be less than 240W

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