Power outage mid-cook

davew102

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Hi all,

Does anyone know if the igniter is used once the smoker has started up? We're having a heat wave and expecting rolling power outages. So I could lose power while my ribs are smoking. Thinking ahead - if I loose power mid-cook, I can get by with 200W 12V to 120V power inverter to keep the auger and control panel operational as long as the igniter doesn't engage and up the draw.

I know I can disconnect the igniter in advance, do a maual start. But I really don't have time for a major disassembly/flip to do that.

Thanks in advance.

Dave

New forum member here. I've had the Series 5 Copperhead vertical smoker since June 2020 and LOVE it. I've done ribs twice, spatchcock chichen, tri-tip, mac-n-cheese, bacon wrapped jalapeño poppers. Everything has been outstanding. Ribs and poppers on the menu again today. Both are family favorites now.

 

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The igniter only turns on during heat up. After the pellets start to smoke it turns off. You should be good to go using a generator or inverter to run the fan and auger if the power goes out. Just get to it quick if the power goes out otherwise it will flame out.
 
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