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Old 12-29-2018, 11:19 AM
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I thought our '17 MDX Sport Hybrid have an AC outlet in the trunk area. I checked and only saw a cigarette lighter 12V outlet. We're heading up to the mountain and was going to bring a water heater to make some hot cocoa. I guess we have to go get a DC to AC converter. Are those converter powerful enough to power a water heater appliance? Would it cause any issues to the Hybrid battery pack?
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The 12V outlets are usually limited on power output. Plus they dont work unless the motor is running. You might be better off taking a couple thermouses of hot water with you. My Cousinart hot water pot is rated for 1500 watts, same as an electric heater. So IMHO not practical

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The only cars with a 120 outlet are those with the entertainment package and Canadian models(according to my owners manual).
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I would skip the inverter and get a 12v kettle.

Spardar Water Heating Cup for Car Double Wall Vacuum Insulated Stainless Steel Automatic Working Car Cigarette Lighter DC12V Electric Kettle Boil Water (Gray) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B06XW91Y16/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_i_B0JlCbWNP3C4Z
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All good suggestions, thanks guys! We don't go to the mountain very often, so a thermos with hot water fit our needs
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