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01-11-2014 10:33 PM
vtsailguy
Re: Vacuum Sealing Gear and Supplies

"direct DC power connector"

Yes, that's what I was wondering.....

Thanks!
01-11-2014 10:30 PM
MikeOReilly
Re: Vacuum Sealing Gear and Supplies

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Originally Posted by vtsailguy View Post
Is it "native" 12V or is the adaptor a transformer?

i.e. can I just stick an adaptor on my my current 110V sealer and end up in the same place? I wonder because going up and down in the voltage makes a big difference:
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Hi vtsailguy, I'm not sure I understand your question. I'm sure you can always run your existing sealer via a DC to AC inverter. Probably not the most efficient way to do it, but I'm sure it would work. The one I bought uses a direct DC power connector (standard 12-volt plug), drawing 6.3 A. It also has an AC connection.

I don't know how it is wired internally. Perhaps that info is available through Foodsaver.
01-11-2014 10:08 PM
vtsailguy
Re: Vacuum Sealing Gear and Supplies

hrrmmmmm....

Is it "native" 12V or is the adaptor a transformer?

i.e. can I just stick an adaptor on my my current 110V sealer and end up in the same place? I wonder because going up and down in the voltage makes a big difference:
Gear Review: GPK Car Charger for Apple Macbook ? sailingwithkids.net
01-11-2014 04:53 PM
MikeOReilly
Re: Vacuum Sealing Gear and Supplies

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Originally Posted by vtsailguy View Post
Post a pic? Or a link to an online item? I am curious to see it.
Here's the version I just bought:

FoodSaver® GameSaver® Silver at FoodSaver.com.

Although I went through Amazon, and got it a lot cheaper.

I tried to purchase directly through both Foodsaver.com and Foodsaver.ca websites (I'm Canadian), but neither sites responded to an email I sent. Despite the apparent poor customer service, I'm still very impressed with the sealer ... so far.
01-11-2014 03:45 PM
vtsailguy
Re: Vacuum Sealing Gear and Supplies

Post a pic? Or a link to an online item? I am curious to see it.
01-11-2014 11:51 AM
MikeOReilly
Re: Vacuum Sealing Gear and Supplies

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Originally Posted by vtsailguy View Post
I didn't know they had a 12V version, cool.
It just arrived, and so far I am incredibly impressed. I've had sealers in the past. This one works way better, seems well made, and the 12-volt plug makes it perfect for our boat. My only concern is the sheer size. It is fairly large, but I'm sure we'll find a good storage space for it.
01-11-2014 10:56 AM
vtsailguy
Re: Vacuum Sealing Gear and Supplies

I didn't know they had a 12V version, cool


Three boys, 200 sq ft of fiberglass, tropical beaches
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01-03-2014 12:20 PM
MikeOReilly
Re: Vacuum Sealing Gear and Supplies

Based on some of the enthusiastic comments here I just ordered my Foodsaver sealer. I got the 12-volt version thinking that might be useful on board. So thanks all.
01-03-2014 12:05 PM
vtsailguy
Re: Vacuum Sealing Gear and Supplies

Hot of the press!

I just found this on eBay, and bought it. Perfect for sailing, no electric needed
Brand New Hand Held Super Sealer Vacuum Sealer | eBay
01-03-2014 10:50 AM
chucklesR
Re: Vacuum Sealing Gear and Supplies

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Originally Posted by jimgo View Post
David, if you're using the mylar chip bags for your socks, they may be a little salty and crunchy when you go to wear them. You might want to turn the bag inside out next time.

Wait a minute...

You are saying socks aren't normally salty and crunchy?

Over the years we've used various vacuum sealers; we will be taking one will us when cruising.
Thanks for the ideas on med's, doc's and such.
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