No. The Yepsy heated lunchbox isn't a microwave, but more like a portable pie warmer. It uses low grade power to gently heat your meal.
We've done our best to answer all your questions about the Yepsy heated lunch box. From how it works to containers and power options. For anything not answered here, get in contact with us.
No. Similar to your radio, the heated lunch box will continue to draw power from the battery, even with the engine switched off (but depending on your car it may have a cut-off time). If worried about the drain on your battery, you can always purchase a Tradie Power Source Kit for external battery power.
The plate itself heats to a maximum temperature of 95°C. When you add your container, the plate will switch on and off to regulate the temperature delivery to around 80°C.
This will depend on the type of container you're using and the type of food you're heating. In most cases, it will take 30 - 45 minutes to heat if straight out of the fridge. If turning the heating plate off and keeping the container in the thermal bag, your food can be expected to stay warm for around 30 minutes to an hour, like most lunch bags.
Yes, you can. Allow about 2 hours in the heated lunch bag to ensure its heated throughout.
Once unplugged and removed from the thermal lunch bag, the heating plate will take 3 to 5 minutes to cool down.
Again, depending on your container and what you're heating up, most food items stay nice and warm for 5 to 10 minutes after the heating plate has been unplugged and the container removed from the heating bag.
The Yepsy heated lunchbox is suitable for use with glass, plastic and stainless-steel containers that have a flat bottom to maximise contact with the heating plate.
Not at this stage, but you can purchase suitable containers from your local supermarket, department or homewares store.
The heating plate is 20.5cm x 15.5cm so containers with a flat surface up to that size will fit in the thermal lunch bag. This is usually a 1L rectangular, or 750ml round container.
At a standard 12v current, the heating plate will draw 2.6 amps, but can draw up to 3amps if the voltage fluctuates to 14v depending on your vehicle.
The heating element switches on and off during operation depending on the level of heat needed to regulate temperature. The average consumption has been calculated at 36 watts per hour when plugged into a car.
Not for your vehicle. No power converters are needed other than our power tool converters to allow you to power from an 18v battery.
Consumption has been calculated at 36 watts per hour, but in terms of drain, the unit has been plugged into a 120A Deep Cycle Battery for a whole day during demonstrations and it barely drained it by 20%.
The Yepsy heated lunchbox is designed for you to heat your meal in the thermal bag.
This will depend entirely on the container you use. Always check that your container is leak-free before placing in the heated lunchbox.
Yes. The heating element has been designed to switch off and on during operation to regulate the temperature, but the red-light power indicator will always remain on during use.
If used with the Tradie Power Source Kit, we suggest checked luggage is best. Any batteries you choose to take with you have to be taken through carry on luggage.
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