Race Kickr on the road?

WattsUp

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Does anyone know if it's possible to power a Kickr from the cigarette lighter in a car? I'm planning on joining a race or two this fall.
Based on the experience in my previous race I realize that I really really need to do a warm-up. I love my Kickr but it kinda needs electricity.
Any portable power option come to mind?
 

tigerkamen

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take a look at the kickr power block and take a note of the the output. If the output matches what your car charger can put out, then theoretically, it can work from a car.

The tacx neo and flux do advertise that they can work without power.
 

WattsUp

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Ah, just looked on the website, which says:

Any DC to AC power inverter rated 60W or higher should effectively power a KICKR or KICKR SNAP.

Looks like this would work:
 

baribari

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I get the feeling the unit will have enough resistance for just a warmup even unplugged. IIRC smart trainers don’t actually use that much electricity, even at high wattages.
You’ll need to plug it in to do an opener, though.
 

WattsUp

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I get the feeling the unit will have enough resistance for just a warmup even unplugged.
I was hoping this as well - but nope, it barely gets to 60-70 watts before I spin out. Just not enough resistance for anything remotely resembling a proper warmup.