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Anyone used a CT200h to power a heating appliance during power outage?

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So, we have a big storm coming to New England tomorrow until Thursday, could be 6" to 2 feet. And, the winds will be up to 60mph. Heavy sticky snow and high winds lead to downed power lines and outages.

I was wondering has anyone used their CT200h to power anything other than iPods and iPhones? I have a pellet stove that replaces my oil furnace. It uses about 100 watts, typically, but 300 watts when it starts up for 10 mins. I was wondering if it would be possible to run my pellet stove from my CT200h if I lose power? Of course, I'm assuming I'd run it thru a quality inverter that people use for camping. Has anyone tried this? Does the car turn on when the battery gets low? I'm talking about the regular battery not the traction battery, or has anyone tried hooking up their traction battery?
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I don't know why people risking their $35000 car's tiny 12v battery for cooking. You better off go get a cheap emergency power generator for home use.
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