For heating purposes car heating fans are remarkably efficient. A PC-powersupply is nothing more than highly stabilized DC power supply fed by a transformer through a converter and a replacement can be made that will work with DC. I do believe that most electric hot plates will work on DC as long as long as you have sufficient watts (volts x amperes). As a side-note the larger long-haul trailers and trucks (the ones large enough to have a sleeping compartment and then some) must use DC for at least some appliances.
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If you are going DC only some good sources of supply for DC appliances and other gear is the marine and camping industries. I have found the marine gear to be more pricey but longer lasting in full time use than camping gear. Some of my sources are: Hamilton Marine, West Marine, Boaters Discount Supply store, Boat/US, and Camper's World. I have also used Real Goods with success. Some reference books I use are: The Solar Boat Book, The 12 Volt Bible and The 12 Volt Doctor, Wiring 12 Volts For Ample Power, and More Power To You (in my opinion the best of its kind). Many of my 12 volt solutions were developed over years of long distance ocean voyaging (the reason for the large amount of marine references) and I have found that most of the 12 volt solutions were looking for have been developed by people who travel and voyage on or aboard there own craft as a way of life.
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