How much electricity does a Z Grills smoker use?
Z Grills smokers (all models) use 240V AC power supply (not DC).
At initial startup they will draw up to 450W for a few seconds, then drop to around 250W for the next 4-5 minutes and finally down to 25 to 50W during normal operation to run the controller, fan and auger motor.
A battery pack with at least 500W peak output and 500Wh or more capacity (for long cooks) is recommended.
The Bluetti EB55 portable power station shown in the photo below works great running the Mini.